New Spirit Updates

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

New Spirit Update, October 21, 2022

In this Issue: Annual Convention update including convention training, resolutions, nominations, schedule, plus the presiding bishop nominating committee releases a churchwide survey, and lots more!

New Spirit Update, October 6, 2022

In this Issue: Meet our newest vocational deacons and your last chance to submit resolutions and register to attend the diocesan convention, responding to Hurricane Ian, and lots more!

New Spirit Update, September 15, 2022

In this Issue: Episcopal Relief & Development reaches $3M campaign target, Annual Convention registration, and details of lots of upcoming events.

New Spirit Update, September 1, 2022

In this Issue: New Society of Catholic Priests chapter, Good Shepherd’s Laundry day, stewardship survey, transitions, and lots of Events to look forward to.

New Spirit Update, August 19, 2022

In this Issue: Photographs of the Northwest-Metro picnic, a letter from Bishop Diane. Plus Recapping the Women’s Retreat, The Historic Church House of Saint Augustine’s, and lots of announcements and events.

New Spirit Update, August 4, 2022

In this Issue: Photographs of the Central and Southern Deanery Picnics, the Lambeth Conference, stewardship resources, and lots more.

New Spirit Update, July 21, 2022

In this Issue: Bishop Diane and Fathers Chas Marks & Charles Everson reflect on the General Convention, and a whole lot of events to look forward to. Plus, clergy transition, some Episcofacts, and how to promote church events online.

New Spirit Update, July 7, 2022

In this Issue: Meet west Missouri’s Deputies to General Convention. Photographs of Bishop Jos’ consecration. Plus, Roanridge Grant is awarded to West Missouri, and a whole lot more!

New Spirit Update, June 16, 2022

In this Issue: Photographs of the ordination of Jean Long into the diaconate, Our churches at KC Pride 2022, ‘A Season of Prayer for Revival.’ Plus, Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, RSVP for the Deanery Picnics, Stewardship Resources, and more!

New Spirit Update, June 2, 2022

In this Issue: The Ordination of Rita Kendagor into the Sacred Order of Priests and a pastoral letter from Bishop Bruce. Plus, Stephanie Hasty reflects on Juneteenth, have a Spirit-filled summer, clergy transitions, upcoming events, and much more.

New Spirit Update, May 19, 2022

In this issue: With an increase in COVID-19 cases, The Episcopal Church plans for a shorter General Convention,St. Anne’s Afghan Refugee family settles in. Plus, Bishop Bruce on Dobbs VS Jackson Women’s Health Organization, meet Rachael Orth our new Events Coordinator, lots of upcoming events, and more!

New Spirit Update, May 5, 2022

In this issue: Fr. Steven King is officially welcomed as the rector of St. Paul’s, Kansas City, and Bishop-elect Tharakan receives his ordination consent. Plus, the Daughters of the King’s Spring Assembly, the diocese is 133, a request for postcards, lots of events, and so much more!

New Spirit Update, April 21, 2022

In this issue: the Presiding Bishop’s Easter message, photographs of the Renewal of Vows at the Cathedral, and confirmations at St. Matthew’s. Plus: an introduction to our newest transitional deacons, and much more!

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