News (Page 5)

News (Page 5)

Allison Liles on slate for bishop in Alabama

Updated January 19, 2020 The Rev. Dr. Glenda Curry was elected bishop coadjutor to become the twelfth diocesan bishop at the electing convention held on January 18, 2020, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham. Curry is the first woman elected bishop in the Diocese of Alabama. She will succeed the Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan upon his retirement at the end of 2020. —————- The Rev. Allisoin Sandlin Liles is on the slate of candidates for election…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Andew’s Fort Worth, worshiping in Good Shepherd Chapel at University Christian Church, on Sunday, November 24, 2019.   He opened his sermon by remarking on their patronal Feast Day and the history of the St. Andrew’s: “On March 17, 1875, the Bishop of Northern Texas, the Rt. Rev. Alexander C Garrett, established a mission church in Fort Worth.   St Andrew’s Day is typically celebrated on November 30th,  but we are jumping ahead a little (which…

Four women ordained transitional deacons

Lainie Acridge Allen, Corrie Maddon Cabes, Leslie Joan Guinn, and Mary Madeleine Hill were ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at All Saints’, Fort Worth, by Bishop Scott Mayer. The church was packed full as people from all the various congregations who raised them up and where they served came to take part in the happy day. Bishop Wallis Ohl, former provisional bishop of the diocese, took part as the godfather of Corrie Cabes. His wife…

Texas Supreme Court will hold oral argument December 5

The Supreme Court of Texas will hold oral arguments in our case on December 5, 2019, in Austin. Bishop Scott Mayer has invited Episcopalians to pray for the best outcome in our case in the weeks leading up and during the oral arguments. Unless otherwise noted, the information below is from the website of the Supreme Court of Texas. “The Supreme Court normally holds oral arguments once a month on three consecutive days. On each day that oral arguments are…

Lynching memorial soil collection opportunity for reconciliation

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 11, at the corner of NE 12th Street and Samuels Avenue. Here’s why. On November 9, at the 2019 Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland challenged Episcopalians to step up to the work of racial reconciliation and reparations. In his address on November 8, Bishop Scott Mayer said, “ I believe we are moving from understanding ourselves as “going to church”  to understanding ourselves as “being…

Bishop Eugene Sutton on racial reconcilation and reparations

This is the address Bishop Eugene Sutton gave at the 2019 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on Satuday, November 9, 2019, in Decatur. Read the address below and/or download a PDF of the address. Bishop Eugene Sutton Address on Racial Reconciliation & Reparations Racial Reconciliation and Reparations Bishop Eugene Sutton, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland The Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Decatur, TX November 9, 2019 Well, it was pretty easy to getting here because…

Sandy Michels’ Lynching Memorial Presentation

Sandi Michels, priest in charge at St. Elisabeth/Christ the King, Fort Worth, gave a presentation to Diocesan Convention on the effort by the Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice to create a memorial to the lynching of Fred Rouse on Samuels Avenue in Fort  Worth in 1921. Learn more about A Death on Samuels Avenue: The Lynching of Fred Rouse on December 2, at 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Shamblee Library, 959 E. Rosedale, Fort Worth, TX. Then…

Suicide prevention presentation

Scott Millican, senior warden at Trinity, Fort Worth, gave a presentation on suicide prevention at the 2019 Diocesan Convention in Decatur. Watch the video of the presentation below or on YouTube.

Trinity, Fort Worth, calls the Rev. Dr. Robert F. Pace as new rector

Trinity, Fort  Worth, has called the Rev. Dr. Robert F. Pace as their new rector. His first day at Trinity is Monday, December 16, 2019. His first Sunday is December 22. He is currently rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo in the Diocese of Northwest Texas. Pace is married to the Rev. Dr. Jill Walters, who also is an Episcopal priest. They have a 25-year-old daughter, Catherine, who lives in Austin. This is the letter Trinity’s Senior Warden Scott…

Good Shepherd, Granbury, presents Hymn Fest

All are invited to the Sixth Annual Hymn Fest, presented by the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at their new location, 4530 Acton Highway, Granbury, at 3 pm on Sunday,  November 17. The Hymn Fest, a sing-along, will be conducted by Dr. Iwoa Asakura and will feature solos by Dr. Heather Hawk. A reception will follow.

Resolutions passed by the 2019 Diocesan Convention

Delegates to the 2019 Diocesan Convention passed several resolutions. After hearing an address from Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland about racial reconciliation and reparations, delegates passed the following resolution: Creation of a Diocesan Commission on Racial Justice and Reparations Resolved, that this 37th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, in response to Bishop Eugene Sutton’s address, heed his call to action by creating a Diocesan Commission on Racial Justice and Reparation to explore the history of racial injustice…

Election results, 2019 Diocesan Convention

Here is the list of people elected to various positions at the 2019 Diocesan Election. General Convention Deputies, Lay Katie Sherrod, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth Marti Fagley, St. Christopher, Fort Worth Brent Walker, Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls Kathleen Wells, Trinity, Fort Worth First Alternate – Aidan Wright, St. Christopher, Fort Worth General Convention Deputies, Clergy Bradley Dyche, St. Luke’s, Stephenville Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth Amy…