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  The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth E-Newsletter
June, 2011 • Volume 1, No. 1

Welcome from the Communication Director

Welcome to the first edition of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth E-Newsletter. Our plan is to send this out every other month.

"Welcome" is a theme that seems to be defining our diocese these days, as congregations both in their buildings and in alternate spaces welcome all to join in worship, ministry, and outreach. We are the incarnation of the familiar church signs that say "The Episcopal Church Welcomes You."

Web minister Elinor Normand and I hope that this newsletter will become yet another of the many ties that bind us together as we all work in this part of The Episcopal Church to reconcile the world to God through Jesus Christ.

The newsletter will mirror information that is on our diocesan web site, and offer you information and resources that we hope will be of use to you in your ministry, whatever form that takes. We haven't yet named this newsletter. Please send us your suggestions.

Please feel free to send information, story suggestions, and photos to us to include in future issues of the newsletter. (Remember, we do not identify children by name on the web site and we do not use their photos without permission of their parents or guardians. We have a model photo release form if you need one.)

Please forward this to any of your friends who have not yet signed up for it. It is easy to do – it’s the Texas Two-Step. Just click here.

Katie Sherrod
Director of Communication




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In this issue:

Gwichyaa Zhee
One of All Saints’ Wichita Falls seven outreach programs is to assist with expenses necessary to teach and train Native leaders in the interior of Alaska.  (read more)

A message from Bp. Ohl
Thank you for reading the new e-newsletter. My hope is that you will find this a valuable communication tool and will encourage everyone you know to do the "Texas two-step." (read more)

Diocesan Youth News
Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was well represented at the Episcopal Youth Conference 2011 held in Minneapolis/St Paul, MN. (read more)

Social Media and You
Whether Twitter and Facebook are mysteries to you or things you use frequently, the Social Media Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth can be of assistance. (read more)

The 139th Niobrara Convocation
Sandy Shockley of St. Mary’s, Hamilton, attended the Niobrara Convocation in South Dakota in mid-June.  (read more)

Niobrara History
The first Niobrara Convocation was held in 1870. (read more)

St. Luke’s – Stephenville News
Worship and fellowship have taken center stage for the summer at St. Luke's – Stephenville. (read more)

Building Up Hope
"Building Up Hope" is the theme of the 29th Diocesan Convention. (read more)

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