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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2018 Summer Camp Season at Camp Capers, Mustang Island Conference Center, and Duncan Park is here!
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Download all summer dates here or visit the Camps & Conferences page.

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church
July 5-13
Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas
The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held in Austin July 5-13. Bishops Reed and Brooke-Davidson and a deputation from the Diocese of West Texas will attend. All reports on the events and actions of General Convention for the diocesan family will be posted at www.dwtx.org/general-convention. Here you will also find links to stories published, the Episcopal Church Media Hub with live-streaming of the worship services and both the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies, and legislative resources. 

Music in the Mountains
August 5-10

Duncan Park, Colorado
Calling all church music leaders to attend Music in the Mountains, a retreat at Duncan Park for church choir directors and other church music leaders. This retreat will focus primarily on classical choral music. Arrive at Duncan Park in time for supper on Sunday (6:00 PM, 8/5), then enjoy four full days of camaraderie, music workshops, free time, guided trips, and delicious meals at our mountaintop retreat. The retreat leader, Charles Webb is a pianist, organist, composer, educator, and musician of unique versatility from the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. He will address topics including ways to incorporate music in workshop, techniques to sing better and serve better, new music introductions, and more. Registration is opens online soon. 

"Reel Recovery" Retreat for Veterans
Camp Capers
September 21-23
A "Reel Recovery" Retreat will be held at Camp Capers, Friday-Sunday, September 21-23. This particular weekend is for male veterans only who are recovering from any form of cancer. Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts free fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from all forms of cancer. Combining introductory fly-fishing instruction with directed “courageous conversations,” the organization offers a unique experience for men coping with cancer, a time to share their stories; learn a new skill, form friendships and gain renewed hope as they confront the challenges of their recovery. All meals, lodging, and fly-fishing equipment are provided at no cost to the participants. Retreats are led by professional facilitators, and a maximum of 12-14 men are invited to participate. To apply online, call (800) 699-4490 or email info@reelrecovery.org. You can also visit the website www.reelrecovery.org or contact Mike Emerson at (817) 894-7832.

Cursillo #279
Mustang Island Conference Center
September 27-30
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Cursillo #279 will be held at Mustang Island Conference Center Thursday-Sunday, September 27-30. This three-day retreat gives church members the tools and "rules of life" to enthusiastically share the joys of knowing Christ with others in their everyday environments. Rectora for the weekend is Becky Warren, and the Spiritual Director is the Rev. Ram Lopez. Register through the link above or learn more here.

"Fishing for the Hungry" Retreat
October 19-21
Mustang Island Conference Center
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The Order of Naucratius would like to invite you to attend the Second Annual Fishing for the Hungry Retreat at Mustang Island Camp and Conference Center, Friday-Sunday, October 19-21. This retreat will be a blending of fishing, prayer, great food, and even better fellowship. Fishing trips will be offered on the bay or shore side, and a fishing charter will be available to venture into the Gulf on Saturday. We ask that participants donate a portion of their catch to the Order of Naucratius, and we will see that the meat is delivered to the needy in our communities. The cost for the event is $325 for single occupancy and $275 for double occupancy and includes five meals, a fishing charter on the Gulf, and various other fishing or recreational options. Inquiries can be made to the Rev. Rob Harris at robh@cecsa.org or the Rev. Rod Clark at rod@peterpaul.org. Send registration checks to: The Order of Naucratius, care/of the Rev. Rod Clark, 2310 Stewart Road, Mission, Texas 78574.

Cursillo #280
Camp Capers
November 8-11
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Cursillo #280 will be held at Camp Capers Thursday-Sunday, November 8-11. This three-day retreat gives church members the tools and "rules of life" to enthusiastically share the joys of knowing Christ with others in their everyday environments. Rectora for the weekend is Courtney Duffield, and the Spiritual Director is the Rev. Paul Frey. Register through the link above or learn more here.