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Good News

A monthly publication from the Diocesan Office

  July, 2012      

The Episcopal Diocese
of Fort Worth

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

episcopaldiocesefortworth.org

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  • General Convention deputation offers view from inside
    Fort Worth will have more than 20 individuals attending General Convention in Indianapolis, July 4-12 – deputies, the bishop, alternate deputies, ECW delegates, and various others. Thanks to the work of communication director Katie Sherrod and social media coordinator Susan Kleinwechter, individuals will be blogging, Facebooking, tweeting (on Twitter), and filing news reports to keep you up-to-date on what's happening. Read more . . .
     
  • Background checks available through the diocesan office
    As of July 1, congregations needing background checks for lay employees and for laity in ministry can take advantage of favorable rates negotiated by the Episcopal Church Center. Thanks to a contract with Praesidium, Inc. (located in Arlington), checks can be ordered by any congregation in the diocese, simply by supplying the name of the person and their email to the diocesan office. Read more . . .
     
  • Great resources available at
    Vital Practices

    How and where can your congregation be found, on the web and elsewhere? How can you use those listings to tell your story? What are some creative ways to make and use video? How can rural congregations best use communications technology? This month, learn practical ways to encourage your congregation's communications vitality at the Vital Practices website.  Read more . . .
     
  • For your calendar . . .

    August – All convention delegates need to attend their deanery meetings, to review the diocesan budget proposal for 2013-15, as well as the diocesan health insurance taskforce’s proposal for cost-sharing minimums. Last chance for budget input before the September meeting of the diocesan executive council.

    August 24-25 – Dwelling in the Word, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth at Mansfield Church of Christ, 580 Pleasant Ridge Dr., Mansfield. Register today! (817-473-4234)

    Sept. 3 – Last day to file resolutions to diocesan convention with Bruce Coggin, secretary to the convention

    Sept. 15 – Executive Council, St. Martin-in-the-Field, Keller 10am – 3 pm

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