Way of Love Conversation: Worship

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. The Rev. DanielContinue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Worship”

“Shining Light and Walking in Love”: Immigration Perspectives from the Rio Grande Valley

The Rev. Rod Clark, Vicar at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mission speaks to Council about responding to the needs in Border Communities and Congregations. He says, “This issue is not easy. People have strong opinions about it, and it can be divisive, but be confident that wherever you fall on this issue, whatever yourContinue reading ““Shining Light and Walking in Love”: Immigration Perspectives from the Rio Grande Valley”

“Resiliency, Hope, and Determination in the Wake of Harvey”- Disaster Recovery Report

Jennifer Wickham, Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery presents the report on Disaster Recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey and on the revitalization of the newly-revitalized Commission on Disaster Preparedness and Response. Jennifer shares, “During this past year I have traveled with representatives from Episcopal Relief and Development to visit sites still reeling from Hurricanes Irma, Maria, andContinue reading ““Resiliency, Hope, and Determination in the Wake of Harvey”- Disaster Recovery Report”

Way of Love Conversation: Pray

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 Diane Thrush’sContinue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Pray”

“Living from the Heart: Walking in Love” – The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez

At the Bishop’s Luncheon, the Rt. Rev. David Reed invited the Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania, to speak to our 2019 theme, “Walk in love as Christ loved us.” Bishop Gutiérrez began in gratitude, thanking both bishops, the gathered congregations, and clergy. He shared that, “I want to recognize and bless your sacredContinue reading ““Living from the Heart: Walking in Love” – The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez”

“Building God’s Kingdom Together” – Church Planting Report

The Rev. Beth Wyndham was commissioned as diocesan Church Planter during Council Eucharist on Thursday evening. Today, she shares her personal journey to faith and ministry, thanks everyone who has supported and is supporting the Church Planting initiative, and announces the first region where our diocese will direct our planting efforts. Her joy is contagiousContinue reading ““Building God’s Kingdom Together” – Church Planting Report”

“Reveal Christ and Respond” – Evangelism Department Report

The Rev. Jay George presents the Evangelism Department report to Council, beginning with words from the Most Rev. Michael Curry, “Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world,” and then explores how the department is supporting and can support congregations. He introduces their three-tiered approach to evangelism: Transform – Evangelism in your church. Is everyoneContinue reading ““Reveal Christ and Respond” – Evangelism Department Report”

“Stronger, Truer, Sewanee” – The University of the South Report

Sukey Byerly, Associate Director for Alumni and Advancement at Sewanee: the University of the South addresses Council about the the dynamic programs on campus at the University of theSouth, the involvement of the diocese at Sewanee, and their current campaign to expand the programs and facilities of the university. Stronger, Truer, Sewanee from Episcopal DioceseContinue reading ““Stronger, Truer, Sewanee” – The University of the South Report”

Way of Love Conversation: Learn

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. From the CouncilContinue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Learn”

Diocesan Council 2019 – Day Three

Bienvenido a Council 2019! Here’s a preview of what’s in store for us today, Saturday, February 23. 8:00 a.m. Exhibits Open 8:45 a.m. St. John’s, McAllen Youth Band plays gathering music, come sing with us! 9:00 a.m. Council reconvenes Daily Devotion with Youth Bishop’s Happening Movement Report Vital University Missions Report Commissioning of Youth inContinue reading “Diocesan Council 2019 – Day Three”