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The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, and the entire Episcopal Church, welcomes you in the name of Jesus Christ.

We are a welcoming and affirming group of local Christian communities in and around the Fort Worth area who are united with The Episcopal Church, a province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and a part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

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Upcoming Events

09/20/2014 -- Finance Committee, 10:00 am, Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76103.

09/21/2014 -- Founders Day Celebration at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 11:30 am, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. You’re Invited to Celebrate our Church’s Birthday Bishop C. Avery Mason accepted the petition made by fifteen Christians on September 15, 1957 to establish this church. We’ll celebrate with a catered Founders Day luncheon after the 10:30 service on Sunday, September 21. This Founders Day celebration signals the beginning of our annual Stewardship Campaign, with themes of Welcoming and Thanksgiving.

Please join us in this celebration of the Episcopalians whose faith built this place we now know as our spiritual home, and the God through whom all good things become possible!

http://www.stchrisfw.org/

09/23/2014 -- Diocesan Staff Meeting, 9:15 am, Diocesan Office, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76103.

09/23/2014 -- EDFW Convention Worship Planning Meeting, 11:30 am, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76103, USA. Worship planning committee meeting for the 2014
EDFW convention. Meeting will be held in the conference room.

09/26/2014 -- Rose-Mary Rumbley at Trinity Episcopal Church, 12:00 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Dr S, Fort Worth, TX, United States. Rose-Mary Rumbley, one of the most sought-after speakers in the Metroplex, will leave you in stitches with her wit and charm! Join the Women of Trinity in the parish pall for lunch, laughter & fun. Admission is $10 per person & includes lunch from Z's Cafe. More info:
http://www.fortworthtrinity.org/about/news/rose-mary-rumbley/

09/27/2014 -- Constitution & Canons Committee, 10:00 am, Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Dr S, Ft Worth, TX 76109. Contact - George Komechak, chairperson, skydancr@flash.net

09/27/2014 -- Celebrating the Rev. Dr. Vernon Gotcher & Deanna Gotcher, 6:30 pm, Diamond Oaks Country Club, 5821 Diamond Oaks Dr. N., Fort Worth, tX 76117. Join St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Hurst in celebrating the lives & ministries of the Rev. Vernon & Deanna Gotcher with dinner, a silent auction, libations, and music. More info: http://wp.me/p2Hi35-1zG Please RSVP http://www.ststephensepiscopal-hurst.org/Celebrate_90.php.


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Local Church News

Solemn Evensong September 28 at All Saints’, Fort Worth

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will have Solemn Evensong at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28 with the All Saints’ Choir. The choir will sing Evening Hymn by H. Balfour Gardener and Plainsong Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for Choir and Congregation. … Continue reading

Registration for 2014 Diocesan Convention

Visitors and Non-parochial clergy are invited to use this form to register for the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. If you are a congregation’s Delegate or Alternate, or are a Parochial clergy member, your congregation will complete registration and payment for you, so … Continue reading

Bishop High dedicates St. Stephen’s new building

On Sunday, September 14, Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr., dedicated and blessed the new building of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church,  Hurst. The liturgy began with the altar party, made up of the bishop, the Rev. Janet Waggoner, Canon to the … Continue reading

Kathleen Wells elected to seminary board of trustees

Kathleen Wells, chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, was recently elected by her fellow alumni as a trustee on the board of trustees of the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. Rayford B. High, Jr., bishop of the … Continue reading

Hotel Information – 2014 Diocesan Convention

The convention planning committee was unable to negotiate special rates with Arlington area hotels for the 2014 Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on November 14-15, 2014. Bishop High, the diocesan staff, and guests from the Diocese of … Continue reading

Learn about Julian of Norwich

Dr. Joyce Lorraine Beck, a parishioner at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will present a class on Julian of Norwich as part of Texas Christian University’s Extended Education Fall Program from 7 to 8:30  pm on Tuesdays, September 16 … Continue reading

Ed Waggoner to present seminar on Trinity

Ed Waggoner, Assistant Professor of Theology in The Rt. Reverend Sam B. Hulsey Chair in Episcopal Studies, Brite Divinity School, will present Stories for Trinitarians: Tragedy, Romance, and Adventure with God on Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9 am. to 1:45 … Continue reading

Nominations are still needed for diocesan positions; online nominations close September 14

Nominations are needed for positions in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth that will be filled at the 2014 Convention in Arlington, Texas, on November 14 and 15. You’re invited to read, pray, and discern if you are called to offer yourself  or someone else … Continue reading

Karen Calafat called to St. Luke’s, Fort Worth

The Rev. Karen Calafat has been called as the new rector of St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Her first Sunday there will be October 5, 2014. Patti Callahan, senior warden, writing on behalf of the Rector … Continue reading

St. Mary’s, Hamilton, invites diocese to Open House

On Sunday, October 5, 2014, the people of St. Mary’s are inviting the people of Hamilton County and the people of the diocese to an Open House from 3 to 5 pm. They want to show off their new building … Continue reading

Bishop High writes article for Vintage Voice

Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr., has written an article for Vintage Voice, a monthly publication written by The Church Pension Fund beneficiaries. Entitled A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to Retirement, it is his reflection on the … Continue reading

Good Shepherd, Granbury, sponsoring community hymn fest

Been missing some of your favorite hymns? Love singing but can’t make time for choir practice? Come join the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury, for a Hymn Fest of Traditional Christian Hymns at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural … Continue reading

Tracie Middleton joins diocesan staff

The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner, administrative officer of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, has announced that the Rev. Tracie Middleton, deacon, has joined the diocesan staff as ministry support and communications officer.  Her work with the diocese will begin … Continue reading

Noted humorist to visit Trinity, Fort Worth

Rose-Mary Rumbley, a popular local humorist, will present “Powerful Women Starting with Queen Esther” at a luncheon hosted by Women of Trinity on Saturday, September 26, 2014, at 12 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Admission is $10 and includes lunch from Z’s … Continue reading

Demi Prentiss authors piece in Vestry Papers

Demi Prentiss, until recently Ministry Developer/Stewardship Officer of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, has written an article in the September Vestry Papers, a publication of the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF). “As we grow beyond the narrow understanding of stewardship … Continue reading

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