2015 Diocesan Convention

2015 Diocesan Convention

The Fort Worth South Deanery hosted the 2015 Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. The event was held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Topics

View news posts and info related to the convention:

  • Bishop Mayer’s sermon and address to convention
  • election results, resolutions and reports
  • Convention Journal
  • photos
  • Funds benefitting Native American youth in South Dakota and the propane fund for the reservation in South Dakota

workshops

  • Nancy Igo presented “Safeguarding God’s People” on Friday.
  • Scott Gunn of Forward Day by Day presented a talk on “Connections” Saturday morning.
  • Three groups presented informative talks Saturday afternoon, including Tamara Plummer on the Episcopal Asset Map, Chris Yaw of ChurchNext, and representatives of Refugee Services of Texas.

Finally, drawing from the convention theme, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation”

2015 Canons

Download the 2015 Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth The amended and restated Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth were adopted at the 2015 Diocesan Convention. They became effective at the end of Convention November 14, 2015. Previous version: 2014 Canons (no longer in effect)

2015 Constitution

DOWNLOAD THE 2015 CONSTITUTION The amended and restated Constitution of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was approved on a first reading at the 2014 Diocesan Convention and approved on a second reading at the 2015 Diocesan Convention. The current document became effective at the end of Convention November 14, 2015.   Previous version: 2013 Constitution (no longer in effect)

2015 Convention: Elections, canon changes, and other actions

As a result of diligent and informative work at pre-convention deanery meetings, the delegates to the 33rd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth worked so efficiently that they finished their work two hours earlier than expected. They elected members of the Standing Committee, the Disciplinary Board, and a trustee to the University of the South. Dr. Jane Dennis of St. Luke’s, Stephenville, and the Rev. Kevin Johnson of St. Alban’s, meeting in Theatre Arlington, were elected to the Standing…

Bishop’s Address, 33rd Diocesan Convention

Bishop Scott Mayer addressed the 33rd Diocesan Convention on Friday, November 13, at the Botanic Garden Center in Fort Worth. Read his address here: Bishop Address 33rd Diocesan Convention Mayer spoke of the inspiration and new energy Presiding Bishop Michael Curry already is bringing to The Episcopal Church. “Bishop Curry believes the chief work of the Church is making disciples. And he believes that the most important word in the Great Commission is the word ‘Go!’ “To quote him, he says…