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When: July 25, 2024 at 6 p.m.
Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Undercroft | 6401 Wornall Terr., Kansas City, MO 64113
Admission is FREE with RSVP

Mother Melissa's first Sunday at St. Andrew's

St. Andrew’s is hosting a screening of the newly released documentary, The Philadelphia Eleven, on Thursday, July 25. You and your parishioners are welcome to commemorate this event at a screening of the newly released documentary, The Philadelphia Eleven, which will be followed by a panel discussion. There is no admission fee.

Fifty Years Ago, a Revolution Shook the Episcopal Church and Captured the Attention of the Nation 
In a defiant act, after two General Conventions failed to authorize the ordination of women as priests, three retired bishops (including West Missouri’s Edward R. Welles II) ordained eleven women (including Welles’s daughter, Katrina) as priests in The Episcopal Church. The event took place July 29, 1974, at Philadelphia’s Episcopal Church of the Advocate, and these brave women – demeaned, threatened, and initially rejected – became known as the Philadelphia Eleven.
You’re invited to step back in history at our screening of the newly released documentary, The Philadelphia ElevenA panel discussion will follow, with Bishop Diane M. Jardine Bruce and other women leading the church in our area. Snacks & beverages will be provided. Admission is free with RSVP. If you’d like to reserve a spot, ir have any questions about the screening, contact Susan Paynter.

A 20 percent discount is available on orders of the book The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven here. Use code ELEVEN20.

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