November 21, 2019
St. Peter and All Saints to Provide 13 Families with Thanksgiving Meals
One-minute read.
St. Peter and All Saints Episcopal Church will be providing a total of 76 family members with turkeys and all the sides for a family meal this Thanksgiving.

Area Confirmations at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield
One-minute read.
On Saturday, November 9, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Churches presenting candidates: St John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Monett.

Area Confirmations at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Raytown
One-minute read.
On Saturday, November 2, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Raytown hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Churches presenting candidates: Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs, Trinity Church, Independence, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas City, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, St. Paul’s, Lee’s Summit, St. Matthew’s, Raytown.

Latest Diocesan Council Minutes Available to Read Online
20 minute read.
Diocesan Council minutes for the meetings held in June and August have been uploaded to the Diocesan Website

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What's Happening - November-January
'Rooted in Jesus' Conference - Atlanta, Georgia, January 21-24, 2020

It’s time for the Episcopal Church to come together as disciples of Jesus and take a bold new step into the next decade. Let’s spend four days together, talking about discipleship, leadership, evangelism, formation, preaching, and much more—so we can go out and be the Body of Christ.

Churches
None at Present.
Youth
December 14
Regional Advent Gatherings.
January 11
13th Annual Bishop's Ball. St Paul's, Kansas City. 6:00 p.m.
Diocesan & Church-wide
November 28-29
Thanksgiving. Diocesan Office closed.
December 14
Cursillo Ultreya – St. Peter & All Saints. 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
December 24 – 25
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Diocesan Office closed.
January 1
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Diocesan Office closed.
January 20
Martin Luther King Day. Diocesan Office closed.
January 21
Rooted in Jesus. Atlanta, Georgia.
Meetings
December 3
Finance Committee. Diocesan Center. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
December 7
Southern Deanery Council. Advent Spiritual Renewal. Details to be announced.
December 13
Commission on Ministry. Diocesan Center. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
December 14
Diocesan Council. St. Peter’s, Harrisonville. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
December 17
Standing Committee. St. Peter & All Saints. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
January 7
Finance Committee. Diocesan Center. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
January 8
Diversity and Reconciliation Commission. St. Augustine’s. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
January 10 - 11
Youth Ministry Commission. St. Paul’s, Kansas City. 7:00 p.m. Onward.
January 21
Standing Committee. St. Peter & All Saints. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Deadlines
None at present.
Youth
Youth Community News
One-minute read.
The latest Youth Community news is available to read online.

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The next News Update will be published on Thursday November 21, 2019
Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
A Racial Justice Guide to Thanksgiving for Educators and Families
Two-minute read
Thanksgiving resources Compiled by the Center for Racial Justice in Education.

Prayer Cycle
One-minute read
The latest update to the diocesan prayer cycle covering Advent, Christmastide, and Epiphany has been published on the diocesan website.

Diocesan Website Updates
One-minute read
Updated versions of the Clergy Directory and Clergy Available for Supply list are available on the diocesan website. Please note that the Clergy Directory is password protected.

Bulletin Inserts
Bulletin & church newsletter inserts for you to consider and include.
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
Every Church Deserves a Men's Ministry - Brotherhood of St. Andrew Diocesan Coordinator Visits
Four-minute Video.
The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew is actively looking to open new chapters in West Missouri. Every Church Deserves a Men's Ministry, to find out more contact the Brotherhood of St. Andrew Diocesan Coordinator, Mike McDonnell.

New Digital Invitation Kits for Advent, and All Advent Resources Available Online
Three-minute read.
New and updated Advent resources for congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith are now available.

Diocesan Convention Round-up
Five-minute read.
A quick summary of the key items from the 2019 Diocesan Convention business session.

2020 Plan for Ministry Presentation
Five-minute read.
Copies of the 2020 Plan for Ministry slides presented to the 2019 Diocesan Convention by diocesan Treasurer Tom Kokjer are available to view online

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