The 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri is now two weeks away. This year we are introducing an all- new electronic voting system for to be be used by all delegates, online and in person. Next week we have three training sessions scheduled. All delegates, lay, clergy, those attending in-person, or online — anyone with a voice and vote — is asked to attend at least one session to find out how to use the new system. The sessions will also provide help on using Zoom for anyone attending the convention online.
We will some people on hand during the business session to provide assistance with technical issues, but in the hustle that is convention, time will be limited to sort out problems. If you are a delegate, please try to attend one of the scheduled training sessions. Ideally register for a training session in advance, but if you cannot, you can still join us at the scheduled time (see below), by following this link: diowestmo.org/training
The annual diocesan convention opens with a Holy Eucharist on Friday, November 4, starting at 7 p.m. Convention check-in for those attending in person will be available from 6 p.m. There will be a reception with a cash bar following the service, and an opportunity to preview this year’s Ministry Fair exhibits.
On Saturday, November 5, the convention business session commences with Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m. Check-in for those attending in person opens at 7:30 a.m.
If you have a News (RSS) reader App, you can get the latest announcements from https://office.diowestmo.org/topic/convention-announcements/feed/
Lots of documents have been published on the Convention Website and more documents are being added as they become available. Recent additions include three resolutions, the slate of nominees for Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, and Deputies to the 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church. Please visit the Convention Website often, the announcements there will tell you what has been updated.
Note: A small number of selected printed documents will be made available on the day, including the slates of nominees. All documents can be viewed online and can be printed either direct from your computer’s browser or, where applicable, by downloading and printing the associated pdf files.
A more detailed schedule for November 4 & 5 can be found here.
|October 25||Pre-Convention Training Session. Online. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Pre-Convention Training Session. Online. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|October 27||Pre-Convention Training Session. Online. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|November 4||Check-in, Eucharist and Reception. In-person and Online. 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City.|
|November 5||Annual Convention. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m. Business Session In-person and Online.9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
Recent Convention Website updates
- Slate of Diocesan Council nominees.
- Slate of Standing Committee nominees.
- Slate of nominees for deputies to the 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church.
- The draft 2023 Plan for Ministry, as approved by the Diocesan Council on October 17, 2022. Please note that versions of both the Bishop’s and Treasurer’s letters in Spanish will be published when they become available.
- 2020 Diocesan Audit report added to the Diocesan Council Minutes & Diocesan Audits page
10-21-22. Link to a detailed schedule for November 4 & 5 added.