Winter Talk

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 13:56

I want to begin by saying that it is an honor and privilege to serve as the Indigenous Missioner for the Episcopal Church.  When I officially began my duties in February of last year I felt somewhat unqualified and unprepared for the daunting task...

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 18:21

My name is Jim Kee-Rees, and I am the Native American Missioner for the Diocese of Oklahoma and Vicar of Whirlwind Mission of the Holy Family in Watonga, Oklahoma.  Whirlwind Mission was founded by The Rev. David Pendleton Oakerhater, and is named...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 18:09

WINTER TALK 2013 - WEWOKA, OK - February 18-20, 2013 Greetings from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in Nevada where within the reservation lay a beautiful desert lake that holds many of our legends and is the root of the Kooyooe Tukadu people. ...

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 19:09

To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth Any reflection on the fifth Mark of Mission, the mark that speaks to the stewardship of creation, would find a perfect foundation in the words of the Psalm...

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 19:09

During one of our meals, Kaze Gadway, youth minister, Spirit Journey Youth, from the Diocese of Arizona asked me “What do you think God wanted you to know or learn from WinterTalk?” I could have chosen to summarize information from the many...

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 19:09

To Respond to Human Need by Loving Service               Our response to God’s love and forgiveness in our lives is simply to turn and share God’s love with others.  The compassion that Jesus places in our hearts urges us to care for the people in...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 19:09

"Why don’t we each write a story about how the youth live the five marks of mission," suggests Bishop Carol Gallagher. "Then youth ministers will see how practical the five marks can be." With delight, the five of us in the room begin to write,...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 19:09

"To teach, baptize and nurture new believers." Yesterday we heard Carol Hampton and Steven Charleston speak of “Inspiration” as one of the “four directions” of youth ministry.  We all desire to be inspired, to be in-spirited, don’t we? St....