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News Update January 21, 2021

In this issue, A podcast series on well-being, the latest Diversity and Reconciliation book study series, resources for Lent, and lots more.

Church Leadership Essentials

Thursday, February 25, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Bishop’s Staff invite you to attend one of these two online sessions which will provide essential information for new and returning vestry members and other church staff and leaders.

Project Resource Offers Spring 2021 Stewardship Training

One-minute read. At a time when many of our resources, both denominational and ecumenical, in this area are contracting, Project Resource has proven success in being an effective and enduring set of practices for changing the culture of giving in congregations. April 18 – May 23.

News Update January 7, 2021

In this issue, Bishop Marty Reflects on the Events at the U.S. Capitol, Epiphany; truth becomes clear, Mini-Habits and the Big Journey, and lots more.

News Update December 18, 2020

In this issue, more articles than you can shake a candy cane at. Christmas services 2020, messages from Bishop Marty and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Area Confirmation Pictures, Blue Christmas, and lots more.

News Update December 3, 2020

In this issue: Meet our latest deacons, Everything Holy faith care packages, Episcopal Relief & Development’s new prayer resource, Advent resources and lots more!

The Cross – November 2020 Issue

One-minute read. The November edition of The Cross, the magazine of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a worldwide ministry to men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican communion is available to read online.

Diakoneo Magazine November, 2020

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online. In this issue: A two-parish farm ministry, Deacon bridges race & economic status as Poor People’s Campaign leader, Zambia ministry follow-up, and more!

News Update November 25, 2020

In this issue: Some Thanksgiving prayers, and lots of pictures of the recent ordination and confirmation services, and of course, there’s always more.

News Update November 12, 2020

In this issue: It’s a wrap! The Diocese of West Missouri’s first (and hopefully only) online Annual Convention is now over. Find out what happened, and more besides.

News Update October 15, 2020

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.

Area Confirmations at St. Philip’s, Joplin Canceled

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.

News Update October 1, 2020

In this issue: Our first confirmation service in 2020, a letter from the Standing Committee, Special Convention, planning your pledge program, plant some trees while you can, and much, much more.

Special Convention Resolution updated

One-minute read. Following an open meeting of the Constitution & Canons Committee on September 29, further changes to the submitted resolution were made.

News Update September 17, 2020

In this issue: The 2019-2020 Bishop’s Ball Awards, welcome Mother Melissa, the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission to hold another book study series, more meetings than you can shake a bishop’s crozier at, and much more.

News Update September 3, 2020

In this issue: News of Fall Area Confirmations, Book Study-“Just Mercy”, Episcopal Relief & Development supports response to hurricane Hanna, Parent your way to a rich family life, and much more.

News Update August 21, 2020

In this issue: It may be a day late, but there is lots to read. The 131st Annual Convention of the diocese, remodeling at St. Philip’s, Parenting with Mindfulness, wisdom in small groups, what have you learned about yourself during quarantine? Lesson, sermon, and bulletin resources for churches and groups, and much more.

News Update August 6, 2020

In this issue: The devastation in Beirut, two diocesan conventions in 2020, going beyond coping – parenting with mindfulness, and much, much more.

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