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Direct communication builds trust and strengthens relationships

Two-minute read. During Diocesan Convention it was my pleasure as Vice President of Diocesan Council to share the hard work that’s been done throughout the past eleven months toward rebuilding trust, improving communication, and adopting a solid plan for ministry driven by mission and vision. Read on to find out more.

Be SMART for the Holidays

One-minute read. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here again – along with the planning, the prepping and the packing. If you’re one of the millions of families who will be visiting family or friends this year, there’s one important thing you need to add to your holiday checklist: talking about responsible gun storage.

On the Cusp of Advent

Two-minute read. On the cusp of Advent, Ordinary Time winds to a close. What has Ordinary Time held for you?

Resources to Nurture a Meaningful Advent

One-minute read. Nurture a meaningful Advent at church and home. There is no shortage of excellent (and easy to use) resources. Just in case you didn’t see our earlier article, it’s not too late to explore some favorites…

Let Yourself Be Heard

Two-Minute read. More than ever, it is important Episcopalians across the country continue to carry out the Baptismal Covenant call to “strive for justice and peace”. Make your voice heard, make your actions tangible, by participating in the active ministry of public policy advocacy.

General Convention Day Two

Five-minute read. A personal reflection on Day Two of the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Baltimore by the Rev. Charles Everson, Vocations Missioner, and Rector at St. Mary’s Kansas City. Fr. Charles’ is watching the convention on line from Kansas City.

General Convention Day One

Five-minute read. A personal reflection on Day One of the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Baltimore by the Rev. Charles Everson, Vocations Missioner, and Rector at St. Mary’s Kansas City. The commentary is sprinkled with a few pictures submitted by our deputies in Baltimore and gleaned from the online video.

Easter eggs, bunnies…and faith

Two-Minute read. As Paul Harvey used to say, here is “the rest of the story” on eggs and bunnies.

Materiales para la Ofrenda del Viernes Santo

One-minute read. Estos recursos ayudan a explicar la misión de la Iglesia Episcopal en el apoyo de los ministerios de las cuatro diócesis de la Provincia de Jerusalén y el Medio Oriente, y la importancia de las contribuciones a la Ofrenda del Viernes Santo hacen posible este trabajo.

International Outreach Grant (IOG) Program, 50:50 donation match

Two-minute read. The Diocese of West Missouri has long maintained a strong conviction to support international outreach, specifically as defined by the Millennium Development Goals established by the Episcopal Church at its general convention in 2000. The intent is to reduce the number of people around our world who live in extreme poverty.

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