All college-aged Episcopalians and others interested in exploring the Episcopal faith are invited to a one-night retreat to kick-off the Miqra weekend. Miqra is 3-day event where we read the entire Bible, out loud. We will read the Bible, learn more about it and how to read it, worship, and enjoy yummy food together! Pre-registration is required.
When: Friday, January 18, 2019, 10 am to Saturday, January 19, 10 am
Where: Grace Cathedral, 701 SW 8th St., Topeka, KS
Who: all college-aged students (age 18-24-ish)
Priority deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019 (price increases by $5 after this date)
Registration forms: https://edok.formstack.com/forms/minimiqra2019
Miqra continues as a youth event for the rest of the weekend. If you’d like to volunteer as an adult for Miqra, let us know!
Alternative Spring Break
This spring the Diocese of Kansas Campus Ministries will be partnering with the Deaconness Anne House in St. Louis for an alternative break trip! The Deaconness Anne House is a member program of the Episcopal Service Corps, and sits in the heart of the Old North St. Louis neighborhood. Its young adult members pledge to serve, work, and pray together in intentional community. Come learn, work, and have fun with us as we join their efforts in St. Louis! Read more about Deaconess Anne House here.
When: March 9-12, 2019
Who: College Age (18-24ish)
Registration fee: $90 (includes entrance fee to City Museum and St. Louis Arch, travel via car from Lawrence to St. Louis and within St. Louis, 3 breakfasts, 2 suppers, and a t-shirt) We estimate you will need to bring an additional $50 to cover the rest of the meals.
Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019
Mission Trip to Fairbanks, Alaska
We will be working with St. Matthew’s in Fairbanks, where The Rev. Betty Glover is now rector. This is the central church for the Diocese of Alaska (they don’t have a cathedral) and serves many of the surrounding villages. We will be helping them create digital archives of their historical pictures and documents and do some home and yard work for the local elders. We also plan to visit one of the nearby villages and take a day to travel to Denali National Park.
When: July 23-30, 2019
What: Mission trip to Fairbanks, Alaska
Who: College-age (18-24ish) and youth who have finished grades 9-12. (Note: trip is limited to 18 total participants.)
Cost: $500, includes local transportation, meals, and local housing in an AirBNB. Everyone is asked to book their own flight and purchase travel insurance. Fundraising is recommended as the diocese is not able to provide scholarships for this trip.
Questions? Contact Interim Campus Missioner Karen Schlabach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All college-aged Episcopalians and others interested in exploring the Episcopal faith are invited for a weekend retreat at Camp Wood (near Emporia, KS) where we will worship, relax, and share meals together. There will be optional workshops, hikes, games, and arts and crafts!
All are welcome! This retreat is open to any college-age student with a connection to the Episcopal Church or a desire to learn more about an Episcopal approach to spirituality. No previous or recent involvement in youth, campus, or parish ministry is required.
When: June 22-23, 2019
Where: Camp Wood YMCA, 1100 Camp Wood Road, Elmdale, KS
Who: All college-age students (age 18-24ish, this is really for this age-group only, we don’t need additional adult volunteers)
Cost: $35 (This is approximately half the actual cost. The rest is funded through the diocesan Campus Ministry Dedicated Fund.)
College students are invited to attend Diocesan Convention each year, participate in the Campus Ministries presentation to convention, help with paging duties and elections, and assist with Compline on Friday night. Convention is October 18-19, 2019 and is held at the Topeka Capital Plaza Hotel. Youth and Campus participants stay at Upton Hall on the Grace Cathedral grounds. There is no cost to attend, but you need to register in advance.
College-age folks from around the diocese are invited to the Canterbury House of Lawrence for a day of fun and fellowship with their peers as the college football teams from KU and K-State play each other in football. The game is November 2, 2019. Activities will be determined once kickoff time is announced.