News Update 11-24-2022

New Spirit Update, November 24, 2022

In this issue, Be SMART for the holidays, Bishop Diane’s sermon at the convention Holy Eucharist, lots of announcements and upcoming events.

Annual convention webpage updates

One-minute read. Following the conclusion of the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri the following updates have been made.

Young Adult Civil Rights Pilgrimage

One-minute read. Are you a young adult between the ages of 25 & 40? Do you enjoy travel? Do you enjoy learning? Do you enjoy volunteer work? Are you looking to deepen your spiritual connections through prayer and worship? Are you looking to help build the community of young adults in the diocese?  Would you like to join an incredible adventure?

Diocesan Staff Update

One-minute read. Rachael Orth, the diocesan Events Coordinator will be leaving the diocesan staff at the end of November. Rachael, who joined the diocesan staff earlier in 2022 as the half-time Events Coordinator, is moving on to take up a full-time role.

Direct communication builds trust and strengthens relationships

Two-minute read. During Diocesan Convention it was my pleasure as Vice President of Diocesan Council to share the hard work that’s been done throughout the past eleven months toward rebuilding trust, improving communication, and adopting a solid plan for ministry driven by mission and vision. Read on to find out more.

Be SMART for the Holidays

One-minute read. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here again – along with the planning, the prepping and the packing. If you’re one of the millions of families who will be visiting family or friends this year, there’s one important thing you need to add to your holiday checklist: talking about responsible gun storage.

Church Financial Audit Policy Reminder

In an effort to comply with the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Bruce is instructing all churches to complete audits of their finances annually. In addition, the bishop is instructing all churches to submit a copy of the completed audit by August 1 each year, ahead of the September 1 deadline.

Honorary Canons and Bishop’s Shield recipients

Two-minute read. At the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri, the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce, bishop provisional of West Missouri, announced three honorary canons of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, and six Bishop’s Shield recipients.

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