Posts from November 2017

Posts from November 2017

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Giving Tuesday opportunities

A few hours left to participate in #GivingTuesday opportunities. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to support non-profit organizations, schools, faith communities, and other groups that encourage giving. Support can be in the form of your time, donations, goods, or advocacy. #GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address…

Episcopalians take on the Parade of Lights

Three congregations participated in the XTO Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth on Sunday, November 19, 2017. St. Luke’s in the Meadow, St. Christopher, and the Episcopal Church in Parker County marched in the festive parade watched by hundreds of local residents. This is the first year any Episcopal congregation has taken part in the popular annual event. St. Luke’s entry was the smoker “Old 100” decorated with hundreds of lights and a sign, “All aboard with St. Luke’s…

Convention sermon: “Drink living water . . .”

The Very Rev. Doug Travis preached at the opening worship service of the 2015 Diocesan Convention on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Cleburne Conference Center. An excerpt: “Living water, living water, living water. I realized in contemplating these verses that if I do not experience the well of living water flowing up in my own soul it’s because I’ve refused to share, even if only in my own heart, Jesus’ living water with some other soul I think doesn’t…

Bishop’s Address at 2017 convention

Bishop Scott Mayer delivered his address to the 35th Convention of the Diocese of Fort Worth on Friday, November 10, at the Cleburne Conference Center in Cleburne, TX.   He began by thanking the hosts, greeting guests, listing important transitions, and recognizing the work of the many volunteers who serve on committees of the diocese. He gave special recognition to the members of the diocesan Corporation. Then he began exploring the passage from the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel, when Jesus…

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…