News (Page 2)

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Ted Clarkson to be ordained transitional deacon December 18

By the grace of God and with the consent of the people, on behalf of the Rt. Rev.J. Scott Mayer, the Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander will ordain Ted Hamby Clarkson, Jr., to the Sacred Order of Deacons at 3 pm Friday, December 18, 2020, in All Saints’ Chapel, the University of the South, Sewanee, TN.  Clarkson’s father, the Rev. Ted Clarkson, will be the preacher. The ordination will be live streamed via Vimeo. Following the live stream, the ordination…

Paula Jefferson to be ordained priest December 15, 2020

By the grace of God and with the consent of the people, The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth, will ordain Paula Kaye Jefferson to the sacred order of priests In Christ’s one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 5 o’clock in the evening. The service at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, will be streamed live and will continue to be available on The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth’s YouTube and Facebook pages. People also…

Tis the season . . .for scams. Be alert!

This is the season for scams. Please be vigilant for scammers who pretend to be the bishop, a member of his staff, or another clergy person in order to trick you into buying gift cards/money orders, or sending money in the belief that  you are helping someone. It works like this: You open your email and there’s a note from the bishop addressing you by name, and then saying: Hi, how are you doing? I need a favor from you,…

Reverse Advent Calendar

Pope Francis said, “First you pray for the hungry, then you go out and feed them.  That is how prayer works.” This week begins the Reverse Advent Calendar In-gathering for 4Saints Food Pantry.  If you are not familiar with a Reverse Advent Calendar, read on. It’s easy and a great way to observe Advent while helping other. Who: Anyone can participate. These items will be donated to the 4 Saints Food Pantry. What: This is the opposite of the usual…

Supplemental Reports to 2020 Convention

Download a copy of the Supplemental Reports to the 2020 Diocese Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, along with the Bishop’s Nominees and a Resolution concerning next year’s Convention. 2020-EDFW-SupplementalReports

Register for Diocesan Convention

If you have not already registered for Diocesan Convention, which will be November 14, you must do so before Sunday, November 1. There is no registration charge this year. Read more details about Convention and download your packet. Register for Convention    

Invitation to racial justice and reparations work

At the 2019 Diocesan Convention, Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland spoke powerfully about racial justice and reparations. The convention responded with a resolution that called for the establishment of a Commission on Racial Justice and Reparations. The pandemic intervened, but the work did not stop. This summer, a group of clergy meeting via ZOOM to read and study about anti-racism work decided to form a Work Group to continue the work of racial justice and reparation in meaningful ways. This…

David Madison named to national post

The Rev. David Madison of our diocese has been named executive director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES). The announcement was made October 28, 2020, by Edward Kim, president of the governing board of NAES. Madison said, “It is with a humble heart that I gratefully accept the call. . .As a former Episcopal school student, teacher, chaplain, and administrator, I have experienced first hand the transformational work taking place on our campuses to serve young people and…

Litany for Social Justice

The Litany for Social Justice will prayed as part of the opening worship service for the 2020 Diocesan Convention. This is part of the work for racial justice and reparations that we pledged to undertake via a resolution passed at the 2019 Diocesan Convention in the wake of a powerful address by Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland. Please read it, pray it, so when we all join together in the live streamed worship at 10 am Saturday, November 14, our…

2020 Diocesan Convention Nominations

[This list was updated on October 30 with a correction.] Download a PDF of photos and bios of those nominated for positions to be filled at the 2020 Diocesan Convention for your packet. Nominations for 2020 Dio Convention (1) Nominations Standing Committee – Lay (elect one) Judy Cariker – Resurrection, Decatur Bob Hicks – St. Christopher, Fort Worth Standing Committee – Clergy (elect one) Amy Haynie – Trinity, Fort Worth Dana Wilson- St. Luke’s, Stephenville Disciplinary Board – Lay (elect…

St. Francis Day pet blessings offered across diocese

Sunday, October 4, 2020, is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saints of animals and the environment. 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. As always, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth are offering blessings of animals in a variety of settings, but with locations and manner of blessings adapted to keep everyone…

Corrie Cabes named assistant rector, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

The Rev. Corrie Cabes will join the staff of the Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene as assistant rector in October. Cabes was sponsored for ordination by the Diocese of Fort Worth, and ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 2020, at All Saints’ Fort Worth. She graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest (SSW) in May. While in seminary, she served as a member of the Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage Task Force, a group committed to rediscovering and nurturing…

Nominations open for 2020 Convention

Nominations are now open for eight positions that will be filled at the 2020 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, which will be held via Zoom on Saturday, November 14. When you submit the nomination form, you will get an email telling you the form has been received and instructing you on how to submit your head shot photo and bio. Nominations Form NOMINATIONS AFTER SEPTEMBER 10 Any nominations after the closing date of September 11, 2020 may be…