2017 Meeting Dates and Locations

Jan 21 – St. Alban’s, Arlington
March 4 – St. Christopher’s, Fort Worth
May 20 – St. Luke’s, Stephenville
Sept 9 – St. Elisabeth’s & Christ the King, Fort Worth

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Deaneries

Executive Council & Committees

Bylaws – adopted 9/13/14  – a revision of the bylaws is now underway in light of the 2015 Constitution and Canons revision.

Members’ Sign-inView working documents and reports for upcoming meetings

News and Stories from Executive Council

Convention worship, elections, resolutions, relationships

The 2016 Diocesan Convention opened with worship on Friday, November 11, in the Chapel at All Saints’ Episcopal School in far west Fort Worth. The Rt. Rev. David Rice of San Joaquin was the preacher. The offering of $1,273 in … Continue reading

Convention election results

With great patience, good humor, and old-fashioned paper ballots and pencils, delegates to convention worked past the technology glitch that prevented online voting and filled all the offices open for election in 2016. They were selecting from a record number … Continue reading

Pre-Convention Deanery Meetings begin

Attend your Pre-Convention Deanery meeting during the next few weeks to become familiar with the business to be completed at Diocesan Convention on November 11-12. Deaneries There are five deaneries in the diocese; see which deanery your congregation is in, and click … Continue reading

Note deadlines for submissions related to business at 2016 Convention

The 34th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is coming up November 11-12, 2016. Take note of the following deadlines, templates, and guidelines related to submitting information, proposals, nominations, and anything else required for the business of Convention. … Continue reading

Nominations committee invites nominees for 28 open positions

Updated 7/20/2016 Nominations are now open for 28 (previously reported as 27) positions that will be filled at the 2016 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 11 and 12. The number of … Continue reading

Lay leader Marsha van Etten de Chant dies

Marsha van Etten DeChant, 66, lay leader in the diocese and member of the Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls (ECWF), died April 16, 2016. More than a hundred people attended a Memorial Celebration of her life at the ECWF parish … Continue reading

Executive Council approves 2016 convention site, awards grants

The Executive Council met Tuesday, December 8 at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The council approved the Fort Worth West Deanery‘s proposal for the venue for the 2016 diocesan convention, which will be held at All Saints’ Episcopal School. They … Continue reading

Attend May 16 Special Meeting of Convention

Updated on Thursday, May 14 – online registration is now closed. The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High. Jr., has called a Special Meeting of Convention for 10am Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Trinity Episcopal Church,  3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. … Continue reading

Resources for March 21 training day

Resources are now available in preparation for the March 21 Leadership Inspiration and Training Day for lay and ordained, volunteer and elected leaders throughout the diocese. Register here. The format of this training event will follow the “flipped classroom” model: … Continue reading

Leadership Inspiration & Training Day – Saturday, March 21

This story was updated on March 6 with links to resources. Are you: an elected or appointed leader in your congregation? a leader who hasn’t been elected or appointed? a paid or volunteer worker-bee who needs more information to be … Continue reading

Campaign Committee reports to Executive Council

Floyd McKneely, chair of the Funding for the Future Campaign Committee, reported on the work on the committee at the Executive Council’s first meeting of 2015. Read about that meeting here. McKneely said that the campaign team conducted interviews and … Continue reading

Constitution and Canons Committee Reports to Executive Council

Mr. George Komechak, chair of the Constitution and Canons Committee reported on the work of the committee at the Executive Council’s first meeting of 2015. Read a report of that meeting He said that in response to the new Canon … Continue reading

Convention Evaluation Summary presented to Executive Council

Ministry Support and Communications Officer Tracie Middleton presented a summary of the evaluations filled out by those attending diocesan convention at the Jack Daniel’s Club at Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington to the January 2015 Executive Council meeting. Read a report … Continue reading

The Rev. Curt Norman elected president of Standing Committee

The Rev. Curt Norman, rector of St. Luke’s, Stephenville, was elected president of the Standing Committee at a brief meeting on the second day of the 32nd Diocesan Convention on November 15, 2014, at the Jack Daniels Club at Globe … 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

Bylaws of Executive Council

Bylaws of Executive Council – PDF – approved September 13, 2014 The Executive Council of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth amended bylaws on September 13, 2014.. The Executive Council originally adopted bylaws on May 17, 2014.

Executive Council passes Safeguarding & background policies; approves grants

The Executive Council of the diocese met Saturday, May 17, 2014, at St. Luke in the Meadow Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The council passed bylaws for the council, a policy on Safeguarding programs, a policy on background checks, and an … Continue reading

Code of Conduct for Meetings

Code of Conduct for Meetings – PDF This Code of Conduct was adopted by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on May 17, 2014, and is commended to all groups and gatherings of the diocese as … 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

CANCELLED – Executive Council Meeting on Saturday, December 7

Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr. has canceled the Saturday, December 7, 2013 meeting of the Executive Council because of the weather. The next meeting is January 25, 2014, at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 3550 Southwest Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133.

Executive Council Meeting Minutes – May 18, 2013

The Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth met on May 18, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The meeting minutes were approved September 28, 2013. Executive Council Meeting Minutes – May 18, 2013 – PDF

Report of meeting of executive council on September 28, 2013

The executive council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth met on Saturday, September  28, 2013, in the parish hall at All Saints Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth, TX, 76107. The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., opened … Continue reading

Journal of the 30th annual convention – November 2-3, 2012

Journal of the 30th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, November 2-3, 2012, at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

Executive Council Meeting Minutes – January 26, 2013

The Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth met on January 26, 2013.
Here is the full text of meeting minutes as approved March 16, 2013. Continue reading

Executive Council meeting highlights, March 2013

The Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth voted to adopt a revised Vision/Mission Statement and make adjustments to the diocesan budget at their meeting on Saturday, March 16, 2013, in the Lee Conference Center on the courthouse square in Hamilton. Continue reading

The Vision and Mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Who We Are The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is a Christ centered community of congregations, diocesan staff, and ministry groups who welcome and support all people in worship, study, fellowship, and service. What We Do Diocesan staff and programs … Continue reading

Diocesan Organization Update to Executive Council Forms

Diocesan Organization Update to Executive Council Form – PDF Diocesan Organization Update to Executive Council Form – MS Word

Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth strategic planning meeting

Members of the diocese’s executive council, standing committee, corporation trustees, and trustees for the endowment of the episcopate spent Friday evening and most of Saturday, January 25 and 26, 2013, working on a strategic planning followup to work begun last August with Donald Romanik, president of the Episcopal Church Foundation. Continue reading

Executive Council Finds Missing Piece

“It” is the reorganization of the Executive Council. The reorganization is the result of the revised Canon 10 passed at the Diocesan Convention November 2-3 in Stephenville. The Executive Council exercises “the powers of Convention between meetings thereof, implementing the directives and policies of that body, initiating and developing new work, but not acting in conflict with the expressed will of Convention.” Continue reading