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Mission and Outreach
The Diocese of Kansas has three people serving in missionary roles around the world.
Tristan Holmberg, a member of St. James’, Wichita, and Naomi Cunningham, St. Paul’s, Manhattan, are among 20 young adults who are spending the current academic year in ministry to Anglican Communion dioceses around the world, under the auspices of the Episcopal Church’s Young Adult Service Corps.
Cunningham is serving at the American Cathedral in Paris, part of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, a group of Episcopal churches across Europe. She writes about her ministry experience on her blog >>HERE.
Holmberg is serving in Tabuk, Philippines, with the ECARE Foundation in the Diocese of Northern Luzon. He writes about his ministry experience on his blog >>HERE.
This is the second year of service for both of them. You can read more about them in the Summer 2015 issue of The Harvest, the diocese's news magazine, on pages 12-13 >>HERE.
Karin Feltman, a member of St. Margaret's, Lawrence, is working to help understand and eradicate human trafficking in Nepal. She lives in Kathmandu and spends time in a village in the mountains above the capital city. You can read more about her experiences in the massive earthquakes that struck Nepal in the Summer 2015 issue of The Harvest, the diocese's news magazine, on pages 8-10 >>HERE, and about her work to fight human trafficking in the Spring 2016 issue of The Harvest on pages 12-13 >>HERE.
If interested in providing support for her work, she can be reached by email.
Kansas to Kenya
Dozens of Kansas Episcopalians are involved in this mission effort that sends teams each summer to Kenya and works to provide people there with resources to improve their lives of poverty. >>MORE
Three teams will be going to Kenya in 2017:
- June 8-21, Community Team
- June 11-24, College Team
- June 15-27, Medical Team
More information about these trips is online >>HERE.
Benefit Dinner on April 22
A fundraising dinner to benefit Kansas to Kenya will take place Saturday, April 22 at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 12251 Antioch Rd., Overland Park, KS 66213.
The event begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. There also will be a silent auction and local African entertainment
The cost is $75 per person, of which $50 is tax deductible. Tickets may be purchased online >>HERE
If interested in learning more about Kansas to Kenya, contact Deacon Jim Cummins by email >>HERE.
Haiti Episcopal Connection
Eleven parishes in the Diocese of Kansas have partnerships with churches in Haiti, and they raise money and send volunteers to assist people in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. >>MORE
The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas has a commitment to feeding the hungry, and a number of agencies are the primary ways to do that.
St. Paul's Food Pantry in Kansas City offers food to those in the community twice a week and plays a key role in reducing hunger in its neighborhood. >>MORE
St. Paul's Breakfast Program has provided a hot breakfast to as many as 175 people every Saturday for more than 10 years, including Christmas and other holidays. >>MORE
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry is the largest food pantry in Lawrence and is housed at Trinity. It is supported by Trinity and St. Margaret's Episcopal Churches as well as three other area churches. >>MORE
Episcopal Community Services of Kansas City serves people in need in the Dioceses of Kansas and West Missouri with a variety of efforts, including its Episcopal Hunger Relief Network. >>MORE
Episcopal Social Services of Wichita offers a hot lunch to those in need in Wichita and supports a variety of anti-poverty efforts in its community. >>MORE
The Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team of Trinity, Lawrence, offers a variety of resources. >>MORE
Habitat for Humanity
The diocese has been involved with building houses in southeast Kansas through Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County. You can read about their work >>HERE.
Episcopal Relief & Development
Episcopal Relief and Development is an international relief and development agency and a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church of the United States. Its work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity. >>MORE