Event (Page 4)

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Convention election results

With great patience, good humor, and old-fashioned paper ballots and pencils, delegates to convention worked past the technology glitch that prevented online voting and filled all the offices open for election in 2016. They were selecting from a record number of people standing for the various offices. Bishop Scott Mayer expressed his appreciation that so many people were offering their service to the diocese and the wider church. Standing Committee, Lay Norm Synder, Good Shepherd, Granbury Standing Committee, Clergy Christopher…

Give generously

The Child Protective Services system in Texas is in deep crisis, underfunded and understaffed, leaving thousands of children at risk of harm in their homes. According to state records, CPS is charged with supervising more than 17,000 children in paid foster care and 11,000 more in other types of care – care by family members or close friends of the birth parents. But the foster care program is overwhelmed, resulting in children sleeping on floors in offices, in motels, and…

Diocesan youth to offer prayer room at convention

Diocesan youth will offer a prayer room adjacent to the floor of diocesan convention at All Saints Episcopal School November 11-12. The prayer room will be set up in the wrestling room in the school gym, site of the convention business sessions on Saturday, November 12. The goal of the prayer room is to offer a quiet moment for folks during convention to contemplate, pray. and leave refreshed. Prayer room items are provided by the youth of St. Martin’s Episcopal…

Garden blessing, English feast and Christmas boutique

All Saints’ Episcopal Church is holding some unique events over the next couple of weeks. Garden Blessing Friday, October 21, at “Twilight in the Garden,” Bishop Sam Hulsey will bless the church garden, located across the street from the church. The event is from 6 to 8 pm, hosted by the Women of All Saints and the Men’s Fellowship. English Feast and Silent Auction On Saturday, October 22 at 7 pm, the church will host a traditional English feast and a silent…

Visit Convention Exhibitors and Vendors

Plan to visit the exhibits and vendors at Convention. On Friday, November 11, the vendor and exhibitor area will be in Moore Commons, where the social hour will take place. On Saturday, vendors and exhibitors will be right above the gym, with the business meeting on the gym floor below. If your group would like to have a booth at Convention, register online [Registration closed for 2016]. There is no charge for a booth this year. These groups have registered…

Pre-Convention Deanery Meetings begin

Attend your Pre-Convention Deanery meeting during the next few weeks to become familiar with the business to be completed at Diocesan Convention on November 11-12. Deaneries There are five deaneries in the diocese; see which deanery your congregation is in, and click the name of the deanery below for the names of current officers. Here are their meeting dates: Northern Deanery Meeting: Sunday October 16 after the 10 am service at the Episcopal Church of Wise County in Decatur (approximately 11:30 am)…

Upcoming worship opportunities

Solemn Evensong All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth offers Solemn Evensong on Sunday, October 23 at 6:00 pm with the All Saints’ Choir, directed by Organist and Choirmaster Frederick Grimes. Admission is free. All Saints’ Episcopal Church is located at 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth. All Souls’ Day Trinity Episcopal Church will observe All Souls’ Day with a service featuring John Rutter’s Requiem, with orchestra, choir and soloists. The names of those who have died in the past year will be read…

Training at convention on discerning truth through relationships

As Christians, we have promised to follow Jesus’ call to seek and serve Christ in every person and respect the dignity of every human being. Loving our neighbor as God loves us can be easy when our neighbors look and think a lot like us. But when they don’t, or when we begin defining “neighbor” too narrowly, we often run into trouble. How do we find our way, individually and in community, through this tangle? How can we intentionally build inclusive…
ordination Lisa Neilson

Lisa Neilson to be ordained priest in College Station

Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr. will ordain Lisa Neilson to the priesthood at 11 am on Saturday, October 22 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station. The festal color is white. Neilson graduated from Syracuse University and spent nine years on active duty as an Army officer, then worked for BNSF Railway for over nineteen years. She met her husband, Bob, while serving in the Army in Korea, and they have been married for 28 years. They have two adult children. Heather…

Blessing of the Animals

St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, was born in Italy around 1181/1182. His Feast Day is October 4. Because Francis expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of God’s creation, praising all creatures as sisters and brothers under God, the custom of offering blessings of animals around or on his Feast Day grew up. Congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth will be offerings blessings of animals in a variety of settings including…

Register for Convention this week for Early Bird rates

Register for Diocesan Convention before Saturday, October 1, to take advantage of Early Bird rates. Early Bird rates are $30 for a one-day registration or $45 for a two-day registration. After October 1, these rates will increase to $40 for a one-day registration and $60 for a two-day registration. Register online at the Diocesan Convention web site. You also can view the schedule and access many other details related to convention. If your congregation is paying your registration fee, you…

Brite’s Stalcup School offers lectures

Brite Divinity School sponsors several lectures and other lifelong learning opportunities throughout the year for both clergy and laity. Here are three coming up: Finding Hope in the Midst of Communal Suffering Thursday, September 23, 2016- 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with lunch) University Christian Church, Fort Worth How does one respond with care and hope when tragedy or disturbing events strike a community at large? Join Dr. Keri Day and Dr. Barbara McClure in delving into real life case studies…
2016 Nominees

View nominees for election at the 2016 Convention

Several people in the diocese agreed to be nominated for election to leadership roles in the diocese. Below are descriptions of the positions that will be filled by elections at the 2016 Convention and the names of the nominees for those positions. Click on the names to read biographies of the nominees. Executive Council Members at Large The Executive Council carries on the work of the Diocesan Convention during the rest of the year when the Convention is not in…

All Saints’ to offer Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) returns to All Saints’ Episcopal Church this fall, facilitated by parishioner Jennifer Lloyd. The class will be held Wednesday evenings in the Parlor beginning September 21  at 6:30 p.m., right after Wednesday Night Dinner. Registration is limited to 25. The cost for FPU is $102.30 per individual or per couple. Once you pay for FPU, you can retake the class at anytime for free. The materials include CDs, a workbook, a progress poster, budget forms…