Members of City Life’s prayer team will walk the streets of their Downtown neighborhood, praying for God’s blessing to rest on the residents, places of worship, offices and public spaces. They will be asking God for a spirit of peace and unity to pervade our city, and that the message of the authentic love of Jesus will be made known in the hearts and lives of all who come and go through downtown.
What’s your reason to get out of bed every morning? Studies show that people with a clear goal in life, or something to wake up for every morning, live longer and stay mentally sharper than those who don’t.
Your sense of purpose can come from something as simple as watching your children or grandchildren grow up, being engaged in a job or a hobby that gives you a sense of fulfillment, or learning something new.
Residents living in the original Blue Zones areas share common principles called Power 9® – these are healthy lifestyle habits that help them live longer, healthier, happier lives. Living with a clear sense of life purpose is one of them.
It will be held at St. Lukes In The Meadow Episcopal Church, 4301 Meadowbrook Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76103.
Compassionate Fort Worth is collecting items for Sergeant Greg Dotson, to be presented to him on Monday, January 30 at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
Please read his story:
SGT Greg Dotson gives new meaning to the adage “ARMY STRONG”.
SGT Greg Dotson served as an Army combat medic for 10 years and is credited with saving the lives of more than 160 soldiers during 2 combat tours in Iraq. A native of Red Bud, Illinois, SGT Dotson enlisted in the Army at the age of seventeen. Greg was a line medic with the 1st CAV Division, in the Diyala Province, Iraq in 2007 when a 500lb. High Explosive bomb was detonated under his legs. As a result, SGT Dotson lost his left leg, part of his right thigh and he sustained extensive damage to his right leg ankle and back.
Greg suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and Post-Concussion Syndrome. Greg still deals with medical issues regarding the shrapnel in his face, head and body. Greg has endured 30+ surgeries with the most recent surgeries occurring in March 2015.
SGT Dotson was medically retired from the Army and immediately sought employment as a contractor helping U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan. Greg worked to build base camps and establish Emergency Operations Teams for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. Greg returned to the Fort Worth area and currently works for Fluor Corporation.
SGT Dotson was awarded the Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal (2nd), Army Good Conduct Medal, ARCOM, National Defense Service Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, GWOT Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2nd), and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device.
SGT Dotson is a devoted husband and the father to 6 daughters. Greg appreciates the opportunities he has been given in life and uses his knowledge and life experiences to help others and influence positive change in young people. Most weekends you will find Greg and his family on the basketball court or tackling some worthwhile outdoor adventure.
SGT Greg Dotson family resides in Keller, Texas. The family travels from Fort Worth to San Antonio often for medical treatment and resides in hotels.
- Clothing: Alena 11, size small junior / Abagail 8, size 8 / Lillian 7, size 7 / Anabelle 6, size 6 / Amelia 6, size 6 / Audrey 2, size 3T / Greg – size XL / Amber size M
- Dry goods
- Canned goods
- Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, cream, soaps, Germex, first aid kits, shower shoes
- Bed linens – twin size for girls and King size for master bed
- Blankets Sleeping bags Backpacks
- Duffel bags
- Folding lawn chairs
- Ice chests on wheels
Please download the following PDF and print out the list. Consider giving it to friends or fellow church members: Dotson Family Information
The donation collection point is Ahavath Sholom Synagogue in Fort Worth: 4050 S Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109, anytime prior to Monday, January 30.
On Monday morning, January 16, over 400 volunteers from across Fort Worth joined together at Baker AME Chapel, to launch Tarrant Churches Together’s annual MLK Day of Service!
Tarrant Churches Together is led by Executive Director, Dr. Melinda Veatch (also member of the Mayor’s Faith Leader’s Cabinet, and Compassionate Fort Worth).
Check out what was said in the media regarding this pre-event to the Mayor’s Week of Compassionate Service: NBC 5 Report on MLK Day of Service.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” It doesn’t matter how old you are, how much experience you’ve had, where you live, what size you are, EVERYONE CAN BE GREAT because EVERYONE CAN SERVE, so here’s your chance to be great — and be a bridge builder by reaching out and reaching across to others in this community!
Take a look at what Mayor Betsy Price stated, while visiting the activities that morning: Mayor Price Facebook Post.
During the MLK Day of Service, volunteers were helping feed families, clothing children, cleaning up a neighborhood, dispelling loneliness, sacking groceries, stocking pantry shelves and much, much more!
There were more than 30 different opportunities to make a difference in one life — or many!
Check out what was said in the Star-Telegram regarding the MLK Day of Service!
HUGE thanks to Dr. Melinda Veatch for serving our community as a leader in compassion.