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Conference for nonprofit communicators

TCU is offering an inexpensive conference for communicators who work for nonprofits. Communicators for local churches have found this conference to have helpful information for their work. The theme for the  11th Annual TCU Nonprofit Communicators Conference on Friday, May 17, 2019, is Communication for Social Good, Impact, Authenticity & Executive Presence.  It will be at TCU’s Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, 2820 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX  7610, with free parking is next door to the center, or in the parking garage just north of…

Diocesan office moves temporarily

Drying up flood water, removing asbestos, jackhammering the floor, replacing pipes, pouring concrete, carpeting, painting – yikes! The diocesan office is closed for an indeterminate period of time, a result of water from a plumbing leak running all night long several days ago, and the staff has moved to temporary offices. The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner said, “Best guess is that we’ll be back in the office sometime the middle of March.” The office staff is running a pool on…

Sacred Ground, a resource on race and faith

On February 1, 2019, The Episcopal Church announced a new film-and-reading based dialogue series on race and faith. This is part of the church’s continuing commitment to racial reconciliation, a priority set by General Convention and upheld by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Jennings. The series includes the stories of Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian American histories “as they intersect with European American histories. . . Sacred Ground is especially targeted to help white…

Leadership Training Day set for all lay and ordained leaders

All lay and ordained leaders are invited to a Leadership Training Day from 9:30 to 3 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019,  at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Keller. Bishop Scott Mayer said, “This is the first leadership training session the diocese has offered in several years, and I urge all vestry members, and clergy in leadership roles in congregations to attend. The workshop topics were planned in response to questions and issues raised by leaders in various congregations so the material…

Bradley Dyche installed as rector at St. Luke’s, Stephenville

The Rev. Bradley Callaway Dyche was installed as rector of St. Luke’s, Stephenville, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, by Bishop Scott Mayer. The Rev. David Krause,  Interim Rector of St. Francis’ Episcopal Church in Temple, was the preacher. He was the Canterbury Chaplain at Texas Tech University where Dyche began to discern a call to ordained ministry. Listen to a podcast of the sermon. Watch a short video of the evening, on YouTube or below. See more photos at the diocesan…

New president, lay member of Standing Committee elected

The Standing Committee of the diocese elected a new president and a new lay member in the wake of the death of Norm Snyder of Good Shepherd, Granbury, who was serving as president at the time of his death on December 18.  In the event of a resignation or death, the canons direct the Standing Committee to elect new members and officers. Bob Hicks of St. Christopher, Fort Worth, was elected president and David Skelton of St. Mary’s, Hillsboro, was elected…

Traveling the way of love – new video series

The Episcopal Church Office of Communication has announced a new video series, Traveling the Way of Love. Episcopalians are invited to join host Chris Sikkema, manager for special projects, The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, as he journeys across The Episcopal Church in search of stories of the ways people in the church are engaged in the seven practices which encompass the Way of Love. “The thing that I find most life giving and wonderful is going around and listening…

All Saints’ Organ Gala to honor music ministry of Frederick Grimes

Three outstanding organists will be the focus of an Organ Gala at All Saints’, Fort Worth, at 7:30 pm Friday, January 25, 2019. Two of these artists will perform — All Saints’ Organist and Choirmaster Clive Driskill-Smith and concert organist Robert McCormick, organist and choirmaster at Saint Mark’s Church in Philadelphia. The third artist is honoree Frederick (Rick) Grimes, who retired in September 2018 as organist and choirmaster at All Saints’. This Organ Gala will honor the beautiful music that…

Diocesan clergy to discuss “Living Faithfully in the Provisional”

The clergy of the diocese will gather to take part a conversation on “Living Faithfully in the Provisional” on Thursday, February 7, in DeWolfe Hall at All Saints’, Fort Worth. The conversation will be led by the Rev. Martin Smith,  who is well known throughout the Episcopal Church as writer, spiritual director, retreat leader, and teacher exploring contemporary spirituality. Smith was trained as a theologian at Oxford University, receiving his BA in 1968 and MA in 1970. After preparing for the…

A litany for those affected by the government shutdown

Province II of the Episcopal Church is offering litany for use in praying for all those affected by the government shutdown. Province II is comprised of the six dioceses of the state of New York, the two dioceses of the state of New Jersey, the Diocese of Haiti, the Diocese of the Virgin Islands, the Diocese of Cuba, and the Convocation of American Churches in Europe. Download a PDF for printing. Spanish and French translations will be available soon. Litany Officiant: …

Bishop Mayer visits All Saints’ Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited All Saints’, Fort Worth, on Sunday, January 13, 2019. He preached, celebrated, and baptised, confirmed, and reaffirmed the baptismal vows of several people. In his sermon, Mayer explores the power of love, and the impact of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s bold declaration that “if it’s not about love, it’s not about God.” That message resonates with people as they shift from seeing church as a place to go to seeing church as a body of people, to…

Make MLK Day a day on, not a day off

For several years now, Martin Luther King Day has been observed by many individuals and organizations as a day of service, a day of giving back to the community, instead of a day off. Last year, Bishop Scott Mayer led a group of several dozen Episcopalians who volunteered at several different places during the day. The bishop is unable to do this again this year because of a scheduling conflict, but urges all Episcopalians to take part in the MLK…

Solemn Evensong at All Saints’, Fort Worth

All are invited to Solemn Evensong at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, at 6 pm Sunday, January 20, 2019. The All Saints’ Choir, under Organist and Choirmaster Clive Driskill-Smith, will sing the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B minor by T. Tertius Noble, and Thou Wilt Keep Him by Samuel S. Wesley.

Bradley Dyche to be installed as rector in Stephenville

In a Celebration of New Ministry, Bishop Scott Mayer will formally install the Rev. Bradley Calloway Dyche as rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville, at 7 pm Tuesday, January 29. A reception will follow. All are welcome. Dyche was elected in early 2018 and started officially on Easter Day. Dyche graduated from the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 2002, helping in the aftermath of 9/11. His last cure was for eleven years as rector of St.…

Lay leader Norm Snyder died December 19, 2018

Long time lay leader Norman David Snyder (Norm), died December 19, 2018 doing what he loved best — helping other people, particularly children. The memorial service will be at 2 pm Sunday, December 23, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2016 Acton Hwy, Granbury, Texas (meeting at the Seventh Day Adventist Church). Bishop Scott Mayer and the Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson will be presiding. Snyder, his wife Barbara, and several other members of the Episcopal Church of the…

Gingerbread housing development at St. Christopher

The St. Mary Chapter of the  Junior Daughters of the King (JDOK) sponsored a gingerbread house making event on Sunday, December 9, immediately after St. Christopher’s 10:30 am service. Members of St. Elizabeth Chapter of DOK and other members of the parish provided candy, cereals, and other decorations for these buildings.   There were 12 houses with seven children and five adults doing the design work. A pizza lunch was provided so no one would have to work hungry. Everyone had fun — and despite…