News Update 07-01-2021

Short survey

To aid in future planning, we’re asking one leader from each church to please take this short, 2-question survey to let us know what day of the month your Vestry or Bishop’s Committee regularly meets.

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I Hear America Singing

When: Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 4 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 416 SE Grand Avenue, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Who: Admission Free – Everyone Invited.
A Celebration of Thanksgiving for Freedom, presented by The Music Ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lee’s Summit. A Choral Concert Followed by a Watermelon, Wine, Lemonade & Cookie Reception.

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Pandemic prompts stewardship innovation, offers lasting lessons for church giving, panel says

Five-minute read. The suspension of in-person worship services early in the pandemic made the traditional passing of the offertory plate impossible, churches, they should commit to maintaining the spirit of innovation in church stewardship, especially with digital tools, according to the clergy and lay leaders who participated in a recent panel discussion hosted by the CEEP Network.

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Reach Out Challenge

One-Minute read. Serving in the military can be stressful and lonely, so most service members love getting mail from loved ones and strangers alike. Accept the Everything Holy July Reach Out Challenge!

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Executive Council advances church’s work on racial justice issues at June virtual meeting

Six-minute read. Themes of racial justice, including the experience of people of color within The Episcopal Church, the persecution of indigenous peoples in North America and plans to extend and magnify the church’s existing truth and reconciliation efforts, dominated the work of the church’s Executive Council during its June 25-28 virtual meeting.

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New prayer book translations into Spanish and French available, feedback from native speakers sought

One-minute read. The Episcopal Church has announced the release of draft translations of the Book of Common Prayer in Spanish and French, with Haitian Creole to follow. Feedback is sought from native speakers of those languages by October 15.

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

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