Helping Others (Page 2)

Helping Others (Page 2)

All Episcopal bishops in Texas issue response to Governor Abbott

All the Episcopal bishops in all six dioceses in the state of Texas have issued a response to Gov. Abbott’s action regarding resettlement and aid to refugees. Read the entire statement below. Download the statement as a PDF to share in your congregations. episcopal-bishops-of-texas-respond-to-governor-abbott Read a statement from Episcopal Migration Ministries. statement-from-episcopal-migration-ministries Read a news release from Refugee Services of Texas. refugee-services-of-texas-press-release-9-21-16 Episcopal Bishops of Texas Respond to Gov. Abbott’s Action Texans are not known for being fearful, but for…

Disaster response to Louisiana flooding

The Diocese of Louisiana is now accepting out-of-state volunteer teams to help with mucking out and gutting flooded homes in eastern Louisiana. Current work site locations are in Baton Rouge, Clinton, Denham Springs, and St. Francisville. Read about how to volunteer. Organizers prefer groups register together as a team rather than as individual volunteers. The Diocese of Louisiana’s Disaster Coordinator, Deacon Elaine Clements, noted that the largest teams that could be easily accommodated at this point are teams of about 14, although it could be possible…

Support relief to Gulf Coast residents

A note from Episcopal Relief and Development regarding recent flooding in states along the Gulf Coast: Greetings, Sisters and Brothers in Christ. As flooding continues in the US Gulf Coast, Episcopalians are asking how to respond. Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with dioceses in the region to reach the most vulnerable. We have created this bulletin insert so that you can share information and an opportunity for compassionate response with members of your congregation. Please continue to pray…

Last year’s Mission and Outreach grant recipients share successes

The application for mission and outreach grants is now closed for 2016. Take a look below at successes in projects that received funds in the 2015 process. 2016 grant recipients will be announced after the committee meets at the end of August. 2015 Outreach Grant Successes The Mission and Outreach Committee of the diocese awarded grant funds to several projects within and outside the diocese in 2015. Open the sections below to read more about each project. Projects within the diocese…

Fort Worth East Deanery discusses project updates and ongoing ministries

The Fort Worth East Deanery met Monday, April 25 at St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, to hear updates on projects going on in each of the four churches as well as their deanery-wide food pantry project. Updates Work on the 4 Saints Episcopal Food Pantry, a deanery-wide project to be housed at St. Luke’s-in-the-Meadow, Fort Worth, is continuing. A storage shed is under construction and close to completion. St. Luke’s, St. Martin’s, Keller-Southlake; and St. Alban’s had begun a “17 on the 17th” fundraiser…

St. Mary’s recognized for faithfully supporting Hillsboro Food for Families

St. Mary’s, Hillsboro, is a faithful supporter of the Hillsboro Food for Families Program. Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries recently recognized the church’s contributions. The Rev. Sam Houston of Hillsboro Interfaith Ministry presented a plaque to the Rev. Hope Benko and Dr. David Skelton of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in thanks for St Mary’s outstanding support of the annual Hillsboro Food for Families Program. This year a total of 100,000 pounds of food was donated. “I think St Mary’s gave the largest gift in the…