Talk to a Friend (of the Groom) Thursday AM

Friends of the GroomOur 109th Council to be held in Corpus Christi Feb 21-23 will host the Christian drama group Friends of the Groom for four performances.

The trio will be arriving in Corpus Christi on Wednesday afternoon before Council and so are available on Thursday morning for anyone who wants to spend time visiting with them about Christian drama.  It will be an informal conversation.

If you are interested in some talkback time with Friends of the Groom on Thursday morning of Council, Feb 21, please contact Marjorie George at

You can learn more about the group here

St Bartholomew’s, Corpus Christi needs your help. . .

. . . with Council in Action – Local



Personal hygiene items for Metro Ministries

  • Soap
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Washcloth (NOT a hand towel)
  • Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Shampoo
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizers

You can bring a set of items in a gallon Ziploc bag or any quantity of individual items to create kits.  There will be a drop-off location in the Exhibit Hall where you can even stay a while to help put the kits together.

Download the 2013 – local CIA pew sheet
created by Bonnie Bond at St. Christopher’s, Bandera.

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Council Blood Drive

Let’s give of ourselves, leave something behind in Corpus Christi and possibly change a life forever.  The Coastal Bend Blood Center will have a bloodmobile available on Friday, Feb. 22 from noon to 4:00 pm.  Please plan to stop by and give so others can live.

See full information at Council in Action – St. Batholomew’s

Exhibitors start your engines, but read the forms first.

On the Exhibits page of the website you will find several important foms.  From Centerplate you can order boxed lunches.  From CEMS Convention + Expo you can add tables, chairs and other furnishings or set up material handling.  From AmericanBank Center you can order electricity and internet service.  Full information on your Exhibits page.

Exhibitor Forms and Information (PDF format):

Did you miss the Feb. 1 deadlines?

For a church to be seated at Council, 2012 Parochial Reports must be received in the office of the Diocese of West Texas by February 1, 2013.

On the Parochial Reports page at you will find DWTX Instructions for completing all facets of  the Parochial Report and diocesan required forms.  The complete PDF package of forms was sent by mail on December 20, 2012 and is available on this page.  The  files originally created as Word documents or Excel files are available in original format allowing completion on a computer.  You will be able to view PDF files, but you should download the Word and Excel files.

Certificates are due no later than February 1, 2013, and must be mailed to three locations.  One copy to the Bishop’s office, one copy to the Host Church Council Registration Chair and one to the Diocesan Secretary.

Find complete details and addresses on the Certification page or click to open a Certification of Election Online form that can be completed on-line, printed, signed and returned through standard mail.

If you have filed the certificate, but names of those attending have changed please correct the Certificate by crossing out old names and adding new ones.  Sign the amended certificate and return three copies as above.

Student Art Exhibit Goes Diocesan-wide

art-show-exampleArt done by Episcopal school students will be on display both in Corpus Christi at the annual Diocesan Council in February and at the Cathedral House Gallery in the Bishop Jones Center in March.

Some 150 pieces of art from 12 schools will be part of the exhibit. Student artists come from grades one through 12.

The idea for the exhibit came from Patti Reed, wife of Suffragan Bishop David Reed, herself an artist and art teacher. “This is a great opportunity for our Episcopal school students to display their talents and for us to promote the value of an Episcopal school education,” said Patti Reed.

The exhibit debuts at the AmericanBank Center in Corpus Christi Continue reading Student Art Exhibit Goes Diocesan-wide

Have banner? Will travel (to PREcouncil.)

Highlighting the theatrical setting of Selena Auditorium, planners will be pre-hanging the banners from rigging 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 PreCouncil meetings in January.  Diocesan staff will deliver them to Council.  No stands will be needed, just the banners labeled with contact info.  The banners will be returned Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.DWTX-Banner

  • Sunday 1/20/13 we ask churches in the Southern & Valley Convocations to bring their banners to PreCouncil.
  • Tuesday 1/22/13 we ask churches in the Eastern & Western Convocations to bring their banners to PreCouncil
  • Thursday 1/24/13 we ask churches in the Northern and Northeastern Convocations to bring their banners to PreCouncil.
  • Sunday 1/27/13 we ask churches in the Central Convocation to bring their banners to PreCouncil.

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