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2020 Episcopal Youth Event postponed due to COVID-19

The 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20), scheduled to be held at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), July 7-11, 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Cares Act and Charitable Giving

One-minute read. The Episcopal Churches of West Missouri rely on generous donors to support their missions and ministries. Stewardship can be deeply spiritual, rooted in a desire to reorient our lives towards God, but it also has a practical side. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, includes several provisions that may affect charitable giving this year.

Episcopal Relief & Development Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Four-minute read. In mid-March, ERD’s program staff reached out to all their partners to learn how the coronavirus was impacting their communities specifically and to support them as ERD navigates the pandemic together. ERD received over 100 responses from 44 countries around the world.

Shared history, shared future

Three-minute read. The Order of The Daughters of the King and Brotherhood of St. Andrew renew one-hundred-year-old partnership. As Presiding Bishop Michael Curry encourages Episcopalians to follow the Way of Love, two of the oldest organizations in the Episcopal church are working together to renew the spirit in The Episcopal Church, Anglican Communion, and beyond.

Warm and Form

One-minute read. With springtime upon us in the midst of COVID-19, it may be even more important to stick our noses out the door to warm and form!

Online Prayers – Something for everyone in West Missouri

One-minute read. We are sharing our prayers and services online from our churches chapels, offices, studies, and living rooms. There’s morning, noonday and evening prayers, Sunday worship, daily and weekly reflections. There are lots of options to choose from.

Fear Not

30-minute recording. A lot of us are scared about what is going on in our world today. Bishop Martin Field, Fr. Steve Rottgers, Mrs. Elaine Atkinson, Dr. Kathleen Jackson, and Fr. Jos Tharakan speak their minds and invite the listeners to enter into meaningful living in the midst of anxieties and fears.

Cancellation of Church Gatherings

One-minute read. Bishop Marty issues a pastoral direction ceasing in-person gatherings and meetings from Wednesday March 18th until further notice.

The diocesan response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Two-minute read. To cope with the rapidly changing situation regarding the spread of COVID-19, we are actively monitoring the situation and consulting widely with experts and those impacted. In response, temporary changes are being made to how services are conducted, we’ve canceled or postponed all diocesan events through to the end of April, and we are working to move all scheduled meetings to online attendance.

News Update March 5, 2020

In this issue Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Bishops United Against Gun Violence, The Episcopal Church gives grants to 21 new ministries, and much more.

From Bishop Marty

Bishop Marty shares with us a statement from the Bishops United Against Gun Violence on the recent shootings in Milwaukee, plus his sermons from the Commemoration of the Blessed Absalom Jones at St. Augustine’s in Kansas City, and the Last Sunday after The Epiphany at St. John’s, Neosho.

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