Dio Convention

Dio Convention

Nominees for election at 2019 Diocesan Convention

The Nominations Committee, chaired by the Rev. Christopher Rodgers, has announced the nominees for election to various offices at the 2019 Diocesan Convention. Go here for more information on Diocesan Convention. Download a PDF of all nominees bios and photos Nominees

Early Bird registration for diocesan convention ends October 1

Diocesan Convention is November 8 and 9 in Decatur. Early Bird rates are $50 for one day, $75 for two days and will be available until midnight, October 1. After October 1, registration is $65 for one day, $90 for two days. Registration includes afternoon snacks and dinner with wine on Friday; continential breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack on Saturday. Register and find more detailed information about convention.  

Are you called to a leadership role in the diocese?

NOTE: UPDATED with corrected information on Trustee for Sewanee, University of the South. Convention will elect a lay member, not a clergy member. ———— The 2019 Diocesan Convention will be November 8 and 9 at the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur. Convention delegates will be voting to fill several important leadership roles in the diocese. Please spend some time in prayer and discernment about whether you are called to such a role. If so, please nominate yourself. If you nominate…

Additional materials for 2018 Convention

Convention voted to approve these additional materials and distribute them for consideration. Episcopal Relief and Development Report Bishop’s Appointments and Nominations Communications and Evangelism Report Resolution R1 on 2019 Convention Location The secretary of Convention informs that the chancellor’s report was submitted on time but was omitted by error. Chancellors’ Report 2018

Bishop Scott Mayer’s nominations and appointments

Each year at convention, Bishop Scott Mayer makes his nominations and appointments to various positions for the next year. The complete list is below. Bishop’s Nominations and Appointments – 2019 Nominees Secretary: The Rev. Dr. Andrew Wright for a one-year term Treasurer: Mr. David Lowder for a one-year term Chancellor: Ms. Sandy Liser for a one-year term Registrar: The Rev. Tracie Middleton for a one-year term Historiographer: Ms. Karen Shepherd for a one-year term Trustee for The Corporation: Mr. Robert…

One more week to register for diocesan convention!

All are invited to the 2018 Diocesan Convention November 9-10 in Decatur. This video gives some interesting tidbits about Decatur and about what will happen at convention — hint: It’s not all business. Registration doesn’t close until midnight Wednesday, November 7. Watch it below or on YouTube.  
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2018 pre-convention deanery meetings

Review the list of 2018 pre-convention deanery meetings and attend one near you – or the one your congregation is part of – to find out what will be happening at Diocesan Convention: budget, nominees for elected positions, resolutions, and more. Fort Worth East – Monday, Oct. 15; 7 pm at St. Martin in the Fields, Keller Fort Worth South – updated – Monday, Oct. 15; 5:30 pm at St. Christopher’s, Fort Worth Fort Worth West – Tuesday, October 16; 5:30…

Diocesan Convention – Last week for early registration

Register before October 1 to receive the “Early Bird” rate for Diocesan Convention. If you register in September, Early Bird rates are $75 for a 2-day registration and $50 for a 1-day registration. On Oct. 1, rates go up to $90 for a two-day registration and $65 for a one-day registration. The registration fee includes one meal per day. The 2018 Convention occurs Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10, 2017 at the Decatur Civic Center. Visit the Convention web page for…

Convention sermon: “Drink living water . . .”

The Very Rev. Doug Travis preached at the opening worship service of the 2015 Diocesan Convention on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Cleburne Conference Center. An excerpt: “Living water, living water, living water. I realized in contemplating these verses that if I do not experience the well of living water flowing up in my own soul it’s because I’ve refused to share, even if only in my own heart, Jesus’ living water with some other soul I think doesn’t…

Bishop’s Address at 2017 convention

Bishop Scott Mayer delivered his address to the 35th Convention of the Diocese of Fort Worth on Friday, November 10, at the Cleburne Conference Center in Cleburne, TX.   He began by thanking the hosts, greeting guests, listing important transitions, and recognizing the work of the many volunteers who serve on committees of the diocese. He gave special recognition to the members of the diocesan Corporation. Then he began exploring the passage from the fourth chapter of John’s Gospel, when Jesus…

Mystics, activists and sowers: learn something new at Convention workshops

Three convention workshops offer transformation as well as information. Learn to seek and share the divine. Learn to engage and participate in your community with advocacy. Learn to become a sower who plants new seeds. We’ve got opportunities for growth in all three of our workshops. Get the details and let us know which you will attend:

2017 Pre-Convention Deanery meetings

Attend a deanery meeting to learn what’s going on at the upcoming Diocesan Convention and get involved in collaborating with other Episcopal churches in your area. Links below include a map to each location. Fort Worth West – Tuesday, Oct. 17; 5:30 pm at All Saints’, Fort Worth Southwestern – Sunday, Oct. 22; 2:30 pm at St. Luke, Stephenville Fort Worth South – Tuesday, Oct. 24; 5:30 pm at St. Christopher, Fort Worth Northern – Sunday, Oct. 29; 11:30 am at…

Register early for Diocesan Convention

Register now to receive the “Early Bird” rate for Diocesan Convention. Early Bird rates (before Oct. 1) are $65 for a 2-day registration and $40 for a 1-day registration. After Oct. 1, rates are $80 for a two-day registration and $55 for a one-day registration. The registration fee includes one meal per day. The 2017 Convention will be held Friday, November 10 – Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Cleburne Conference Center. Visit the Convention web page for complete details; the page…

The Nominations Committee wants you!

Are you called to serve in elected office? Your life experience, passion, and voice can make a difference in this diocese. At every level of organization, in everything we do, the Church benefits from new, energetic, and committed leadership. There are eight positions to be filled by election at the 2017 Diocesan Convention. Executive Council members-at-large Standing Committee Members Sewanee Trustee Disciplinary Board members Are you called to lead us forward? Experience in a previous leadership role is not required.…