Recording — June 2023 Fall Stewardship Campaign Webinar

One-hour video. Watch this recording of the June 2023 diocesan Stewardship Commission’s Year Round Stewardship webinar where they shared ways to engage your leaders and members, structuring your campaign to acknowledge that not all give in the same way, different ways of asking, and including gratitude and follow-up.

Remembering St. Marinos and Pride Month

Four-minute read. During Pride Month, the life of Saint Marinos provides much to reflect on. St. Marinos was a transgender man and a 6th-century monk. He was added to the Episcopal Liturgical Calendar in 2022.

The Doctrine of Discovery

The Rev. Bradley Hauff, the Indigenous Missioner for the Episcopal Church, comes to Kansas City to discuss the connection between Indigenous people, Christianity, and the Episcopal church.

Episcopal Relief & Development on how mapping assets builds resilience

Five-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development shares their first-hand experience on the importance of the Episcopal Asset Map and how the collaborative project between Episcopal Relief & Development and The Episcopal Church allows congregations to respond to disasters in the most under-resourced and unrepresented communities in the US. 

Are you up-to-date on your AED equipment?

Three-minute read. AEDs are an important piece of rescue equipment that can improve the survival of cardiac events. It’s important for you to review and maintain your AED equipment each year. Here’s what you need to know.

Call to Action – Guns in Churches Vote in Missouri House

Six-minute read. We need urgent action TODAY urging the Emerging Issues Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives to vote ‘DO NOT PASS’ on HB 485, which will force churches to allow concealed carry in church buildings unless signage is posted at every entrance banning guns.

Recording — March 2023 Year-Round Stewardship Webinar

One-hour video. Watch this recording of the March 2023 diocesan Stewardship Commission’s Year Round Stewardship webinar where they shared best practices and ideas for a variety of activities to provide stewardship education and bolster the idea of giving not only money but also the time and talent without which our parishes cannot function.

Meet Transitional Deacon Ryan Zavacky

Three-minute read. Ryan Zavacky is the third of our latest transitional deacons ordained in January this year. Find out more about his path to ministry, faith journey, and how deacon Ryan is serving the Church.

Gun Violence Legislative Advocacy Day

Three-minute read. The Diocese of West Missouri Peace and Justice Committee is teaming up with the Missioner for Gun Violence from the Diocese of Missouri to attend the lawmaker Advocacy Day for common sense gun legislation in Jefferson City. We would like to invite you and anyone in your parish who is interested in gun safety legislation to join us.

Be SMART: Recognize the role of guns in suicide

Two-minute read. The fourth step in the Be SMART program is “R” Recognize the Role of Guns in Suicide. Firearm suicide is uniquely lethal — 90 percent of suicide attempts using a gun end in death and half of suicides in the US are gun suicides.

Recording — January 2023 Stewardship Annual Campaign Webinar

53-minute video. Watch this recording of the January 2023 diocesan Stewardship Commission’s Annual Campaign webinar where they shared best practices, reflected on recent stewardship campaigns from around the diocese, and took a first look at planning for 2023’s pledge drives.

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