On Saturday, September 22, Church of the Good Shepherd hosted the second diocesan Youth Game Night. Kids in 6th-12th grade from across the northwest-metro deanery got together for food, games, and fun!
On Saturday, September 15, St. James Episcopal Church hosted the first diocesan Youth Game Night. Kids in 6th-12th grade from across the southern deanery got together for food, games, and fun!
One-Minute read. Our next door neighbors in Kansas have invited youth and children to participate in two opportunities this summer. Full and partial scholarships are being offered for both events.
Two-minute read. La Oficina del Ministerio Juvenil de la Iglesia Episcopal anuncia la apertura del plazo de inscripción para las delegaciones de jóvenes y chaperones que tienen previsto asistir al Evento de la Juventud Episcopal (EYE, por sus siglas en inglés) entre el 4 al 8 de julio en la Universidad de Maryland en College Park.
Two-minute read. The Episcopal Church Youth Ministries Office announces open registration for delegations of young people and chaperones planning to attend the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) July 4-8 at the University of Maryland in College Park.
One-minute read. Después de un retraso de tres años debido a las restricciones del COVID-19, el Departamento de Formación en la Fe de la Iglesia Episcopal se complace en anunciar las fechas en 2023 para el Evento de la Juventud Episcopal (EYE) y el Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales (EJE).
Además, el período de solicitud está abierto para los interesados en formar parte del equipo de planificación del EYE. La fecha límite para la recepción de solicitudes es el 15 de julio.
One-minute read. After three years’ delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Episcopal Church Department of Faith Formation is pleased to announce dates in 2023 for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) and Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales (EJE).
In addition, the application period is open for those interested in serving on the EYE planning team. The deadline to receive applications is July 15.
Two-minute read. We have two staff changes taking place at the end of January. Josh Trader, Assistant to the Bishop for Youth Ministry Development, and the Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Fasel, Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership Development, will be leaving the bishop’s staff.
Your input will help develop the youth programs in West Missouri. The youth survey will close on Sunday, November 28. Act quickly!
Three-minute read. For the past 14 years youth, their families, clergy, volunteers, and others have gathered to celebrate the previous year at the Bishop’s Ball. Unfortunately, we were unable to reschedule the Bishop’s Ball this year. There was still some celebrating to do though.
Two-minute read. The Episcopal Church Department of Faith Formation, in collaboration with the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) planning team and Episcopal Church leadership, announced today that the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will not be convened this triennium due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español
Today is the 5th and final day of MissionPalooza @Home. Thank you to all that have taken time out of your week to participate. Remember the smallest acts can have the biggest impact. I hope you have had fun this week collecting items or making stuff for donations. Our theme for today is a new one for MissionPalooza, Civic Engagement. We have three focuses for today, knowing your officials, writing about a cause you believe in, and registering to vote(if you are of age).
Today marks day 4 of MissionPalooza @Home! For the last few years, volunteers of MissionPalooza have been serving teens in the Kansas City area through Synergy. Synergy is the only homeless and runaway teen shelter in western Missouri. While Volunteering at Synergy we have helped to prepare rooms for new arrivals, served in their thrift store, and helped to renew their landscaping. Today MissionPalooza @Home will continue to help teens through clothing and toiletry drives.
MissionPalooza @Home is at the midway point. Today is day 3 and the outreach focus for today is aiding local food pantries. One of the highlights of MissionPalooza Week is our pantry day at St. Paul’s KCMO. Youth and adult volunteers look forward to this day every year. Youth enjoy being able to interact with those they are serving, which often differs from other worksites during the week. MissionPalooza volunteers help to prepare, cook, and serve at a community cookout and assist in the pantry handing out food and essential items to those in need.
Today MissionPalooza @Home is focusing their outreach efforts on eldercare, serving those that live in nursing homes and are homebound. In the past volunteers at MissionPalooza have visited nursing homes in the Kansas City area. While there, volunteers spend time with the residents playing games, crafting, serving food, and visiting through conversations. Since COVID-19 has made it difficult for family and friends to visit their loved ones living in nursing homes, the MissionPalooza Design Team has found a way we can be able to engage with the residents through homemade cards.
Every year at MissionPalooza we take a small group of teens and adults to volunteer at various pet shelters in the Kansas City area. Last year we spent time at both Unleashed Pet Rescue and Midwest Animal Resq. While at these shelters we spend time cleaning cages, engaging with the animals through playing and walks, and one of the biggest projects, helping with the laundry. Pet shelters go through an enormous amount of washing. We also take time to bake dog treats and make blankets. The dog treats are super easy to make, and most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry.
July 20-24, is MissionPalooza @Home! As the video states, everyone is encouraged to participate as you can. Bishop Marty and Josh Trader have challenged the entire diocese to participate; challenge your friends and neighbors too. Even though we can’t be together in-person for MissionPalooza this year, the design team has been hard at work to help you bring MissionPalooza to your home. Even the smallest acts can have some of the biggest impacts on those around you.