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

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Upcoming Events

10/21/2014 -- No Staff Meeting, 9:15 am, Diocesan Office, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76103.

10/21/2014 -- Community of Hope Training, 6:30 pm, St. Luke in the Meadow, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth. Topic: Pastoral Identity
The mission of the Community of ​Hope is to help create and sustain Christian communities of volunteer lay pastoral caregivers united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality, and equipped for serving in pastoral care ministries. If you would like more information on the next training opportunity, please email communityofhope.ministry@edfw.org.

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.


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Local Church News

Bishop High confirms seven, receives two, at St. Luke’s, Stephenville

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., confirmed seven young people and received two adults into The Episcopal Church during his visitation to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville, on Sunday, October 19, 2014. The Rev. Curt Norman is the rector … Continue reading

Bishop C. Andrew Doyle to preach at convention

“Met Jesus on Pilgrimage, still walking.” That’s the six-word autobiography of the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and preacher at the opening Eucharist at the 2014 Diocesan Convention at 1 p.m. Friday, November … Continue reading

Cherie Shipp named to Brite Board of Visitors

Cherie Shipp, CPA/CFF, a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will join the Board of Visitors of Brite Divinity School for a three-year term. Shipp is a trustee and treasurer of the Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort … Continue reading

Pre-diocesan convention deanery meetings set

Pre-diocesan convention deanery meetings have been scheduled in all deaneries of the diocese. The meetings are open to all interested people. All convention delegates are expected to attend the meeting in their deanery as part of their leadership role as … Continue reading

October 5 – Open House, Hymn Fest, and new clergy welcomed

Sunday. October 5, 2014, was a busy day in the diocese. In addition to all the regular Sunday worship services, three congregations welcomed new clergy, the  Episcopal Church of Hamilton County held an Open House, and the Episcopal Church of … Continue reading

Tony Hiatt ordained deacon

Tony Hiatt was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, by the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. The Rev. Fred Barber, former rector of Trinity and director of … Continue reading

Mission and Outreach Committee awards 10 grants

The Mission and Outreach Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has announced a total of $22,054 in matching grants for six ministries within the diocese and grants for four ministries beyond the diocese for 2014. Grants in the … Continue reading

St. Martin’s invites all to community Festival in the Fields on October 25

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church will have its third annual Festival in the Fields community festival on October 25, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm at the church campus at 223 South Pearson Lane, Keller, just south of FM1709 on the … Continue reading

Daughters of the King to host refugee ministry founder

The Order of the Daughters of the King in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is inviting the public to hear the Rev. Samira Izadi Page of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas share her story of escape from Iran and … Continue reading

St. Alban’s, Arlington, hires interim priest

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, has hired the Rev. Norma Barr as an interim priest. Her first Sunday was October 5, 2014. She will serve until they have a permanent priest-in-charge. Barr was born and raised in Dunfermline, Scotland. She went … Continue reading

People across church participate in meeting via webcast

The twelve people gathered at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, on Thursday, October 2, 2014, to take part in the webcast of the church wide meeting of the Task Force for Reimagining The Episcopal Church (TREC) were among 4,000 … Continue reading

Important details for the TREC churchwide webcast on October 2

The Office of Public Affairs of The Episcopal Church has announced details for the Task Force for Reimagining The Episcopal Church (TREC) meeting and webcast on October 2, 2014. All are encouraged to view webcast at 6:30pm Central time and to … Continue reading

Vernon and Deanna Gotcher honored at dinner

The Rev. Dr. Vernon and Deanna Gotcher were honored by the people of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst, on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at a dinner at Diamond Oaks Country Club in Haltom City. The Gotchers have given a combined … Continue reading

David Madison appointed head of school association

The Reverend David Madison, DMin, has been appointed executive director of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES), effective July 1, 2015. This date was set to allow the academic year 2014-15 to be used for a smooth transition for … Continue reading

Executive Council meets in Wichita Falls

The Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth met at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wichita Falls, on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls, which includes St. Stephen’s, All Saints’, and Good Shepherd, worships at … Continue reading

RSS Churchwide News

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    [Episcopal Diocese of Western New York] On Oct. 17, the Right Rev. R. William Franklin, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, presented a check for $6,375 to Roswell Park Cancer Institute to be used for breast cancer research. The check is the result of the Pink Flag Campaign held for the diocese’s […]
  • Catholic bishops narrowly reject a wider welcome to gays, divorcees
    [Religion News Service - Vatican City] Catholic bishops meeting here narrowly defeated proposals that would have signaled greater acceptance of gays and lesbians and divorced Catholics, a sign of the deep divisions facing the hierarchy as Pope Francis continues his push for a more open church. While the various proposals received a majority of support from [
  • A mission revolution in the church
    [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] A Mission Revolution in the Church, a comprehensive video presentation by Bishop Stacy Sauls, is now available online here. Presented October 1 to the Episcopal Business Administrators Conference (EBAC) at the group’s annual gathering in New York, Bishop Sauls details the many ways that the Missionary
  • Ferguson: ‘The ‘come to Jesus’ moment for us in the church’
    [Episcopal News Service] Danielle Dowd was back in front of the Ferguson police department Oct. 15, just two days after being arrested there while protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and other African-American youths. Since Brown’s Aug. 9 death, “I’ve come a couple of days every week, except for when my […]
  • Statements following General Seminary board of trustees’ action
    Several statements have been circulated following the Oct. 17 decision by the General Theological Seminary board of trustees to reaffirm their call to the Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle as president and dean and to invite the eight striking professors to request “provisional reinstatement.” Bishop William “Chip” Stokes of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey (GTS trus