Deaneries

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.

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.

Carta de Navidad de la Obispa Bruce en español

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.

Supporting partners after tornadoes in the Central US

One-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with Episcopal dioceses in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee in response to the devastating tornadoes that struck this past weekend.

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.

Episcopal Relief & Development Launches Year-End Match Campaign to Support Transformative Work in Priority Areas of Women, Children, and Climate

Two-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is kicking off its annual Year-End Match, offering supporters the opportunity to transform lives with twice the impact this holiday season. Thanks to a very generous group of donors, contributions that Episcopal Relief & Development receives between now and the end of the year will be doubled, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $650,000.

Journey to Advent

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

Annual Diocesan Convention 2021

The 132nd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri is quickly approaching and we’re looking forward to seeing you, whether in-person or online, very soon!

Full details of the 132nd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri are available on the Convention website.

Pastoral word from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on 20th anniversary of September 11

One-minute read. While 20 years have passed, I also want us to pause and remember the days that followed these tragic events. There was a moment in the aftermath when people came together. We were praying, grieving, and also working together. Because in that moment, however fleeting it was, we knew with immediacy and vulnerability that we need God, and we need each other.

Calling for volunteers!

One-minute read. The diocese is currently looking for both lay and clergy people to serve in a variety of roles.  We need nominations to be elected to both the Diocesan Council and the Standing Committee.  We also need nominations to serve in several other capacities.

Is your stewardship campaign ready to go?

Three-minute read. For many of our congregations, September is the re-start of the program year, as we ramp up youth and adult education programs, return from our summer of rest, and begin to reawaken our plans for growth.

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