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  • Time is running out to register for this fall’s Undoing Racism Workshop

    One-minute read. There is still time to register for the upcoming Undoing Racism Workshop sponsored by the Diocesan Diversity & Reconciliation Commission.

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  • Transitions – August 2022

    One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of August 2022.

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  • 2022 Stewardship Survey

    One-minute read. In an attempt to be supportive as quickly as possible, the Stewardship Commission is currently compiling a list of stewardship resources. To best serve your church, we are inviting anyone interested in church stewardship or with input they would like to provide to complete a short (nine-minute) survey online.

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Feature Articles

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Church Leadership

Information, news and tips picked especially for church leaders — both lay and clergy. Click or tap here to see all the articles.

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Church Admin Announcements

  • Hotel reservations are being accepted through October 11. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. The “group rate” is $119 per night for King Standard Non-Smoking rooms. A credit card will be required to guarantee individual reservations.
  • All lay and clergy delegates for the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri were issued an email with registration details on Thursday, September 7, 2022.
  • Please make sure you read this document. It was developed utilizing the wisdom of many dioceses and with the blessings of the Chancellor and the Diocesan Council.
  • The main website menu has been simplified, by removing all the administrative options and some duplicate entries initially added to assist people unfamiliar with website menus.
  • Nominations are now open, and we are accepting reports and resolutions. Annual Convention registration will open on September 8 and close on October 7. Annual Convention website:

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