September 1, 2022
A summary of news and events,
for the people of the
Episcopal Churches of West Missouri
Bishop Jackson Kemper chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests
One-minute read.
Congratulations to the newest local chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests, the Bishop Jackson Kemper chapter.
2022 Stewardship Survey
One-minute read.
In an attempt to be supportive as quickly as possible, the new Stewardship Commission is currently compiling a list of stewardship resources. To best serve your church, they are inviting anyone interested in church stewardship or with input they would like to provide to complete a short (nine-minute) survey online.
Episcopal Relief & Development supports the Episcopal Dioceses of Lexington and Southwestern Virginia after flooding in the South
One-minute read.
Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal dioceses of Lexington and Southwestern Virginia as they respond to those affected by flooding in eastern Kentucky and Virginia.
What’s the catch? Good Shepherd’s first Laundry Day
One-minute read.
On Saturday, August 20, Good Shepherd’s Senior Warden Jill Hedge organized our first-ever Laundry Day at a local laundromat. Our goal is to be a good neighbor to our neighbors.
What’s the “right” choice for curriculum this fall?
Two-minute read.
Fall often means a flurry of activity and preparation, along with a little hang-wringing and perhaps gnashing of teeth. Simplify the process using these solid resources.
Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month Celebration – September 10, 2022

Volunteers are needed to serve in various roles for the diocese. What can you do to help?

We need both lay and clergy volunteers to stand for nomination for Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, and to be Deputies at the next General Convention of The Episcopal Church.

Transitions – August 2022
One-minute read.
Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of August 2022.
New Diocesan Youth Missioner Search
Two-minute read.
The search for a new diocesan Youth Missioner has begun!
The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) September Newsletter
Four-minute read.
Read Twelve Baskets Full, The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s latest monthly newsletter.
What's happening
Fall 2022 Diversity Workshop: Undoing Racism

Two locations, one workshop. Saturday, September 24, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield.
Places are limited.
On Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., God willing, Vicky Lyn Anderson, Adam Anthony James, and Barbara J. Wegener will be ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons. You are invited to join them at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kansas City, or watch live online.

For information on all the upcoming ordinations, check here
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.
Un-Muted; The Silent Voices of Social Genocide

Wednesday, September 21, 6 p.m.
In-person at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri.

This exhibit and presentation is a powerful and moving visual experience of an extremely harsh reality happening in Türkiye (formerly known as Turkey) at this time.
Grand Ultreya — 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. Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Clergy spouse family recipe potluck

October 1, 2022. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Excelsior Springs. Clergy spouses, share your family recipes and the stories behind them. 
Harvest Festival at Oswald’s in-the-Fields

Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m.
at St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.
Clergy Retreat 2022

October 10 at 3 p.m. - October 12 at 1 p.m., at Conception Abbey.

Details to be released soon.

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

Registration opens on September 8.

Events & Meetings
There is a lot more to see on the diocesan Events pages.
Check out the diocesan calendar and our full list of forthcoming events and meetings.
September 15
Convention Reports and Nominations, General Convention Deputy Nominations Due.
September 16
Fall 2022 Diversity Workshop: Undoing Racism.
September 30
ECW scholarship applications.
October 7
Annual Convention: Registration, Resolutions, Ministry Fair Table Requests.
Many churches in the diocese are offering daily prayers, reflections, and Sunday worship online.
Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
United Thank Offering invites 2023 annual grants
One-minute read.
Five webinars will provide information, answer questions. The United Thank Offering (UTO) Board is pleased to announce the availability of its 2023 UTO Annual Grants, with a focus on the worldwide incarceration crisis.
Changing the times of your online services?

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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
Letter from Bishop Bruce on a new clergy leave-taking policy
Episcopal Church Women are accepting scholarship applications through Friday, September 30, 2022
Education for Ministry Class Forming
One-minute read.
Invest in your spiritual life by signing up for an EfM class. Students will tell you it is gratifying, enjoyable, and challenging.
Spread The Word