2014 Diocesan Convention

2014 Diocesan Convention

Fun, foolishness raises big funds at 2014 Diocesan Convention

There was fun and foolishness at diocesan convention, all for two very good causes. The organized silliness raised thousands of dollars for the Native American Youth Ministries and the Emergency Propane Fund of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota. At the Friday night Home Run Challenge between the bishop of Fort Worth and the bishop of Texas, the bishops were properly outfitted in handcrafted personalized purple mitered baseball hats. Each had a purple Nerf bat. Pitchers used plastic baseballs that…

2014 Diocesan Convention Social Media Transcript

We are sharing a chronological transcript of social media posts from our 2014 Convention November 14-15, 2014, as it tracks the flow and events of our convention. We chose to use the hashtag #DioFW for Convention conversations on Twitter, Instagram and Flickr. Attendees of the Convention workshop on communications will understand that this illustrates communicating our Convention story from the inside out. Read the transcript on Storify. [

The Rev. Curt Norman elected president of Standing Committee

The Rev. Curt Norman, rector of St. Luke’s, Stephenville, was elected president of the Standing Committee at a brief meeting on the second day of the 32nd Diocesan Convention on November 15, 2014, at the Jack Daniels Club at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The meeting was called by outgoing president Ms. Elinor Normand of Trinity, Fort Worth. Newly elected members are  Mr. Joel Walker, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller; and the Rev. Amy Haynie, priest in charge, the Episcopal Church of…

Bishop High’s Address to Diocesan Convention

This is the text of the address of the Rt. Rev. Rayford B.High, Jr., sixth bishop of Fort Worth, to the 2014 Diocesan Convention, November 15, 2014, at Globe Life Park in Arlington. ———— Around 55 A.D., at Ephesus, Paul wrote one of the most valuable letters not only about life in a particular local church, but about his, Paul’s, character, mind and vigorous presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His words from the 12th chapter of his first…