March 16, 2023
A summary of news and events,
for the people of the
Episcopal Churches of West Missouri
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Missouri Episcopalians join forces with Moms Demand Action for an Advocacy Day at the Missouri state capitol
Three-minute read.
On March 7, over 30 Episcopalians across Missouri joined forces with hundreds of volunteers from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for an Advocacy Day at our state capitol.
Transitions within the Diocese
One-minute read.
Following the resignation of Diocesan Secretary Curtis Hamilton, Bishop Diane sends this brief note on personnel changes for the roles of the Diocesan Secretary and Intake Officer.
Evangelism can be green
Two-minute read.
The people of St Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Belton participated for the first time in the Martin City St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, March 12.
Be SMART gun safety presentation at St. Mary’s Kansas City
One-minute read.
Lenette Johnson and Tara Bennett from the Committee for Peace and Justice presented the Be SMART gun safety program at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, on Sunday March 5
Meet Transitional Deacon Ryan Zavacky
One-minute read.
Ryan Zavacky is the third of our latest transitional deacons ordained in January this year. Find out more about his path to ministry, faith journey, and how deacon Ryan is serving the Church.
Children and youth summer opportunities
One-minute read.
Our next-door neighbors in Kansas have invited youth and children to participate in two opportunities this summer. Full and partial scholarships are being offered for both events.
Childhood spirituality matters: a Godly Play opportunity in our backyard this summer
One-minute read.
Let us help you invest in Children’s Formation.
Se abren solicitudes de subvenciones para nuevas comunidades episcopales
Two-minute read.
Las solicitudes de subvenciones de la Nueva Comunidad Episcopal están abiertas para diócesis y promotores de misiones que conciben, planifican o desarrollan nuevas comunidades de culto y empresas misionales en toda la Iglesia.
The Diocese of West Missouri is looking for a Communications Assistant.
Ordination Process page updated, Discernment Handbook temporarily withdrawn, Discernment Timeline added
One-minute read.
As part of a review of the Ordination Process the Ordination Process page has been updated and a new Discernment Timeline page added. The Discernment Handbook has been temporarily withdrawn while it is reviewed and updated.
Updated information for the Secretary to Convention, Intake Officer (Including a new Intake Officer Poster), and the Clerical Directory
One-minute read.
We have a new Secretary to Convention and Intake Officer. The Contact Us and Intake Officer pages have been updated, and a new Intake Officer poster produced. The Clerical Directory has also been brought up-to-date with the latest changes we have on file.
Grant applications open for new Episcopal communities
Two-minute read.
New Episcopal Community grant applications are open for dioceses and mission developers who are envisioning, planning, or growing new worshipping communities and missional enterprises throughout the church.
What's happening
March 21.


Online. 7 p.m.
April 4.

In-person and broadcast online.
11 a.m. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City.
April 29.

In-person. 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
St. Philip's, Joplin.
Events & Meetings
There is lots more to see on the diocesan Events home page.
Check out the diocesan calendar and our full list of forthcoming events and meetings.
February 24
Now overdue. Non-Parochial Clergy reports & Licensed Clergy license renewals.
March 1
Now overdue. Clerical Licenses.
Now overdue. 2022 Parochial Reports.
Many churches in the diocese are offering daily prayers, reflections, and Sunday worship online.
Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
March & April Events for Church Leaders
One-minute read.
We have two upcoming events that clergy with cures and other church leaders should share with their staff and volunteer leaders.
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Bulletin inserts and flyers

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Second chance - In case you missed it
Transitions – February 2023
Document Library updates include a revised Intake Officer poster, Anti-racism training, and updates to the Constitution and Canons

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