Discernment Forums (PreCouncil)

(The Discernment Process for a new Bishop Suffragan includes three Forums that will replace the seven annual convocational Pre-council meetings for 2017.  The essential elements of Pre-Council meetings (details of the diocesan budget for 2017 & 2018, proposed resolutions, and nominations for elected positions) will  be compressed and followed by the introduction of and presentation  by each of the Potential Nominees for Bishop Suffragan.

In advance of the Discernment Forums, delegates and clergy will have the opportunity to submit suggested written questions for the Potential Nominees to the Standing Committee by December 31, 2016.  The Standing Committee will coordinate the presentation of submitted questions to the nominees.

  • Valley Forum
    • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    • 9:00 am until 12:00 noon
    • St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
      1417 E Austin Ave
      Harlingen, TX  78550
    • (See info below) We expect churches in the Valley Convocation to bring their banners
  • Coastal Bend Forum
    • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    • 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm
    • Church of the Good Shepherd
      700 S Upper Broadway St
      Corpus Christi, TX  78401
    • (See info below) We expect churches in the Southern and Eastern Convocations to bring their banners
  • Central/Northern Forum
    • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    • 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas
      20955 Tejas Trail West
      San Antonio, TX  78257
    • (See info below) We expect churches in the Central, Western, Northern and Northeastern Convocations to bring their banners
Have Banners?  Will Travel to Forums (please)!

Highlighting the theatrical setting of Selena Auditorium, planners will be hanging the banners above the stage providing a beautiful backdrop for our worship on Thursday evening of Council.  Please bring your congregation’s banner early to one of the Discernment Forum/PreCouncil meetings the weekend of January 28 – 29, 2017. Diocesan staff will deliver them to Council.  No stands will be needed, just the banners labeled with contact info.  The banners will be available for pickup Saturday morning, February 25, 2017.

  • Saturday 1/28/17 at 9:00 am we expect churches in the Valley Convocation to bring their banners to the Discernment Forum/PreCouncil meeting at St. Alban’s, Harlingen.
  • Saturday 1/28/17 at 4:00 pm we expect churches in the Southern and Eastern Convocations to bring their banners to the Discernment Forum/PreCouncil meeting at Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi.
  • Sunday 1/29/17 at 3:00 pm we expect churches in the Central, Western, Northern and Northeastern Convocations to bring their banners to the Discernment Forum/ PreCouncil meeting at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas
  • Of course, banners will be accepted from any church at any of the three locations throughout the weekend.

Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

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