News Update 03-05-2020

News Update March 5, 2020

In this issue Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Bishops United Against Gun Violence, The Episcopal Church gives grants to 21 new ministries, and much more.

From Bishop Marty

Bishop Marty shares with us a statement from the Bishops United Against Gun Violence on the recent shootings in Milwaukee, plus his sermons from the Commemoration of the Blessed Absalom Jones at St. Augustine’s in Kansas City, and the Last Sunday after The Epiphany at St. John’s, Neosho.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Six-minute read. We are all following the news of increasing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While we don’t want to over-react, we also do not want to underestimate the potential of this situation. We’ve reproduced and summarized the best of the resources we’ve found.

Note: updated 3-12-2020.

Diocesan Clericus: “Will Faith, Hope, and Love Abide?” – March 30 – April 1, 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 Clericus. We will be looking at the possibility of holding some online sessions. If you have already registered we will be contacting you to arrange returning your payment.

Keeping Watch – Milwaukee Shootings

Two-minute Read. I am a member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, group of more than 100 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. Following shootings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 26, Bishops United Against Gun Violence released this message …

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