In this issue: Annual Convention update, a new home for St. Matt’s, Blessing the Animals at St. Mark’s, Special Convention, Diocesan Council minutes, and much more.
News Update 10-15-2020
Three-minute read. Annual Convention is less than a month away and we are constantly adding documents to the Annual Convention website. Nominations are now closed, and the slate of nominees will be published shortly. Here’s a brief summary of where we are.
The Area Confirmation service due to take place on Saturday, August 17 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Joplin has been canceled. All the candidates due to be confirmed, reaffirmed, or received have elected to travel to an alternate service, or are waiting for next year’s area confirmation services, hoping that physical distancing and attendance limitations will be relaxed by that time.
20-minute read. Diocesan Council minutes for the meeting held in August were approved at Saturday’s (October 11) council meeting. The minutes and the 2019 Audit Report have been uploaded to the Diocesan Website.
The Social Justice Ministry of St. Mary’s, Kansas City, demands policing change in Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Four-minute read. The Kansas City Missouri Police Department has failed to control violent crime in Kansas City, and it has has unconscionably discriminated against Black American citizens of the City. Fundamental change (not defunding) is required to eliminate systemic racism and failed policies. Some of the requirements for change are listed in the article.
Two-minute read. All tails were wagging and love was in the air on Sunday, October 4 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Kimberling City, as community members brought their beloved fur babies to be blessed at the annual Blessing of the Animals.
Five-minute read. The finalized, non-marked-up text of the 2020 Special Convention Resolution #1, and the attachment approved by the convention on Saturday, October 3, 2020, is now available.
One-minute read. Repetitive daily tasks, no matter how small or insignificant they seem, can be a form of therapy with healing effect.
One-minute read. The deadline for nominations for Diocesan Council and Standing Committee is this Wednesday, October 7.
30-minute video. Watch the complete 2020 Special Convention on YouTube.