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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

04/23/2014 -- Episcopal Communicators conference, Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, 60603. Episcopal Communicators / Associated Church Press 2014 conference. More info: http://episcopalcommunicators.org/

04/26/2014 -- Constitution & Canons Committee, 10:00 am, Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Dr S, Ft Worth, TX 76109. Contact - George Komechak, chairperson, skydancr@flash.net

04/26/2014 -- Commission on MInistry mtg, 10:00 am, All Saints' Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

04/26/2014 -- Christian Formation Workgroup, 11:30 am, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 3550 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133.

04/27/2014 -- DEANERY MEETING - Southwestern Deanery, 2:30 pm, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (worshipping at Seventh Day Adventist Church), 2016 Acton Highway, Granbury 76049. Call Norm Snyder for more info or directions: 817-559-9180.

04/28/2014 -- ECBF Buildings for a New Tomorrow (BFNT), Daytona Beach, FL or Charlotte, NC. Info: http://bit.ly/1kaUOk6

04/28/2014 -- Clergy Bible Study, 10:00 am, St Christopher's Episcopal Church, 3550 SW Loop 820, Ft Worth, TX 76133 (817.921.4533, www.stchrisfw.org).


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Local Church News

Diocesan litigation moves forward in two courts

At a hearing on Thursday, April 24, 2014, Judge John P. Chupp of the 141st District Court denied the Episcopal Parties’ motion to stay, or stop, proceedings in the diocesan case in the district court and granted the breakaway ACNA parties’ motion … Continue reading

Bring the TENS annual conference to your congregation – Good news for leaders

For $75 to $150, you can bring the Atlanta-based annual conference of TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) to your parish hall, or anywhere else you have internet access. The Walking the Way conference can be accessed live in real-time, or delayed anytime between June 6 and June 29. Continue reading

Motion filed in 141st District Court on April 21, 2014

On Monday, April 21, 2014, attorneys for Local Episcopal Parties filed a Motion for Stay and Response to Motion to Set Aside Order on Defendants’ Motion to Set Supersedeas Bond.  The motion begins, “Four years ago, Defendants argued to this Court: `[A] … Continue reading

Mark you calendars for local CPG workshops – Good news for leaders

Clergy, lay employees, and lay leaders who deal with finance, employee insurance and pensions, and budgets will want to mark your calendars for September 10 and 11, when Church Pension Group (CPG) representatives will visit the Diocese of Fort Worth. The CPG presentations will cover a wide range of topics, selected to address the needs of people in the diocese. Continue reading

Join the Holy Conversation: Money, Church, and Millennials – Good news for leaders

Stewardship and adults under age 40 are the compelling focus of a Holy Conversation hosted by Brite Divinity School (http://brite.edu/) May 21-23 at the Bass Conference Center in the Harrison Building, 2925 Princeton Street, Fort Worth, Texas. “Let’s talk about connecting the church to young people and helping everyone connect their values to their spending,” reads the invitation from the Center for Faith and Giving, convener of the conversation. Continue reading

Bishop High issues statement in wake of Texas Supreme Court action

We found out today the Texas Supreme Court denied our motion to stay issuance of mandate.  Of course, we had hoped they would respond positively to our request.  In the wake of this decision, our legal team is preparing for … Continue reading

Clergy invited to Chrism Mass – Good news for leaders

Tuesday of Holy Week (April 15) is the date of the diocese’s annual “mass of collegiality,” or “Chrism Mass,” and all clergy are cordially invited to attend. The mass, to be celebrated at St. Luke’s in the Meadow, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76103 will begin at 11am, with Bishop Rayford High preaching and presiding. Continue reading

Episcopal Parties File Motion to Stay Mandate In Anticipation of Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

On March 25, 2014, the loyal Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth filed a motion requesting the Texas Supreme Court to stay its mandate in anticipation of an appeal to the United States Supreme Court. A copy of … Continue reading

“Growing in Faith Together – How Your Church Family Works” workshop April 4&5

On Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014, members of congregations throughout the region are invited to “Growing in Faith Together.” The workshop will be at Trinity Lutheran Church,  3621 Tulsa Way, Fort Worth, TX 76107. This workshop is the … Continue reading

CANCELLED – Author Barbara Crafton coming to Trinity, Fort Worth

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to a sudden injury. Please keep the Rev. Crafton in your prayers. We have no information at this time about plans to reschedule this event, but will keep you informed as soon as … Continue reading

How to avoid having one unhappy person undermine your congregation

Church members frequently refer to their congregations as a family, and the simile is apt in many ways, since churches, like families, are made up of different and interdependent parts: clergy, wardens, lay leaders, members, some of whom are older, … Continue reading

Dr. Esther Mombo, lay Anglican theologian from Kenya, will speak Thursday, March 27

Dr. Esther Mombo, a lay Anglican theologian from Kenya, has been invited by Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University to be a guest professor for this term. She is a Henry R. Luce International Scholar and former deputy vice … Continue reading

Executive Council holds first meeting after deanery reorganization

The Executive Council of the diocese had its first meeting since the reorganization of the deaneries. The meeting on Saturday, March 1, 2014, was hosted by St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Theatre Arlington and held at Covenant Methodist Church in … Continue reading

2014 Executive Council member list updated

The membership of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth changed slightly as a result of the revision of the deanery system, approved by Executive Council in January 2014. Here is the membership as of March 1, … Continue reading

New Congregational Grant Requests process announced at Executive Council

At the March 1, 2014, meeting of the Executive Council, Finance Committee member Cherie Shipp reported on a new Congregational Grant Requests approval process “to support the growth in mission and ministry for new or restart of existing congregations. Financial … Continue reading

RSS Churchwide News

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    The Rev. Rempfer Lees Whitehouse, died in San Diego after a long illness. He was 91. He was preceded in death by his first wife and six siblings and is survived by seven children, 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two siblings, as well as his second wife Mary Rose McCormick, a stepson and grandson. “Fr. Jack” […]
  • Zimbabwe bishop celebrates growth in Harare diocese
    [Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Harare is celebrating peace and growth in his diocese two-and-a-half years after Anglicans in Zimbabwe won back their churches. In a recent update to supporters around the world, Bishop Chad Gandiya said that hard work and generosity of parishioners the diocese is going from strength to strength. “The diocese h […]
  • Church Army Africa aims to bring healing, hope to communities
    [Anglican Communion News Service] Church Army Africa, a community of evangelists in Africa, has embarked on an ambitious program to “positively transform society” by setting up 1,500 Anglican churches by 2015. The organization’s general secretary, the Rev. Capt. Richard Mayabi, told ACNS that they plan to achieve the goal through a program called Heal Africa […]
  • Episcopal Health Foundation purchases Houston office building
    [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The Episcopal Health Foundation has purchased property for its new offices at 500 Fannin in Downtown Houston, Elena Marks, president and CEO of the foundation announced. The foundation plans to occupy the property this summer. The decision to purchase the space was made after a thorough study of alternatives, said foundation trea […]
  • Connecticut: Curry’s retirement announced
    [Diocese of Connecticut]  Dear Sister and Brothers in Christ, We write to share with you the news that the Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, Bishop Suffragan, plans to retire October 1, 2014. Bishop Curry will be close to completing 14 years as bishop suffragan, the longest serving bishop suffragan in the history of the Episcopal […]