Helping Others

Helping Others

Apply for mission and outreach grants

Do you have an idea for making a positive impact in your community with the church’s help? Is there a project your church would like to develop that could use a little extra funding? Apply now for mission and outreach grants. The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, through its Mission and Outreach Committee, will be awarding grants to programs that assist those who are underserved in our communities, strongly involve personal participation by our congregations, and that will be strengthened…
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Join Bishop Mayer for the MLK Day of Service

Join Bishop Mayer and other members of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth for the annual  MLK Day of Service organized by Tarrant Churches Together on Monday, January 15. Indicate your interest here: The day begins at 9:00 am with an ecumenical worship service at Baker Chapel AME Church, located at 1050 E. Humbolt Street.  The Rev. Carlye Hughes, rector at Trinity Episcopal Church, will be the preacher at the service this year. Following the service, groups will disperse to…

Episcopal Relief & Development Launches $760,000 Holiday Matching Gift Challenge

Episcopal Relief & Development is holding its annual Holiday Matching Gift Challenge. Through the end of December, Episcopalians, friends and other supporters have the opportunity to double their donations by participating in this special fundraising opportunity. A group of extremely generous donors will match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $760,000 until December 31. The Matching Gift Challenge will benefit the Global Needs Fund, enabling Episcopal Relief & Development to work around the world with its local partners in overcoming poverty,…
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Giving Tuesday opportunities

A few hours left to participate in #GivingTuesday opportunities. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to support non-profit organizations, schools, faith communities, and other groups that encourage giving. Support can be in the form of your time, donations, goods, or advocacy. #GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address…

“Bless the dying, soothe the suffering. . .”

On Tuesday, August 29, Bishop Scott Mayer issued this statement addressing Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. ————- Like all of you, I have been riveted by the news coming out of Rockport, Houston, and the other areas hit by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. As the full extent of the damage becomes known, it is clear that help will be needed for a very long time along the Texas coast. While the immediate need is rescue of those in peril,…
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How to begin helping after the storm

Many of us have family and friends displaced and experiencing damage from Hurricane Harvey. Below are some sources of information and ways to begin helping. Please donate and volunteer as you are able, but before you do so, please read the information below. Visit our diocesan disaster resources page for additional links and information.   Bishop Scott Mayer statement Bishop Scott Mayer has issued a statement that concludes with this prayer: “May God hold close all who have died, all the people suffering from this storm,…