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Good News

A monthly publication from the Diocesan Office

  January, 2012      

The Episcopal Diocese
of Fort Worth


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

episcopaldiocesefortworth.org

Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, Bishop













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Good News!

  • It's time for annual meetings
    In the month of January, all congregations will be holding annual meetings. (It's in the diocesan canons – Canon 26.) Every congregation gets to add new members to the vestry, to elect delegates to diocesan convention, and to approve the budget for 2012. New vestry leaders will be named soon, as well, along with stewardship leaders for the coming year. So make sure your congregation gets off to good start. Read more . . .
     
  • Fort Worth Episcopalians will be turning out for the Day of Service
    Our bishop Wallis Ohl was impressed by the high energy generated by the November diocesan convention, the December executive council retreat and visioning work, and the December ordination to the priesthood of Amy Haynie. Now he’s challenging us to get to work, teaming with the Tarrant Area Community of Churches, to join with TACC on Jan. 16 for their second annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. Take a team from your congregation. Get your T-shirts here.
     
  • You’re a leader – and one of your jobs is to make more
    I’m told by some of the folks who read Good News that they’re a little shocked to read (in the header, above) that they’re a diocesan leader. I'm reminded of one of the truisms of the Cursillo movement: Read more . . .
     
  • Reconciliation is our most important work
    Reconciliation is the work of every Christian. Each of us is called to work at being reconciled and being a reconciler, especially in our own congregations. Learning to do this work internally is essential if we are to be authentic instruments of reconciliation, especially post-litigation. How is that possible? Read more . . .
     
  • Calling all lawyers! Attorneys in the diocese are invited to organize, in order to share legal information and projects as a ministry to the diocese and to congregations. Email your contact information to chancellor@episcopaldioceseforthworth.org.

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