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2017 Canons

Download the 2017 Canons Amendments to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Canons were approved by the 2017 Diocesan Convention. This document became effective at the end of Convention November 11, 2017. PREVIOUS VERSION: 2016 – pagination correction to the Canons (no longer the most current)

Opportunities to “take a class” at Brite Divinity School

Brite Divinity School at TCU in Fort Worth offers opportunities for taking a class as a non-degree-seeking student Promotional materials for the new “Take a Class” initiative describe two options: Special Student: Taking a course as a special student includes graduate-level credit, professor feedback, and all the perks and benefits of being a non-degree seeking student at TCU, etc. 50% tuition grants may be available. Community Auditor: Taking a course as a community auditor includes attending all class meetings but…

St. Alban’s celebrates 70th anniversary

St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the parish on Sunday, November 12.  The Rev. Courtland Moore, former rector, preached, and Bishop Scott Mayer confirmed, received, and reaffirmed the baptismal vows of 14 people. Watch a short video of the event with excerpts from the sermon below, or on YouTube. Enjoy a slideshow of photos and then see more at the diocesan Flickr gallery.  

Bishop Mayer visits Wichita Falls

Bishop Scott Mayer made a visitation to the Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, November 5. Watch a video of the bishop’s sermon below or on YouTube. Watch a slideshow of photos and then see more at the diocesan Flickr gallery. Lefty Brandon took the photos.
deacon cross and St. Stephen

Ayodeji Omoniyi to be ordained deacon

God willing and the people consenting, the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer will ordain Ayodeji Omoniyi to the Sacred Order of Deacons at 7 pm on Monday, December 18 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller. View event page for directions. Clergy are requested to wear cassock, surplice and white stoles. A reception will follow. Omoniyi discerned that his call is to the diaconate specifically, so he will be a deacon rather than a transitional deacon. Omoniyi is currently serving at St.…

How to navigate dying

All are invited to hear Joan Maxwell talk about her recent memoir, Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life’s End at 4 pm, Thursday, November 16, at River Crest Country Club, 1501 Western Ave., Fort Worth, 76107. The event is hosted by Assisting Bishop Sam Hulsey. Maxwell, a friend of Hulsey who shares his passion for normalizing the fact that we all will die one day, is a former hospital palliative care chaplain who often worked with dying patients and their families. She…