Helping Others (Page 2)

Helping Others (Page 2)

Support medical help for leprosy patients in Hyderabad

The annual fundraiser for Hopewallah, a tax exempt charity organization helping the lepers of Hyderabad, India. is at 6 pm on Saturday, May 6 *, in the Parish Hall at St. Christopher, Fort Worth. This popular event has raised thousands of dollars for this medical mission led by Dr. Andy and Latha Babbili, members of St. Christopher; Dr. Babbili travels to India every year to provide treatment to members of leper colonies around Hyderabad. The Bishop Prabhudass Memorial Leprosy fundraising event will include…

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…

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…

All Episcopal bishops in Texas issue response to Governor Abbott

All the Episcopal bishops in all six dioceses in the state of Texas have issued a response to Gov. Abbott’s action regarding resettlement and aid to refugees. Read the entire statement below. Download the statement as a PDF to share in your congregations. episcopal-bishops-of-texas-respond-to-governor-abbott Read a statement from Episcopal Migration Ministries. statement-from-episcopal-migration-ministries Read a news release from Refugee Services of Texas. refugee-services-of-texas-press-release-9-21-16 Episcopal Bishops of Texas Respond to Gov. Abbott’s Action Texans are not known for being fearful, but for…

Disaster response to Louisiana flooding

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 groups register together as a team rather than as individual volunteers. The Diocese of Louisiana’s Disaster Coordinator, Deacon Elaine Clements, noted that the largest teams that could be easily accommodated at this point are teams of about 14, although it could be possible…

Support relief to Gulf Coast residents

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 is working closely with dioceses in the region to reach the most vulnerable. We have created this bulletin insert so that you can share information and an opportunity for compassionate response with members of your congregation. Please continue to pray…

Last year’s Mission and Outreach grant recipients share successes

The application for mission and outreach grants is now closed for 2016. Take a look below at successes in projects that received funds in the 2015 process. 2016 grant recipients will be announced after the committee meets at the end of August. 2015 Outreach Grant Successes The Mission and Outreach Committee of the diocese awarded grant funds to several projects within and outside the diocese in 2015. Open the sections below to read more about each project. Projects within the diocese…

Fort Worth East Deanery discusses project updates and ongoing ministries

The Fort Worth East Deanery met Monday, April 25 at St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, to hear updates on projects going on in each of the four churches as well as their deanery-wide food pantry project. Updates Work on the 4 Saints Episcopal Food Pantry, a deanery-wide project to be housed at St. Luke’s-in-the-Meadow, Fort Worth, is continuing. A storage shed is under construction and close to completion. St. Luke’s, St. Martin’s, Keller-Southlake; and St. Alban’s had begun a “17 on the 17th” fundraiser…

St. Mary’s recognized for faithfully supporting Hillsboro Food for Families

St. Mary’s, Hillsboro, is a faithful supporter of the Hillsboro Food for Families Program. Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries recently recognized the church’s contributions. The Rev. Sam Houston of Hillsboro Interfaith Ministry presented a plaque to the Rev. Hope Benko and Dr. David Skelton of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in thanks for St Mary’s outstanding support of the annual Hillsboro Food for Families Program. This year a total of 100,000 pounds of food was donated. “I think St Mary’s gave the largest gift in the…

Episcopal Relief donations have far-reaching impact

During the month of September and also at our 2015 Diocesan Convention’s opening Eucharist, we raised funds for Episcopal Relief & Development’s work with refugees fleeing Syria. Photos above from Episcopal Relief & Development’s blog  and the video below give a glimpse into some of what those funds do. To stay informed on more of what Episcopal Relief & Development is doing, sign up here. It has been five years since the start of the Syrian conflict, which has displaced…
Curry-Jennings final four

Curry-Jennings Final Four contest benefitting Episcopal Relief & Development

Today, The Episcopal Church tips off the Team Curry v. Team Jennings challenge, a Final Four contest to benefit Episcopal Relief & Development. The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, was previously the bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. He roots for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church, grew up a couple of buzzer-beating half court shots from the…

Episcopal Relief & Development exceeds 75th Anniversary Goal

Thanks to the generous support and coordinated efforts of thousands of Episcopalians and friends, Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary Celebration exceeded its goals for fundraising and engagement throughout the Church and beyond. During the 75-week celebration, the organization raised $7.94 million as part of a special campaign. They connected with supporters through live events, webinars, stories and a traveling photo exhibition. “After 75 years of serving millions of people around the world, Episcopal Relief & Development and our faithful supporters had…

All Saints’ offers help for job hunters

If you are in the job market, or know someone who is, free professional help is available at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. The Career Solutions Workshop is a useful resource for anyone seeking new employment, or hoping to make their next step up the career ladder. The 12-week workshop, which runs on a repeating cycle, begins anew on Monday, February 8 at 6 pm. Because Monday is the introductory session, it’s the optimal time to join the class, although…

Donations matched for refugee services

Refugee Services of Texas  has been offered a matching grant through the Deena Jo Heide-Diesslin Foundation of Fort Worth. The Diesslin family is encouraging congregations of all faiths to contribute to the Refugee Services of Texas’ Area of Greatest Need fund. Donations from congregations will be matched by the foundation on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to a total of $75,000. Refugee Services of Texas presented a workshop at our 2015 Diocesan Convention.This slide presentation given during the convention offers more information about what Refugee…

Internship opportunities

Check out the video below for a brief overview of the Jubilee Urban Intern Program and the Episcopal Urban Intern Program. The programs are open to young adults ages 21-29 who have a bachelors degree. View the job listing on the diocesan Job Board.