Posts by EDFW Web Admin (Page 3)

Posts by EDFW Web Admin (Page 3)

Diocesan Outreach

At the 2013 Diocesan Convention (November 8-9 in Wichita Falls), diocesan treasurer Robert Hicks reported to convention delegates that in 2013 the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth gave $17,785 to outreach causes beyond the diocese and $15,158 within the diocese, for a total charitable giving of $32,943 – 6.39 percent of assessment. An additional $29,546.41 was received and passed on for disaster relief, ERD, and UTO.

Election Results from Diocesan Convention 2013

The 2013 Diocesan Convention November 8-9 in Wichita Falls elected new members of the Standing Committee, deputies and alternates to General Convention, and filled positions on the Disciplinary Board, and elected a lay Trustee to the University of the South, Sewanee. Standing Committee – New Members Lay Jeff Boleware – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst Clergy Carlye Hughes – Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth Immediately after convention, the Standing Committee met, and Elinor Normand (Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth)…

Dutch organist and harpsichordist in concert Nov. 15 at All Saints’, Fort Worth

Dutch organist and harpsichordist Robert August will perform in concert at 7:30 pm, on Friday, November 15, 2013, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth. Dr. August will play All Saints’ magnificent 5 manual Garland Pipe Organ as well as the harpsichord.  Dr. August will be joined in the concert by his wife, the well-known flutist Dolores August. The program will include works by Poulenc, Telemann, Bach, Leclaire and others. A reception will follow the concert.  Admission is free with no…

Motion for rehearing – update

A brief update on the recent motion for rehearing: On Wednesday, October 23, the Texas Supreme Court requested that the ACNA parties file responses to the Episcopal parties’ motions for rehearing filed in the Fort Worth and Northwest Texas cases, respectively. The responses are due by November 7.

Motion for rehearing filed with Texas Supreme Court

On Friday, October 18 2013, attorneys for the Local Episcopal Parties and Congregations and attorneys for The Episcopal Church filed a motion for rehearing with the Texas Supreme Court of the case heard on direct appeal from the 141st District Court, Tarrant County. They laid out two points for rehearing: The Court’s retroactive application of neutral principles to this dispute is unconstitutional because the Court did not ‘clearly enunciate’ adoption of the neutral principles approach before this case. This Court should,…

How the Diocese Eventually Got a New Website

In which an immature but enthusiastic young developer learns a few things about working with people. by Adam Wood Perhaps it wasn’t the best way to endear myself in a new town. Perhaps it wasn’t the best way to get my hands dirty with the business of working in my adopted church. In hindsight, I sometimes wish I had been a little less brash (some would say rude). On the other hand, things ended up working out (more or less).…

Schedule for October 12-16 Bob Schorr visit announced

The schedule for the visit of Bob Schorr, coordinator of church plants and strategic development for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth October 12-16, 2013, has been announced. Schorr is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, October 12. Sunday, October 13, all in the diocese who would like to learn more are invited to spend the day in Parker County. Sunday afternoon, anyone wanting to know more about the process of church planting is invited…

Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity at Brite Divinity School Presents: Vulnerability, Resistance, and Transformation

The Seventh W. A. Welsh Seminar on Vulnerability, Resistance, and Transformation, presented by the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity at Brite Divinity School at TCU, will be Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 9:00 AM to 1:45 PM at Northway Christian Church, 7202 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Kristine A. Culp, Dean of the Disciples Divinity House and is Associate Professor of Theology in the Divinity School, University of Chicago, is the presenter. Vulnerability is part of being creatures who…

Episcopal Relief and Development in Syria

From the ERD’s blog: As has been widely reported for many months, violence and the lack of security in Syria have caused tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes throughout the country. People are seeking refuge across the borders and in smaller towns like Tartous and Mashta El Helu with the hope that things will subside. However, the latest headlines demonstrate that the conflict continues to escalate and displaced families continue to require assistance. With great appreciation the…

Daughters of the King to institute new chapter and have annual assembly

The Daughters of the King of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth will institute the St. Mary Magdalene Chapter at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church meeting at Theater Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX, at 9:30 am Sunday, September 29, 2013. On Saturday, October 12, 2013 the Fort Worth DOK Assembly will be at St. Luke’s in the Meadow, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth. The Rev. Carlye Hughes, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will lead the assembly from…

Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs – 2012

Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs – 2012 Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs, with revisions for The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth The first link above is the latest edition of the document, published by The Episcopal Church in 2012. The second link above is the 2009 version of the document, with changes made (in 2010) to address the particular situation of The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.