Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese (below) is a listing of all upcoming events that are sponsored by the departments and ministries of the Diocese of West Texas. Online registration, if available, is noted.

Church Events

The Church Events page lists all upcoming events at our various churches, schools, and other agencies of interest. Contacts and links for more information are listed.

Monthly Calendar

The Monthly Calendar allows the viewer to see diocesan events during the specified month. A click on each event will lead to more information.

 

Around the Diocese 

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"Light in the Darkness"
Cathedral House Gallery, Bishop Jones Center
January-March
Cathedral House Gallery presents “Light in the Darkness,” an Epiphany show, with works of artists from around the diocese on display and for sale. The show will hang through March 31, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. For more information, contact Marjorie George.

Mid Winter Camp III (Primary Camp)
Camp Capers
January 20-22
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Join the "camp family" and spend a weekend at Camp Capers this January! Reconnect with friends new and old, play games, roast s'mores, learn more about living a life of faith, and grow closer to God through talks and worship. Mid Winter Camp III is for all youth currently in grades 3 - 5. Invite a friend to experience the love of Christ embodied by this wonderful community. Cost $160; scholarships are available. Email camp.capers@dwtx.org for more information.

Diocesan DOK Winter Assembly
St. Luke's, Cypress Mill
January 27-28
(optional early arrival 1/26, optional Eucharist service 1/29)
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Please download the DOK Assembly flier. Assembly dates have been extended, lodging information included, a Saturday meal choice is included, and driving instructions have been added. The diocesan Daughters of the King® will gather for their Winter Assembly at St. Luke's, Cypress Mill (263 Spur 962, 78663) Fri.-Sat., Jan. 27-28. The topic is Romans 13:12 with guest speakers are Connie Bye and the Rev. Maria Elena Daniels. The assembly begins at 5:30 Friday evening and will close with Eucharist at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Thursday is an optional early arrival day for fly-ins, long distance travelers, DWTX board members, and out of town DOK & guests. Sunday, all attendees are invited to attend the 10:30 AM Sunday service at St. Luke's, Cypress Mill before returning home. Reserve your spot by registering through the link above or with the mail-in registration form. The cost is $60 for both days, or $30 for Saturday only; $20 for Junior Daughters for both days, or $10 for Saturday only. Full or partial scholarships are available. Contact Kim Najera at like2read@sbcglobal.net.

Crafts Retreat
Camp Capers
January 27-29
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Bring your craft projects, on-going or brand new, to Camp Capers and create together with others from around the diocese. The Crafts Retreat begins with dinner at 6:30 PM on Friday and ends following lunch on Sunday. The group will stay in the gorgeous Meadow Cross and River Bluff lodges, with rooms opening for check-in after 1:00, Friday. The retreat is led by Sue Hardaway. Use the link above to register, then email Sue (suegroovy@hotmail.com) with your project plans and table requests. Download the retreat flyer to spread the word and invite a friend; all crafters are welcome.

Pre-Council Meetings
Harlingen, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio
January 28-29
There will be only three Pre-Council meetings this year, all during the weekend of January 28-29, 2017. These three meetings will focus on Discernment Forums to afford voting delegates and clergy the opportunity to hear from the potential nominees for Bishop Suffragan in person. Don't miss this important event in the life of the diocese. 
Valley - Saturday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. - noon at St. Alban's, Harlingen
Coastal Bend - Saturday, January 28 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi
Central - Sunday, January 29 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas, San Antonio

Father/Son Retreat
Camp Capers
February 3-5
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A weekend retreat for fathers, father figures, and their sons to share quality time away from the distractions of everyday life. Arrive at Camp Capers Friday evening and spend the weekend having fun and talking about what it means to be a family in faith, focusing on lessons from 'Listen My Son: St. Benedict for Father's" by Dwight Longenecker. This book highlights the difficulties (and joys) of fatherhood and encourages men to develop a strong bond with God -- one that strengthens the individual and provides him with the ability to grow himself and his family in faithfulness, service, and love. Weekend cost is $140 for adults and $100 for children (ages 6-18). Father / Son flyer.

Altar Guild Workshop
St. Thomas, San Antonio
February 4
The diocesan Altar Guild invites all Altar Guild members to a workshop day on Saturday, February 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Thomas, San Antonio (1416 North Loop 1604 East, 78232). Workshops will include: care of altar linens, stitching of altar linens, and use of flowers in the Episcopal Church. The Rev. Matt Wise will share on "Spirituality in Altar Guild ministry," and the day will conclude with a question-and-answer session with National Altar Guild members. The cost for the day is $20 and includes lunch. To register, complete this form and mail with your check to St. Thomas Episcopal Church (address above).

Sunday Night Live (SNL)
Bishop Jones Center
February 12
Sunday Night Live will held on Sunday, February 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Mission Room at the Bishop Jones Center. SNL is for all San Antonio area high school-age youth. Led by diocesan College Missions leaders, SNL is a time to gather for games, fellowship, food, singing, and worship. For more information, contact Allie Melancon.

