LATE Church Registration until 3:00 pm, Feb 13

Registration closed February 9, 2011 at noon as scheduled.  However, some churches have not completed the registration process.  To alleviate the burden of “back-end” processing by diocesan staff and host church volunteers, we have created a LATE online registration form for Church Registration (Clergy, Delegates, Alternates and Clergy Spouses).  It is identical to the original form, but for the addition of a $10 administrative processing fee.  To avoid “the check is in the mail” issues at registration, a credit card is required at the time of purchase.  This second-chance registration form will be available until Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm.

There is no LATE Individual registration form for visitors.  Unregistered visitors should arrive early (10:00 am) on February 17 for on-site registration. The optional food purchases offered during online registration may or may not be available the day Council begins.  Walk-in registration is NOT an acceptable alternative for clergy, delegates, alternates and clergy spouses as they must be registered before arrival. 

Visit the registration page for a link to the new registration form.

The Church News “Council edition”

The complete January/February 2011 Church News is available on the Church News page as a PDF file.  On pages 7 – 10 you will find four pages devoted to all the details of Council.  Of special note is the cover story Abide in Me III Moves to Council.  Our annual Abide in Me conference will once again bring together churches from around the diocese for a time of sharing and collaboration as we all live out the ministries given to us in this time and place.  It will happen immediately after the closing of the 107th Annual Diocesan Council on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Council site, the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.  Congregational leaders who are not Council delegates are especially invited to participate in these workshops.  There is no fee, but pre-registration is required.  For those attending Saturday only, check-in will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday.

New! Mission Congregations’ Dinner

All dressed up and no place to go? Not anymore!  Immediately following the Council Eucharist delegations from our mission congregations are invited to join with others for an evening of fellowship and good food.  Cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required.  Go to Mission Congregations’ Dinner page for full information.  NOTE: The correct e-mail to register with Church of the Holy Spirit, San Antonio is missiondinner@chssatx.org (copy and paste).

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You can now receive posts to this homepage right in your e-mail box.  To subscribe to this service find the “Email Subscription” area on the right hand side of each page.  Simply click the “Sign me up!” button and you’re done.  Don’t miss any of the action at Council.  You will receive notice when any addition is made to the http://council-dwtx.org site.  From pictures, to audios of Bishop Reed’s sermon and Bishop Lillibridge’s Thursday Bishop’s Address, to report documents, to election results – it will all be here.

Pre-council Packets and Anglican Covenant

The Pre-Council page has been updated to include items distributed in the delegate packets including Nominations, Resolutions, Proposed Statement on Anglican Covenant, Council in Action poster and information, Council Live poster plus Mrs. Barrington visits Council flyer.  For your reading pleasure the Anglican Communion Covenant, Commentary on Section IV, and Supplemental information from Council 2010 are also available.

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