“Weaving New Threads”

The Commission for Disaster Response Report, Council 2020 Jennifer Wickham, Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery shares her reflection on several years of recovery following Hurricane Harvey and recommends congregational preparedness resources moving forward. Nearing the close of her time serving as Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery, the Rt. Rev. David Reed and the diocese givesContinue reading ““Weaving New Threads””

“Complementing the Familiar and Telling Our Story”

Diocesan Communications Office, Council 2020 Report Emily Kittrell, Diocesan Director of Marketing and Communications, shares the activities of the Communications Office during 2019, which include publishing the first issue of LOGOS Magazine and conducting focus groups and an online survey to inform the development of a communications strategy, logo identity, and brand. She shared aContinue reading ““Complementing the Familiar and Telling Our Story””

“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”

“Stewards of the Mysteries and Manifold Grace of God” – Diocesan Bishop’s Address

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Diocesan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, makes his annual address to Diocesan Council 2019. In his address Bishop Reed expands on staff transitions in the diocesan office, expresses thanks for diocesan clergy, welcomes special guests, adds detail to the diocesan scripture theme, reflects on last year’sContinue reading ““Stewards of the Mysteries and Manifold Grace of God” – Diocesan Bishop’s Address”

Bishop Brooke-Davidson Preaches on the Healing at the Pool at Council Eucharist

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson preaches on John 5: 1 – 9, The Healing at the Pool of Bethesda, at Council Eucharist on Thursday evening of Council 2019: “Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. One man was there who had been illContinue reading “Bishop Brooke-Davidson Preaches on the Healing at the Pool at Council Eucharist”

Way of Love Conversation: Turn

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 Daniel Morehead’sContinue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Turn”

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop David Reed Introduce 2019 Diocesan Theme

The Rt. Rev. David Reed introduces our theme, saying “‘Walk in love as Christ loved us’ is our Council theme, as well as the Bible verse (from Ephesians) that will illumine and shape our mission and ministries in 2019. Throughout Council we will connect this passage to our Presiding Bishop’s call to the whole ChurchContinue reading “Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop David Reed Introduce 2019 Diocesan Theme”