Governance (Page 2)

Governance (Page 2)

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…
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…

Come be kindled anew

Come be kindled anew is a video inviting everyone to attend Diocesan Convention 2016. Watch it below or on the Diocesan YouTube Channel.  

Note deadlines for submissions related to business at 2016 Convention

The 34th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is coming up November 11-12, 2016. Take note of the following deadlines, templates, and guidelines related to submitting information, proposals, nominations, and anything else required for the business of Convention. Open the sections below the deadline chart to see information related to Nominations, Resolutions, and Reports. Deadlines, forms and templates Application for a establishing or changing a diocesan entity – application template Send any other submissions related to the business of…

Nominations committee invites nominees for 28 open positions

Updated 7/20/2016 Nominations are now open for 28 (previously reported as 27) positions that will be filled at the 2016 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 11 and 12. The number of open positions is higher than usual this year for two main reasons: we will be electing deputies to General Convention, which happens only once every three years, and we will also for the first time be electing nine of the…

TEC Executive Council approves generous grant

The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church passed a resolution on Friday, June 10, 2016, supporting the work of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and responding to the diocese’s request, at the Executive Council’s February 26-28 meeting in Fort Worth, for $600,000 in grant funding. The resolution approved $217,500 from the general budget, something that happens only rarely. Read the report from the Episcopal News Service here. “The Presiding Bishop has personally committed to helping us to raise the…

Bishop Scott Mayer on the Primates’ Meeting

The Rt. Rev. J Scott Mayer has issued a statement related to the actions of the recent Anglican Communion Primates’ Meeting: As you probably have heard, a majority of the 38 primates of the Anglican Communion meeting in Canterbury, England, asked that The Episcopal Church, for a period of three years, “no longer represent us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the…
bishop curry primates meeting

“Claim the high calling of love and faith”

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, has issued a video statement concerning the actions of the Anglican primates at their meeting in Canterbury, England. And so we must claim that high calling; claim the high calling of love and faith; love even for those with whom we disagree, and then continue, and that we will do, and we will do it together. Here is the text of Bishop Curry’s statement: Before I say…

Executive Council approves 2016 convention site, awards grants

The Executive Council met Tuesday, December 8 at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The council approved the Fort Worth West Deanery‘s proposal for the venue for the 2016 diocesan convention, which will be held at All Saints’ Episcopal School. They passed two housing allowance resolutions and two resolutions related to recent changes inTexas gun laws, specifically a law allowing the open carry of weapons in churches. The council also approved grant requests from two congregations: St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth, and St. Alban’s,…

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)

Prepare for pre-convention deanery meetings

It is time for pre-convention deanery meetings. Delegates, voting clergy members, alternates, and youth representatives should attend in order to be best prepared for the business they will handle as members of the convention November 13,14 at the Botanic Garden Center. The latest information on the budget and proposed changes to the constitution and canons will be presented and elections to various offices representing the deaneries for the coming year will be held. Deans and sub-deans are welcome to use…

Register Early for Convention through Wednesday

Register now for the 2015 Diocesan Convention. Early Bird rates are available through this Wednesday, September 30, as follows: $20 for a 1-DAY registration $30 for a 2-DAY registration $30 per table for a vendor or exhibitor booth Rates will increase on October 1, going up to $45 for a two-day registration, $30 for a one-day registration, and $45 per table for vendor and exhibitor booths. Go to the Diocesan Convention page to register and pay online; you may also send payment…

Convention resolutions due Monday, Sept. 14

Diocesan Convention is coming up November 13-14, which means the 60-day deadline to submit any proposed resolutions is this coming Monday, Sept. 14. This instruction sheet has information on how to submit a resolution and the proper format. It includes: who can submit a resolution examples of the format specifics on how to craft and submit a resolution what procedure to follow if a resolution is submitted after the deadline. Resolutions should be submitted in writing to the Secretary of…

Registration for convention is open

The 2015 Diocesan Convention is November 13-14 at the Botanic Garden Center. Lay and clergy delegates, non-parochial clergy, guests and vendors can register for convention here. You also can watch a short video about the site and learn other details on that same page. This year, everyone will register online, including all delegates. But congregations will continue to pay for their delegates registration — an option which appears clearly on the registration form: There is a reduced cost if you register prior…

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…