July 21, 2022
A summary of news and events,
for the people of the
Episcopal Churches of West Missouri
News
Bishop Diane’s reflection on the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church
Four-minute read.
The talented deputies and alternates from The Diocese of West Missouri can fill you all in on various pieces of legislation which moved them, or for which they had great interest. What I want to share with you all is something that happened in the House of Bishops.
First-time Clergy Deputy Fr. Chas Marks on his time at the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church
Five-minute read.
First-time general convention clergy deputy, Fr. Chas Marks who serves as diocesan Transitions Missioner and Rector of St. Augustine’s in Kansas City, shares his personal reflection on the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, held in Baltimore July 8 -11.
General Convention - Day by Day

80th General Convention wrap-up: shortened, masked, tested, legislated
One-minute read.
The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church is one for the history books, and not just for the decisions made but also for how the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the church conducted its business.


General Convention Day Three
Five-minute read.
GC80 Daily Updates from the Office of Public Affairs

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. Fr. Charles was watching the convention online 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, Fr. Charles was watching the convention online from Kansas City. The commentary is sprinkled with a few pictures submitted by our deputies in Baltimore and gleaned from the online video.

Features
Six steps to promoting your church event online
Three-minute read.
How to publicize an event online can be puzzling. Here are some simple steps that will get you started and help your event succeed.
Episcofacts: there’s always something to learn
One-minute read.
Each month, the Everything Holy packet offers tidbits of information related to The Episcopal Church in general. Back in April, readers had a snapshot of the difference between Dogma and Doctrine.
Announcements
When Bishop Diane was seated in January we were unable to hold a reception for her because of COVID-19.

You are invited to join us in celebrating Bishop Diane’s new ministry with a series of Deanery Picnics. Hotdogs, hamburgers, and condiments will be provided.

Enjoy the cool
The church buildings will be open for anyone who wants to enjoy fellowship in the comfort of an air-conditioned space.


We ask that you bring sides and desserts, as you are able.


If you are coming to one (or more!) of the picnics please RSVP now so that we know how many people we need to cater for


July 30 - Southern Deanery - St. Matthew’s, Ozark

August 7 - Northwest-Metro Deanery - Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City
Great opportunity! Nursery attendants needed. St. Peter & All Saints church. Sundays a.m. 9:45-11:15 year round. $30/Sunday. Call (816) 942-1066

Transitions – June 2022
One-minute read.
Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of June 2022.
What's happening
Planned Giving at Episcopal Parishes: A Primer — July 25

Increasing donor sophistication, the quickening wealth transfer in the U.S., and the pandemic have created a unique opportunity for parishes and cathedrals to shift from cash-based fundraising to beyond cash, or asset-based, fundraising.
Province VII ECW Fall Gathering — September 9 – 11

All Episcopal women are invited to attend the Province VII ECW Fall Gathering at the Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas (or via Zoom) September 9 – 11, 2022.
Love’s Redeeming Work: Discovering the Anglican Tradition — September 22-23

Increasing donor sophistication, the quickening wealth transfer in the U.S., and the pandemic have created a unique opportunity for parishes and cathedrals to shift from cash-based fundraising to beyond cash, or asset-based, fundraising.
Rekindling Love and Kindness in the Heartland — September 24

The Heartland Episcopal Cursillo Ministry is evolving and maturing to meet the needs of future generations. Heartland Secretariat, your Cursillo leadership, will host a Grand Ultreya “Rekindling Love and Kindness in the Heartland” on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The Women of the diocese are invited to attend a special Women’s Retreat, Cultivating Resilience in a Changing World. We are planning a full day of prayer, discussion, and activities.

Save the Date! 2022 Annual Convention — November 4 & 5

Events & Meetings
check out the diocesan calendar and our full list of forthcoming events and meetings.
Deadlines
July 28
Registration Deadline for the Southern Deanery Picnic at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Ozark, Missouri.
August 4
Registration Deadline for the Northwest-Metro Deanery Picnic at Church of the Good Shepherd in Kansas City, Missouri. 
Many churches in the diocese are offering daily prayers, reflections, and Sunday worship online.
Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
Website Updates
One-minute read.
A link to details about recent updates to the diocesan administration website
Six steps to promoting your church event online
Three-minute read.
How to publicize an event online can be puzzling. Here are some simple steps that will get you started and help your event succeed.
Changing the times of your online services?

Don't forget to let us know so we can keep the list of online services up to date.

Email any changes to communications@diowestmo.org
Bulletin inserts and flyers
Do you have any bulletin inserts or flyers of interest to the Episcopal Churches of West Missouri? Send them in!

Second chance - In case you missed it
General Convention in Baltimore – Meet West Missouri’s Deputies
Roanridge grant awarded to West Missouri to develop ‘Partners in Presence’ program for town and country churches
Declaración sobre la decisión Dobbs de la Corte Suprema por el Obispo Presidente Michael Curry
Statement on Supreme Court Dobbs decision by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Grant applications open for Episcopal creation care projects
Spread The Word