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Thursday, November 1, 2018
Proclaiming the Dream: Dismantling Racism event 12/1
  • Saturday, December 1
  • 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • No cost, includes light breakfast and lunch
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 808 North Mason Rd., Creve Coeur 63141
  • Register online

For its third annual celebration of raising racial awareness through out the diocese, the Commission on Dismantling Racism will use Becoming Beloved Community as a platform for this year's events.

In 2017, the Episcopal Church articulated its long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation and justice by introducing Becoming Beloved Community, a set of interrelated commitments around which Episcopalians may organize our many efforts to respond to racial injustice and grow a community of reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers.

For this celebration of racial awareness, the Commission has chosen to focus on the commitment "Proclaiming the Dream."

Proclaiming the Dream points us to our Baptismal Covenant, "We will proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ."

Proclaiming the Dream asks us:

  • How can we publicly acknowledge things done and left undone?
  • What does Beloved Community look like in this place?
  • What behaviors and commitments will foster reconciliation, justice, and healing?

On Saturday, December 1, you are invited to participate with the commission in exploring answers to these these questions. The commission is preparing an interactive morning that opens with a celebration of the work of diocesan churches in their journeys toward racial awareness. We get to see what Beloved Community looks like here in the Diocese of Missouri.

Then we'll participate in a "listen, learn and teach" session around three race-related topics, a activity that promises to be enlightening and energizing to all. You will have the opportunity to engage in new learning and share your own experience as we foster new behaviors and commitments.

What better way to Become Beloved Community than gathering to proclaim the dream and the Good News of God in Christ!


Countdown to Diocesan Convention

Delegates, alternates, and anyone interested can download information at the slate of nominees, and the budget as it will be presented at convention. We understand the resolutions will be arriving shortly and will be then posted. There is also an updated preliminary agenda.

Reports from diocesan organizations, task forces, and commissions are due on Nov. 12, and will be available online a few days later.


Youth Lock-in at Convention

Registration is now open for this year's Diocesan Convention Youth Lock-In!  All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for the lock-in, which will take place at Trinity, Central West End the night before Diocesan Convention. There will be games, food and prayer, and we'll get an introduction to the work of Convention. On Saturday, participants will support the Youth Ministries presentation. We hope to see you there!

Lock-In Flyer

We are in need of chaperones for this event!  If you have youth from your congregation planning to attend, please also register an adult chaperone.

Lock-In Registration Form

Registration is open until November 12. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, please contact Rev. Canon Loren Lasch (, 314-255-1383).


building congregations
A special Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral

As part of Veterans Day ceremonies marking the dedication and reopening of Soldiers Memorial, Christ Church Cathedral will celebrate a service of Evensong Honoring Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The Soldiers Memorial Military Museum offers both long-term continuing exhibits as well as short-term special exhibits. These exhibits reflect a commitment to exploring the stories of local military service members, veterans, and their families. Admission to Soldiers Memorial and its continuing and special exhibits is free.

The Memorial has been undergoing renovations for the past three years. Now managed by the Missouri Historical Society, the building has been freshened, the exhibits redeveloped, and a number of new resources are now connected. The Memorial is one block south of the Cathedral at 1315 Chestnut St. Visit their new website for the story of their renovation and the opportunities now available:

Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, and is free and open to the public. The service will include music with the theme of peace performed by the choir of Christ Church Cathedral, led by organist and choirmaster Canon William Partridge.



The SEEK is headed to the printer and this upcoming issue offers a information on a number of Advent and Epiphany resources.


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