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Upcoming Events

10/23/2014 -- Retired Clergy Luncheon, 11:30 am, St Christopher's Episcopal Church, 3550 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX, 76133 United States. Luncheon at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church for all of the retired clergy in the diocese. Bishop High will speak briefly. Lunch provided. Please RSVP to the diocesan office.

10/25/2014 -- Festival in the Fields at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 10:00 am, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, TX 76248. Enjoy an engaging day of sports, games, crafts for kids, a chili cook-off, good food & family-friendly fun. You'll find items to buy from local vendors, a silent auction, pet adoptions, and a used book sale as well. More info: http://wp.me/p2Hi35-1TE

10/25/2014 -- DEANERY MEETING (Northern), 10:00 am, The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls, 5023 Lindale, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.

10/25/2014 -- Constitution & Canons Committee, 10:00 am, Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Dr S, Ft Worth, TX 76109. Contact - George Komechak, chairperson, skydancr@flash.net

10/26/2014 -- DEANERY MEETING (Southwestern), 2:30 pm, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 595 N. McIlhaney, Stephenville, TX 76401. This is the pre-diocesan convention deanery meeting. The proposed budget for 2015, proposed changes to canons and constitution, and proposed resolutions will be discussed.Diocesan Convention is November 14-15 in the Jack Daniels Club at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

10/28/2014 -- Diocesan Staff Meeting, 9:15 am, Diocesan Office, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76103.

10/28/2014 -- DEANERY MEETING (Fort Worth South), 5:30 pm, St Christopher's Episcopal Church, 3550 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133, United States.


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General Convention Resolutions Referred to Dioceses for Consideration

The resolutions adopted by both houses of the 77th General Convention call for appropriate consideration by dioceses, diocesan committee(s), or congregations. The report of these resolutions is submitted by the Rev. Amy Haynie. You may download a PDF of this report … Continue reading

Nominations Committee Report to 2014 Convention

The Nominations Committee report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by Becky Snell and Henry Penner. You may download a PDF of this report here. The Nominations Committee presents the following persons for Convention 2014 election. … Continue reading

Northern Deanery Report to 2014 Convention

The Northern Deanery’s report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by the dean, JD Todd. You may download a PDF of this report here. February 15, 2014 Members of All Saints, Good Shepherd, and Saint Stephens congregations met … Continue reading

Standing Committee Report to the 2014 Diocesan Convention

The Standing Committee’s report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by Elinor Normand. You may download a PDF of this report here. During the year culminating in the 2014 diocesan Convention, the Standing Committee of the Episcopal … Continue reading

Congregational Development Workgroup Report to 2014 Convention

The Congregational Development Workgroup’s report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by Elinor Normand. You may download a PDF of this report here. The Congregational Development Workgroup as a whole interviewed representatives from St. Alban’s-Arlington, St. Stephen’s-Hurst, … Continue reading

Treasurer’s Report of the 2013 Diocesan Audit to 2014 Convention

The treasurer’s report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by the Diocesan Treasurer Robert Hicks. You may download a PDF of this report here. In accordance with Canon 5.2.3, the Treasurer shall “Render to the Convention annually … Continue reading

Episcopal Relief and Development Report to 2014 Convention

The Episcopal Relief and Development report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by the Rev. Janet Nocher. You may download a PDF of this report here. There were no reported Episcopal Relief and Development parish or diocesan … Continue reading

Fort Worth East Deanery Report to 2014 Convention

The Fort Worth East Deanery’s report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by the dean, Spencer Mabry. You may download a PDF of this report here. The Fort Worth East Deanery was constituted on February 2, … Continue reading

How to: reach folks, help heroes, artists, nomads be generous; and grow

Come to Convention and attend one of three workshops on Saturday, November 15. “ The Oldest Profession: In the Beginning was the Word” presented by Kai Ryan and Carol Barnwell from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas will share best practices and engaging ideas for your congregational communications ministry. “Heroes, Prophets, Artists & Nomads: Not one-size-fits-all anymore” is a dialogical workshop on giving with the Rev. Karl Travis of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, engaging with Robert Biehl of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. “Exploring the 21st Century American Religious Frontier: the Church’s New Territory (If we want it)” will explore new approaches for the established institutional church to grapple with dramatic changes in American culture and reach youth and young adults. It’s presented by Mary MacGregor of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and Katie Hays, a Yale and Princeton Divinity-trained minister engaged in the “next church.” Continue reading

Worship Commission Report to 2014 Convention

The Worship Commission report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by the Rev. Curt Norman. You may download a PDF of this report here. The ministry of worship planning and implementation for large events in the … Continue reading

2014 Diocesan Convention

The 2014 Diocesan Convention will be held November 14-15, 2014 in Arlington, Texas, at the Jack Daniel’s Club at Globe Life Park (formerly Rangers Ballpark in Arlington). Everything you need to know about the convention is or will be here! Continue reading

Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Report to 2014 Convention

The Corporation’s report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by James Hazel and Cherie Shipp. You may download a PDF of this report here. The Corporation holds title to the real property of the Diocese … Continue reading

Youth Ministry Report to 2014 Convention

The youth ministry report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by the Rev. Amy Haynie. You may download a PDF of this report here. 2014 has been a busy year in youth ministry across the … Continue reading

Ecumenical Officer Report to 2014 Convention

submitted by The Rev. James Frederick Barber The ecumenical officer for our diocese was absent from the diocese for most of the past convention year. He was acting as interim rector for a parish in Dallas and living there. He … Continue reading

2014 Convention Schedule

The schedule for the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in Arlington, Texas, on November 14-15, 2014 is below. You may also download a PDF of this schedule. Friday, November 14, 2014 8:30 a.m. - Staff and volunteers … Continue reading

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