Dinners will be served

Not only are various luncheons offered at Diocesan Council, returning again will be the Mission Congregations Dinner on Thursday, February 22, and the Council Banquet on Friday, February 23 (this year with the opportunity to reserve tables to support a good cause!).

The Mission Congregations Dinner is hosted by Holy Spirit, San Antonio, and will be held at the Rocky River Grille which is located inside the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in San Marcos, which means after Council Eucharist, you don’t have to drive anywhere to eat! The evening of fellowship and good food features a fajitas (chicken and beef) dinner with all the fixin’s, plus chef’s surprise dessert, all scheduled to begin around 7:30 p.m.

Although this Council event is billed for mission congregations only, we extend an invitation to smaller delegations that would like to share an evening in community with food and conversation.

Pre-registration and $25 payment are required and available through the “Church” or “Individual” online registration forms available on the Council Registration page.  See you there!

The annual Council Banquet on Friday evening begins with a reception at 6:15 p.m. and the seated dinner at 7:00. There will be several cash bars (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available, so bring those “greenbacks” as no credit cards accepted.

This year’s Banquet will focus on the opportunity for fellowship and reunion and will not feature entertainment other than friendly conversation with your fellow diocesan members and Council attendees.

And bonus! New this year, for a $200 donation to the Council Hurricane Harvey Relief effort, your church can reserve a table for 10 at the banquet. Even better you can request a center-of-the-action table or edge-of-room table for a quick exit.  And best of all, your group can arrive at a leisurely pace, knowing you have a seat for everyone.  Don’t have 10 friends?  That’s OK, find another church or invite a stranger! Click here to signup and pay.

It just wouldn’t be Council at the Embassy if we didn’t close our evening with a short Compline service in the Atrium about 8:45 p.m.

The cost of the Banquet is included for Clergy, Delegates, Alternates and Clergy Spouses. Registered visitors to Council (at $35) and registered exhibitors (cost of booth) may purchase banquet tickets for $40 each.

Published by Laura Shaver

Communications, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

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