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Upcoming Events

07/29/2014 -- CANCELLED-Diocesan Staff Meeting, 9:15 am, Diocesan Office, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76103.

07/31/2014 -- A Symposium on Formation for Small Church Leadership, 1:00 pm, American Airlines Training and Conference Center, 4501 Highway 360, Arlington, TX 76155. “A Symposium on Formation for Small Church Leadership” will be offered by The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission for Small Congregations on Thursday afternoon, July 31; Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Fort Worth.
Registration for the symposium begins at 1 pm Thursday in the lobby at the American Airlines Center. The Friday session begins at 9 am. There will be a social hour at 5:30 PM Friday, with dinner at 6 and brief stories from people from small congregations in the Diocese of Fort Worth from 7 to 9 pm. The evening will conclude with Eucharist.
All interested people who are members of congregations with less than 70 average Sunday attendance are invited to participate and/or help with the symposium. Contact Demi Prentiss at demi.prentiss@edfw.org or at 817-534-1900.

Event Website:
http://episcopaldiocesefortworth.org/forming-leaders-for-small-congregations/

08/01/2014 -- Hello Dolly Benefit Show, 7:30 pm, R.L. Paschal High School, 3001 Forest Park Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, United States. Be sure to come out and "Call On Dolly" and see this great youth production! Performances are July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm) at Paschal High School, 3001 Forest Park Blvd, Fort Worth. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, available from the Box Office at 817-523-1995 or at dolly2014.eventbrite.com. All show profits go to help prevent human trafficking through Traffck911, a local anti-trafficking organization.

Sponsored by the CandleWater Players - Trinity Episcopal Church

08/02/2014 -- Hello Dolly Benefit Show, 7:30 pm, R.L. Paschal High School, 3001 Forest Park Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, United States. Be sure to come out and "Call On Dolly" and see this great youth production! Performances are July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm) at Paschal High School, 3001 Forest Park Blvd, Fort Worth. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, available from the Box Office at 817-523-1995 or at dolly2014.eventbrite.com. All show profits go to help prevent human trafficking through Traffck911, a local anti-trafficking organization.

Sponsored by the CandleWater Players - Trinity Episcopal Church

08/03/2014 -- Hello Dolly Benefit Show, 3:00 pm, R.L. Paschal High School, 3001 Forest Park Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, United States. Be sure to come out and "Call On Dolly" and see this great youth production! Performances are July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm) at Paschal High School, 3001 Forest Park Blvd, Fort Worth. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, available from the Box Office at 817-523-1995 or at dolly2014.eventbrite.com. All show profits go to help prevent human trafficking through Traffck911, a local anti-trafficking organization.

Sponsored by the CandleWater Players - Trinity Episcopal Church

08/04/2014 -- EDFW Clergy Lunch & Conversations, 12:00 pm, EDFW Office, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76103. This is the monthly gathering of the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Ft Worth organized by the clergy. These are completely optional gatherings intended to provide a space for collaboration and conversation. Bring Your Own Lunch and Drink. We will meet in the diocesan conference room.
12-12:30: Eat and Visit
12:30-1: Speaker/Topic Discussion
1-1:30: Conversation/Reflection on Topic

Amy Haynie + is working on the topic/speaker for August. If you have not yet completed this survey from General Convention and the Episcopal Disabilities Network, please do: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001WKzxeB7zBFQFqdg7yItY7Ranwiz1218bp1T9IWzO2SlthJi0Q0zHyxqInC1rR354b5NYu1s1r5nliZ6o0-aQ2cLjJa5_tqeCX7ZsKyNhiPaaIQAegh7vvBAXgRF1eWpl4MkACOsg_qCGrAghNIBUFv1Y124SEqRYO28vNJ2gP8flWJBD8TGdugqgLMEE5Wn8&c=wxXhEPaKtoux0_GKndFZfxKZQonufl2IkP_nZ1a2SbLuQ8NU4D0iSA==&ch=DK6xv8UB67QyohzyQ38g9v8HxVY18s3A5_EAh_HsDbNGnT8HMloVMA==

08/04/2014 -- Standing Committee, 3:00 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Dr. S, Fort Worth 76109.


