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St. Stephen’s hosts “What I wish you knew about my faith” Saturday, April 1

This Saturday, April 1, from 9 am to noon, St. Stephen’s in Hurst is hosting an interfaith dialogue titled, “What I wish you knew about my faith.” St. Stephen’s is located at 463 West Harwood Road in a shopping center at the corner of Hurstview and Harwood in Hurst. Another church in the same shopping center, Pathways Unitarian Universalist Church, is participating in the event also, along with the Islamic Association of Mid-Cities. Each of the three congregations will speak…

Help refugee families learn English

If you would like to help refugees in the Fort Worth area practice their English skills, come to an introductory training this Thursday evening, March 22 at the diocesan offices from 6 to 8 pm. A member of the Refugee Services of Texas organization will give some information on volunteering to help their clients in this way. Eleanor Brockman, a current teacher of English as a Second Language at Tarrant County College’s south campus, and the Rev. Jordan Haynie-Ware, a…

Buy tickets for dinner online

Join the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, for a dinner launching the New Life Fund: Growing in New Ways fundraising campaign at 6 pm Friday, April 7, at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Complete the form below to register and buy tickets. Please check your email inbox for a confirmation email after submitting the form. If you don’t receive an email, contact the diocesan office to double-check that we received your registration. Registration for…

Learn more about church planting and missional communities

What does the church look like when it goes out into the community and gathers in non-traditional places, connecting with people who might not feel comfortable in a traditional setting? If you have an interest in exploring this question, consider learning more about missional communities. There are two events coming up in April at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), and another event in May in the Diocese of Texas. Missional Voices Gathering: April 21-22 at VTS Alan Bentrup, one of the co-founders…

Register for activities on Friday, April 7

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be in the Diocese of Fort Worth April 6-8. Register below for activities on Friday, April 7 at St. Christopher’s, including a morning prayer service, conversations with Bishop Curry and Canon Michael Hunn, lunch, and a presentation and interactive workshops on how to share our stories of faith.

Martin Smith to lead retreat exploring “Who We Really Are”

Refresh your spirit and your mind during Lent. Episcopal priest, author and retreat leader the Rev. Martin L. Smith will offer a retreat in our diocese on Saturday, April 1. Smith will lead participants in reflecting on “Who We Really Are: Exploring Our Baptismal Identity.” Thomas Merton reminds us that “in prayer we experience what we already possess. We start where we are and deepen what we have, and we realize we are already there.” In this quiet day of reflection and prayer,…

Join diocesan choir for presiding bishop’s visit

Can you carry a tune without a bucket? Join a diocesan choir now forming to participate in the Eucharist with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Saturday, April 8, at 11 am at University Christian Church. David Lindsey, music director at St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, is coordinating the choir. Anthems will be selected from 8 Anthems for About 12 Singers: Easy-to-Prepare Gospel Songs and Spirituals for SAB Choirs. Lindsey is ordering copies; however, if you already own a copy of this collection and…

Observe Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 5

The first Sunday in Lent is Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday as designated by the General Convention of The Episcopal Church. The plate offering on the first Sunday in Lent will go to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD). Individuals can also write a check to your church with “ERD” in the memo line or give directly to ERD online. Lenten Meditation booklets from ERD have been ordered for the diocese, and you should be able to pick one up at your…

Purpose workshop

The Rev. Karen Calafat will present a free workshop at St. Luke’s in the Meadow this Thursday, January 26, from 6:30-8:30 pm on developing or re-envisioning your purpose. “If you don’t know your purpose, you might not ever fulfill it. One of the most important components of living a spiritual, rich life is personal meaning and purpose. Taking time to discover strengths and interests can enrich life and lead to greater happiness and wholeness.” – The Rev. Karen Calafat The…

Continuing education opportunities

Ministers Week at Brite Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth has announced speakers and workshops for the 2017 Ministers Week, February 20-23: “Re-envisioning Spirituality, Community, and Faithful Living.” Download the brochure to read about the speakers and worship leaders, take a look at the schedule, and register online. Brite also offers resources through its Lifelong Learning program and the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity. Courses offered by Episcopal Seminaries Several in-person and online opportunities are available through Episcopal seminaries.…
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Stephanie Moncrieff to be ordained priest at Trinity

The Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, will ordain Stephanie Moncrieff to the priesthood at 7 pm on Friday, January 13 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Moncrieff grew up in the Diocese of Texas at St. George’s and St. Patrick’s, Houston, and St. Peter’s, Brenham. She graduated from the University of Houston with honors and served as a social studies teacher in Houston Independent School District. After college, she served as a Sunday School teacher…

The Longest Night – a service of remembrance on December 17

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller/Southlake invites you to a service of remembrance, The Longest Night, at 5 pm on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The holidays are often the loneliest time of the year for those who have experienced recent loss in their lives. These losses can be the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce, death of a dear pet, loss of health, or any of the other losses people deal with. The Longest Night service allows us to…

Art at St. Martin features Shawn Rees’ work

Come and enjoy Art at St. Martin’s, an art showing featuring the work of local artists, quarterly on second Saturdays at 6 pm, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church and School, Keller. The December 10 gallery show in the school building will feature the work of Grapevine painter Shawn Rees. Rees has worked on canvas and on paper, in pencil, watercolor, and acrylic. Enjoy this art and hear Rees talk about his creative process. It’s a great opportunity to share a…

Explore nativity scenes as a prayer resource

St. Alban’s in Arlington invites you to an Advent retreat “Exploring Nativity Scenes” on Saturday, December 17 at the Theatre Arlington Education Building, located at 316 W. Main St. The event is part of an occasional series exploring various methods of prayer. The retreat, from 9 am to noon, will consider the origins of nativity scenes, their use throughout the world and their symbolism. Bring $12 for supplies to make your own Nativity. Register with Dave Burrows by calling St.…

Fiery foolishness

The theme of the 2016 Diocesan Convention — On fire with the Spirit – offered a teachable moment at the Friday night dinner as well as an opportunity for a bit of fiery foolishness that included some roasting of Bishop Scott Mayer. Because he returned from his sabbatical all fired up, he was presented with a “fiery mitre” constructed by Administrative Assistant Michele King. It was inspired by  a headdress worn by actress Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum…

Convention address: “On fire with the Spirit”

Bishop J. Scott Mayer addressed the 2016 Diocesan Convention on Saturday, November 12. His theme was “On Fire with the Spirit.” You can read the text below. Fort Worth Convention Address 2016 November 12 I would like to begin this morning by expressing gratitude to the people of the Fort Worth West Deanery, including All Saints’ Episcopal Church, All Saints’ Episcopal School, and St Elisabeth’s and Christ the King. I want to especially recognize Father Chris Jambor of All Saints’,…