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Good News

A monthly publication from the Diocesan Office

  September, 2011      

The Episcopal Diocese
of Fort Worth

3550 Southwest Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Phone: 817-921-4533

Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, Bishop

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Good News!

  • Congregations invited to "Growing Church Funds."
    Mark Oct. 22 on your calendar if you want to learn more about multiplying your church's financial assets. Ken Quigley and Sarah Matthews, both consultants with the Episcopal Church Foundation, will lead a 9am to 3pm workshop at St. Christopher, Fort Worth, designed especially for vestry members, finance committees, treasurers, clergy, diocesan officers, and all others interested in church finances.
    Read more . . .
  • The complete diocesan calendar is now online.
    Want to know when diocesan events are scheduled? Or need a map to attend a diocesan event? Or want to post an event to the diocesan calendar? Go to the new, searchable diocesan calendar.
  • Stewardship inserts focus on gratitude.
    To help congregations with their stewardship efforts, a series of bulletin inserts is available for free download at the Episcopal Church stewardship website
    Read more . . .
  • You can test drive Webex Sept. 20, Sept. 28, or Oct. 9.
    Want to ask diocesan chancellor Kathleen Wells about legal questions? How about checking with diocesan communications director Katie Sherrod about websites or newsletters? Or learning more from Bruce Coggin, a member of the Commission on Diocesan Structures (CODS)? Now's your chance!
    Read more . . .
  • Know how to tweet for Jesus? Need to learn more about social media?
    Come to a free, group viewing of the webinar "I Tweet for Jesus: Understanding Social Media and the Church" at 3pm on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Trinity, Fort Worth. The webinar, presented by the Consortium for Endowed Episcopal Parishes (CEEP), will offer an opportunity to learn in "English-speak" about social media and what it has to do with your congregation’s future. Or you can join the webinar from your own location.
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  • Spotlight on Congregations
    What have The Episcopal Church and the diocesan office done for you lately? Last month, all diocesan congregations received information about savings to be gained by securing proper state tax exemption certification. (Thank you, Jackie Robinson at Trinity, Fort Worth!) In addition, earlier this year the eight diocesan congregations with access to their church buildings were provided (at no cost to the congregations or the diocese) a detailed risk assessment. That analysis targeted preventative action congregations can take to keep their congregations safer. (Thank you, Church Insurance Corporation!)

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