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40th Anniversary of women’s ordination: video, PB’s sermon

The Office of Public Affairs of The Episcopal Church has announced that a video of the special celebration of the 40th anniversary of women’s ordination on July 26 is now available here. The event was hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of … Continue reading

Forming leaders for small congregations

This story, previously entitled Leverage the Internet for your small church, contains updated information. “A Symposium  on Formation for Small Church Leadership” will be offered by The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission for Small Congregations on Thursday afternoon, July 31; Friday, August 1, … Continue reading

Episcopal Church Foundation web conferences coming up

The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has two web conferences coming up that are of value to lay and clergy leaders. Planned Giving on Demand will be presented by Jim Murphy, ECF Managing Program Director, from 7 to 8 pm on … Continue reading

“Hello Dolly” to benefit anti-trafficking organization

“Hello Dolly,” an all-youth benefit production by CandleWater Players, is being sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church of Fort Worth. All ticket profits go to helping prevent human trafficking through Traffick911, a local anti-trafficking organization. Traffick911 focuses on children under the … Continue reading

Congregations begin responding to border crisis

Congregations have started to respond to the humanitarian crisis of the unaccompanied children at the border. In Fort Worth, with less than one week notice, parishioners of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church presented 28 Welcome Boxes and additional $300 for Catholic … Continue reading

Bishop High visits St. Stephen’s, Hurst

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., visited St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst, on Sunday, July 13, 2014. St. Stephen’s worships in the Northeast Wedding Chapel in Hurst. He baptized Gwenn Anne Burud and Gavin Le Burud,  confirmed Gwenn Anne … Continue reading

Are you called to be a lay pastoral caregiver?

Community of Hope is a pastoral care training program for laity.  The mission of Community of Hope is to create and sustain Christian communities of volunteer lay pastoral caregivers around the world. Community of Hope communities are united in prayer, shaped … Continue reading

Episcopal Youth Event 2014 high energy event

Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) 2014 has concluded but with God’s help, the youth that attended will travel back into their daily lives and churches with a renewed faith and energy to living out their baptismal promises. There were more than … Continue reading

Bishop High appeals for funds for humanitarian crisis

As I read the stories of the children arriving at our border, I am reminded of a story of another refugee family crossing a border to save their child. Matthew 2 tells us that after the three Magi departed after … Continue reading

Mission and Outreach Committee requests proposals

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, through its Mission and Outreach Committee, is seeking requests to support programs that assist our communities, encourage personal participation by our congregations, and that will be strengthened by the endorsement of the diocese. This … Continue reading

Nominations open for positions to be filled at 2014 Diocesan Convention

Nominations are open for positions that will be filled at the 2014 diocesan convention on November 14 and 15. Qualified candidates are invited to read, pray, and discern if they are called to offer themselves in nomination for any of the elected positions described below. Nominations may be by the candidate on their own or by another person with the candidate’s permission. The deadline for online nominations is September 14, 2014. Continue reading

Jennings: Christians worship a child who fled violence in his home country

A commentary by the Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, about the unaccompanied children arriving at the borders of the United States as they flee violence in their own countries has been published by the Religious News Service. … Continue reading

New stained glass windows dedicated

O Lord God, the whole world is filled with the radiance of your glory: accept our offering of these stained glass windows which we now dedicate to you for the adornment of this place and the inspiration of your people. … Continue reading

College chaplains seek help contacting recent grads

“Attention rectors and youth ministers! If you have students heading off to college in the fall, help keep them involved in the Church by sharing their names and email addresses with the Episcopal chaplains at the colleges they will be … Continue reading

Presiding Bishop addresses crisis of unaccompanied children at the U.S. border

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued a statement on the current crisis of unaccompanied children and families at the United States border. She urges compassion, prayer, consideration of financial contribution; she asks you contact legislators to support appropriate humanitarian response, and to share today’s Office of Government Relations testimony with your elected officials. Continue reading

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    [Episcopal News Service --Phoenix, Arizona] Fredrica Harris Thompsett, the Mary Wolfe Professor Emerita of Historical Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reflects on the lessons taught to the church by the ordinations of the Philadelphia 11 40 years ago on July 29, 1974. She was the keynote speaker at a symposium […]
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