Holy Week and Easter: Worship at Home

March 30, 2020

Although we can't gather together in our churches for Holy Week and Easter this year, the Bishop's office has put together a ceremonial guide all of us can use to mark this Holy Season.

Crisis Communications

March 30, 2020

Diocesan communications director Janis Greenbaum offers some guidelines and assistance to parish and ministry coordinators for communications in the age of COVID-19.

Emergency Financial Assistance

March 24, 2020

Diocesan Council authorizes Diocesan assessment holiday and parish financial assistance to help parishes during the coronavirus crisis.

Ask the Rev. Doctor Maria

March 24, 2020

Priest and Doctor Maria Evans addresses the need for social (or physical) distancing as we deal with the coronavirus health crisis.

Updated Guidelines for Church Operations

March 23, 2020

Bishop Wayne Smith and Bishop-elect Deon Johnson release an updated set of guidelines to help our churches maintain operations while keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Addressing Isolation and Quarantine

March 23, 2020

Episcopal Relief and Development offers advice to churches and individuals as we make our way through the coronavirus health crisis.

Online Conference: UTO Theology of Gratitude

March 19, 2020

The United Thank Offering and Bexley Seabury are offering a free one-day live webinar on April 24. Author Diana Butler Bass is one of the many scholars speaking about gratitude.

Coronavirus Response: Maintaining Church Finances

March 18, 2020

The Episcopal Network for Stewardship offers some suggestions to prevent a cash flow crisis in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

Bishop Transition Update: Postponing Celebrations

March 17, 2020

The coronavirus is forcing changes in our transition plans. Our new ordination date is set for June 13. Our celebration of Bishop Smith is postponed until it is once again safe to gather as a community.

Presiding Bishop sets new bishop ordination dates

March 17, 2020

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry announced new dates for bishop ordinations, including our ordination in the Diocese of Missouri.

Coronavirus Response

March 16, 2020

Bishop Wayne Smith and Bishop-elect Deon Johnson announce a suspension of in-person Sunday worship services throughout the diocese until at least May 31, 2020.

Guidelines for Church Operations

March 16, 2020

Bishop Wayne and Bishop-elect Deon offer some guidelines to help us continue to be the Church while avoiding the spread of the coronavirus.

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