New Year — Any Payroll Changes?

One-minute read. Please contact Elaine Gilligan with payroll changes for employees of your organization.  It is important for correct information to be input online in a timely fashion for correct pension billing and benefits.

Church and Clergy Transitions 2022

Two-minute read. Details of the churches in transition as of December 2022, and a month-by-month summary all the clergy transitions that took place in 2022.

National Day of Racial Healing (January 17, 2023)

Four-minute read. The National Day of Racial Healing is observed each year following the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday. In 2023 many churches across the diocese are opening their doors to those who wish to pray and reflect on this day.

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.

Journeying the Way of Love

When: Sundays: December 4, 11, 18, at 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 and Online. For the season of Advent, Journeying the Way of Love offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke.

Transitions – November 2022

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of November 2022.

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? Opportunity to express an interest extended until until January 15, 2023.

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.

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.

Transitions – October 2022

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of October 2022.

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