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Nominations open for 2018 Diocesan Convention

Nominations are now open for eight positions that will be filled at the 2018 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in Decatur, Texas, on November 9 and 10. The Nominations Committee earnestly seeks participation from parishioners across the spectrum of our diocese. The committee invites you to read, pray, and discern if you know someone to nominate for any of the elected positions described below. Please verify with the person you want to nominate whether they are willing…
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Meet up with Episcopalians at Saturday march and rally

On June 30, people across the country are rallying to demand an end to family separation. In Fort Worth the “Families Belong Together and Free” March and Rally” is at 10 am Saturday, June 30, at the Tarrant County Courthouse. It is organized by Indivisible Fort Worth, United Fort Worth, RAICES, Faith in Texas, and Mavericks United. To meet with other Episcopalians at this event, gather on the east lawn of the courthouse, and wear a red “Love God, Love Your…
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Donate toward gift for Carlye Hughes, bishop-elect of Newark

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we prepare to bid a very fond farewell to Bishop-elect Carlye Hughes, we congratulate her on her election and wish her many blessings and god-speed in her new position in the Diocese of Newark. The Standing Committee invites all who are interested to help provide Carlye with her Pectoral Cross. This important piece of episcopal regalia is a symbol of the office of bishop and is an outward and visible sign of the…

One asylum seeker’s story

Crossing the Rio Grande is one of the scariest things I have ever done. It happened about 20 years ago, a day after learning that the Iranian embassy in Mexico discovered we were in Mexico City. We rose early the next morning and set out to cross the border to apply for asylum in the U.S. In desperation, we found two Mexican men who said they could get us across the border. They told us that we could only carry…

What to do in addition to prayer

Resource list compiled for the Interfaith Prayer Service for the Children Providing Direct Help for Those in Need HUMANITARIAN RESPITE CENTER http://catholiccharitiesrgv.org/HumanitarianRespiteCenter.shtml The Humanitarian Crisis Relief was an effort which began in 2014 due to the influx of immigrants crossing the border who didn’t have an adequate place to rest. The center provides a place for the countless men, women, children, and infant refugees to rest, have a warm meal, a shower, and change into clean clothing as well as…

Thursday, June 21, a day of prayer for the children

Thursday, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.  The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, the Episcopal Public Policy Network, and The Episcopal Church are joining with others across the country to offer prayers for the children of families being separated at our border. If you want to gather with others in prayer locally, an Interfaith Prayer Service for the Children will be at 7 pm Thursday, June 21 at University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX…