Posts by Demi Prentiss
Did you miss Peter Steinke’s April and June workshops here in the Diocese of Fort Worth? Does your congregation need help finding its way through anxious times? Steinke’s DVD When Anxiety Strikes and his book How Your Church Family Works are both available through the diocesan office for use in your congregation.
St. Elisabeth’s and Christ the King congregations in Fort Worth are inviting all soccer fans to join in a big-screen live-streaming watch-party for the World Cup finals, Sunday, July 13 starting at 1pm. The excitement will ramp up with the kickoff at 2pm, and food, drink, and games will be available throughout the party.
Check out the latest Forma blog entry, written by Emily Givens, director of children and family ministry at St. Michael and All Angels, Dallas. Givens asks us to carry the intensity and intentionality we bring to our annual vacation Bible school (VBS) offerings forward into our broader congregational lives. “What if …?” she wonders, asking us to seize opportunities for being the church in many contexts. “What if there was a spiritual component that could be shared with the parents/grandparents/adults for evening conversation?” “What if families were given faith in the home resources as a thank you for participating [in VBS]?”
St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth will host the third of three free stewardship telecasts at 7pm June 23. Nancy Davidge, editor of the Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Practices blog, will present “Communicating Stewardship Year ‘Round.”
Need to brush up on the wisdom Peter Steinke offered to congregation leaders back in April, when he presented “How Your Church Family Works”? Want to get a quick crash course in family systems in the church? We have an app for that! (Well, really, a link.)
Come to St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth for the second of three webcasts on stewardship, Wednesday, June 18, 7-9 p.m. That evening Laurel Johnston, executive director of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS), will be the featured presenter, offering ” A Path Ahead.” This nuts-and-bolts session will be especially helpful to stewardship chairs, stewardship committees, and clergy, for engaging the congregation in the work of forming good stewards.