Northwest-Metro Deanery

132nd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri,November 5-6, 2021

We are busy planning this year’s Annual Convention, and we would like to know how people would prefer to attend. We emailed all clergy and delegates with a link to a short survey. Unfortunately, a large number of churches are still to provide their slates of delegates, so we ask that you share this post with any delegates that we may not have been able to reach via email. Thank you.

Area Confirmation Service at St. Andrew’s

One-minute read. On Saturday, April 24, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City hosted the second Area Confirmation Service of 2021. Presenting candidates were: Alban’s, Bolivar; St. Andrew’s, Kansas City; St. Christ Church, Saint Joseph; Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City; Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City; Grace Episcopal Church, Liberty St. Mary’s, Kansas City, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas City.

Hope & Faith in a time of Discouragement

Seven, ten-minute talks (Video). Introduced by the Rt. Rev. Martin S. Field, bishop of West Missouri, watch these seven short video talks, two pre-recorded and five delivered live. Each presentation deals with different aspects and approaches to handling adversity, the events of 2020, and how we can move towards recovery and hope.

Meet the Rev. Ryan Wiksell, Transitional Deacon

Two-minute read. Ryan was ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Mariann Budde, ninth bishop of Washington, at Grace Episcopal Church, Washington DC, on March 26. Read on to find out a little bit about Ryan.

Area Confirmation Service

Where: Live from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri; view on YouTube and Facebook.
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Photo and video release resources for churches to use

Two-minute read. As many churches consider a return to in-person worship with livestreaming, it’s an appropriate time to plan for how you will tell people that you may video or photograph them. You will also need to let them know that you may use their images on social media, newsletters, and promotional materials.

Church Leadership Essentials resources available online

One-minute read, two-hour video. Over One-hundred church leaders from across the diocese gathered for Church Leadership Essentials, an online event replacing our traditional in-person Bishop’s Days training for church leadership. Here is a link to the material presented, and you can also watch a recording of Saturday’s session if you wish.

New book from Fr. Bryan Spoon to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital

Two-minute read. Neuroscience and the Fruit of Spirit by Fr. Bryan Spoon is a guide for understanding the physiological basis for spirituality and ethical behavior. All the author’s royalties from the book will benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Area Confirmations at St. Peter & All Saints

Two-minute read. On Saturday, November 21, St. Peter & All Saints Episcopal Church, Kansas City hosted the second of this year’s area confirmation services.

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