News Update 01-23-2020

News Update – January 24, 2020

In this issue: Rooted in Jesus conference opening revival, installation of the new dean at the cathedral, celebration of a new ministry at Grace Liberty, and lots more — including don’t forget to register for Bishop’s Days.

Bishop's Days 2020

In an abundance of caution, and in recognition of our responsibility to the greater community, at a diocesan staff meeting held on March 11, it was agreed to cancel Bishop Day’s South. We will be making the supporting documentation provided by the presenters available online, and looking at the possibility of holding some online sessions at a later date.

Diocesan Website Updates

One-minute read. An updated version of the Bishop’s Visitation schedule through to September 2021 is available on the diocesan website, and a recording of Bishop Marty’s sermon from Sunday, January 5, 2020, have been added.

Lay Licenses Due for Renewal March 2020

One-minute read. This is the year for renewal of the lay licenses of Worship Leaders and Pastoral Leaders. It is also a great time of year to take some time and consider lay licensing opportunities that are available.

Prayer Cycle & Lay Preacher Application Form Updates

One-minute read The Diocesan Prayer Cycle has been updated through to May 24, 2020 (Easter 7), and a new version of the Lay Preacher License Application Form has been uploaded to the diocesan website.

Celebrating a new ministry: the Rev. Robin James

Two-minute read. On the evening of Monday, January 6, 2020, Mother Robin James was officially welcomed as rector at Grace Episcopal Church, Liberty, Missouri.

Application process open for Episcopal Church Constable Fund

Two-minute read. The application process is now open for the 2020 Constable Fund Grants. The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives not provided for within the budget of The Episcopal Church, as approved by General Convention 2018, with a stated preference for work in the areas of religious education.

Blessed Absalom Jones offering to assist Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University

One-minute read. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians to deepen their participation in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation by dedicating offerings at observances of the Feast of Absalom Jones to support the two remaining Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs): St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC, and Voorhees College in Denmark, SC.

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