Mission and Outreach grants for 2022 have been announced and checks have been delivered to the recipients.
WITHIN THE DIOCESE
- St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller – Service Sunday – $2,000
- St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller – Good News Garden – $1,000
- St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller – Building Bridges – $3,361.50
- St. Luke’s, Stephenville – Food Pantry Red Door Cupboard and Increased Food Distribution – $5,000
- St. Luke’s, Stephenville – ECM Red Door Lunches / Student Lunches – $2,500
- St. Luke’s, Stephenville – ECM Studies and Ministries – $2,500
- St. Christopher’s, Fort Worth – Laundry Love – $5,000
TOTAL REQUESTED – $21,361.50 TOTAL GRANTED – $21,361.50
BEYOND THE DIOCESE
- All Saints’, Fort Worth – Holy Cross Anglican School, Belize – Plumbing for the home for visiting clergy – $5,407
- Trinity, Fort Worth – Zambian Assistance Project – University fees, medical equipment, textbooks, shipping – $3,708
TOTAL REQUESTED – $6,208 TOTAL GRANTED – $9,115
Members of the committee are the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles, Chair; the Rev. Karen Calafat, Dr. Jane Dennis, Mr. Keen Haynes, Ms. Gretchen Smith, and Ms. Pam Hardaway.
HISTORY OF GRANTS
In 2011 the Episcopal Church in North Texas voted to affirm the principal of the tithe. The Diocesan Mission and Outreach Committee was established to help allocate funds set aside in the annual budget for outreach. In 2012, convention voted to set a goal of budgeting 10 percent of the budget for charity by 2018. The diocese met that goal and has been fully tithing every year since then.