Helping Others (Page 4)

Helping Others (Page 4)

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…

Offer your gratitude on May 17 through the United Thank Offering

Each year, the United Thank Offering (UTO) receives contributions that go toward funding grants for a wide range of outreach projects through the Episcopal Church across the country and around the world. Many people adopt the UTO’s model as a spirtual discipline to help themselves stay mindful of the many blessings in life that might otherwise go unnoticed. If you pick up a blue UTO box, you can begin this practice anytime, offering small contributions and prayers of thanks to God…

Episcopal Relief and Development responds to Nepal earthquake

Episcopal Relief and Development has posted a statement about the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25. They identify urgent needs and assessment efforts. Episcopal Relief and Development is working with ACT Alliance and talking to other local partners about how to help, including the Deanery of Nepal, the Diocese of Singapore, the Diocese of West Malaysia, CASA in northern India, and Amity in southwest China. The Rev. Janet Nocher, diocesan coordinator for Episcopal Relief and Development, urges that people contribute to the relief effort through…

Crestline Neighborhood Market opens April 18 at All Saints’

The Crestline Neighborhood Market (CNM) at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will open its second season on Saturday, April 18, 2015 with several new vendors and others returning from its inaugural season. Also new this year is a parish-wide Garage Sale and the Community Garden. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon in the parking area on Penticost Street, directly behind All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Rd., Fort Worth. Crestline Neighborhood Market operates on an alternating schedule in cooperation with…

Put on your gardening gloves at St. Luke’s in the Meadow

Members at St. Luke in the Meadow Episcopal Church and residents in the surrounding neighborhood got their hands dirty Saturday preparing and planting in the church’s community garden plots. There are 20 square spaces in the church’s garden, and some have already been planted with flowers, fruit, and vegetables, but others are available. “If you don’t have a spot to garden or a little patch of your own, come join us,” invites Lydia Hiatt, a member at St. Luke’s and an avid gardener. “All are…

Benefit for medical mission work in India successful

A medical mission fundraising dinner at St. Christopher, Fort Worth, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, raised approximately $3,500 for Hopewallah, a tax exempt charity organization helping the lepers of Hyderabab, India. More than 100 people attended the event, which included a meal of Indian food, a slide show of the work of the medical mission, a fashion show of Indian clothing, and the singing of Telugu and English songs by the children and grandchildren of the late Bishop Prabhudas, the first bishop…

Help for job seekers at All Saints’ career workshop

The recent announcement of long-time Fort Worth employer Radio Shack’s demise means some people in North Texas, including some in Episcopal church pews, may find themselves unemployed. The Career Solutions Workshop at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth is a useful resource for anyone actively seeking new employment or hoping to make their next step up the career ladder. The workshop, also known as the Job Seekers class, is offered every Monday at 6 pm in the church’s parish hall. The class…

Visit ERD’s photo exhibit in Dallas or online

Learn more about Episcopal Relief and Development’s 75 years of worldwide work by visiting their traveling anniversary photo exhibit, which will be at the Episcopal School of Dallas, 4100 Merrell Rd., Dallas, 75229, March 19 to April 2, noon to 7 p.m. Or visit it online here.  

All Saints’ Fort Worth commissions Stephen Ministers

Eight newly trained Stephen Ministers were commissioned at the 11:15 am Eucharist on February 8, 2015, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. The new Stephen Ministers are Mr. Ed Ferree, Mr. Mark Howard, Mr. Robert David, Ms. Sallie Trotter, Ms. Ann Spence, Ms. Joanie Blanton, Ms. Kathleen Farrelly and Ms. Nancy Searway. With them in the photo are the Rev. Jordan Ware, Stephen Leaders Mr. Whit Smith and Ms. Mary Shannon, and the Rev. Johnson Shannon, pastoral adviser. Stephen Ministry training equips…

Ways to help identified by Deacon Janet Nocher

Deacon Janet Nocher offers the following information about opportunities for ministry, open to both lay and ordained people. 1. Looking for a Lenten discipline? Baylor All Saints Hospital needs three Noonday Prayer readers to read once a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the hospital chapel.  If interested call Deacon Nocher at 817-292-1786 or Sally Proffitt at 817-917-7630. This ministry also could continue after Easter. 2. An Episcopalian in the diocese is in need of a kidney transplant and…

Chaplains to retired clergy expanding ministry

Last year the Rev. Susan Slaughter, retired rector of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth; and the Rev. Courtland Moore, retired canon to the ordinary, and long time priest of the diocese, were asked by Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr., to serve as chaplains to the retired clergy of the diocese. The Rev. Jim Horton and his wife, Anne, stepped down from that role last year.   Since then, Slaughter and Moore have worked to update the list of retired…
Longest Night Christmas service at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church

The Longest Night – a service of remembrance on December 20

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller/Soutlake invites you to a service of remembrance, The Longest Night, at 5 pm on December 20, 2014. The holidays are often the loneliest time of the year for those who have experienced recent loss in their lives. These losses can be the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce, death of a dear pet, loss of health, or any of the other losses people deal with. The Longest Night service allows us to grieve…

Episcopalians support Hood County Christmas for Children

Hood County Christmas for Children volunteers will distribute toys to thousands of children on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Christmas for Children is one of the charities supported by the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury. It serves the children of Hood County who might not get Christmas gifts otherwise. Children on the list come primarily from those on lunch assistance in the school system, supplemented by applications from Mission Granbury and other local agencies. It is an extension of the Granbury Angel…

Christmas shopping supports St. Alban’s outreach

St. Alban’s, Arlington, is conducting a “Schwan’s Cares” fundraiser to support the congregation’s outreach ministries that might just solve Christmas shopping problems from the comfort of one’s home. Here’s how it works: Log into https://www.schwans-cares.com/  and in the search field enter either the church’s campaign number, 15609, or the name “St. Alban’s Outreach.” Shoppers can purchase a $25 e-certificate (as gift or for yourself) or simply shop. Be aware that shoppers will be asked for the St. Alban’s information at the…

Mission & Outreach Committee Report to 2014 Convention

The Mission and Outreach Committee report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by chairman Tim Stevens. You may download a PDF of this report here. The Diocesan Mission and Outreach Committee was established in 2011 to help allocate funds set aside in the annual budget. An application may be submitted by an individual member of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, members of a congregation within the diocese, or members of several congregations within the diocese representing…

Mission and Outreach Committee awards 10 grants

The Mission and Outreach Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has announced a total of $22,054 in matching grants for six ministries within the diocese and grants for four ministries beyond the diocese for 2014. Grants in the Matching Grant Outreach Program for ministry within the diocese totaled $15,261. They were: $3,200 to St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, for its Meadowbrook Elementary School After-School Ministry $2,500 to St. Christopher, Fort Worth,/Southern Deanery for a Habitat for…