Diocesan Convention

The 131st Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri

When: November 7, 2020.
Where: Online Meeting with a public broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.

God willing and the Special Convention (October 3) approving, the 131st Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The event will be an online meeting, and full details will be made available in due course.

Two Diocesan Conventions to be held in 2020

One-minute read. On Wednesday, July 29, the Executive Committee of the Diocesan Council met to discuss this year’s 131st Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri. At the meeting, it was agreed to call a short Special Convention of the Diocese on Saturday, October 3, at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. The Special Convention will pave the way for an online Annual Convention on Saturday, November 7.

2019 Convention Round-up

Five-minute read. A quick summary of the key items from the 2019 Diocesan Convention business session.

What has the diocese done for us?

15 Minute video. This year’s Plan for Ministry video focused on some of the behind-the-scenes work of the diocese and diocesan staff. The video was first presented at the 130th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

2019 WEMO Youth Events

10 minute video. For those who could not be at the Diocesan Convention, or missed the video because of the problems with the sound, here is the video the Youth Ministry Council presented about their ministry over the past year.

Deacon Sherrill Russel Receives St. Stephen’s Award

Two-minute read. Congratulations to Deacon Sherrill Russel for receiving the St. Stephen Award for her service as a committed deacon and her outstanding work as a natural evangelist and pastoral minister.

Bishop Marty’s Sermon at the 2019 Convention Eucharist

23 minute video, and transcription. Bishop Marty’s sermon delivered during the Holy Eucharist celebrating the 130th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Diocesan Convention – Documentation Update

One-minute read. The 130th Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri is taking place on Saturday, October 26. All reports and resolutions received have now been published online, including those received after the submission deadline. One previously published document has been updated.

Diocesan Convention – October 26, 2019

This year’s diocesan convention is a one-day, business-only event, held at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City Missouri. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

For people staying overnight in Kansas City on Friday, October 25, a reception will be held 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Founders’ Hall at the cathedral.

Full details of the event, including reports, minutes from the previous convention, resolutions submitted, etc. can be found on the Convention website.

Nominees for Diocesan Council

One-minute read. The slate of two clergy and four lay nominees for election to Diocesan Council has been published on the Convention Website.

Nominees for Standing Committee

One-minute read. The slate of seven clergy and seven lay nominees for election to Standing Committee has been published on the Convention Website.

2020 Draft Plan for Ministry

Three-minute read. The 2020 Plan for Ministry was published on September 30, and it is available to read online or download and print. Follow the link below to see the complete document. Read on for the full text of Bishop’s Marty’s introduction to the plan.

Nominations are now being accepted

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.

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