Food for the Soul
Mustang Island Conference Center
February 17-19
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Have you ever eaten a delicious meal at Mustang Island Conference Center and wondered, "how did they do that??" Sign up for Food for the Soul and learn the secrets to seasoning your food with love, guided by the stellar cooks in the MICC kitchen, Kathy, Jamie, and Sandra. The Rev. Lisa Mason will serve as chaplain. For cooks of all levels of experience. Cost is $260 for double occupancy, or $310 for single occupancy. For more information, contact Lynn at 361-749-1800. 

Camp Sunday
Across the diocese
February 19
Celebrate the Diocese of West Texas’ vibrant camping ministries and invite new campers into the family by singing camp songs in church, sharing favorite memories, and wearing camp T-shirts on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Churches are encouraged to dedicate offertory gifts on Camp Sunday to the Camps Scholarship Fund, which helps people of all ages attend our camps where they can participate in Christian fellowship and experience God’s love. Learn more at www.dwtx.org/campsunday.

4344-dwtx-council-logo-eng-f-01-crop.jpg113th Diocesan Council
Corpus Christi
February 23-25
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The 113th Diocesan Council will convene on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the AmericanBank Center in Corpus Christi. The host church is Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi. Plans are underway, and events include Council worship on Thursday evening, the Bishop's Luncheon (with Bishop Gary Lillibridge as the speaker) on Friday, and a Council Banquet Friday evening to celebrate the ministry of Bishop Gary and Catherine Lillibridge. The business session on Saturday will consist solely of the election of a Bishop Suffragan. Visit the Council website for more details.

Youth In Action
Corpus Christi
February 24-26
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Held concurrently with Council 2017, Youth In Action brings the young people of our diocese together for a weekend spent giving back to the Corpus Christi community through service projects with local churches and non-profits. Register YOUTH using the green button above. Adult sponsors can register using this link. More information at: https://council-dwtx.org/youth-in-action.

Happening #136
St. John's, McAllen
March 3-5
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Happening #136 will be held Friday-Sunday, March 3-5, at St. John's, McAllen. Happening is a spiritual renewal weekend for high school students in the 10th to 12th grades. Each Happening begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and completes around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. To learn more about Happening, visit here. Retreat cost is $50 and scholarships are available.

Cursillo #274
Camp Capers
March 9-12
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Cursillo #274 will be held at Camp Capers Thursday-Sunday, March 9-12. Cursillo is a three-day spiritual retreat for adults that provides the tools and "rules of life" to enthusiastically share the joys of knowing Christ with others. Participants engage in study, reflection, fellowship, and worship. Learn more about Cursillo here. Register through the link above.

RGV College Missions Golf Tourney
Rancho Viejo Country Club
March 31
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The premier RGV Campus Ministries Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, March 31, at the Rancho Viejo Country Club in Rancho Viejo, 78575. Plan a day on the green to support the College Missions program in the Rio Grande Valley. Individual entry fee is $100, with multiple sponsor options. Click here for a printable flyer and registration form or use the green button above to register online. Driving in from out of town? Here is a list of  nearby cities or email Anne Rentfro for information about available lodging at the country club. Day of Itinerary - 11:30 AM Check-in; 12:00 PM Shotgun Start; 5:00 PM Awards Dinner

Sunday Night Live (SNL)
Bishop Jones Center
April 2
Sunday Night Live will held on Sunday, April 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Mission Room at the Bishop Jones Center. SNL is for all San Antonio area high school-age youth. Led by diocesan College Missions leaders, SNL is a time to gather for games, fellowship, food, singing, and worship. For more information, contact Allie Melancon.

New Beginnings #3
Resurrection, San Antonio
April 21-23
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New Beginnings #3, lead by Mary Hayden Manning and Olivia Ribble, will take place Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, at Resurrection, San Antonio. This is a spiritual renewal weekend for all middle school youth 6th-8th grade, even those who participated in previous New Beginnings retreats. High school students can apply to be on staff. The Rev. Jim Kee-Rees will serve as the Spiritual Director. Participants register through the link above. Cost per participant and per staff member is $50; scholarships are available. Contact Mary Hayden Manning, maryhaydenm@saintdavids.net for more information.

Cursillo #275
Mustang Island Conference Center
May 4-7
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Cursillo #275 will be held at Mustang Island Conference Center Thursday-Sunday, May 4-7. Cursillo is a three-day spiritual retreat for adults that provides the tools and "rules of life" to enthusiastically share the joys of knowing Christ with others. Participants engage in study, reflection, fellowship, and worship. Learn more about Cursillo here. Register through the link above.

Camp Capers' 70th Anniversary
Camp Capers
May 19-21
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We are 'Capers Bound' as Camp Capers celebrates 70 years of ministry in 2017, and we want EVERYONE to join in the fun. (Former campers, counselors, D-C-T's, camp parents, retreat attendees - we mean everybody!) Register for the entire weekend or one day. Join us for a Camp Capers reunion to remember!