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.

He 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.

Just how easy is it to give money to your church?

Four-minute read. Friction. It’s a marketing term used to describe all the little things we do (or don’t do) that make it harder for someone to buy a product, or in the case of our churches and ministries, make a donation. Let’s face it, if it’s too hard, it isn’t going to happen. So what are you going to do about it? Oh, and a minor rant (or two).

Shared history, shared future

Three-minute read. The Order of The Daughters of the King and Brotherhood of St. Andrew renew one-hundred-year-old partnership. As Presiding Bishop Michael Curry encourages Episcopalians to follow the Way of Love, two of the oldest organizations in the Episcopal church are working together to renew the spirit in The Episcopal Church, Anglican Communion, and beyond.

Online Prayers – Something for everyone in West Missouri

One-minute read. We are sharing our prayers and services online from our churches chapels, offices, studies, and living rooms. There’s morning, noonday and evening prayers, Sunday worship, daily and weekly reflections. There are lots of options to choose from.

The diocesan response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Two-minute read. To cope with the rapidly changing situation regarding the spread of COVID-19, we are actively monitoring the situation and consulting widely with experts and those impacted. In response, temporary changes are being made to how services are conducted, we’ve canceled or postponed all diocesan events through to the end of April, and we are working to move all scheduled meetings to online attendance.

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.

Stop Human Trafficking and Abuse Event

Two-minute read. On Saturday March 30 a Stop Human trafficking and Abuse event was held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City.

Lent, Worship in the Real World, Service in Africa, PSAs and News…

Five-minute read. There’s a lot to read in this issue. Lent and rules of life, taking advantage of everyday situations for worship, some Public Service Announcements, working with the Peace Corps in Africa, and we have new clergy to introduce too.

Unknowing Victims

10-minute read. Are you a victim? It’s a crime that can be very hard for people to admit to being the victim of. For some it is because it is an embarrassing admission that they were duped, for others, it is because they don’t even know that they are victims.

Building Community in West Missouri

15 Minute video. People from across the diocese tell their stories of how diocesan grants and funds are being used in their ministries and outreach.

Bishop’s Ball and Youth Awards 2018

Five-minute read. Christ Episcopal Church Springfield hosted this year’s Bishop’s Ball on Saturday November 3. There was good food, awards, and dancing to be enjoyed.

Of Sorrow, Of Joy

10 minute read. Sorrow in how people, and men specifically treat the people around them, and Joy at the celebrations of church life that we hold throughout the year within the diocese.

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