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A monthly publication from the Diocesan Office

  November, 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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  • Lots happening at Diocesan Convention
    The investiture of a new bishop. Celebrating Bishop Ohl's leadership as he retires – again! Telling and preserving our stories. Ordaining a vocational deacon – our first since 2009. Looking ahead to Sunday One, when congregations re-unite. Electing new leaders. Thanking leaders who are passing the torch. Seeing old friends. Making new ones. And worshipping, sharing songs, and laughing together. Read more . . .
     
  • Executive Council retreat will be led by new bishop
    The diocesan Executive Council, joined by the diocesan Standing Committee, will meet for its annual retreat Dec. 7-8 at St. Christopher, Fort Worth. Bishop Rayford High, expected to be elected at convention as third provisional bishop of the diocese, will be the presenter for the weekend. Read more . . .
     
  • Evan McBroom offers communication redemption
    Come learn about the "Seven Deadly Sins of Church Communications" through a free (to our congregations) webinar at the diocesan office, Nov. 8 from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Especially for churches and other Christ-centered organizations, Evan McBroom’s webinar can help your church learn how to communicate clearly, creatively and consistently. Read more . . .
     
  • New Year brings annual meetings, elections, reports
    As the year winds to a close, congregations are preparing for annual meetings in January, along with vestry elections and parochial reports. Be on the look-out for the parochial report forms and a letter listing those end-of-year tasks, which will arrive in December and are due March 1.  Read more . . .
     
  • Cindy Haddock joins diocesan staff
    In October Cindy Haddock joined the diocesan staff as part-time bookkeeper. She will serve as assistant to the diocesan treasurer, following in the footsteps of Tammie Lively, who has recently moved to Colorado.  Read more . . .
     
  • Holidays mean change in office hours
    The diocesan office will be closed Monday, Nov. 5, the Monday following diocesan convention. The office will also be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 22 and 23. Regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 2 pm, with additional hours by appointment. The staff is happy to accommodate pre-arranged office visits outside of regular hours.
     
  • Need supply for Christmas eve?
    Congregations needing supply clergy for Christmas Eve are invited to contact the diocesan office, 817-534-1900.
     
  • Dates for your calendar
    (For more details, check the diocesan calendar.) 

    Nov. 8 – "Seven Deadly Sins of Church Communications" webinar, sponsored by the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA), at the diocesan office, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth, 1:30-2:30pm

    Nov. 10 – Cursillo Day of Deeper Understanding, 9 am

    Dec. 7-8 – Executive Council retreat, St. Christopher Fort Worth – Bishop Rayford High, presenter

    Jan. 25-26 – Executive council and leadership strategic planning, St. Luke in the Meadow Fort Worth – Donald Romanik, president of Episcopal Church Foundation, presenter

    Feb. 23 – Diocesan Altar Guild annual meeting, 9:30 am – 2:30pm, St. Martin in the Fields, Keller – All altar guild members are encouraged to attend

    March 2 – Diocesan Leadership Workshop – time and location TBA

    March 16 – Executive Council, 10am – 2pm St. Mary Hamilton

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