Events

Church Leadership Essentials

Thursday, February 25, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Bishop’s Staff invite you to attend one of these two online sessions which will provide essential information for new and returning vestry members and other church staff and leaders.

Upcoming Events

One-minute read. Here’s advanced notice of three upcoming events within the diocese.

Christmas Services 2020

Join the Episcopal Churches of West Missouri in celebrating the Nativity of our Lord. There’s something for everyone, with options for attending physically distanced, in-person services, parking lot services, or joining in from the comfort of your own home with online services.

Area Confirmation Service

Where: Live from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield, Missouri, view on YouTube and Facebook.
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Update: Area Confirmation Service has moved

Where: Live on Facebook from St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City, Missouri.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020.

In-person attendance is limited to the participants and their sponsors.

The 131st Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri

When: November 7, 2020.
Where: Online Meeting with a public broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.

God willing and the Special Convention (October 3) approving, the 131st Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The event will be an online meeting, and full details will be made available in due course.

Annual Convention Technology Training

Two additional training sessions are available to help you become familiar with the basic Zoom features, voting, chat, etc. Please use this time to ask any questions you may have. You may attend more than one session.

When: Bonus Sessions, Wednesday 11-04-2020 at 3 & 7 p.m.
Where: Online Training Sessions via Zoom

Area Confirmations at St. Philip’s, Joplin Canceled

The Area Confirmation service due to take place on Saturday, August 17 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Joplin has been canceled. All the candidates due to be confirmed, reaffirmed, or received have elected to travel to an alternate service, or are waiting for next year’s area confirmation services, hoping that physical distancing and attendance limitations will be relaxed by that time.

Constitution & Canons Committee – Special Convention Resolution

When: Tuesday September 29, 2020, 7 p.m.
Where: Online
Who: Constitution & Canons Committee and anyone in The Diocese of West Missouri
Anyone with an interest or comment on the resolution to be presented and voted on at the Special Convention to be held at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on October 3 is invited to join this online meeting of the diocesan Constitutions and Canons Committee.

Public Theology Matters? This sounds interesting

Two-minute read. Feeling discouraged or frustrated and wondering how you can make a difference? Attending the Basics of Public Policy Advocacy is an easy something we can do to get started.

Growing in Holiness — Clergy Retreat 2020

Where: Zoom meeting.
When: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. October 12-14.
For: Diocesan clergy (priests and deacons) only.
St. Francis of Assisi called his followers to become “pray-er” rather than just pray. We believe we can become the “pray-er” so that we can transition into the next phase of our common life of The Diocese of West Missouri as one people, healed and blessed.

Parenting with Mindfulness Small Groups Forming Now!

One-minute read. Hats off to the 100+ people who engaged with the Parenting with Mindfulness weekend workshop. Now, you can follow up by participating in a small group!

Area Confirmation Service

Where: Live on Facebook from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri.
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Wellness Gathering: Parenting With Mindfulness Workshop

When: September 12, 2020. 9 a.m. to Noon.
Where: Online. There will be a limited ‘by invitation only’ audience present in person at the event.
For: Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers and extended families raising children (and young adults).

Before becoming parents and grandparents we were children. For the first 20 years or so of our lives, we lived our own developmental lifespan. Influenced primarily by our parents & grandparents, we managed a series of milestones and negotiated innumerable experiences that cultivated our social and emotional sense of self as well as our understanding of our place in the world.

Racial reconciliation program from The Episcopal Church open to all

Two-minute read. July 28-30, 3-5 p.m. CDT, Online gathering.

Racial justice and healing leaders and practitioners across The Episcopal Church will gather to build community, craft strategy and equip each other for action during a series of “Becoming Beloved Community NOW” online gatherings.

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Sign Up For Backyard VBS!

July 13 at 7 p.m. Summer is a great time to explore God’s Wondrous Creation. Sign up to join a diocesan-wide Backyard VBS!

Ordination of Melissa Roberts George – June 27

June 27 at 2:00 p.m. Ordination of Melissa Roberts George into the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Joplin – The service will be livestreamed on YouTube.

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