Category Archives: Council 2018

Embassy Suites Hotel Rooms Sold Out

It’s happened already.  All 254 rooms in our Council 2018 block have been reserved.  If you do not have your hotel room reservations yet, check out the overflow hotels on the Hotel page.  There are three additional locations north of the Embassy Suites:

  • Candlewood Suites, 600 Wonder World Dr, 78666 (2 miles) for $119++
  • Holiday Inn San Marcos, 105 Bintu Dr, 78666 (2.4 miles) for $149++
  • Hampton Inn & Suites San Marcos, 106 N IH 35, 78666 (4 miles) for $119++

You can expect a few of these 254 rooms at the Embassy Suites to become available again as churches decrease their own reservation blocks in late January.  We will try to send out any updates on openings.  If you would like to be placed on a wait list for Embassy Suite rooms, please contact leigh.saunders@dwtx.org or nancy.stinson@dwtx.org.

Additional hotels or lower rates may be available with your own online search, but remember those rooms are usually non-refundable.

Exhibits Registration Set to Open

Online registration for exhibits opens next Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8:00 am.  A letter of invitation was e-mailed to past exhibitors today with a copy available on the Exhibits page.

The exhibit area will contain 64 booths, 36 of which are premium booths at $280 each lining the corridors leading to the business session.   The remaining 28 standard booths will be available at $200 for commercial vendors and $140 for non-profit charitable endeavors.  All standard booths will be in the Spring Lake Ballroom.

Booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to get your preferred location.

Council 2018 Website

Is open for business!

The 114th Diocesan Council will be held February 22 – 24, 2018 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel and Conference Center.  For the first time three churches are coming together to serve as your hosts: Church of the Resurrection, Windcrest; St. Andrew’s, Seguin; and St. Margaret’s, San Antonio.  The website is now being updated as new information becomes available.  Of current interest are the following pages:

Hotels –  We return to the Embassy Suites in San Marcos with a block of 250 rooms for the Thursday and Friday nights of Council.  There are three additional hotels serving as overflow.  Details for online and phone reservations are here.

Nominations – The 2018 Nominations Instruction Packet PDF Format was sent by e-mail to churchofficelist on August 11, 2017 and is available here.  Nominations will be accepted through Nov 1, 2017.

Pre-Council Meetings – The seven annual Pre-Council convocational meetings have been set with dates, times and locations here.  For those in the Eastern or Central convocations notice your new time!

Mark your calendars, reserve your hotel rooms, and send your recommendations for those in your church who are willing to help lead our diocese in 2018.  For a look back at Council 2017, spend a few minutes at www.council-dwtx.org with the videos, audios, and pictures from last February.