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Good News

A monthly publication from the Diocesan Office

  March, 2012      

The Episcopal Diocese
of Fort Worth

4301 Meadowbrook Dr.
Fort Worth, 76103
Phone: 817-534-1900
Fax: 817-534-1904

episcopaldiocesefortworth.org

Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, Bishop













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  • From the bishop: Lent offers opportunities
    Lent is upon us once again, and we are called by God and the Church to focus our attention on our relationship with God. Some “give up” a treasured food or pleasure; others choose to take on a discipline, such as additional prayer or worship. As we move closer to what I believe is the end of our litigation, I want to ask you both to "give up" and to "take on" as a part of your Lenten discipline. Read more . . .

  • Multiple Safeguarding God's Children classes on tap
    With new leaders taking office in congregations, and with preparations underway for summer activities and vacation Bible school, be sure to take advantage of upcoming opportunities to take the Safeguarding God’s Children training. Check out the dates that trainings are scheduled: Read more . . .

     
  • A background check form
    A background check form is available on the diocesan website, and the diocese runs those checks at no charge to congregations. To download a copy, click here. For more information, contact the diocesan office.
     
  • Diocesan offices are moving to a new home
    During the week of March 5-9, the diocesan offices will be in transition mode, moving from St. Christopher to St. Luke in the Meadow. The diocesan staff has benefited from St. Christopher’s hospitality ever since early 2009. With staff and operations growing, more space was required, and St. Luke’s has offered a portion of their newly renovated education building as the diocesan office's new home. Read more. . .
     
  • Leaders to gather March 10
    Have you registered for the diocesan leadership workshop, March 10 at St. Christopher, Fort Worth? Sign up today! Registrations are due by March 5. Read more . . .
     
  • Spotlight on Congregations What has the diocese and the larger church done for your congregation lately?
    • Attend the Lenten speaker series put on by the diocesan Christian education committee, March 3 and March 10, to enrich your Lenten journey.
    • Send a team to the diocesan leadership workshop March 10, to connect with other diocesan leaders and increase your skills. A book, a CD, and other resources will be provided for each congregation.

     

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