News Update 02-06-2020

News Update February 7, 2020

In this issue: Church Leaders don’t forget to sign up for Bishop’s Days, St. Mary’s KC gets $264k Grant, NourishKC tackling hunger, Lenten Programs, Absalom Jones, and much more.

NourishKC – Taking a bite out of hunger

One-minute read. NourishKC achieved some amazing things in 2019 – most important of which was offering a place of warmth, hospitality, and nourishment to our neighbors who may not have enough food to sustain themselves or their families.

Lenten Program: Signs of Life – Why Church Matters

One-minute read.This five-week Lenten series comes from the Episcopal monks at the Society of Saint John the Evangelist. Worship engages our deepest human needs and has the power to transform our lives. Join the Brothers of SSJE in exploring the signs and symbols at the heart of Christian worship.

Do you use wireless microphones in your church?

One-minute read. Do you use wireless microphones in your church? If you do, you should be aware of major changes in how they can be used, and you have up until July 13, 2020 to check and if necessary adjust or replace your equipment.

Diocesan Website Updates

One-minute read. We’ve made several updates to the Church Administration section of the diocesan website. And we’ve added Bishop Marty’s sermon from January 26.

Intern Opportunities

One-minute read. Interns are highly valued team members of The Diocese of West Missouri’s Formation programs. The Summer Intern program has two places available for young adults who graduated high school in 2019 or earlier. The new Ministry Intern is for young adults, at least 21 years old and who have discerned a call to ministry.

United Thank Offering 2020 annual grants application deadline March 6, 2020

Two-minute read. The deadline for applications for the 2020 United Thank Offering (UTO) Annual Grants is March 6. The focus of these annual grants is Bless: Share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in Christ with hope and humility.

The Cross – January 2020 Issue

The January edition of The Cross, the magazine of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a worldwide ministry to men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican communion is available to read online.

St. Mary’s Receives $264,000 Grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation

Two-minute read. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church has announced that it has received a $264,000 matching grant award from the William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee in support of its initiative to refurbish and enhance its pipe organ and upgrade the HVAC system in its historic neo-Gothic building.

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