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Below you will find upcoming youth events. For more information, please contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Krista Heuett, at (417) 838-4149 or email

Jan. 13th: Fritz’s Adventure with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Kimberling City: We will meet at Christ Church, Springfield to carpool to St. Mark’s on Sunday, Jan. 13th at 8:30 am to join them for worship at 10 am. After worship, we will share in food and fellowship before heading to Fritz’s Adventure for the afternoon. Fritz’s Adventure is an 80,000 sq. ft. experience including a four-story ropes course, underground tunnels, laser room, climbing wall, rappelling, giant treehouse, multi-story slides, warped walls, and more. The cost is free thanks to the congregation of St. Mark’s. We are scheduled to be at Fritz’s Adventure from 1:30-4:30 pm and will return to Christ Church, Springfield by 5:30 pm for check out. There is a waiver which all parents/guardians must sign for their youth to attend and will be sent after registration. For more information and to register, please click here.



Safe To Sleep will continue with the sale of their Christmas cards this year. This card titled “The Star” was created by local artist Dianne Baum for Safe to Sleep and all proceeds from sales benefit Safe to Sleep. Safe to Sleep is a response to our Savior’s call to serve those in need. Each night women who have no shelter find sanctuary. They receive a cot, shower, evening snack, and breakfast in a drug-free environment. The cards are $5 each, 10 for $30. The cards can be purchased at the Council of Churches located at 627 N. Glenstone Ave here in Springfield. You may also order online at



Links To Episcopal Resources To Aid With Worship

Bible Gateway: A useful site to quickly search the bible in multiple translations. We commonly use the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).

The Lectionary Page: This website allows you to view the Episcopal Liturgical Calendar, and has links to lessons for Sundays and Holy Days.

The Book of Common Prayer Online: This resource allows you to view the Book of Common Prayer online in its entirety.


Links to Episcopal Education

The Episcopal Church: The official page for the Episcopal Church. A great resource to learn about the church as a whole.

Education For Ministry: A four-year distance learning certificate program through Sewanee: The University of the South.

Forward Movement: This site offers books and other media for Christian education.


Links To Information About The Diocese of West Missouri

The Diocese of West Missouri: The official homepage of The Diocese of West Missouri.

Map of Episcopal Churches: A map showing the locations of churches within the Diocese of West Missouri.

eSpirit: The electronic newsletter of The Diocese of West Missouri; it provides a short and easy to read digest of up-to-the-minute news, events, and general information. It is emailed twice monthly.

Spirit: Another newsletter of The Diocese of West Missouri; it features longer articles which explore and reflect on the interests of Episcopalians in West Missouri. It includes more detailed reporting on news and events and is emailed quarterly.