Wichita Minster

Advent/Christmas Minster Festival of Music!

As part of our desire to come together, the churches of the Wichita Minster have decided to have an Advent/Christmas Festival of Music! The event will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church (402 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202) on Sunday, December 12, from 2-3 pm, with a light reception to follow in the undercroft. Ethan Moulds, the organist at St. John’s, will be coordinating with each church’s music program to include soloists and/or choirs from each parish. In addition, there will be a Minster choir that will sing two hymns all together, so please contact Ethan Moulds if you’re interested at ethan.moulds@gmail.com. You can also contact Deacon Dillon Green at dillongreen7@gmail.com or Mother Christine Gilson at chrisgilson@mac.com. We’re asking that names of soloists or ensemble/choir members and the piece(s) they plan to perform be submitted no later than November 15 so we can begin to put a program together. We hope you can participate or attend this wonderful event!

YAW! (Young Adults Wichita)

YAW (Young Adults Wichita) is a ministry of the Wichita Minster led by Deacon Dillon Green. It includes members from St. James, St. John’s, Good Shepherd, and St. Stephen’s. We meet weekly, currently Mondays at 6 p.m. (time/dates subject to change). If you know anyone interested in participating, please connect them with Deacon Dillon Green at 256-762-5110 or at dillongreen7@gmail.com. If you aren’t a young adult (18-35) and want to be involved, we are always looking for people to provide meals for the group each week. Instructions are to prepare for 6-10 people. If you’re interested in helping out that way, contact Deacon Dillon!

Minster-wide News and Projects!

The Minster participates together in all kinds of ministries already!

  • ShowerUp ICT is a Shower ministry provided at St. John’s every Thursday night from 6-7:30. It will be on hiatus after October 28 due to cold weather and will be back in the Spring, though there may be opportunities to volunteer once a month, so look out for those! If you have any questions, contact Mike McFerren at 316-516-6183 or Deacon Dillon Green at 256-762-5110.
  • Sandwich Saturdays is a food ministry that provides Sandwiches and other foods to the unhoused population and anyone else in need in downtown Wichita! Different churches and groups choose Saturdays to make Sandwich lunch bags and pass them out at St. John’s Saturday mornings at 11:00. If you have any questions, contact Joan Bledsoe at 316-932-5568 or at pansy1918@icloud.com.
  • Breakthrough ESS is a member of the Wichita Minster and we are always looking for ways to support them in any way we can. They are looking to make sure their pantry and kitchen are stocked for the winter, so they are in need of some supplies: vitamins in bulk, any large can of fruits or vegetables, large juice containers, cases of bottled water, Spaghetti O’s/canned spaghetti, peanut butter/cheese crackers, instant oatmeal, canned chili , beef stew (easy tab top), small individual can openers, hot chocolate packages, Vienna sausages, applesauce packs, breakfast bars, canned chicken (easy tab top), Canned tuna (easy tab top), canned ham (easy tab top), Ensure packets, and baby formula. Any questions can be directed to Rachel Newell at Rachel.newell@breakthroughwichita.org.

Weekly Minster Morning Prayer!

Deacon Dillon Green leads Minster Morning Prayer on Zoom every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. You can join live on Zoom or watch it streamed on Facebook at facebook.com/wichitaminster. The Zoom link is: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85465386325?pwd=L2J4eHZMZ0lkWFJVYTc4b0h4OTI0Zz09.