The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, makes her annual address to Diocesan Council 2019. In her address, Bishop Brooke-Davidson discusses ongoing Congregational Development partnerships and resources by telling “a tale of two cities:” Grace, Llano and St. Matthew’s, Edinburg; inviting clergy to attend preaching retreats; and givingContinue reading ““Congregations On Fire for the Lord” – Suffragan Bishop’s Address”
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. Claire Campbell addressesContinue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Go”
The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson commissions youth participating in the “Youth in Action” weekend of service and fellowship.
Greg Richards, Director of College Missions, presents about what’s happening on college campuses in our diocese and around the country. He shares about the growing presence of Vital University Missions in the Rio Grande Valley and explores the joy of sharing Jesus Christ and the Episcopal Church with college students. He says that, In CollegeContinue reading ““Sharing Life and Friendship on Campus” – Vital University Missions Report”
Emily Kittrell, incoming Board Chair for the Bishop’s Happening Movement, joined by student leader Maddie Callier, report on the vitality for the student-led spiritual renewal weekend geared for tenth through twelfth grade high school students. The diocese sponsors three Happening weekends each year – March, August, and November – in different host churches throughout theContinue reading ““Community, Leadership Development, and Formation for Youth” – Bishop’s Happening Movement Report”
The Rev. Stephen Carson shares with Council about the work of The Douglass Foundation Scholarship Program. Established to support the fields of education, entrepreneurship, science and the arts in the Diocese of West Texas, the foundation has awarded $650,800 to 39 recipients since 2000. This scholarship is for those seeking advanced degrees in the fieldsContinue reading ““Opportunity for the Diocesan Family” – The Douglass Foundation Scholarship Committee”
Mary Katherine Duffy, incoming Deputy for Episcopal Schools, reports on her vision for the new consulting role for Episcopal Schools she will assume beginning in the fall. Duffy shares, “As the Chairman of the Episcopal Schools Commission for the last ten years, I can tell you firsthand that our schools have not had the diocesanContinue reading ““Building a Bridge for Diocesan Schools” – Deputy for Episcopal Schools”
The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania, addresses Council after his keynote at the Bishop’s Luncheon. Bishop Gutiérrez was consecrated on July 16, 2016 as the 16th Bishop of Pennsylvania. Before his ordination as bishop, Gutiérrez served as Canon to the Ordinary, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief of Staff in the Episcopal Diocese ofContinue reading ““Building Trust and Building Relationships” – The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania”
Bishop David Reed delivers the results of this past year’s Golf Classic tournament in November of 2018, benefiting the Camps Scholarship Fund.
Sarah Robinson delivers the results of this past year’s Valley Golf Classic tournament in March of 2018. The Valley Golf Classic benefits Vital University Missions’ program in the Rio Grande Valley on Friday, March 22 at Rancho Viejo Resort and Country Club. Team and sponsor sign up is available at dwtx.org/events.