Helping Others (Page 3)

Helping Others (Page 3)

Refugee ministry of Trinity, Fort Worth, featured in news story

Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, has adopted a refugee family from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The family fled the violence of warring militia groups, living for years in a refugee camp in Uganda. The family of 10 arrived in Texas in November. The story said, “The family includes eight siblings ages five to 25 who speak Kinyabwisha and Swahili. The older siblings knew the danger of war as youngsters, while the younger children have only known the hard life…

St. Elisabeth/Christ the King making Christmas brighter

The congregation of St. Elisabeth and Christ the King, Fort Worth, delivered wrapped shoe boxes filled with gifts for each of the children at Union Gospel Mission. The congregation also delivered eight boxes of diapers and wet wipes for the infants. The choir at St. Elisabeth/Christ the King will present their annual Christmas Concert at 7 pm on Sunday, December 20, at the church. The concert will be followed by caroling for everyone and food and fellowship in the parish hall.…

Good Shepherd, Granbury brightens holidays for children in Hood County

On Wednesday, December 16, Hood County Christmas for Children distributed toys, books, bikes, beds, clothes and other gifts to more than 2,000 families. The members of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury support the highly-organized effort each year, donating gifts, volunteering to pack and organize gifts, and helping all day during distribution. Above, Barbara Snyder stands amid bags of gifts ready for distribution. Norm Snyder, Vice President of the organization and a member at Good Shepherd, has been volunteering for eight years and…

Bishop Mayer quoted in Star-Telegram on plight of Syrian refugees

  Bishop Scott Mayer continues to speak on behalf of Syrian refugees. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, polarizing debates continue on issues that cross both theological and political lines. Dallas-Fort Worth clergy have much to say about this situation, from biblical mandates, Christian values, true compassion, and ethics. The bishop was quoted in both the online and the print editions of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on November 20, 2015.. Read Star-Telegram: Syrian refugees: DFW clergy weigh in on what Jesus…

“I was a stranger and you took me in.”

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer, provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, has issued a statement on our Christian responsibility to help refugees. I was a stranger and you took me in. Matthew 25:35 In the wake of the violence in Paris this past weekend, several governors, including the governor of Texas, have stated they will not accept Syrian refugees into their states. While states do not have the authority to overrule the federal government on the…

2015 Convention: Elections, canon changes, and other actions

As a result of diligent and informative work at pre-convention deanery meetings, the delegates to the 33rd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth worked so efficiently that they finished their work two hours earlier than expected. They elected members of the Standing Committee, the Disciplinary Board, and a trustee to the University of the South. Dr. Jane Dennis of St. Luke’s, Stephenville, and the Rev. Kevin Johnson of St. Alban’s, meeting in Theatre Arlington, were elected to the Standing…

Going to Galilee

“Going to Galilee,” a video detailing the 2015 Mission and Outreach Grants of the Mission and Outreach Committee of the diocese, was shown on Saturday, November 14, at diocesan convention at the Botanic Garden Center. In 2011 convention delegates affirmed the principle of the tithe and in 2012 set a goal of reaching 10 percent of the annual assessment being budgeted for charitable purposes by 2018. We are on track. Eight percent of the 2016 assessment is budgeted for charity.…

St. Stephen’s, Hurst offers Little Free Library to community

St. Stephen’s in Hurst has installed a Little Free Library. Small boxes of books like this one are part of a world-wide network to promote literacy. They can be found in public places and in front of homes. The network is monitored and publicized by LittleFreeLibrary.org. The idea is to share good things to read. The collection of donated books belongs to everybody. Any passerby is welcome to take a book. It can be returned to any Little Free Library or…

GO! Workshops will aim you in the right direction

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 and inspire. Go! Four workshops will be offered at diocesan convention November 13,14 at the Botanic Garden Center. Learn about transforming lives through evangelism, disaster preparedness, online learning, and helping with the refugee crisis. Saturday Morning Saturday, 9 to 10:30…

See “Hello Dolly!” and benefit local charities

St. Alban’s meeting at Theatre Arlington is sponsoring a September 10 benefit performance of Theatre Arlington’s “Hello, Dolly!” and invites everyone in the diocese to attend. The event, an exclusive preview of the performance, will help support outreach programs like Crow Elementary School and the Arlington Life Shelter. The performance stars Persis Ann Forster as the incomparable iconic matchmaker, Dolly Gallagher Levi. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., and show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25…

Venture ‘Into the Woods’…and help some good causes!

CandleWater Players is presenting the fractured fairy tale musical Into the Woods July 24-26 and July 31-August 2. Performances will be at Paschal High School’s Little Theatre, 3001 Forest Park Blvd, Fort Worth. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale: $10 for students and $15 for adults. You may purchase tickets or make donations online or call the box office: 817-523-1995. Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth is sponsoring the production;…

Fort Worth AME churches invite community to march and pray in solidarity

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…

“God’s Geeks” help bridge the digital divide

Trinity Episcopal Church recently held another “God’s Geeks” session to educate parishioners about online communications and help them master their digital devices. Folks who need a helping hand may contact the church to set up one-on-one appointments during dedicated “Geek” sessions. During these times, church volunteers are on-hand to troubleshoot and guide digital novices. Some volunteers are well-versed in Apple products; others specialize in PC or Android platforms. As users become more comfortable with their smartphones, tablets and laptops, volunteers…

First Community of Hope class commissioned

The first class of Community of Hope Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was commissioned Sunday, May 24, 2015, by Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr.  at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The class included (pictured from left to right) Eleanor Forfang Brockman, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth; David Carpenter, St., Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth; Juan Portillo, San Miguel Lutheran Church, Fort Worth;  Donna Clopton, St. Christopher, Fort Worth; Nick Busken, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort…
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Update on Episcopal Relief & Development’s Response to Nepal Earthquake

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 the region. The organization is in contact with the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia regarding its appeal for the work of the Deanery of Nepal (part of the Diocese of Singapore), and may also support partners in northern India and…

Prayer for those affected by the Nepal earthquake

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 trapped in the darkest valley of fear. May generosity and compassion overflow in response so that goodness and mercy may follow all who will live in the shadow of this earthquake. May they dwell in secure houses and know healing…