Assisting in communication, sharing programs and resources, providing mutual support among our congregations, and identifying and implementing opportunities for collaborative ministry.

Lenten Creation Care

Daily practices provided by Interfaith Power and Light.

Episcopal Migration Ministries Lent Devotions

Daily written reflections from the Episcopal Church’s refugee resettlement agency.

Episcopal Relief and Development Daily Devotions

Daily reflections on the “Four Steps to Lament,” used by many within the Diocese of Ohio.

 

Welcome to the West Mission Area

The West Mission area is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio and is home to thirteen parishes who collaborate for fellowship, education, and mission.
From the Episcopal Church’s website: “The mission of the church, as stated in the Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (p. 855), is “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.”
As part of that mission, we’re following Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.  We seek every day to love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40).”
For the Episcopal Church, the Jesus Movement calls us to focus on three specific Priorities:
EVANGELISM:
Listen for Jesus’ movement in our lives and in the world. Give thanks. Proclaim and celebrate it! Invite the Spirit to do the rest.
RECONCILIATION:
Embody the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus with each other.
CREATION CARE:
Encounter and honor the face of God in creation.
 
*https://www.episcopalchurch.org/about-us/

Lenten Programs

Lent is a time in the church year set aside for special devotion, especially prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Join us in observing these holy forty days by participating in WMA classes or events.

Sundays, 9:00AM

Adult class centered around the eco-feminist Lenten devotional by Episcopal professor Sylvia Sweeney.  No registration required; come any week.  Led by Dr. Jennifer Vasquez. Click here for more information »

Sundays, 11:00AM

This 30-minute meetup is for all ages, centered around children; we will discuss the Lent devotional, “Where Your Treasure Is,” from Illustrated Ministries.  Click here for more information.»

Mondays, 5:00PM

Join Pastor Julie Beitelschees on a 6-week journey of “Living Well Through Lent: Listening with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.” Click here for more information.»

Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00PM

Reverend Jeff Bunke facilitates this weekly gathering to explore the “coming Sunday’s” appointed scripture readings. Click here for more information »

Wednesdays, 7:00PM

This weekly Bible Study explores the Gospel of Mark and features lectures from Dr. David Lose.  No registration required; come any time.  Led by Dr. Jennifer VasquezClick here for more information »

Thursdays, 7:00PM

Visio Divina, Latin for “divine seeing,” is a method of meditation, reflection, and prayer through a process of intentional seeing.  Paula Davis will lead this practice; all are welcome. Click here for more information »

Upcoming Events

In addition to our recurring weekly classes, you are also invited to attend our special events.

March 8: Muslim-Christian Dialogue

7:00 pm

All are welcome to this respectful multifaith learning opportunity.  This month’s topic will be Moses (birth to the burning bush narrative) in both the Bible and the Quran.

Multifaith Women’s Zoom Cafe

Saturday, March 20

The Zoom Cafes will be open times for sharing stories and dialogue around given topics. 

Holy Week Daily Meditations

Monday-Friday (March 29-April 2), 10AM

This is a zoom meeting with The Rev. Dr. J Paul Board, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Maumee. We will read and reflect together on the readings for Holy Week, year B, Revised Common Lectionary.  All are invited.

Virtual Easter Vigil

Holy Saturday, April 3

In the liminal time between the cross and the empty tomb, the Church tells the stories of God’s saving activity, celebrates new life in baptism, and announces the empty tomb.  More details to follow.

Looking ahead: Easter Adult Class

9AM, Sundays

Study of Walter Brueggemann’s book, Materiality as Resistance, using Work of the People’s short films.

Faith Formation in the Home

TBD

A series of brief workshops and resources are being created for households with children to   build practices to support faith development.

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