Christopher Thomas ordained deacon

Christopher Thomas was ordained to a deacon by Bishop Scott Mayer at St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church,  Fort Worth, on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  The Rev. Dr. Jo G. Hudson,  teacher-pastor for The Carpenter Initiative in Gender, Sexuality, and Justice at Brite Divinity School and  former senior pastor of the Cathedral of Hope (UCC) in Dallas, preached. See more photos at the diocesan Flickr gallery. See photos by Judith Cariker at the 4Saints’ Episcopal Food Pantry gallery. Cariker’s photos are among…

Bishop visits St. Luke’s, Stephenville

Love changes hearts, lives, the world On Sunday, October 8, Bishop Scott Mayer preached and celebrated at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville. See more photos at the diocesan Flickr gallery. Read the text of the sermon. St Luke’s Stephenville 2017 Patron Feast Day October 8 Watch the sermon on YouTube or below.

Mourning the victims of Las Vegas

Bishop Mayer joins in statement, requests tolling of bells Bishop Scott Mayer has issued this statement: ” I join with my sister and brother bishops in this statement from Bishops United Against Gun Violence. Please pray for the victims of this latest mass shooting. And if your church has bells, please ring them at 11 am Central Time Tuesday, October 3, as we join in solidarity with the Diocese of Nevada in tolling their bells in mourning for the victims.…

Safeguarding policy updated to allow primary certification online

The members of the Executive Council voted at their September meeting to update the Safeguarding policy related to preventing sexual exploitation of children and adults. View or download the revised policy Previously, those taking Safeguarding courses were required to take the first two courses in person and could update others online. Now, participants can take courses online initially if they would like – it’s no longer required to take an in-person course first. Visit the Safe Church Training page on the…