September 19, 2019
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In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, and the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, Episcopal Relief & Development is giving assistance such as food, water, clothing, shelter and other emergency supplies to individuals and families affected by the storm.

Deadline for the Submission of Resolutions to Convention is September 27
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Resolutions for the upcoming Diocesan Convention should be submitted before the deadline of Friday, September 27, 2019. A sample resolution and instructions for submission are available on the Diocesan Convention 2019 website
Daily Eucharist in Downtown Kansas City
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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in downtown Kansas City now offers the Holy Eucharist each day. If you are in the downtown area on a weekday and in need of spiritual refreshment and nourishment, please come and join us!

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What's Happening - September
October 6
St. Stephen's, Monett celebrates its 125 th Anniversary. Service at 11:00 a.m.
October 12
St. George Episcopal Church, Camdenton. Holy Spirit and Hotdogs, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 PM: All are invited to join us in our first ever “Holy Spirit and Hotdogs” event.
October 25-26
Diocesan Youth Gathering, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City & Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Diocesan & Church-wide
September 20-22
2019 Fall Cursillo - Heartland Retreat Center, Parkville
September 21
Leadership Boot Camp - Diocesan Center, Kansas City, 10:00 a.m.
September 29
Social Media Sunday
October 3-5
Evangelism & Action 2019 - Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Conference - Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City
October 11
Melissa George, Diaconal Ordination  – All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Nevada. 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
October 12
Joe Pierjok, Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests  – Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 19
Racial Reconciliation Workshop  – Zion United Church of Christ, St Joseph. 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Daughters of the King, Fall Assembly – Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Central Deanery Council Meeting – Christ Church, Lexington. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midday.
October 25
Diocesan Pre-Convention Reception  & Committee Meetings – Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
October 26
Diocesan Convention  – Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.James Yazell, Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests – St. James’ Episcopal Church, 2050 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, Louisiana. 11:00 a.m.
James Yazell, Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests – St. James’ Episcopal Church, 2050 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, Louisiana. 11:00 a.m.
September 21
Central Deanery Council Meeting - Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs, 10:00 a.m.
September 28
Diocesan Council - Grace Church, Carthage, 10:00 a.m.
October 5
Southern Deanery Council Meeting – Grace Episcopal Church Carthage. 10:00 a.m.
October 7-9
College of Presbyters – Conception Abbey.
October 9
Diversity & Reconciliation Commission – St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. 7:00 p.m.
October 11
Commission on Ministry – Diocesan center. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
October 15
Standing Committee – St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

September 27
Deadline - Reports by Commissions, Committees and Ministries of the diocese to Convention.

Deadline - Resolutions to be considered by Convention.
October 11
Deadline  – for registration for the October 19, Racial Reconciliation Workshop.
October 18
Deadline  – Diocesan Convention Registration.
Madison “Madi” Kyger – The New Southern Regional Youth Coordinator
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We are very pleased to introduce Madi Kyger. Madi has just accepted the position of Southern Regional Youth Coordinator and replaces Krista Heuett who left us to follow a call to be ordained and is attending seminary. 

Register for The Diocesan Youth Gathering & The Episcopal Youth Event
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DYG - Registration for the 2019 Diocesan Youth Gathering October 25-26 is open. EYE - In order for us to plan our trip to EYE20, we need to know how many are interested in attending. At the current moment, we do not have a cost estimate, this will depend on the registration fees for EYE and how we will need to travel.

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The next News Update will be published on Friday October 4, 2019
Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
United Thank Offering’s Young Adult and Seminarian grants Application deadline February 7, 2020
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United Thank Offering (UTO) has announced the availability of their 2020 Young Adult and Seminarian (YAS!) grants. 

United Thank Offering 2020 Annual Grants Application deadline March 6, 2020
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United Thank Offering (UTO) has announced the availability of their 2020 United Thank Offering Annual Grants. These grants are awarded for projects in The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion, each year with a different focus. 

Bible and Common Prayer Book Society collaborates with Church Publishing Incorporated to provide resources to Spread the Gospel to worshipping communities
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The Bible and Common Prayer Book Society are collaborating with Church Publishing Inc. (CPI) to widen the net for providing Episcopal worship resources throughout the world. This collaboration will provide complimentary access to CPI’s popular RitePlanning, an online worship planning tool that offers a simpler and easier way to plan liturgies and create parish bulletins, to qualified worshiping communities worldwide.

Bulletin Inserts
Bulletin & church newsletter inserts for you to consider and include.
Hurricane Dorian Bulletin Inserts
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Episcopal Relief & Development have created bulletin inserts so that you can share information and an opportunity for a compassionate response with members of your congregation.

2019 Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Conference Flyer

A flyer for this conference to be held October 3-5, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri is available. Please circulate this to your members.

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
Data from 2018 Parochial Reports Now Available
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Church and aggregated diocesan & province data from the 2018 parochial reports are available to view online in both English and Spanish.

The St. Andrew’s Cross – August 2019 Issue

On August 25, 2019 Deacon Donna Stanford was commissioned as the first Associate Member and Spiritual Guide of the St. Peter & All Saints Episcopal Church’s Chapter of the Brotherhood of St Andrew.

Children’s Program at General Convention 2021
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Don’t let worries about childcare prevent you from volunteering to take part in the 2021 General Convention of the Episcopal Church. – Children’s Program open to children from infants to 12 years of age.

Spread The Word