“Greetings from Honduras” – The Rt. Rev. Lloyd Allen, Bishop of Honduras

The Rt. Rev. Lloyd Allen, Bishop of Honduras, addresses Council about ongoing and new mission partnerships between our dioceses. Consecrated on October 20, 2011, Bishop Allen is the first Honduran born Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. During his tenure, the Honduran Episcopal Church has undergone major changes and growth. Upon taking office, heContinue reading ““Greetings from Honduras” – The Rt. Rev. Lloyd Allen, Bishop of Honduras”

“Forging Connections” – Christian Formation Committee Report

Sarah Kates, Chair, delivers the report of the Committee on Christian Formation. Kates discusses the results from a survey that was distributed in the Fall to better understand what members and staff feel is their greatest asset and greatest struggles in regards to Christian Formation, where respondents indicated “small groups, bible study, and youth group”Continue reading ““Forging Connections” – Christian Formation Committee Report”

“Congregations On Fire for the Lord” – Suffragan Bishop’s Address

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, makes her annual address to Diocesan Council 2019. In her address, Bishop Brooke-Davidson discusses ongoing Congregational Development partnerships and resources by telling “a tale of two cities:” Grace, Llano and St. Matthew’s, Edinburg; inviting clergy to attend preaching retreats; and givingContinue reading ““Congregations On Fire for the Lord” – Suffragan Bishop’s Address”

“Community, Leadership Development, and Formation for Youth” – Bishop’s Happening Movement Report

Emily Kittrell, incoming Board Chair for the Bishop’s Happening Movement, joined by student leader Maddie Callier, report on the vitality for the student-led spiritual renewal weekend geared for tenth through twelfth grade high school students. The diocese sponsors three Happening weekends each year – March, August, and November – in different host churches throughout theContinue reading ““Community, Leadership Development, and Formation for Youth” – Bishop’s Happening Movement Report”

“Opportunity for the Diocesan Family” – The Douglass Foundation Scholarship Committee

The Rev. Stephen Carson shares with Council about the work of The Douglass Foundation Scholarship Program. Established to support the fields of education, entrepreneurship, science and the arts in the Diocese of West Texas, the foundation has awarded $650,800 to 39 recipients since 2000. This scholarship is for those seeking advanced degrees in the fieldsContinue reading ““Opportunity for the Diocesan Family” – The Douglass Foundation Scholarship Committee”

Way of Love Conversation: Bless

During Council 2019, participants are invited into seven conversations about each of the seven practices for a Jesus-centered life laid out by the Most Rev. Michael Curry. Contributors to the Fall/Winter 2018 Reflections Magazine that explored the Way of Love will introduce each Bible study conversation, either in person or via video. Watch the Rev.Continue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Bless”

“Building a Bridge for Diocesan Schools” – Deputy for Episcopal Schools

Mary Katherine Duffy, incoming Deputy for Episcopal Schools, reports on her vision for the new consulting role for Episcopal Schools she will assume beginning in the fall. Duffy shares, “As the Chairman of the Episcopal Schools Commission for the last ten years, I can tell you firsthand that our schools have not had the diocesanContinue reading ““Building a Bridge for Diocesan Schools” – Deputy for Episcopal Schools”

“Building Trust and Building Relationships” – The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania

The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania, addresses Council after his keynote at the Bishop’s Luncheon. Bishop Gutiérrez was consecrated on July 16, 2016 as the 16th Bishop of Pennsylvania. Before his ordination as bishop, Gutiérrez served as Canon to the Ordinary, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief of Staff in the Episcopal Diocese ofContinue reading ““Building Trust and Building Relationships” – The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania”