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All members of congregations in the Diocese of Fort Worth have begun receiving “Common Purpose,” the diocesan publication mailed to homes six times each year.
Godly Play training you can afford, in time and in money! Right here in Fort Worth at All Saints Episcopal Church! The core training is offered for commuters in three Saturday sessions, 9am to 5pm each day, on March 22, March 29, and April 5.
Deacon Janet Nocher, co-chair of the Abundant Living – Adventures in Aging conference, invites seniors, their family members, and caregivers to join her at Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center, 18800 FM 362, Navasota, TX 77868, March 10-12 for this exploration of growing older abundantly.
Mark your calendars now for three opportunities to learn and share fellowship with lay and clergy leaders from the Northern Texas – Northern Louisiana Mission Area of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). March 18, May 6, and September 23, our Lutheran brothers and sisters invite all from the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth to join in dreaming together about mission and ministry.
Are you preparing for the “’gesima’s,” those old-fashioned names for the three Sundays before Lent, marking 70-, 60-, and 50-days-before-Easter? Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima have always been three of my favorite Sundays.
The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) is dedicated to assisting congregations to develop their leadership and financial resources. This coming month brings free web conferences on visioning, parish finances, year-round stewardship, and vestry orientation, all accessible via the web.
Leaders throughout the diocese will have the opportunity to interact with Peter L. Steinke, Lutheran pastor and Alban Institute consultant whose books have made systems thinking accessible to congregations and provided their leaders with tools to shape vital, healthy communities of faith.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 11, 2014, 10am to 12:30pm, when congregation leaders from across the diocese will gather at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for a workshop on resources and readiness for Hispanic / Latino ministry.
Tarrant Area Community of Churches (TACC) offers two opportunities in January for community-wide outreach impact. Every day from January 18 to February 8, TACC will provide 300 sack lunches for day laborers working the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. And on January 20 TACC will orchestrate hundreds of volunteers’ efforts in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Register now to attend the Jan. 11 workshop on Hispanic ministry, led by the Rev. Dr. Luis Bernard, 10am to 12:30pm at St. Luke’s in the Meadow (4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth 7103). Bishop Rayford High, Jr. has asked that each congregation in the diocese send representatives to the workshop.
Commemorating the fifth anniversary of the diocese’s re-organization, and in conjunction with a process taking place across The Episcopal Church (TEC), congregations throughout the Diocese of Fort Worth will re-imagine what “being church” means. That work will be shared February 8 with people from throughout the diocese, as well as with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and House of Deputies President Gay Jennings.
Make 2014 a year for growing in connection with the larger church.
Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI) has collaborated with the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to offer free worship and liturgical resources through the Office of General Convention and Church Publishing.
Are you seeking ways to learn about leading your congregation to more faithful stewardship? The Ecumenical Center for Stewardship (ECS) is offering six different courses in its “Engaging God’s Mission” online series of virtual classes for steward leaders.
You’re invited to join with laity, deacons, priests, and bishops from across The Episcopal Church April 9-11, 2014 in Oklahoma City, in order to confront the epidemic of violence in our nation. The gathering seeks to renew Christians’ Gospel-mandated commitment to choose peace in a world of violence.
Add this digital Advent calendar, available on Pinterest, to your family’s seasonal devotions. (You do not need to sign in to Pinterest to follow the daily calendar.)