Assisting in communication, sharing programs and resources, providing mutual support among our congregations, and identifying and implementing opportunities for collaborative ministry.
Pride Month Ideas
Click here for some suggestions for celebrating Pride Month in your parish.
Look here for resources to plan a virtual Juneteenth celebration with your parish!
Faith at Home
6th video about Blessing Bowls now posted!
Are you curious how children and youth “catch faith?” Check out this growing series of brief videos discussing faith formation that happens in the home.
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:
Listen for Jesus’ movement in our lives and in the world. Give thanks. Proclaim and celebrate it! Invite the Spirit to do the rest.
Embody the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus with each other.
Encounter and honor the face of God in creation.
Programming has concluded
Thanks to all who participated in our Lent or Easter programming with the West Mission Area!
Our wonderful Intergenerational classes have ended. Looking for something to do at home for Pentecost? Check out a cool video from Storymakers here, or find a variety of articles from Build Faith here.
Reverend Jeff Bunke facilitates this weekly gathering to explore the “coming Sunday’s” appointed scripture readings. This study will continue year-round. Click here for more information.
In addition to our recurring weekly classes, you are also invited to attend our special events.
Faith Formation in the Home
A series of brief videos are being created for households with children to build practices to support faith development.
The sixth entry about Blessing Bowls has now been posted!
WMA Easter Vigil Worship Service
The parishes and clergy of the West Mission Area collaborated to create one Easter Vigil worship service, with Bishop Mark Hollingsworth presiding.
The service can be found on page 285 of the Book of Common Prayer. Click here to follow along with the service online (p. 285+).
Episcopal Diocese of Ohio
2230 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115