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New Spirit Update, February 2, 2023

In this issue: A pastoral message from the Presiding Bishop, a message from the Presiding Bishop nominating Committee, Meet the Access for All God’s Children Team, and loads more. In fact, there’s so much you’ll need to browse through to make sure you haven’t missed anything. There’s news, feature articles, lots of announcements, events, plus messages for clergy and church administrators.

Kurt Knecht and Forrest Pierce in Dialogue

When: Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 7 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. The event will feature an exchange of ideas about Islamic and Christian mysticism with a special focus on daily practices. The dialogue will be both verbal and musical. Forrest and Kurt have each written new music for the event that will be performed by soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson.

New Spirit Update, January 19, 2023

In this issue: photographs of January’s ordinations to the diaconate, the 2024 budget process, our first annual service celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., Several administrative announcements for clergy, and a whole lot more.

Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration

When: Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 4 p.m. Where: St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. Join the people of St. Augustine’s in a celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones. This year’s celebration includes guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and St. Augustine’s liturgical dancers.

New Spirit Update, January 5, 2023

In this issue: West Missouri churches open for National Day of Racial Healing, the history of the hymn ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ preparing for the 2024 budget, a summary of the 2022 clergy transitions, and more.

New Spirit Update, December 22, 2022

In this issue: A Christmas Message, a Christmas message from the Presiding Bishop, photographs of Jean Long’s ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests, Kwanzaa, plus lots of announcements and upcoming events.

A Christmas Message

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ coming among us as an infant at Christmas, Bishop Diane M. Jardine Bruce and the staff of The Diocese of West Missouri wish you joy, peace and wonder at this sacred time of year.

A medida que nos preparamos para celebrar el nacimiento de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, que llega a nosotros como un infante en Navidad, la Obispa Diane M. Jardine Bruce y el personal de la Diócesis del Oeste de Missouri les desean alegría, paz y maravilla en esta temporada sagrada del año.

Diocesan Audit Report for 2021 Published

One-minute read. The Diocesan Audit Report for 2021 is available to read and download in PDF format. A link to the file has been added to the Diocesan Council Minutes & Diocesan Audits page.

New Spirit Update, December 8, 2022

In this issue, Episcopal Church 2021 Parochial Report data, lots of announcements plus upcoming events, and remember to Be SMART for the holidays!

Diocesan Admin website updates

One-minute read. A rundown of the recent updates to the diocesan administrative website.

Blue Christmas Services

While most of us are getting ready for happy family reunions during the holidays, we may forget that Christmas can be a time of great sadness for many. Here are details of Blue Christmas services being held in Joplin, Kansas City, Liberty, Ozark, Sedalia, and Springfield.

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.

New Spirit Update, November 10, 2022

In this issue, a roundup of the 133rd Annual Convention, photos of the ordination of Collin Larimore, Be SMART – gun safety and children, Advent is coming, and much more.

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