September 15, 2022
A summary of news and events,
for the people of the
Episcopal Churches of West Missouri
Episcopal Relief & Development’s ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE Campaign Meets Goal
One-minute read.
Thanks to individuals, congregations, and dioceses across The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, Episcopal Relief & Development’s ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE campaign has met its goal of raising $3 million to support children worldwide.
2022 Annual Convention Registration

One-minute read.
Registration Information was issued by email to all clergy and lay annual convention delegates on file, Thursday, September 7, 2022. At the link below you’ll find information and links to help you prepare, including instructions for registration, hotel accommodation, and a link to information and resources. This year’s annual convention will be a Hybrid Convention, allowing participants the option to attend in-person or online.

Note: The deadline for reports and nominations is today. The deadline for registration and resolutions to be submitted is October 7.

4 reasons why your church should have a Gmail account and some basic email dos and don’ts
Two-minute read.
Like it or not, Alphabet (Google) controls the major search engine and largest free video streaming service on the planet. Read on to find out why it is recommended that all churches have at least one Gmail account.
Time is running out to register for this fall’s Undoing Racism Workshop
One-minute read.
There is still time to register for the upcoming Undoing Racism Workshop sponsored by the Diocesan Diversity & Reconciliation Commission.

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.

New Diocesan Youth Missioner Search
Two-minute read.
The search for a new diocesan Youth Missioner has begun!
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
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.
Solemn Requiem Mass

On Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m., a requiem mass will be sung for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Kansas City. All are welcome.
Landscapes of the Sacred

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 . 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Online

With the help of Belden Lane’s book Landscapes of the Sacred, we will look at the relationship between sacred, or ‘mystical’ experiences in the context of the places where they occur.
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.

2022 Annual Convention — November 4 & 5

Registration is open.

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
2022 Stewardship Survey
One-minute read.
Many thanks to everyone who have taken the time to complete the survey. If you haven't yet, there is still time to make your voice heard by completing a short (nine-minute) survey online.
Changing the times of your online services?

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Bulletin inserts and flyers
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Second chance - In case you missed it
What’s the catch? Good Shepherd’s first Laundry Day.
Transitions – August 2022
United Thank Offering invites 2023 annual grants
Episcopal Church Women are accepting scholarship applications through Friday, September 30, 2022
Spread The Word