Annual Convention Business Session

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. In person and Online
For: Anyone.
Watch this year’s annual convention live online. This year’s convention will be streamed live in both English and Spanish starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, with Morning Prayer. 

Annual Convention Opening Eucharist and Reception

When: Friday, November 4, 2022.
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, In person and Online.
For: Anyone.
Watch the opening Eucharist of the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri, live from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, at 7 p.m. Friday, November 4. 

133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri

When: November 4 – 5
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. In person and Online
For: Anyone
he 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri commences with the Opening Eucharist at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022. The convention business session starts with morning prayer at 8:30 a.m. of Saturday, November 5.

A win-win for you and your church

One-Minute read. Attending the Forma Conference is a win for you and your church. Consistently regarded as a valuable ministry experience, here are a few solid reasons I hope you will attend.

Annual Convention Technology Training

We are offering three sessions at various times to capture as many participants as possible. It is important that all convention delegates attend at least one training session. Please use this time to ask any questions you may have. You may attend more than one session.

When: October 25, 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. October 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Online Training Sessions via Zoom

Invitation to study the Gospel of John

The Seven Miraculous Signs in John’s Gospel: What are they telling us today? Presented by the Rev. Susan Kennard and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Fayette, and online.

Forma 2023: Called to Covenant

One-Minute read. West Missouri invests, encourages and develops Spiritual Formation Leadership with free-to-you Forma Conference registrations!

133rd Annual Convention Registration

133rd Annual Convention.
When: November 4 – 5
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City and Online
For: Convention delegates and Visitors.

Landscapes of the Sacred – September 24, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 ▪ 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Online
For: anyone interested in discussing the concepts of sacred or ‘thin’ spaces.
With the help of Belden Lane’s book Landscapes of the Sacred, we will look at the relationship between sacred, or ‘mystical’ experiences in the context of the places where they occur.

Clergy Retreat 2022

The clergy of The Diocese of West Missouri will gather again this year for a time of spiritual renewal and growth at Conception Abbey. During this gathering we will spend time in worship, prayer, and fellowship with one another.

CANCELED: Clergy spouse family recipe potluck 

When: October 1, 2022. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 404 Regent St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
For: Clergy spouses
Greetings again from Steve Bruce to our clergy spouse community. I’m looking forward to spending some time in Missouri in October. The idea is to bring a family dish and recipe to share and to share a story about the recipe.

Save the dates! Diocesan Ordinations

One-minute read. Please save the date in your calendars for these upcoming ordination services. The names of those being ordained will be published as soon as the canonical processes have been completed.

Leadership Essentials Session 10 – Advanced Care Planning

Come learn about the why and how of advanced care planning. This session is an opportunity to learn about resources available to guide us and those we minister with in reflecting on and answering questions about the transition to life eternal. We’ll explore ways to have these conversations from a theological/spiritual perspective.

Celebration and Rededication of St. Mary’s Pipe Organ

When: Sunday, September 11, 6 p.m. (Pre-recital lecture 5:30 p.m.)
Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes Street, Kansas City MO 64106
Who: Organ and music lovers everywhere!
Join us for a joyful musical celebration as we celebrate the successful completion of a three-year restoration project of our pipe organ by The Reuter Organ Co. Artists include Ann Marie Rigler, Geoff Wilcken, Ron Krebs, Joshua Hearn, Paul Meier, Jan Kraybill, the William Jewell College Concert Choir, Songflower Chorale, and the St. George’s Choristers.

Un-Muted; The Silent Voices of Social Genocide

When: Wednesday, September 21, 6 p.m.
Where: In-person. Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri
This exhibit and presentation is a powerful and moving visual experience of an extremely harsh reality happening in Türkiye (formerly known as Turkey) at this time.

Fall 2022 Diversity Workshop: Undoing Racism

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield.
Who: Diocese-wide.
The purpose of this workshop is to assist the diocese in eliminating the sin of racism. This training fulfills the intent of several General Convention resolutions, which call for leaders at all levels of The Episcopal Church to receive training on the Church’s teaching about racial diversity and other forms of diversity present within the human family.

Harvest Festival at Oswald’s in-the-Fields

When: Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m.
Where: St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.

Family and friends of St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in rural Skidmore return each fall for a special service.  This year’s celebration is the 124th Harvest Festival and will be held on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 11 a.m.

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