Church News

Meet the Access for All God’s Children Team

Eight-minute read. Seen and unseen. All manner of human disability is present in our communities. For those living with disabilities, barriers are everywhere. This Fall Bishop Bruce convened a group of persons living with disabilities to address the need we all have for making our churches accessible and accommodating. Our work is to assist the church in doing just that.

Transitions – January 2023

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

Kurt Knecht and Forrest Pierce in Dialogue

When: Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 7 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. The event will feature an exchange of ideas about Islamic and Christian mysticism with a special focus on daily practices. The dialogue will be both verbal and musical. Forrest and Kurt have each written new music for the event that will be performed by soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson.

Registration open for 2023 Episcopal Youth Event delegations

Two-minute read. The Episcopal Church Youth Ministries Office announces open registration for delegations of young people and chaperones planning to attend the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) July 4-8 at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Budget Process 2024 – Ponder anew what the Almighty can do…

Four-minute read. In an email sent out on January 16, the 2024 Special Budget Committee asked leaders of diocesan ministries and members of the Diocese, to join in the process of preparing the 2024 budget. All members of the diocese are invited to take part in this important step in setting out the future of The Diocese of West Missouri.

Recording & Photographs – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Three-minute read, 105-minute video. On Saturday, January 14, the diocese held its first annual service in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. The recording of the service includes a 1967 interview with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made 11 months before he was assassinated, and an extract from a sermon he delivered at the Washington National Cathedral.

Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

When: Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 4 p.m. Where: St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. Join the people of St. Augustine’s in a celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones. This year’s celebration includes guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and St. Augustine’s liturgical dancers.

Join Forma Online Next Week

One-Minute read. As “Called to Covenant” is taking place next week on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary, You and yours can attend free online by using a West Missouri registration code.

Church and Clergy Transitions 2022

Two-minute read. Details of the churches in transition as of December 2022, and a month-by-month summary all the clergy transitions that took place in 2022.

Budget Process 2024 – Ponder anew what the Almighty can do…

Four-minute read. In an email sent out late December Bishop Diane and Fr. Isaac Petty outlined some of the work already undertaken on developing a new budgeting process and they provided advance notice of a request for input.

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