Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
Disaster Response

The Diocese of Louisiana is now accepting out-of-state volunteer teams to help with mucking out and gutting flooded homes in eastern Louisiana. Current work site locations are in Baton Rouge, Clinton, Denham Springs, and St. Francisville. Read about how to volunteer. Organizers prefer … Continue reading

A note from Episcopal Relief and Development regarding recent flooding in states along the Gulf Coast: Greetings, Sisters and Brothers in Christ. As flooding continues in the US Gulf Coast, Episcopalians are asking how to respond. Episcopal Relief & Development … Continue reading

The message of the presiding bishop-elect Michael Curry at General Convention was simple: Go! Go into the world and make disciples. Go share your love of Jesus Christ. Go help the helpless, feed the hungry, help the beleaguered, be inspired … Continue reading

In memory of the nine people killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, two African Methodist Episcopal churches in the Fort Worth area have organized a solidarity march and memorial prayer service the evening of Thursday, June 25, 2015. Our bishops, the Rayford High and Scott Mayer, encourage you to act and in the wake of this tragedy and to respond to our neighbors’ invitation to stand together in support. Details… Continue reading

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Shared by Episcopal Relief and Development Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to immediate needs for food, shelter and clean water in earthquake-impacted Nepal through the ecumenical ACT Alliance, and is exploring further opportunities for action through other partners in … Continue reading

Lord, who is our shepherd, We pray for the people of Nepal in this time of want. Guide those who grieve to still waters; restore their soul. Lead those who are searching to the right places. Comfort those who are … Continue reading


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Diocesan clergy respond to Charlottesville

Several clergy in the diocese reflect on the events in Charlottesville in a sermon and in statements: The Rev. Carlye Hughes, Trinity, Fort Worth Hughes, rector of Trinity, Fort Worth, in her powerful sermon on Sunday continued the journey through … Continue reading

“We are baptized for such moments as this.”

Bishop Scott Mayer issued this statement on what has happened in Charlottesville, condemning evil and violence and calling us forward with courage… Continue reading

Bishop urges legislature to defeat bill

Bishop Scott Mayer of stands with many other faith leaders in opposition to Texas SB3, the so-called bathroom bill, and urges the legislature to defeat this bill. Read his statement: Continue reading

Bishop asks legal team to respond to misinformation

As you may know, last week the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled against the former bishop and others attempting to take a diocese out of The Episcopal Church while claiming Episcopal Church property. And while we rejoice with the Episcopalians … Continue reading

South Carolina Supreme Court rules property belongs to Episcopal Church

The South Carolina Supreme Court has said that nearly all the property involved in litigation between a breakaway group and The Episcopal Church belongs to The Episcopal Church. The Court heard the case nearly two years ago. Read several stories here. … Continue reading

Free webinar on refugee program updates

Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are hosting a one-hour free webinar, Welcome in Action: Education, Advocacy and Outreach at 3 pm on Tuesday, August 15. This webinar will provide the latest updates on the travel ban, refugee funding, and upcoming opportunities to … Continue reading

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    [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal clergy and other Charlottesville, Virginia, religious leaders joined hundreds of mourners Aug. 16 in remembering the woman killed amid the weekend’s violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters, as the city’s interfaith community takes stock and begins looking ahead. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” Susan Bro, […]
  • Texas bathroom bill’s defeat means 2018 General Convention stays in Austin
    [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings expressed thanks Aug. 16 for the defeat of a “bathroom bill” in Texas and said General Convention will convene in 2018 in Austin as planned. “We give thanks for all of the Texan Episcopalians, elected officials, business leaders, […]
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