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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.

Get nominated. Your help is needed in guiding the diocese

One-minute read. Have you considered volunteering your time and talents to serving the church in diocesan leadership (elected and/or appointed) and wondered what would be expected of you? How much time is involved?  Descriptions of all opportunities are available online.

Possible Data Breach

One-minute read. This afternoon we noticed some unusual account activity on one of the accounts on our bulk emailing service – Constant Contact.

As far as we can determine, none of the data on the system has been tampered with. However, we can not rule out that some data may have been copied.

Short survey

To aid in future planning, we’re asking one leader from each church to please take this short, 2-question survey to let us know what day of the month your Vestry or Bishop’s Committee regularly meets.

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