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March 7, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Jen Moss and 6-year-old Mia meet every Tuesday for an hour through a program called Kids Hope USA, which matches students with mentors. Together, they read, play games and talk. An hour a week seems like a...

March 7, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Upon entering a church, we are all accustomed to the signs asking us to turn our cell phones off or on silent, but one church turned that conventional wisdom on its head. On Sunday, leaders at St. Andrew...

January 23, 2013

The youth visited San Mateo on Sunday with Bp. PHOTO/Diocese of Texas [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Youth from four different ethnic backgrounds and six different churches spent last weekend together at Christ Church Cathedral at the...

July 22, 2012

Children from the Holy Land and the United States work together to conquer the ropes course at Camp Allen during “Kids 4 Peace” interfaith camp. Photo/Diocese of Texas [Diocese of Texas] Over the past decade, countless conventions,...

June 15, 2012

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, bishop of Southern Malawi, arrived in Texas on June 13 and immediately began an extensive tour of churches and ministries. As the partner diocese of the Diocese of Texas, many...

June 5, 2012

The Rev. Alejandro Montes posts an "open" sign at Es Cafe at San Mateo Episcopal Church, an outreach to the Latino community of Southwest Houston and Bellaire in the Diocese of Texas. [Diocese of Texas] Undaunted by many challenges, the...

March 13, 2012

The Springtime Chicken Family Band performed "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show. Photo/Joshua Kamnetz [Diocese of Texas] Who knew medical students were so talented? On March 8, University of Texas Medical Branch students held...

January 31, 2012

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Officials in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas announced Jan. 30 that a coordinated effort to help Bastrop County families recover from last September’s wildfires has begun. Volunteers and donations are...

October 28, 2011

With the help of many from the community, Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond planted a fruit orchard of 25 trees at their Growing in Grace Community Gardens on Oct. 26. In July, Calvary was awarded a fruit orchard from Dreyer's...

October 17, 2011

At the beginning of October, the Rev. Mike Besson witnessed 1,300 pumpkins being delivered to his new church, St. Catherine's in Missouri City, in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. The third annual pumpkin patch serves as a fundraiser...

July 25, 2011

Recently, members of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas worked to rebuild the home of the Morris family of Smithville, Mississippi. The Morrises are victims of the April tornadoes that swept across portions of Mississippi and Alabama. The EF5...

June 22, 2011

St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas, recently donated 1,200 books to the first grade class at Menchaca Elementary School in the hopes of preventing the typical "summer slide" in reading comprehension. Each of the 106 first graders...

June 1, 2011

Some six years ago, St. Alban's Church in Waco, Texas, had an average Sunday attendance of about 115 and a school that was struggling to survive – and a new rector, the Rev. Jeff Fisher, who was determined to find solutions for...

March 3, 2011

In July of 2009, I led a volunteer group to one of Texas Episcopal Disaster Relief and Development’s home repairs. When we arrived, Mr. Stephenson lumbered into a room full of high school students from Hewitt, Texas. They were there...

March 1, 2011

On a recent visit to the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, retired Pakistani Bishop Mano Rumalshah of Peshawar described his diocese as "not a church for the poor, because there are too many. We are a church of the poor." Rumalshah...

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