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Diocesan website launches updated format

Welcome to the updated website of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. We have made some changes to the appearance and format of the site. Here are answers to questions you may have and opportunities to give feedback. Questions you may have You may notice something acting strangely on the site or a mistake in the information on a page. Please let us know of any issues or problems you encounter, or if there is something you can’t find.

Bishop email hacked – how it affects you

Bishop High’s email address was compromised on Tuesday morning, January 10, 2017 and one spam message was sent from within his edfw.org account to a large list of his contacts. The subject line of that email was “Documents” and there was an attached file, Scan.pdf. We have audited and re-secured this edfw.org account. Additional email messages have been sent from a spoofed email address, appearing to come from Rayford B. High, Jr., but actually coming from a different email address and…

Church hospitality for a video game can create new connections

This article by Susan Kleinwechter, communications and publications director at St.-Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, tells how one parish in the diocese is using the wildly popular game of Pokémon GO as an opportunity for outreach. She also offers suggestions for how other congregations might engage. Pokémon  and PokéStops and Gyms are showing up at several of our congregations. For instance, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, has a PokéStop right beside its front sign.  Check to see what’s showing up at your place. ——————————————-…

Reporting a fake Facebook account

Recently, someone set up a fake Facebook personal profile pretending to be a member of our clergy here in the Diocese of Fort Worth; the spelling of the name was just one letter off. Some friends of the real person had accepted friend requests from the fake profile, however, and when they realized it was a fake, they helped get it taken down. So, what’s the best course of action in a situation like this? Our Social Media Coordinator, Susan Kleinwechter, offers these tips:…

“God’s Geeks” help bridge the digital divide

Trinity Episcopal Church recently held another “God’s Geeks” session to educate parishioners about online communications and help them master their digital devices. Folks who need a helping hand may contact the church to set up one-on-one appointments during dedicated “Geek” sessions. During these times, church volunteers are on-hand to troubleshoot and guide digital novices. Some volunteers are well-versed in Apple products; others specialize in PC or Android platforms. As users become more comfortable with their smartphones, tablets and laptops, volunteers…

Google changes its algorithm. Why you should care.

“If your congregation is not on the Web, it doesn’t exist to much of the world.” – Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop, The Episcopal Church, April 10, 2015.   And what’s more, even if your congregation has a website, if it is not mobile-friendly, it still won’t exist to much of the world. Here’s why. On April 21, 2015, Google — the online search engine whose name has become a verb – started implementing a major overhaul of its page…
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