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Trinity celebrates new outdoor garden mural by Avery Kelly

Trinity Episcopal Church is pleased to present an outdoor mural by Avery Kelly.  The mural, located in the church garden, is open to the community and may be accessed through the gate on the southeast side of the building, off Stadium Drive. The mural, covering 212 square feet, is meant to convey the goodness and serenity of God’s creation and the idea of home or a place to belong. The painting features a walled garden-meadow theme and shows flora and…

Organist Clive Driskill-Smith to give recital at All Saints’

Clive Driskill-Smith, the new organist and choirmaster for All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will present an organ recital at 7:30 pm Friday, October 19, at the church. There is no admission charge, and a reception for all will follow the recital. Driskill-Smith will play Fantasia in G major by J.S. Bach, Adagio and final from Symphony No. 3 by Louis Vierne, and Noel Rawsthorne’s Hornpipe Humoresque, among other work. As organist and choirmaster, Driskill-Smith continues the tradition of beautiful Anglican…

Cynthia Briggs Kittredge shares how Episcopalians read scripture

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Dean & President and Professor of New Testament of the Seminary of the Southwest, will be the guest preacher and featured speaker at the 2018 Diocesan Convention. Dean Kittredge has a particular focus on forming Chrisian leaders in community for the purpose of enlivening the church and promoting reconciliation. In addition to preaching at our opening worship service, Dean Kittredge will sit down with Bishop Scott Mayer for a ‘fireside chat’ at 7 pm…

Adults 25 or older invited to apply for EYE 2020 planning team

The following article is reprinted from the Episcopal News Service – the information is in English and Spanish: [October 9, 2018] Every three years, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, The Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ.” It is our practice to accept applications from across the church to discern a group…

Trinity Fort Worth to premiere Requiem for the New World

On All Souls Day, November 2, 2018, Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive S., Fort Worth, TX, 76109, will become part of the centuries-long tradition of churches commissioning and presenting new musical works to the world. Requiem for the New World, a piece commissioned by the Trinity Episcopal Church Foundation to commemorate Trinity’s 125th anniversary, will be premiered at 7 pm Friday, November 2, as part of the parish’s All Souls’ Day worship service. A reception will follow in the parish…

St. Luke’s, Fort Worth, to celebrate 70th Anniversary

St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, 4301 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76103, will celebrate 70 Years of Sharing God’s Love on Sunday, October 21, 2018, with 10 am worship and a luncheon. Bishop Scott Mayer will celebrate and preach. Everyone is invited, but asked to RSVP to church@stlukesfw.org. St. Luke’s was the site of the ordination of the first woman to the priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, 33 years after the Episcopal Church approved the ordination of…

View 2018 nominees for election at diocesan convention

Several people in the diocese agreed to be nominated for election to leadership roles in the diocese. Below are descriptions of the positions that will be filled by elections at the 2018 Convention and the names of the nominees for those positions. Click on the names to read biographies of the nominees. Executive Council Members at Large The Executive Council carries on the work of the Diocesan Convention during the rest of the year when the Convention is not in…

Texas Impact presents advocacy training

Texas Impact will present Advocacy Training Saturday, October 27, from 9-noon at Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75214. Register here or share the Facebook Event. The training with Texas Impact staff will be three hours long. Hour 1 will be a panel of faith leaders. Hour 2 will be Advocacy 101 by Texas Impact staff and Hour 3 will be breakout sessions focused on various policy issue areas with advocacy partners. Texas Impact is a statewide religious grassroots network whose members…
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2018 pre-convention deanery meetings

Review the list of 2018 pre-convention deanery meetings and attend one near you – or the one your congregation is part of – to find out what will be happening at Diocesan Convention: budget, nominees for elected positions, resolutions, and more. Fort Worth East – Monday, Oct. 15; 7 pm at St. Martin in the Fields, Keller Fort Worth South – updated – Monday, Oct. 15; 5:30 pm at St. Christopher’s, Fort Worth Fort Worth West – Tuesday, October 16; 5:30…

Blessings of the Animals offered across diocese

St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and the environment. His Feast Day is October 4. Because Francis expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of God’s creation, the custom of offering blessings of animals around or on his Feast Day grew up. Congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth will be offering the Blessing of the Animals in a variety of settings including church lawns and porches, park pavilions, and parking lots on Thursday,…
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Clive Driskill-Smith starting as new organist at All Saints’, For Worth

For more than two decades, worship at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas has been enhanced by the extraordinary artistry of Organist and Choirmaster Rick Grimes. After 64 years as an organist and 24 years at All Saints’, Grimes retired from All Saints’ on September 9. The church’s beautiful music in the Anglican musical tradition will continue with Grimes’ successor, British organist and recording artist Clive Driskill-Smith. Driskill-Smith played his first Sunday services at All Saints’ on Sunday,…

Diocesan Convention – Last week for early registration

Register before October 1 to receive the “Early Bird” rate for Diocesan Convention. If you register in September, Early Bird rates are $75 for a 2-day registration and $50 for a 1-day registration. On Oct. 1, rates go up to $90 for a two-day registration and $65 for a one-day registration. The registration fee includes one meal per day. The 2018 Convention occurs Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10, 2017 at the Decatur Civic Center. Visit the Convention web page for…

Carlye Hughes consecrated 11th bishop of Newark

Carlye Hughes, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, was consecrated the 11th bishop of Newark and the 1,109th bishop in succession, at a joyous worship service at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Saturday, September 22, 2018. She was elected at a special convention of the Diocese of Newark on May 19, 2018. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the first African American to be elected to that post, was the chief consecrator. Co-consecrators were DeDe Duncan-Probe, bishop of…
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Rick Grimes retires after 24 years as All Saints’ organist and choirmaster

Rick Grimes, organist and choirmaster at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, concluded his 24-year tenure on Rally Day at All Saints’ this past Sunday, September 9. The vestry honored him at his retirement with a proclamation, which was printed in the service leaflet. View Grimes’ biography on this site. Grimes’ career as an organist started at the age of twelve, when he began playing at the Presbyterian church in Hillsboro, and he plans to return there in his…

Scot McComas elected to Province VII office

The Rev. Scot McComas has been elected as a member-at-large to serve Province VII. McComas said that he was prompted to let his name stand for election at the provincial level in large part because of his experience serving as a deputy to the General Convention this summer in Austin. This past summer I attended The General Convention of the Episcopal Church as a first-time deputy and was surprised at how much I loved being a part of the legislative…

Bishop Scott Mayer confirms three at Resurrection, Decatur

On Sunday, September 15, Bishop Scott Mayer visited the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Decatur. He confirmed Janet Huff, Denise Bowen, and Brad Bowen. He began his sermon by acknowledging the deep loss to the congregation and the diocese of Mark Whitley, who died on September 5. The service will be at 11am Saturday, October 27, at the church with a reception/lunch afterward at First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Miller, Decatur.   Bishop Mayer said, “I know that as we…