General Convention

General Convention

Enjoy General Convention Bingo!

From the team that offered #RoyalWedding Bingo for Michael Curry’s sermon… In the spirit of Bonnie Ball… For your Episcopal General Convention pleasure… enjoy #GC79 Bingo! Get a card, read the rules, play at General Convention or at home…

Trinity bus and day trip to General Convention

Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth invites you to bus with them on Saturday, July 7 to General Convention in Austin. If you want a seat on their bus, reserve it quickly! Participants will have the opportunity to view exhibits at the convention center and attend the evening revival at the Palmer Center where Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach. Tentative Schedule 7 am Bus leaves Trinity parking lot for 3-hour drive to Austin 12 pm Arrive at Austin Convention Center…

Prayers in response to violence in France

The Rev. Bob Gross, chaplain to the 2015 Diocesan Convention, offered prayers in response to the violence in France during Morning Prayers at convention on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Botanic Garden Center. The Litany is from a prayer service written by the Rev. Jennifer Phillips, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Rio Rancho, New Mexico. A Litany for Peace

General Convention Deputation shares what happened

Greetings from your deputation to General Convention! It was an honor to represent the Diocese of Fort Worth in the recent historic gathering of the church. As part of our responsibility, we have reviewed the work of the Convention and identified the resolutions requiring action from our various ministries. Please review the document (click on this link)  with an emphasis on the “responsible party” identified by each resolution. The ministry you lead could be the subject of many of the resolutions…

General Convention chooses the next Presiding Bishop Saturday

Tomorrow – Saturday, June 27 – the House of Bishops will meet in a closed session at the Cathedral of St. Mark in Salt Lake City, Utah to elect the next Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church; the House of Deputies then has the decision whether to concur. Follow details on the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth deputation’s blog, on social media under the hashtags #DioFW and #GC78, or through the General Convention Media Hub. There are four nominees: The Rt. Rev. Thomas…

Applications open for Official Youth Presence at General Convention

Applications and nominations are now accepted for high school teens to participate in the General Convention Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) at the Episcopal Church 78th General Convention to be held June 25 – July 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT. In collaboration with the General Convention Office and the president of the House of Deputies, the Office for Youth Ministries is coordinating the application and discernment process for high-school teens to become a part of the GCOYP. Applications and nominations are available here. Now Closed…

People across church participate in meeting via webcast

The twelve people gathered at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, on Thursday, October 2, 2014, to take part in the webcast of the church wide meeting of the Task Force for Reimagining The Episcopal Church (TREC) were among 4,000 people who watched the meeting at the National Cathedral online. Some of the Fort Worth diocese’s deputies to the 2015 General Convention in Salt Lake City, were among those at St. Christopher. One hundred forty people attended the meeting in…

Election Results from Diocesan Convention 2013

The 2013 Diocesan Convention November 8-9 in Wichita Falls elected new members of the Standing Committee, deputies and alternates to General Convention, and filled positions on the Disciplinary Board, and elected a lay Trustee to the University of the South, Sewanee. Standing Committee – New Members Lay Jeff Boleware – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst Clergy Carlye Hughes – Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth Immediately after convention, the Standing Committee met, and Elinor Normand (Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth)…

Advancing to General Convention 2015: “Greening and Screening”

Plans are well underway for the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in 2015, with noticeable adaptive changes to reducing the convention’s carbon footprint and to use software and technology to streamline legislative work. Noticeably, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and video monitors will be the primary media of legislative materials. This “convention of screens” will be made possible by a robust Wi-Fi system, which will be available for the first time on the floors of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops.