Convention Wrap: Ministry Reports

November 27, 2019
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Leaders from many of our diocesan ministries presented brief reports at convention, other ministry reports were received by title. Each report highlights the important work being done throughout our diocese. 

Click on the links to read the individual reports:

- 2018 General Convention Deputation
- Archivist and Registrar
- Bishop's Deputy for Gun Violence Prevention
- Canon for Christian Formation
- Commission on Dismantling Racism
- Commission on Ministry
- Communications
- Community of Hope
- Deaconess Anne House
- Diocesan Council
- Diocesan Investment Trust
- Episcopal Church Women
- Episcopal City Mission
- Episcopal School for Ministry
- Grace Hill Settlement House
- Jubilee Ministries
- Rockwell House Episcopal Campus Ministry
- Saint Andrews Resources for Senior Systems (STARSS)
- Saint Luke's Hospital
- Senior Staff
- Standing Committee
- United Thank Offering

One anticipated report came from the New Ventures in Community Ministries. 

Chair Liz Yount presented this year’s report, which included updates on last year’s grant recipients and the announcement of those receiving grants this year. “We started with 12 Phase I grant requests and I am excited to announce that Diocesan Council has approved the granting of over $81,000 to eight different programs,” Yount said in her report. 

The mission of the Diocesan Outreach Endowment Fund through the New Ventures in Community Ministries Grants is to inspire congregations to dare great things for God by developing new ministries and visions in response to changing social needs throughout the diocese.

New Ventures in Community Ministry 2020 Grant Recipients:

Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis:  $24,975
Part time social worker to work with the homeless population in St. Louis City

Christ Church, Rolla:  $2,500
Backpack with toiletries to supply the homeless and poor in the community

Church of the Good Shepherd, Town and Country:  $6,532
Growing relationships with organizations using the organically grown food from their garden

Church of the Transfiguration, Lake St. Louis:  $4,000
Laundry of Love - 2nd year request; hopes of expansion to one more location for a total of four

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Webster Groves:  $15,000
Mobilizing the Faith (MTF) workshop expansion, specifically around the issues of racial inequity

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Carondelet:  $2,200
Stations of the Cross project and exhibit

St. Paul’s Sikeston:  $16,404.50
Meditation Garden

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Ferguson:  $10,000
Expanded social media to grow the Church


Author: Janis Greenbaum
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