Once again, we ask all our churches to gather to share a meal and stories of our faith across this diocese on Thursday, June 1, 2017. At each dinner, a moderator will prompt participants to share stories of their faith journey with printed questions. Sharing Faith provides a welcoming and safe way to engage one another, articulate our faith and build relationships.
Sharing Faith has become a beloved diocesan-wide event, and many churches hold Sharing Faith Dinners in ways that best fit the different congregations. Some gather on the designated date, and some hold monthly dinners. Some host the dinners in parishioners’ homes, while others gather in the parish hall or a designated space. We invite you to embrace this event in the best way that honors your congregation…
Sharing Faith Website
This year we continue to join with others dioceses in the Episcopal Church and utilize the resources developed by Diocese of Texas. To learn more about the 2017 event, visit the Sharing Faith website, created by the Diocese of Texas, at http://sharingfaithdinners.com/. On this site you will find (by scrolling down):
- Info about Sharing Faith Dinners
- Past participating Episcopal dioceses
Under “Resources,” find what-to-do documents for Dinner Coordinators, Dinner Moderators, and Dinner Hosts. You can download all available documents, including:
- Dinner Roles and FAQs
- Sharing Faith printable cards
- Questions for youth, children
At Diocesan Council in Corpus Christi, February 23-25, 2017, the Diocese of West Texas plans to distribute packs of the Sharing Faith cards to each church that needs more. New cards are not being printed this year, instead we will use the cards created by the Diocese of Texas in 2016. For more information about Sharing Faith, contact Leslie Mixson or Laura Shaver.
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