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Foundations Align Grants With Vision For Growth

Foundations Align Grants With Vision For Growth

Written by Carol E. Barnwell on

Ministry in the Diocese of Texas has benefited from the generosity and foresight of many people. In 1950, when Bishop Clinton Quin first sought funding for St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, he went to Houston oilman Roy Cullen and asked for a million dollars. Cullen...

Recovery Takes a Village and a Long Time

Recovery Takes a Village and a Long Time

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At the end of 2018, thousands continue to live in mold-filled, unsafe homes, many with no basic utilities. “There are families still living in flooded homes that have not been mucked out,” said Debbie Allensworth, associate at St. Andrew’s, Pearland. Without the Church’s bold leadership and...

Gospel Presentation Speaks  to the Heart

Gospel Presentation Speaks to the Heart

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Anthony Chapple has served on St. David's vestry for many years and had a major role in the Church’s 2018 General Convention planning committee, held last summer just a few blocks from St. David’s at the Austin Convention Center. Chapple also serves on the committee planning events around the...

“I thought God was for other people”

“I thought God was for other people”

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A lesbian couple in Tyler received a certified letter from their pastor telling them not to come back to church when he learned they were married. It was this kind of response to the LGBTQ community that led Rob Jerger, a member of St. Francis’, Tyler to establish Just As I Am. It is one of...

Southwest Airlines Captain Follows Deacon’s Call

Southwest Airlines Captain Follows Deacon’s Call

Written by Carol E. Barnwell on

Captain Rebecca Sparks radiates the spirit of her great-grandparents, who were some of the original 19th-century settlers of the Texas Panhandle. One of Southwest Airlines' first female pilots, Sparks began her journey in high school to the captain's seat of a 737 and, by a more circuitous...

Living Gospel, Community Impact Drive Vision

Living Gospel, Community Impact Drive Vision

Written by C. Andrew Doyle on

There is much to give thanks for as we look back at 2018 and much to be excited about as we look ahead to 2019. We are a part of a story that stretches into the many contacts of the 57 counties and the lives around us. This is all in turn part of a wider community of dioceses within the...