In addition to the canonical responsibilities of Diocesan Council, the Episcopal West Texas offers a fun assortment of ministry meals, worship opportunities, and other programs for anyone who attends this annual gathering.

Announcing Council Workshops!

New in 2020, the Rt. Rev. David Reed and diocesan staff have organized two workshop sessions on Friday afternoon, to share resources and develop skills for leading our congregations and for Christian faith formation.

Thursday | February 20, 2020

Commission for Women’s Ministry Luncheon

Time and Location to be announced

Council Worship

After Council Business concludes Thursday evening, all in attendance will gather for Holy Eucharist, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Selena Auditorium.

Clergy are invited to vest and process, with green stoles.

Small Church, Big Mission Dinner

Delegates and clergy from smaller congregations are invited to register for and attend the “Small Church, Big Mission Dinner,” beginning after Council Worship.

Location to be announced.

Friday | February 21, 2020

Christian Formation Open House

Volunteer, staff, and clergy serving as Christian Formation leaders in their congregation are invited to attend the Christian Formation Open House at 8:00 a.m., Friday, for fellowship, continental breakfast, and resource sharing.

Location to be announced.

Worship – Morning Prayer

A service of Morning Prayer will be hosted at 8:00 a.m. on Friday in the American Bank Center.

Bishop’s Luncheon

Featured speaker to be announced.

All Council attendees are invited to register for the Bishop’s Luncheon, featuring a guest speaker to address the Council theme, on Friday.

Clergy Spouse Gathering

Clergy spouses will gather for a meal and fellowship on Friday, in the American Bank Center.

Location and time to be announced.


Friday afternoon, Bishop Reed invites all Council participants to select and attend two workshops to learn about skills, ideas, and resources for ministry. More details to be announced.

Council Banquet

Friday business concludes with a fellowship banquet, celebrating the rich blessings of shared ministry and friendship within our diocesan community. A Reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the Banquet will start at 6:45 p.m.

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