Opening Doors for Women in NeedEvery Monday night ladies bible study from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.Helps women overcome the obstacles they face when released from prison.Contact Ann Allen for address. Follows the FWISD calendar.
Tarrant County 5-Stones Taskforce MeetingTuesday, March 27, from 11:00 to noon with lunch served (last Tuesday of every month).Collaborative effort by many groups in Fort Worth to combat human trafficking. TC 5-Stones Taskforce is an extension of the Fort Worth Police Department.Contact Ann Allen for address.
Como Community GardenSaturday, March 24, 9:00 a.m. to noon.Contact Mary Anne Weisiger or Ann Allen .
Not in My City Fort WorthSaturday, March 24, from 9:00 to noon, at Christ Chapel Bible Church.Community awareness event regarding human trafficking and sponsored by Unbound Fort Worth.NIMC partners with TC 5-Stones Taskforce to increase community awareness and prevent human trafficking.
CTR Mission Lunch and LearnSunday, April 15, after church.A time of fellowship and mission testimonies! We will have many speakers so testimonies need to be short, 3 to 5 minutes. Depending upon attendance, it would be good to have one of these in the fall too. Next year, we hope to present this in February for World Mission Day. The goal is to educate the congregation to all our mission activities so each CTR contact person will need to share about that partner.
The Mission Committee will need to provide the lunch.
Commissioning of Jessica Tetirick to UgandaSunday, April 29.Some of you have asked how can we help Jessica.
“Regarding fundraising, if people would like to contribute to my trip specifically, we'll announce in the next few weeks that the link to do so will be in the Chronicles, our newsletter. You can share now if anyone is asking for it, http://samsusa.org/jessica-tetirick/.”
Jessica leaves on May 2.
Cristo Rey Lunch and LearnStephen O’Neal, a member of CTR, is on the board of Cristo Rey Fort Worth. For more information, see https://www.cristoreyfortworth.org/.
Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School at Our Mother of Mercy is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.
Lunch for Ralph and Miho Clatworthy, Anglican Missionaries to JapanSunday, August 26. Julie Cosgrove and Becky Powell are heading up this event. Becky is providing the food. I sure any help would be appreciated.
The following are member of CTR who are our contacts with the various organizations CTR has partnered with. Please contact them if you have any questions or if you would like to get involved.
Local Mission Partners and Contacts:
HOPE Farms – Joel Bailey
Opening Doors for Women in Need (“ODWIN”) – Ann Allen and Mary Anne Weisiger
Iglesia San Miguel – Alice DeMent and Becky Powell
Regional Mission Partners and Contacts:
Anglican Relief & Development Fund (“ARDF) – Julie Cosgrove
Camp Crucis - Becky Powell and Susan Ross
Church of the Incarnation, College Station – Fr. Mark Polley
Nashotah House Seminarians - Fr. Mark Polley
New Wineskins Missionary Network – Ann Allen
Global Mission Partners and Contacts:
Summer and Guy Benton, New Zealand, Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (“SAMS”) – Melissa Smith
Glen Petta, Sharing of Ministries Abroad (“SOMA”) – Chiquita Costen
B. Fanuel Magangani and Fr. Edward Juta, Centurion Partner, Diocese of Northern Malawi, – Bill Meyer and Marty Norman
La Gran Familia, Diocese of Northern Mexico – Elaine Bailey
SOMA is an international mission agency founded in England in 1979 as a follow-on organization to the “Anglican Conference on Spiritual Renewal” held in Canterbury, England. The agency is called by God to serve the Anglican Communion and the worldwide Church through short-term, cross-cultural missions both locally and abroad, ministering to the clergy and lay leaders alike.
CTR supports Guy and Summer Benton who are now serving in New Zealand. Their primary role in NZ is with NZCMS (New Zealand Church Mission Society) as mission enablers (or mobilizers) based in the Anglican Diocese of Wellington. The Anglican Diocese of Wellington has a lot of exciting things going on but are wanting to be pointed in focusing on global mission in the Diocese. So that’s basically their role. NZCMS is the primary Anglican missionary sending agency in New Zealand. They are a part of the same international family as SAMS. Guy and Summer are staff members with NZCMS and their role is to identify people who feel called to global mission and create or find pathways for them to do what God is calling them to do. The bishop of the Diocese of Wellington has done two things to give them footing within the diocese so they can carry out their NZCMS role. First, he has placed them in a ministry called Anglican Youth Movement (AYM). Being involved in AYM gives them a rapidly growing group of young people to engage with and fire up for global mission. Second, he has also placed them in a local parish, St. James, Lower Hutt to be a part of the parish family there.
The Centurion program was created to encourage the development of parish to parish relationships within our Companion Diocese framework. It offers a wonderful opportunity to build lasting relationships between the churches and people of both dioceses. CTR financially supports and prays for our Centurion partner, Fr. Juta, who is a priest in our companion diocese, the Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi. The diocese is one of four Anglican Diocese ministering to the people of Malawi, Africa; and is a member of The Church of the Province of Central Africa and the Anglican Communion. Thanks to the generosity of our Diocese and our church, Fr. Juta was able to buy this car to commute to his parishes.
La Gran Familia is an orphanage based in Cuautemoc, Chihuahua. It was started about a dozen years ago when a small boy came to the house of an American Anglican priest, Father Gregory David Spinks, looking for food and shelter. Today, there are over 30 children, both boys and girls who live there. The goal of La Gran Familia is to rescue children from the vices and insecurities of the streets and to provide them with improved living conditions, quality of life and a vision of opportunity and hope for the future. CTR supports the orphanage not only financially but also our members have travelled there to minister to the children with Vacation Bible School.
If you are interested in learning more, please e-mail Fr. Chris or contact the church at 817 386-3000.