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Responding to the pandemic

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Bishop Bascom has issued a series of letters to clergy and lay leaders of the diocese regarding the coronavirus pandemic. These include guidance on how and under what circumstances churches can resume in-person worship, guidance on how food ministries can continue with distancing, when members of the diocesan staff will be working in the office

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Bishop Bascom names Deacon Anne Flynn as archdeacon

Bishop Cathleen Bascom has announced that Deacon Anne Flynn, who serves at Grace Cathedral, Topeka, has been named one of two archdeacons of the diocese. She succeeds Deacon Charles Pearce, who retired in May after 13 years of service as archdeacon. As archdeacon Flynn will serve as a liaison to deacons in the Northwest and

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Transforming the Stone of Racism

Transforming the Stone of Racism

A statement from Bishop Cathleen Bascom and Ms. Terrell Mann and the Rev. Patrick Funston, co-chairs of the diocesan Task Force on Justice and Racial Reconciliation Moved to our core, or onto our knees, or into the streets by the racial tensions of this Pentecost weekend, we cannot deny that the racism that clings within

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Financial and legal matters for parishes during COVID

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Dear clergy and parish leaders in the Diocese of Kansas: The Executive Committee of the Council of Trustees and I have been meeting weekly about financial and legal matters relating to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on parishes and our diocese. It is difficult to anticipate the disruptive economic impact that these uncertain times

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Living as Sacramental, Eucharistic People amid COVID-19

Living as Sacramental, Eucharistic People amid COVID-19

Bishop Bascom has written to all clergy of the diocese with her thoughts about how the physical distancing to help stop the spread of the coronavirus presents the church, with the Eucharist at the heart of its worship, “with unique practical, theological, liturgical and ethical realities.” She also provides guidance for worship and sacraments in

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Bishop Bascom suspends worship services through May 17th

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Dear beloved members of the Diocese of Kansas: As Bishop of Kansas, I am simultaneously heartbroken and heartened as I share with you the news that in-person Holy Week and Easter services, as well as other church gatherings and services through May 17th, need to be suspended. The following guidance came from Presiding Bishop Michael

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Guidelines in the time of Corona

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I write this knowing that the world around is changing not hour-by-hour but minute-by-minute, as we all seek to keep people safe in the face of the novel coronavirus. Our connection with one another across the Diocese of Kansas will remain a constant as we navigate this situation. We are people of faith: We know

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Coronavirus information for parishes

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We all are aware of the new version of the Coronavirus, named COVID-19, which is showing up around the globe. Because it is a new virus, there is yet no vaccine for it, and the production of testing kits is ramping up to help health care professionals better diagnose those who fall ill from it.

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