Transitions – August 2023

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of August 2023.

Diversity Workshop at Grace Episcopal Church a Success!

On September 16, the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission hosted a Diversity Workshop at Grace Episcopal Church in Liberty. Members from all across the diocese got together to learn about the importance of diversity and the influences it has in our community.

A Letter from Bishop Diane

Bishop Diane writes a letter to The Diocese of West Missouri about an on-going, public discussion that stemmed from a letter from the President of the House of Deputies on August 30.

All Things … Episcopal: A Very Episcopate Conversation

In this episode … we hear from our very own bishop about the role and function of a bishop. Bishop Bruce discusses her call story to both the priesthood and episcopate, her deepest prayer for young people of the church, and more!

Be SMART: Lunch and Learn

Join the Church of the Good Shepherd on Sunday, September 17 for a Be SMART Lunch and Learn. The speaker will be a representative from Be SMART, which is a volunteer group focused on gun safety and children.

Diocesan Convention Youth Presence Lock-in

Starting November 10 at 6:30 p.m., youth from 6th – 12th grade are invited for a lock-in the night of Convention. There will be games, food, and fun as everyone spends the night in Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

New Spirit Update, August 17, 2023

In this issue: The Rev. Joe Pierjok to be installed, the Rev. Anne Kyle announced as our new Vocations Missioner, Youth Game Night and more!

Youth Game Night

On September 15 and 22, the Diocesan Youth Missioner will be hosting a Youth Game Night! Kids from 6th – 12th grade will be invited for an evening of food, games, and fun!

All Things … Episcopal: Maybe there is a Unicorn Church

In this episode … we hear from one member of the clergy and one member of the laity who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community.  We hear their stories; we learn a bit more on the journey toward inclusion the Episcopal Church is making, and we hear a real time learning moment that one of our podcaster’s experiences.

The Rev. Brad Karelius Presents: The Desert Mystics

From August 11 – 13, the Rev. Brad Karelius introduced the ‘Desert Mystics’; pioneers who shared their experiences living in the desert and showing us how the desert community can transorm lives.

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