Gary Allman

Gary Allman is the Director of Communications at The Diocese of West Missouri

News Update – December 5, 2019

In this issue: the cathedral’s new dean’s first service, the new bishop next door, emergency aid to Ghana, Traveling The Way of Love, episode 7 and lots more.

Traveling the Way of Love Episode 7: Learn

14 Minute video. Traveling the Way of Love, Episode 7: Learn, the final installment of the first season of the Way of Love video series.

Bishop Marty's Visitation Schedule

One-minute read. An updated version of Bishop Marty’s visitation schedule through August 2020 is available on the diocesan website.

The St. Andrew’s Cross – November 2019 Issue

The November edition of The St. Andrew’s Cross, the online magazine of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a worldwide ministry to men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican communion, is available to read online.  As we move into Advent and Christmas, we often stop to reflect on all the reasons for thanksgivings. This edition of The Cross takes a few minutes to do just that. Additionally, you will find a calendar for Brotherhood activities covering the months to come.

Diocesan Website Updates

one-minute read. Updated versions of the Clergy Directory and Clergy Available for Supply list are available on the diocesan website.

News Update – November 21, 2019

In this issue: Thanksgiving meals to be provided by St. Peter & All Saints, Area Confirmations held in Raytown and Springfield, Council Minutes, website updates, and lots more.

Latest Diocesan Prayer Cycle Published

One -minute read. The latest update to the diocesan prayer cycle covering Advent, Christmastide, and Epiphany has been published on the diocesan website.

Area Confirmations at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Raytown, Missouri

One-minute read. On Saturday, November 2, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Raytown hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Churches presenting candidates: Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs, Trinity Church, Independence, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas City, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, St. Paul’s, Lee’s Summit, St. Matthew’s, Raytown.

Blessing of the Animals Fundraiser for Tri-Lakes Humane Society

Two-minute read. People all over the world celebrate the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. This year St. Mark’s, Kimberling City, had a bumper attendance to help raise funds for the Tri-Lakes Humane Society.

Ordinations, Confirmations, and Anniversaries. Oh my!

Two-minute read. The past four months have been very busy. We’ve held three ordination services, ordaining two transitional deacons, and five new priests. We’ve held three area confirmation services, and two churches have celebrated major anniversaries. That all mounts up to a packed edition of Spirit.

Stop Human Trafficking and Abuse Event

Two-minute read. On Saturday March 30 a Stop Human trafficking and Abuse event was held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City.

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