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Reception set for Bishop Mayer

There will be a reception for Bishop Scott Mayer and Kathy Mayer to celebrate the ministry of Bishop Mayer in North Texas (2015-2022) on Sunday December 4, from 3 to 5 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 3401 Bellaire Drive South, Fort Worth, TX 76109. Please come, have some light refreshments, and visit with Bishop Mayer and Kathy Mayer. This event is FREE, but please register with a ticket so we know how many to expect. Register here Read…

Bishop Mayer to conclude time as Assisting Bishop at end of year

Bishop Andy Doyle and Bishop Scott Mayer have written letters to the Diocese of Texas announcing that Bishop Mayer’s time as assisting bishop in the North Region will end at the end of the year. There will be several opportunities to say thank you to Bishop Mayer and Kathy Mayer before that time. That information will be available soon. Read more about Bishop Mayer  

Nominations are open for diocesan positions

The 174th Diocesan Council [Convention] is Friday, February 24, 2023, at 8 AM to Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 3 PM at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551. You can register for Council here. Open Positions Nominations are open for these positions: One lay person for Executive Board Four lay people for General Convention deputies One lay person for Standing Committee One lay person for Trustee of the Church Corporation The diocese is particularly looking…

Three congregations change their names

Three congregations of the Diocese of Texas North Region have changed their names. St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, is now All Souls; St. Mary’s, Hamilton, is now St. Catherine’s, and the Episcopal Church in Wichita Falls is now Faith Episcopal Church. In St. Alban’s case, the name All Souls was picked from a list of finalist names by a vote of the congregation. All the names came were suggestions from members of the congregation. In a recent interview with the Dallas…

Karen Calafat named dean of Fort Worth Convocation

Bishop Andy Doyle has named the Rev. Karen Calafat, rector of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, as dean of the Fort Worth Convocation. From the Reunion 2022.org website: WHAT IS THE FORT WORTH CONVOCATION? A larger geographical entity within the Diocese of Texas is called a convocation. It is geographic and usually includes one metropolitan area with surrounding counties. The Diocese of Texas has ten convocations, the head of which, nominated by the bishop and elected by council, is called…

Trinity FW looking for Director of Youth Ministry

Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South, Fort Worth, Texas, 76109, is looking for a director of youth ministry. It is a part time position. The job description says, “Develop, enhance, and encourage a highly relational ministry by building positive, long-term relationships with Trinity youth (6th-12th grade) and parents. The Director of Youth Ministry will work with clergy, staff, and various lay ministries to develop, promote, and enhance Christian commitment, discipleship, and spiritual growth in our youth.” Read more here.…

St. Luke’s Stephenville pantry serves 500/month

The Food Pantry of St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Stephenville has been operating out of “the Corner House” adjacent to the church for 10 years.     During the pandemic, distribution was switched to drive-through to protect clients and volunteers. Currently the Food Pantry distributes food and cleaning supplies to 500 people a month.     The pantry’s directors are Judy Blackburn and Fran Jurney. The pantry is staffed with volunteers from St. Luke’s and often includes students from Tarleton…

4Saints looking for part-time pantry director

4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry’s operation is growing. They  need a passionate, organized servant to join the team. 4Saints is hiring a part-time pantry director to oversee day-to-day operations and lead our volunteer coordinator, food coordinator, and other volunteer leaders. This is a paid position reporting directly to the 4Saints Board of Directors. The full job description is available here. To apply for the job, please send a notice of your interest to info@4saintsfood.org. 

Steve Grenzow resigns

Steve Grenzow, communication and administrative assistant for the former Episcopal Church in North Texas, now the North Region, Episcopal Diocese of Texas, has resigned August 1. He began work in October 2019. With the advent of the Covid 19 pandemic, he assisted in the pivot to remote worship, helping produce the diocese’s online worship services for more than a year, as well as assisting some of our congregations with their remote worship services. For those who wish to thank Steve for his…

Mission and Outreach Grants for 2022 announced

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…

Godly Play Core Training offered at Trinity Fort Worth

Godly Play Core Training will be offered on August 4, 5, and 6 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. Worth, TX 76109. See map below. The training is a 3-day retreat style setting. Dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday and Saturday are included in the cost of registration, which is $355 per person. The trainer is Cynthia Hill, Ph.D. Training Schedule: Thursday, August 4, 1p-9p Friday, August 5, 9a-5p Saturday, August 6, 9a-5p Click here for the…

The Episcopal Church of North Texas Votes Unanimously to Reunite with The Episcopal Diocese of Texas

JUNE 18, 2022: The Episcopal Church in North Texas, (ECNTX) formerly the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, today voted overwhelmingly to reunite with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas (EDOT). The vote was the sole business of a Special Meeting of Diocesan Convention at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The vote for reuniting was 69 to 0. This action follows the June 9, 2022, reconvening of the 173rd Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas that also overwhelmingly voted to reunite…

St. Christopher, Fort Worth, calls the Rev. Paula Jefferson

The vestry of St. Christopher Fort Worth has announced that they have called the Rev. Paula K. Jefferson  to be their Priest-in-Charge, She will begin August 1, 2022. St. Christopher is worshiping at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 5709 Wedgwood, Fort Worth, TX 76133, since they lost their building in 2021. Jefferson was ordained on December 15, 2020, by Bishop Scott Mayer. She has been a 24-year member of St. Martin’s in the Fields, Keller.  Since her ordination she has been…

Resolution 1 and Reunion Agreement

Resolution 1 This is the resolution the Diocesan Convention will vote on at the Special Meeting  on June 18, 2022, at Trinity Episcopal Church. Download Resolution 1 Reunion Agreement This is the Agreement of Reunion of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and the Episcopal Church in North Texas. Download the Agreement of Reunion

Check out openings at Camp Allen for summer camp

If you are interested in sending children to Camp Allen in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Bishop Andy Doyle has sent word, “Here are the openings we have in Camp as of Monday. I thought you might share this with your camp interested folks. They may want to call Camp Allen to ask about registration.” Camp Allen also does a  parent/kid welcome to camp day where folks can explore life at camp. This can be important for first timers, Bishop…

Bishop Mayer visits Trinity, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited Trinity, Fort Worth, for confirmations and reaffirmations on Sunday, May 22, 2022. He confirmed William Masterson, Mary Claire Masterson, Robert Masterson, Alexandria Ortiz, Brennan Rodriguez, Greg Cella, Flint Carnahan, and Grace Hardman. Christine Cheney, Claudia Coggin, Rita Seguin, and Charm Thomas reaffirmed their baptismal vows. See more photos at Trinity’s Flickr Gallery. Photos are by Sarah Martinez. Read the bishop’s sermon. Watch the livestream of the service below. The bishop’s sermon begins at 29.22.