Announcements

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Six-minute read. We are all following the news of increasing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While we don’t want to over-react, we also do not want to underestimate the potential of this situation. We’ve reproduced and summarized the best of the resources we’ve found.

Note: updated 3-12-2020.

Diocesan Website Updates

One-minute read. We’ve made several updates to the Church Administration section of the diocesan website. And we’ve added Bishop Marty’s sermon from January 26.

Intern Opportunities

One-minute read. Interns are highly valued team members of The Diocese of West Missouri’s Formation programs. The Summer Intern program has two places available for young adults who graduated high school in 2019 or earlier. The new Ministry Intern is for young adults, at least 21 years old and who have discerned a call to ministry.

United Thank Offering 2020 annual grants application deadline March 6, 2020

Two-minute read. The deadline for applications for the 2020 United Thank Offering (UTO) Annual Grants is March 6. The focus of these annual grants is Bless: Share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in Christ with hope and humility.

Diocesan Website Updates

One-minute read. An updated version of the Bishop’s Visitation schedule through to September 2021 is available on the diocesan website, and a recording of Bishop Marty’s sermon from Sunday, January 5, 2020, have been added.

Lay Licenses Due for Renewal March 2020

One-minute read. This is the year for renewal of the lay licenses of Worship Leaders and Pastoral Leaders. It is also a great time of year to take some time and consider lay licensing opportunities that are available.

Prayer Cycle & Lay Preacher Application Form Updates

One-minute read The Diocesan Prayer Cycle has been updated through to May 24, 2020 (Easter 7), and a new version of the Lay Preacher License Application Form has been uploaded to the diocesan website.

Diocesan Website Updates

Updated versions of the Clergy Directory and the Bishop’s Visitation schedule are available on the diocesan website

Churchwide Bible Reading Initiative Begins in Epiphany 2020

Two-minute read. Forward Movement, along with partners from across the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada, invites followers of Jesus to participate in the Good Book Club, a churchwide Bible reading initiative. The Good Book Club will focus on the Gospel of John, with participants reading a section of scripture each day during the Epiphany season, starting on January 6, 2020.

Bishop Marty's Visitation Schedule

One-minute read. An updated version of Bishop Marty’s visitation schedule through August 2020 is available on the diocesan website.

Diocesan Website Updates

one-minute read. Updated versions of the Clergy Directory and Clergy Available for Supply list are available on the diocesan website.

Latest Diocesan Prayer Cycle Published

One -minute read. The latest update to the diocesan prayer cycle covering Advent, Christmastide, and Epiphany has been published on the diocesan website.

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