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Good News

A monthly publication from the Diocesan Office

  October, 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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  • You're invited to attend a Supreme Court watch party
    The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth will host a watch party 9am to noon at the diocesan offices on Oct. 16, with live streaming from the Supreme Court of Texas in Austin. All are invited to view the oral arguments before the Supreme Court via webcast. Read more . . .
  • Two-day celebration to unfold at convention
    The Nov. 2-3 diocesan convention in Stephenville will celebrate the institution of Fort Worth’s newest provisional bishop with festive liturgies, a diaconal ordination, the unveiling of congregation plans for reunification, a blues-backed barbecue dinner, and the passing of the historic Fort Worth crozier. Online registration is now open. Read more . . .
  • Words of wisdom
    Check out Scott Gunn’s comments on hospitality in his blog "Seven Whole Days."
  • Diocese reveals a best-kept secret
    What is one of the best kept secrets in the Diocese? The Resource Room. Located in the conference room at the Diocesan offices at St Luke's in the Meadow, the Resource Room is part of     Read more . . .
  • Fort Worth NACBA issues open invitation
    Don't be unprepared – not knowing is not an excuse. All too often accounting procedures to ensure the proper documentation and handling of church funds are a mystery. Today's churches need to stay informed and understand the laws that govern church accounting principles. NACBA's National Church Administration Day is a way to improve your church's awareness of "Accounting Principles – Mechanisms to Manage Your Church's Money." Read more . . .
  • Riteseries supports worship planning
    Depending on the size of your congregation, you can acquire Riteworship at a cost of $2 to $8 per week to make creating weekly worship bulletins a much simpler chore. Read more . . .
  • Spotlight on Congregations
    What has the diocese and the larger church done for your congregation lately?
    • Offer free stewardship resources for annual campaigns and for formation in year-round stewardship. Contact the diocesan office  or 817-534-1900.
    • Provide free weekly bulletin inserts  featuring information about the history, music, liturgy, mission, and ministry of The Episcopal Church. For example, October 7: Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost: Presidential Candidates Discuss Domestic Poverty.

  • Dates for your calendar
    (For more details, check the diocesan calendar.) 

    Oct. 6, 20, 27 - Anglicanism class, 5:30 p.m., St. Luke in the Meadow, Fort Worth

    Oct. 16 – Oral argument, Texas Supreme Court; Supreme Court Watch Party

    Oct. 20 – ECW Fall Tea, 2-4 p.m., Marti Fagley Home.

    Oct. 23 – Ordination of Cindy Ruiz to transitional diaconate, 7 p.m., St. Elisabeth, Fort Worth

    Oct 27 – Ordination of Heather O'Brien and Doyle Dietz-Allen to priesthood, 10 a.m., St. Alban in the Theatre, Arlington

    Nov. 2-3 – 30th annual Diocesan Convention, Tarleton State University, Stephenville

    Dec. 7-8 – Executive Council retreat, St. Christopher, Fort Worth

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