Pre-Council 2020 Recap and Final Deadlines

As the Rt. Rev. David Reed shared at each Pre-Council Convocational Meeting, “We don’t host Council for the sake of hosting Council, we do it for the sake of strengthening the mission and ministry of the churches of our diocese.” During these meetings, Bishop Reed and diocesan staff introduced items that will come before DiocesanContinue reading “Pre-Council 2020 Recap and Final Deadlines”

Coming soon to a church near you

Pre-Council meetings begin on Sunday, January 21, with the first at St. Philip’s in Beeville. Both bishops and the diocesan team will be at each of the 7 Pre-Council meetings. Be sure to mark your convocation’s on your calendar, and we’ll see you there. All Pre-Council meetings, with the exception of Beeville, will include dinner.Continue reading “Coming soon to a church near you”

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. Continue reading “Council 2018 Website”

Discernment Forum 1/29/17 at TMI

The last of three discernment forums held across the diocese, this two-hour video presents the seven potential nominees for Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.  Each potential nominee has a 3-minute opening statement and a 3-minute summation.  In addition, each is asked three randomly selected questions with a 3-minute response.  The electionContinue reading “Discernment Forum 1/29/17 at TMI”

Have banner? Will travel (to Discernment Forums)

Did you see the banner “wall” created by the Host Committee and displayed in Selena Auditorium during Eucharist at Council 2013?  Well, here it is! And this year, Council 2017 planners will be recreating this beautiful backdrop for our Worship on Thursday evening of Council, but we need your banner NOW! Please bring your congregation’sContinue reading “Have banner? Will travel (to Discernment Forums)”

Save the Date

Pre-Council Meetings / Discernment Forums Harlingen, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio January 28-29, 2017 There will only be three Pre-Council meetings this year, all during the weekend of January 28-29, 2017. These three meetings will focus on Discernment Forums to afford voting delegates and clergy the opportunity to hear from the potential nominees for BishopContinue reading “Save the Date”

Council 2017 Website Ready for Business

Diocesan Council 2017 will be held February 23 – 25, 2017 at the AmericanBank CENTER in Corpus Christi, and hosted by Church of the Good Shepherd.  The website,, is now being updated as new information becomes available.  Of current interest are the following pages: Hotel – “Episcopal Diocesan Council Meeting” has a block ofContinue reading “Council 2017 Website Ready for Business”

Agenda – Hotels – PreCouncil – Nominations

New Agenda Details – Banquet on Thursday, Worship on Friday The St. Alban’s, Harlingen host committee is hard at work in hopes of making this the best Council ever.  And their favorite idea for Council is to begin with a party!  The Agenda of Events now reflects some of their personal touches.  With the BanquetContinue reading “Agenda – Hotels – PreCouncil – Nominations”