Gary Allman

Photograph of Gary Allman - Communications Director with The Diocese of West Missouri

Gary Allman is Communications Director with The Diocese of West Missouri.

Gary would like it known that contrary to popular belief, and despite often being seen with a camera in his hands, he is not the diocesan photographer. We are always looking for volunteer photographers, if you are interested please get in touch with Gary — contact details below.

New Spirit Update, September 16, 2021

In this issue: A farewell from Bishop Marty, Hispanic Heritage Month, St. Philip’s Trenton’s fund-raising efforts, and much, more!

New Spirit Update, September 2, 2021

In this issue: The Presiding Bishop on the situation in Afghanistan, Episcopal Relief and Development’s response to Hurricane Ida, looking back on the career of Fr. Edward Warner, and much, much, more!

New parking lot for St. Matthew’s, Ozark, and Ozark Presbyterian Church

One-minute read. members of St. Matthew’s, Ozark Presbyterian church, and volunteers from the local community have been working to convert a swampy area of grass at the back of the building into a new parking lot. On August 18 the parking lot was officially opened.

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.

New Spirit Update, July 15, 2021

In this issue: the installation of Fr. Isaac Petty at St. Luke’s, the 2021 Annual Diocesan Convention website is now open, Prayer and pain, and much more.

New Spirit Update, July 1, 2021

In this issue: an Episcopal priest’s experience of the 1968 Holy Week riots, St. Matt’s Community Dinner, Reach Out Challenge, and much, much more.

New Spirit Update, June 17, 2021

In this issue: A summer sizzler at St. Matt’s – Ozark, a celebration of 12 years’ work at Christ Church – Springfield, LGBT+ Pride Month, Juneteenth and much, much more.

Juneteenth to become an official federal holiday

One-minute read. As federal employees are granted a paid holiday to celebrate Juneteenth, learn more about this commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

The Fall and Rise of St. Margaret’s

Four-minute read. I saw it coming in 2014, the closing of my Home church. And here it was being dismantled in 2019. But was all what it seemed?

The Re-Dedication and Consecration of St. James, Springfield, and three baptisms

Two-minute read. Over the past year the people of St. James have been comprehensively remodeling the sanctuary and renovating other areas of the church buildings. On May 12, 2021, Bishop Marty led the Re-Dedication of St. James, baptized two children and one infant, and celebrated the Holy Eucharist.

Episcopal Church Executive Council announces diocesan relief grants

One-minute read. In a recent press release The Episcopal Church announced that its Executive Council had approved a resolution allocation up to $40,000 to any diocese requesting assistance. The statement included suggestions for ministries and programs that dioceses could consider.

Area Confirmation Service at Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage

Two-minute read. On Saturday, April 17, Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage hosted the first Area Confirmation Service of 2021. Presenting candidates were: Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage; St. Nicholas’ Episcopal Church, Noel; St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Joplin, and Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, Branson.

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