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Good News

A monthly publication from the Diocesan Office

  August, 2012      

The Episcopal Diocese
of Fort Worth

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

Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, Bishop

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  • Inspirational thoughts from Anne Robertson
    Anne Robertson's 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 about it.

    "That is all.

    "Revive us again, Lord. Help your people to remember your call. Amen."

  • Convention nears
    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. Read more . . .
  • Diocesan online calendar promotes participation, transparency
    Did you know that by utilizing the "Place an event on the diocesan calendar" link on the diocesan website calendar page, 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 diocesan website.

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