Learning (Page 2)

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to visit diocese April 6-8, 2017

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, will visit the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Thursday, April 6, through Saturday, April 8. Bishop Curry calls himself the chief evangelist of The Episcopal Church, and he will bring that emphasis with him. “I Love to Tell the Story” is the theme of the visit. It is taken from the hymn written as a poem by an English Anglican evangelist, Arabella Katherine Hankey, in 1866 and set to music by…

St. Stephen’s hosts “What I wish you knew about my faith” Saturday, April 1

This Saturday, April 1, from 9 am to noon, St. Stephen’s in Hurst is hosting an interfaith dialogue titled, “What I wish you knew about my faith.” St. Stephen’s is located at 463 West Harwood Road in a shopping center at the corner of Hurstview and Harwood in Hurst. Another church in the same shopping center, Pathways Unitarian Universalist Church, is participating in the event also, along with the Islamic Association of Mid-Cities. Each of the three congregations will speak…

Learn more about church planting and missional communities

What does the church look like when it goes out into the community and gathers in non-traditional places, connecting with people who might not feel comfortable in a traditional setting? If you have an interest in exploring this question, consider learning more about missional communities. There are two events coming up in April at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), and another event in May in the Diocese of Texas. Missional Voices Gathering: April 21-22 at VTS Alan Bentrup, one of the co-founders…

Martin Smith to lead retreat exploring “Who We Really Are”

Refresh your spirit and your mind during Lent. Episcopal priest, author and retreat leader the Rev. Martin L. Smith will offer a retreat in our diocese on Saturday, April 1. Smith will lead participants in reflecting on “Who We Really Are: Exploring Our Baptismal Identity.” Thomas Merton reminds us that “in prayer we experience what we already possess. We start where we are and deepen what we have, and we realize we are already there.” In this quiet day of reflection and prayer,…

Purpose workshop

The Rev. Karen Calafat will present a free workshop at St. Luke’s in the Meadow this Thursday, January 26, from 6:30-8:30 pm on developing or re-envisioning your purpose. “If you don’t know your purpose, you might not ever fulfill it. One of the most important components of living a spiritual, rich life is personal meaning and purpose. Taking time to discover strengths and interests can enrich life and lead to greater happiness and wholeness.” – The Rev. Karen Calafat The…

Continuing education opportunities

Ministers Week at Brite Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth has announced speakers and workshops for the 2017 Ministers Week, February 20-23: “Re-envisioning Spirituality, Community, and Faithful Living.” Download the brochure to read about the speakers and worship leaders, take a look at the schedule, and register online. Brite also offers resources through its Lifelong Learning program and the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity. Courses offered by Episcopal Seminaries Several in-person and online opportunities are available through Episcopal seminaries.…