By Mother Rebecca Tankersley
This weekend we will celebrate a special day in the life of our church. On Sunday morning we will recognize 33 organizations that assist our neighbors in need of—locally, nationally, and abroad.
From Austin Street Center and North Dallas Shared Ministries to Happy Homes Preschool of South Africa and the International Rescue Committee, these organizations passionately serve those in need, embracing sacrificial stewardship in everything they do. Not only will be celebrate our partnership with these organizations, we will recognize and thank several of them in person during the 9:00 a.m. worship service.
Our church’s dedication—the dedication of parishioners like you—goes back to the time of our founding. It is rooted in our very identity—a commitment to help those in need. It is spelled out in one of the promises we make and renew at baptism, a promise enshrined in our mission: To seek and serve Christ in all persons.
Last year, ministries and parishioners contributed a total of $125,224 to organizations in grants and contributions from our church. Thanks to Episcopal Men’s Fellowship, the Transfiguration Food Pantry, Open Door, the Endowment, the Outreach Committee, the Clergy Discretionary Fund, St. Hilda’s Guild, and your contributions at Christmas and Easter, our parish was able to make a significant and lasting impact in our community and communities around the globe.
Thank you for your impassioned commitment and benevolence toward strangers that we will likely never meet. The impact is immense, and I, for one, am deeply grateful for your commitment.
About Mother Rebecca
Mother Rebecca joined Transfiguration in May 2018. She was ordained in April 2015, after having practiced law in Dallas for 16 years. Rebecca is married to Scott Tankersley, also an attorney, and they have three sons – Trevor, Elton, and Owen. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan. Her Master of Divinity was earned at Perkins School of Theology at SMU. She enjoys hiking, road cycling, cooking, and reading. You can contact Mother Rebecca by email.