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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

09/30/2014 -- Cancelled Diocesan Staff Meeting, 9:15 am, Diocesan Office, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76103.

10/01/2014 -- Rev. Dena Harrison at Brite, 12:15 pm, Brite Divinity School, 2855 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX,76129 United States. Dena Harrison, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, celebrates and preaches at Brite Divinity School. A Eucharist led by Brite's Episcopal Studies Program is every Wednesday from 12:15-12:45. It is open to all. It is held in the chancel of Robert Carr Chapel, 2855 S. University, Fort Worth, TX 76129.

Here's a link to Robert Carr Chapel
http://www.brite.edu/locations/robert-carr-chapel/

10/02/2014 -- TREC Webinar/Meeting, 6:30 pm, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church 8220 Southwest Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133. As directed in its enabling resolution C095 approved by the 77th General Convention in 2012, the Task Force to Reimagine the Episcopal Church (TREC) will convene a churchwide meeting on October 2 at 7:30 pm Eastern time (6:30 pm Central/5:30 pm Mountain/4:30 pm Pacific/3:30 pm Alaska/1:30 pm Hawaii).

The purpose of the meeting is “to receive responses to the proposed recommendations to be brought forward to the 78th General Convention.”

The meeting will be webcast live from Washington National Cathedral http://www.nationalcathedral.org/.

The planned format will be short concise presentations followed by substantive question and comment periods. Questions, concerns and comments will be taken from the live audience in addition to email and twitter. Questions can be emailed here reimaginetec@gmail.com or on Twitter here @ReimagineTEC.

Viewing for the Diocese of Fort Worth will be held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.

10/03/2014 -- Diocesan office closed, Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, 4301 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76103 United States. The office will be closed on Friday, October 3, 2014. We will reopen on Monday, October 6, 2014.

10/04/2014 -- Anniversary of Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr.'s Consecration to the Episcopate, .

10/05/2014 -- Celebration of Episcopal Schools Week, . Celebration of Episcopal Schools -- Please celebrate and pray for all of the Episcopal Schools this week.

http://www.episcopalschools.org/events/episcopal-schools-celebration

10/05/2014 -- St. Mary's Open House, 3:00 pm, 1101 S. Rice St., Hamilton, TX 76531. The people of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hamilton invite the people of Hamilton County & the diocese to an open house with food & wine. Please note that Rice Street is US Highway 281. More info: http://wp.me/p2Hi35-1Om


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Local Church News

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

Participate in TREC’s church wide meeting via webcast

The Task Force to Reimagine the Episcopal Church (TREC) will convene a church wide meeting on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 6:30 pm Central Time. The meeting will be webcast live from Washington National Cathedral. Although the meeting will be open to … Continue reading

Sewanee to give Bishop High honorary doctorate

The University of the South, Sewanee, will confer upon the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., bishop of Fort Worth, an honorary Doctor of Divinity on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Founders’ Day Convocation. Sewanee’s announcement said, “The Rt. … Continue reading

Tony Hiatt to be ordained deacon October 7, 2014

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., will ordain Tony Hiatt to the Sacred Order of Deacons at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Tony Hiatt is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated … Continue reading

Bishop High visits St. Elisabeth/Christ the King

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., visited St. Elisabeth and Christ the King Episcopal Church in River Oaks on Sunday, September 21. The combined congregations of St. Elisabeth and Christ the King have been worshiping together at St. Elisabeth’s … Continue reading

The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls calls Amy Haynie – UPDATED

The congregations of All Saints’, Good Shepherd, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal churches have come together as The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls and are worshiping under one roof at 5023 Lindale Drive. They have been worshiping together since July 6 … Continue reading

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

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