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Inspirational thoughts from Anne Robertson
words make me
think of the vitality and the work of the Spirit that I see all around in our diocese:
"I will say it again. The church is not for you, the church is you. The world is in turmoil.
Forget the petty debates and the theological squabbles and get out there and do something
"That is all.
"Revive us again, Lord. Help your people to remember your call. Amen."
In barely three months, the 30th convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth will
take place in Stephenville, Nov. 2 and 3. Between now and then, lots will be going on,
as delegates prepare to make good decisions, exhibitors ready their displays, a new
vocational deacon finishes plans for his ordination, and the diocese gathers to welcome
a new provisional bishop.
Read more . . .
General Convention deputation rocks
The Diocese of Fort Worth was represented at the Episcopal Church's General Convention by eight deputies,
five alternates, three ECW delegates, one ECW provincial president, one diocesan staffer, and one provisional
bishop, as well as several people from the diocese who attended in a less official capacity. General Convention,
July 4-12 in Indianapolis, generated national news around its approval of Resolution A049, authorizing provisional
use of rites for "The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant." But there was lots more going on.
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Diocesan online calendar promotes participation, transparency
Did you know that by utilizing the "Place an event on the diocesan calendar" link on the
you can notify people throughout the diocese of your meeting time, place, and other
important details? You can even post documents to share, and maps, and directions. Leaders
of diocesan work groups, taskforces, and committees are urged to make sure their meetings
are included on the diocesan calendar. If you need help to post a meeting, please call
the diocesan office: 817-534-1900.
Labyrinth events offered in September
Along with University Christian Church, Brite Divinity School is offering two opportunities for
labyrinth training in Fort Worth in September. The Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert will present the Labyrinth
experience as a personal practice for healing and growth, a tool for community building, an agent
for global peace, and a metaphor for life.
(more. . .)
Dates for your calendar
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
Sept. 30 – Last day for nominations to diocesan elective positions, via the
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