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Church Leadership Essentials resources available online

One-minute read, two-hour video. Over One-hundred church leaders from across the diocese gathered for Church Leadership Essentials, an online event replacing our traditional in-person Bishop’s Days training for church leadership. Here is a link to the material presented, and you can also watch a recording of Saturday’s session if you wish.

Black History Month. Remembering Anna Julia Haywood Cooper

Five-minute Video. This is the fourth and final video in a series remembering key African American figures in the Episcopal Church and beyond. A new video has been published each Thursday throughout February. This week, Anna Julia Haywood Cooper.

Episcopal Toolkit for COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution

Two-minute read. The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations has developed a toolkit for individuals, congregations and ministries to facilitate and promote COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the United States. This toolkit promotes the ongoing work that parishes and dioceses have already been doing, shares best practices, and offers ideas for ways that communities can help U.S.- based Episcopalians. Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Black History Month. Remembering Thurgood Marshall

Five-minute Video. This is the third in a series of four weekly videos remembering key African American figures in the Episcopal Church and beyond. A new video will be published each Thursday throughout February. This week, Thurgood Marshall.

International Outreach Grant Program – IOG

One-minute read. Did you know that each year The Diocese of West Missouri sets aside funds to match financial gifts from parishes to worthy overseas causes? We call this the International Outreach Grant (IOG) program.

Everything Holy Update

Two-minute read.
The response to Everything Holy has blown past all expectations in the first two months! If you are already participating, thank you for your support, not to mention the encouragement and excitement this brings to the creative team.

Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

One-minute read. Churches are invited to observe Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on the first Sunday in Lent or another convenient Sunday. This year Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday officially falls on February 21, 2021.

Black History Month. Remembering Absalom Jones

Four-minute Video. This is the second in a series of four weekly videos remembering key African American figures in the Episcopal Church and beyond. A new video will be published each Thursday throughout February. This week, Absalom Jones.

More Lenten resources

One-Minute read. More Lenten options for households and congregations; meaningful ways to mark the days of Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday at Home, a free printable resource.

The [Mis]concept[ion] of Race

Two-Minute read. Learning transforms because it informs. February is Black History Month, celebrate in part by reading about the [Mis]concept[ion] of race, and open the way for conversation.

Episcopal Relief & Development Focuses on Lament in 2021 Lenten Meditations

Three-minute read. In response to the past year’s unprecedented events, Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2021 Lenten Meditations share deeply personal reflections on the theme of lament from a diverse group of writers. Many of the authors share experiences related to a variety of issues, including disease, violence, racial injustice, and poverty.

Apply now – Free Email and Microsoft 365 for up to 26 Churches

Two-minute read. We are offering a free email account, the Microsoft Office Suite, and 1 TB of online file storage to churches with limited resources. The 2020 Communications budget includes providing up to twenty-six churches with an email address based on their website address and a license for the Microsoft 365 suite of programs.

Bishop Marty Reflects on the Events at the U.S. Capitol

Two-minute read. What happened today (1/6/2021) at the United States Capitol — the mob violence that vandalized the revered halls of the physical symbol of our nation’s democratic institutions, that drove the members of Congress from the people’s work, that led to injury and the loss of a life — was an abysmal sight. I was appalled. I hope you were also shocked.

Epiphany; truth becomes clear

Two-Minute read. When things suddenly become “clear” you see the world through different eyes. An Epiphany is not only a season, but something to welcome.

Mini-Habits and the Big Journey

One-Minute read. Small, positive behaviors that you force yourself to do every day increase mindfulness, willpower and lead to long-term results. Basically, small steps can be transformational.

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Christmas Message 2020

Three-minute video. “Joy to the world! The Lord is come. In your hearts, in your homes, in your lives, prepare him room,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry.

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

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