Church News

Bishop Bruce – Phishing/spoofing attempts

One-minute read. Once again we are seeing an increase in phishing attempts, this time the criminals are pretending to be Bishop Bruce. Please note that none of the diocesan staff will contact you asking for funds or gift cards. Please be vigilant for emails and texts purporting to come from the bishop or any other clergy.

Stained glass window needs new home

Two-minute read. St. Mathew’s in Ozark is looking for a new home for a large stained glass window picturing the ascending Christ, ‘Come all, to me’ by Pepe Mendez.

Welcome and Seating of Bishop Bruce

Three-minute read. Photographs of the Welcome and Seating service held for the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City Missouri on January 6, 2022.

Staff Update, January 13, 2022

Two-minute read. We have two staff changes taking place at the end of January. Josh Trader, Assistant to the Bishop for Youth Ministry Development, and the Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Fasel, Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership Development, will be leaving the bishop’s staff.

National Day of Racial Healing

When: Tuesday, 18 2022.
A Day of Prayer and Fasting, The Diversity and Reconciliation Commission asks each church to open their doors or virtually have the opportunity for many to pray together.

Confirmation Classes in the Kansas City Metro Area

When: Every Sunday, January 9, through February 27, 2022, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105
For: Candidates for Confirmation in the Kansas City Metro Area.
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral is excited to be hosting confirmation classes during the season of Epiphany and invites all baptized youth and college-age students who live nearby and are seeking to deepen their commitment to their faith journey to join them.

Bishop Bruce’s Christmas Letter

Bishop Bruce’s Christmas letter to the people of The Diocese of West Missouri.

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español.

Staff update

One-minute read. Jamillah Duckett, the diocesan Events Coordinator will be leaving the diocesan staff on December 22. Jamillah, who joined the diocesan staff in May 2020 as the half-time Events Coordinator, is moving on to take up a full-time role.

Bishop Bruce’s first Sunday visitation

Two-minute read. Four days after starting her Episcopate with the diocese on December 1, Bishop Bruce was at her first Sunday pastoral visit at Christ Church, Lexington, Missouri.

Bishop Bruce’s first day

One-minute read. On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce commenced her Episcopate as Bishop Provisional of West Missouri. Bishop Bruce has provided a brief first day message to the people of the diocese.

Journey to Advent

15-minute read. Read daily meditations from the people of West Missouri through Advent to Christmas Day.

The Installation of the Rev. Charles Everson as Rector of St. Mary’s, Kansas City

Three-minute read. On the evening of Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Fr. Charles Everson was installed as Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri. The installation was performed by the Very Rev. Charles Marks, Dean of the Northwest-Metro Deanery. Also among those participating was the Rt. Rev. Cathleen Bascom, 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.

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