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DioLog is the biweekly newsletter sent by e-mail (usually) every other week to more than 500 clergy and lay leaders across the diocese and elsewhere. The next edition of DioLog will be sent to subscribers on Thursday, Dec. 15.
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Dec. 1, 2016
Reminder of ordination on Jan. 7
Bishop Dean Wolfe will ordain the Rev. Charles Everson to the priesthood on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., St. Michael and All Angels Church, 6630 Nall Avenue in Mission. (Please note the location.)
All members of the diocese are invited to attend, and clergy are asked to vest (red stole) and walk in procession. Please be at the church no later than 10 a.m. to vest.
A reception will follow the service.
Applications for parish-based campus ministry grants now are available
The Campus Ministry Council announces its twice-a-year call for parish partner campus ministry grants.
These grants are for programs with college students that are based in one of the parishes of the diocese. The maximum grant amount normally is $600. Funds can go to existing programs that are successful, as well as to help establish new programs.
You may download a copy of the application form from the Campus Ministry website at https://edokcampusministry.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/application-for-parish-spring-fall.pdf.
The deadline to submit applications is Jan. 31, 2017. Please send applications by email to Scott Howard, Campus Ministry Council Chair, at email@example.com. Once submitted, Scott will insure that applications are complete before forwarding them to the Campus Ministry Council and Campus Missioner for review and action.
Howard also can answer questions about the application process. He can be reached at the email address above or at (417) 437-8810.
Additional information about the program is on the campus ministry website: https://edokcampusministry.wordpress.com/parish-partner-grants/.
>> Miqra registration now is open. MIQRA (meek-rah) is a weekend retreat that focuses on the Bible and allows teens to discover what's in it, why they should care and how to read it. This year's educational focus will be on the History and the Prophets.
- When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
- Where: St. Michael and All Angels, 6630 Nall Ave, Mission (All ages will be at one location this year.)
- Who: Grades 6-12
- Fee: $60 (if this is someone's very first youth event, they pay only $20!)
- Priority deadline: Monday, Jan. 2 (price increases by $15 after this date)
- Registration forms: Youth and adults can sign-up for Miqra online at https://edok.formstack.com/forms/miqra2017
>> Volunteers needed for Miqra reading. Adults, parents, college students, parishioners and church staff are invited to help us with the reading on Friday, Jan. 13, at St. Michael and All Angels, 6630 Nall Ave, Mission, KS 66202. Sign up for a time slot online at https://www.volunteersignup.org/EFETR.
>> EYE applications are now available. EYE – the Episcopal Youth Event – is the single greatest event the Episcopal Church does. It is about 1,000 people (high school students, their adult mentors and bishops from around the church) who all stay on a college campus in a great location and learn, laugh, and serve.
- When : July 10-14, 2017
- Where : University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla., outside Oklahoma City
- Who : Students in grades 9-12 of the 2016-17 school year (a maximum of 24 students will be able to go).
- Cost : $475. The diocese will give each youth participant a $125 scholarship, so the cost to youth is $350. This includes travel to Oklahoma City, 11 meals, lodging, and all regularly scheduled workshops and plenary sessions during EYE.
- Deadline to sign up : Jan. 31, 2017
- More information is online at https://edokyouth.wordpress.com/eye/
News from Bishops Kemper School for Ministry
>> January Classes at BKSM. Registration continues through Dec. 11 for January classes at the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry, including the topics of Christian History, Christian Ethics, Polity and Canons, and the Doctrine of God. Classes begin Dec. 12 and meet in Topeka Jan. 14-15, 2017. Lay scholarships still are available. Course info and online registration can be found at www.bishopkemperschool.org/january-2017-courses.html
>> Leadership Boot Camp Workshop for clergy, laity set for early 2017. BKSM is launching a four-part workshop for clergy and laity in early 2017 to help church leaders more effectively lead congregations into the future with creativity, vision and passion. Meeting on four Saturdays from Jan. 29 - April 29, this program capitalizes on the best ideas in institutional, corporate and systems leadership. It adds a thorough-going understanding of churches as systems and as emotionally tied groups of people, and it challenges participants to apply what they have learned in the real world of parish or congregational leadership. Cost for this program is $320, and a distance learning option is available. Complete details are a: www.bishopkemperschool.org/leadership-boot-camp.html
Episcopal Relief & Development offers $500,000 matching gift challenge
Through gifts from generous donors, Episcopal Relief & Development is able to match $500,000 in contributions made to the agency, dollar for dollar, until Dec. 31.
This applies to donation made, as well as to gifts purchased through the popular “Gifts for Life” program. It allows people to fight poverty, hunger and disease worldwide by purchasing livestock for people across the globe, or by contributing to community development needs. Gifts made in the name of a loved one come with a free gift card or E-card to help you announce your gift.
More information about Gifts for Life is online at http://www.episcopalrelief.org/what-you-can-do/gifts-for-life.
Online donations to ER-D can be made online at http://www.episcopalrelief.org/2016-matching-gift/?ID=LB16-5.
Young Adult Service Corps applications are online
Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging in mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps. Applications now are available for 2017-2018 placements in dioceses throughout the Anglican Communion.
Two Kansas young adults currently are serving as members of YASC – Naomi Cunningham with the American Cathedral in Paris, and Tristan Holmberg with the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Luzon in the Philippines.
The application is online at http://www.formstack.com/forms/DFMS-yasc_application.
The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
More information is on the YASC website, http://www.episcopalchurch.org/blog/YASC.
The Rev. Matt Cobb, rector of St. Luke’s, Wamego, has accepted a call to become director of the Episcopal House of Prayer, a retreat facility in Collegeville, Minn. His last day at St. Luke’s will be Dec. 25.
The Very Rev. Tom Wilson, rector of St. Andrew’s, Derby, has accepted a call to become chaplain at the Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community in Charleston, S.C. His last Sunday at St. Andrew’s will be Jan. 1.
Anniversaries of ordinations
Congratulations go to these people as they celebrate the anniversaries of their ordination in the next two weeks:
Dec. 1: The Rev. Jerry Jones, retired, Diocese of Western Kansas (51 years)
Dec. 6: The Rev. Gar Demo, St. Thomas’, Overland Park (19 years); the Rev. Kelly Demo, St. Thomas’, Overland Park (19 years); the Rev. Laurie Lewis, Trinity, Arkansas City, and Grace, Winfield (8 years)
Dec. 7: The Rev. Mary Siegmund, St. Luke’s, Shawnee (18 years); the Rev. Steve Mues, retired (43 years)
Dec. 8: The Rev. Benjamin Thomas, St. Francis Community Services, Diocese of Western Kansas (11 years)
Dec. 11: Deacon John Roper, St. Andrew’s, Derby (35 years); the Rev. William Wood, retired (49 years); Deacon John Coleton, retired (48 years); Deacon Keith Akins, retired (23 years)
Dec. 13: The Rev. Phyllis Flory, Canon to the Ordinary, St. John’s, Great Bend, and Holy Apostles, Ellsworth, Diocese of Western Kansas (8 years); the Rev. Mary Hixson, Grace, Anthony, Diocese of Western Kansas (14 years)
Dec. 14: The Rev. Matt Zimmermann, St. Margaret’s, Lawrence (20 years); the Rev. Neil Macintosh, retired (54 years)
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