January 9, 2020
Official unveiling of Good Samaritan Sculpture at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuro Science Building
Two-minute read.
On December 18, 2019, Bishop Marty, the Rev. Susan Roberts, the Rev. Jerry Kolb, Chief Executive Officer Jani Johnson, hospital leaders, and others were thrilled to welcome a sculpture of the Good Samaritan to its permanent home at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

Letter from Morocco - January 2020
Three-minute read.
Deacon Kevin White recently wrote to tell us a bit more about his Peace Corps placement in Morocco.

Bishop Marty's Sermons – December 8 and Christmas Eve.
One-minute read.
Bishop Marty’s December sermons are now available to listen to on the diocesan website.

Celebrations of Light
Two-minute read.
The Spiritual Wellness Team at Saint Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas City put together this table-top display ‘Celebrations of Light.’

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What's Happening
Nuevo Amanecer 2020 Conference on Latino/Hispanic Ministries
Two-minute read.
Registration has opened for Nuevo Amanecer, a biennial event that unifies and celebrates the Latino ministries across The Episcopal Church. The conference has the honor of hosting Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at their May 12-15, 2020 gathering at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Churches
February 16
Absalom Jones Celebration. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Youth
January 11
13th Annual Bishop's Ball. St Paul's, Kansas City. 6:00 p.m. Canceled due to winter storm. The Bishop's Ball will be rescheduled.
February 28 – March 1
Senior High Retreat. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lee's Summit. (updated)
Diocesan & Church-wide
January 20
Martin Luther King Day. Diocesan Office closed.
January 21
Rooted in Jesus. Atlanta, Georgia.
February 22
Bishop's Days 2020 (North). Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City.
March 21
Bishop's Days 2020 (South). Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield.
Meetings
January 10 - 11
Youth Ministry Commission. St. Paul’s, Kansas City. 7:00 p.m. Onward.
January 17 - 18
Diocesan Council Retreat. King Conference Center. Friday 5:00 p.m. – Saturday 3:00 p.m.
January 21
Standing Committee. St. Peter & All Saints. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
January 29
Diocesan Council Executive Committee Meeting. Diocesan Center. 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
February 4
Finance Committee. Diocesan Center. 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
February 8
Diocesan Council. HJ’s Youth Center (St. Andrew's), Kansas City. 10:00 a.m.
February 12
Diversity and Reconciliation Commission. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
February 14
COM Education Subcommittee Meeting. Diocesan Center. 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Commission On Ministry. Diocesan Center/St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
February 18
Standing Committee. St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Deadlines
January 20
March 1
Clerical Licenses expire.
March 1
Pastoral Leader and Worship Leader Licenses expire.
Youth
Episcopal Youth Event 2020 Registration Deadline Approaching
One-minute read.
Registration is open to all youth currently in 9-12 grades. In order to guarantee a spot with the WEMO Youth Delegation, register by January 20.

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The next News Update will be published on Thursday January 23, 2020
Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
Bishop's Days 2020
One-minute read.
Bishop's Days arrive early this year with the first event happening at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City on February 22. The second event takes place at Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield on March 21. Remember to ensure that all new and returning vestry members and other church leaders are aware of these dates and plan to attend one of the two events.


United Thank Offering’s Young Adult and Seminarian grants Application deadline approaches February 7, 2020
One-minute read.
Reminder: Informational webinar offered January 14

Potential applicants for the United Thank Offering (UTO) Young Adult and Seminarian (YAS!) grants are invited to participate in an informational webinar offered by the UTO board on January 14, 2020 at noon and 8:00 pm Eastern. The focus for these grants is Holy Gifts: Bringing together our blessings and gifts to breathe love, liberation, and life into our communities.

Bulletin Inserts
Bulletin & church newsletter inserts for you to consider and include.
Nuevo Amanecer May 12-15 2020 Flyer

Nuevo Amanecer May 12-15 2020 Flyer (pdf)

Inserts from The Episcopal Church

These weekly bulletin inserts provide information about the history, music, liturgy, mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church, and may be of help to churches with limited time and resources to prepare weekly bulletins.

In Case You Missed It
New Website and Task Force Seeks Participation in BCP Liturgical Revision
Two-minute read.
A new website launched on December 16th at EpiscopalCommonPrayer.org provides Episcopalians with opportunities to participate in the liturgical revision of the Book of Common Prayer called for by Resolution A068 of the 2018 General Convention. The site is available in English and Spanish.

The St. Andrew's Cross December Issue
One-minute read.
The December edition of The St. Andrew’s 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.

Diocesan Website Updates
One-minute read.
Updated versions of the Clergy Directory and the Bishop's Visitation schedule are available on the diocesan website.

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