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News Update July 2, 2020

In this issue: The ordination of Melissa Roberts George, your stories of Bishop Buchanan, how easy is it to give money to your church? How TEC shapes public policy and lots more.

Just how easy is it to give money to your church?

Four-minute read. Friction. It’s a marketing term used to describe all the little things we do (or don’t do) that make it harder for someone to buy a product, or in the case of our churches and ministries, make a donation. Let’s face it, if it’s too hard, it isn’t going to happen. So what are you going to do about it? Oh, and a minor rant (or two).

United Thank Offering 2021 Annual Grants – Two grant cycles offered

Six-minute read. Application deadlines: August 14, 2020 and February 26, 2021. These grants are awarded for projects in The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion, each year with a different focus. For 2021, the focus is Recovering with Love and Gratitude: An Episcopal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Local Contexts.

News Update June 25, 2020

In this issue: Juneteenth – Pray on Troost, Trinity Lebanon expands, becoming anti-racist, sign up for EfM or VBS! Youth events update and more!

Pray on Troost

Two-minute read. On the evening of Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, Troost Avenue, Kansas City, became a focal point of unity when people of different faiths and races joined together in an hour-long event ‘Pray on Troost.’ Together they formed an estimated 10-mile long, socially distanced, prayer chain.

The Episcopal Church encourages support of the Dream Act

Two-minute video. “At this time, the Dream Act is pending before the Congress of the United States,” said Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry. “I’m asking you as Episcopalians, as people of goodwill and faith, to write and call members of Congress who represent you to support this Dream Act.”

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Beloved Community “Rapid-Response” Grants available

Three-minute read The Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group on Beloved Community Implementation is pleased to announce the availability of grants to address the racial disparities laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic and for groups responding to racist violence and policing reform.

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Juneteenth — liturgy and history

Two-minute read. In 2015, the 126th Diocesan Convention passed a resolution regarding the response of the Episcopal churches in West Missouri to the ongoing sin of Racism. One of the provisions was the use the service closest to “Juneteenth” as an opportunity to remind ourselves of the constant vigilance needed to address racism.

News Update June 18, 2020

In this issue: A statement from the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission, Deon Johnson consecrated as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, the Inaugural Great EpisGOpal Race and much, much, more!

Inaugural Great EpisGOpal Race

One-minute read. The United Thank Offering (UTO) invites all to support the 2020 Ingathering by joining them in gratitude, grabbing a pair of sneakers, and racing your way in the Great EpisGOpal Virtual Race.

The Cross – June 2020 Issue

One-minute read. The June edition of The Cross, the magazine of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a worldwide ministry to men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican communion is available to read online.

News Update June 11, 2020

In this issue: Opening remarks from The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council meeting, Personal Prayer, and more.

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