Council Luncheons

Because all good things come with food, you have two opportunities to enjoy a delicious lunch in the presence of ministry before Diocesan Council begins on Thursday, February 22. Both the Commission for Women’s Ministry and the Department of Christian Education will host gatherings beginning at 11:15 a.m.

The Commission for Women’s Ministries (C4WM) invites all to attend their “Most Honored Woman” luncheon to celebrate the women nominated by their home churches as a “most honored woman.” See the brochure for full details.

If you are among the nominated “honored women,” the meal is free of charge. For visitors, the cost is $25, and you can mark your attendance during your Council registration. The luncheon will be held in Veramendi Salons C&D at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in San Marcos.

Join us in celebrating the women chosen by their church as someone who exemplifies the ‘Joy of Christ” in all they do!

The Christian Education Department will once again host their popular “working” lunch, on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 11:15 a.m.

Priests, staff, and volunteers of Adult, Children, Youth and Family Ministries are invited to come meet, share and learn over lunch with passionate Christian Educators in the diocesan family.

This year the focus is on Formation Across the Lifespan with an emphasis on Adult Formation. Adults are the primary educators of youth and children, so let’s ensure they have the tools to teach and model what it means to be a disciple of Christ. New and exciting online resources for all ages will also be shared.

The cost is $25, and you can mark your attendance during your Council registration. The luncheon will be held in San Marcos River Room, also at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in San Marcos.

The Bishops’ Luncheon on Friday, February 23, will welcome guest speaker The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM). The luncheon will be held at 12:00 p.m. in Veramendi Salons A-E. The luncheon is included with clergy, clergy spouses, alternates, and delegates’ registration, or is available for $30 per ticket for visitors.

As director of EMM, Stevenson leads a dedicated team in executing a national program of refugee resettlement and related ministries in partnership with the U.S. government, affiliated local resettlement programs, and a developing network of communities and ecumenical organizations across the country.  Learn more on the Speaker page.

Find more on the luncheons and the annual Clergy Spouses Breakfast here, and come to Council ready to feast!