Four-minute read. Over one hundred people gathered at Park Central Square in Springfield, Missouri at noon on Juneteenth — Monday, June 19, 2023 to learn, reflect, and lament the tragic events of Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday in April 1906 when three African American were lynched.
Gary Allman was the Communications Director with The Diocese of West Missouri from March 2014 through June 2023.
Three-minute read, 110-minute video. Photographs and video of the 2023 celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. This year’s celebration included guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and St. Augustine’s liturgical dancers.
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.
One-minute read. Eighteen of West Missouri’s Episcopal Churches will be opening their doors on Tuesday, January 17 from 9 a.m. until noon for people to pray and reflect during the National Day of Racial Healing. Churches in Belton, Independence, Joplin, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, Sedalia, Springfield, and St. Joseph will be taking part.
Two-minute read. Planning for the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri began back in January. following a lot of discussion and reflection by the Convention Planning Team, along with lots of details, a convention theme, and an outline schedule for this year’s convention has been set.