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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Summer Camp Season Begins!
Camp Capers, Mustang Island Conference Center, & Duncan Park
June 1 - August 12
Our diocesan camping ministry has something for everyone! Camp Capers offers traditional, overnight Summer Camp, with week-long, age specific sessions for children entering 3rd through 12th grade focused on fun, friendships, and spiritual growth. Duncan Park in Colorado hosts week-long adventure camps for adults, jr. high campers, and sr. high campers where everyone can experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains up close. Mustang Island Conference Center has eleven Family Camp sessions, where families of all shapes and sizes come together to relax, play, and pray together, plus a new, mid-week session in July and Labor Day Family Camp in September.
Scholarships are available for all sessions. More information available on the Camps & Conferences webpages.

Abide in Me & the Investiture of the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed
TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas
June 3
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This year's Abide in Me conference will be held on Saturday, June 3, at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio beginning at 9:00 a.m. After a morning and early afternoon of workshops revolving around the theme of "renewal," the service of the Investiture of the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed as our tenth diocesan bishop will take place at 2:00 p.m. All are invited whether participating in the conference or not. Clergy are asked to vest, red stoles, please. For more information on the day's events and the workshops to be offered, visit www.dwtx.org/abideinme. Childcare will be available on-site from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $10 per child or a max fee of $30 per family. For children in care for only the Investiture (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.) there is no charge. All children must be pre-registered at dwtx.org/abideinme.

Camp Capers Dining Hall Dedication
Camp Capers
June 5
A service dedicating the newly constructed Dining Hall at Camp Capers will begin at 11:00 AM on site, followed by lunch in the new Dining Hall with the Sr. High A campers and staff. If you plan to attend, please email Laura Kean by Tuesday, May 30th with the number of people in your group.

Kerrville Habitat Home Dedication
Kerrville, Texas
June 10
The House Blessing and Dedication of the Habitat for Humanity home in Kerrville will be held on Saturday, June 10, at 10:00 a.m. The address of the home is 133 Glenn Court. This home is the third Habitat home built as part of the diocesan initiative to build three homes in six years. Join Habitat for Humanity Kerr County; St. Peter's, Kerrville; and the diocesan family for this celebration. The blessing will be lead by the Rev. Dick Elwood.

San Antonio Habitat Home Dedication
San Antonio, Texas
June 10
The House Blessing and Dedication of the San Antonio Habitat for Humanity home will be held on Saturday, June 10, at 10:00 am. The address of the home is 227 S. Acme Road, San Antonio 78237. This home build is dedicated to the ministries of the Rt. Rev. Gary and Catherine Lillibridge. In 2012 Bishop Lillibridge invited the diocese to build three Habitat homes in six years, and this San Antonio home marks the completion of the fourth (extra) build. Join San Antonio Habitat for Humanity and the diocesan family for the celebration and the blessing, which will be led by the Rev. Chuck Woehler.

Consecration of Bishop Suffragan-Elect
Christ Church, San Antonio
July 29
God-willing, Bishop Suffragan-Elect, the Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, will be ordained a bishop during a worship service held on July 29, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church, San Antonio (510 Belknap Place, 78212). The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, will preside and preach. The service will be followed by a reception on the lawn, the "Best Church Picnic Ever," with fried chicken and all the sides. Plans are developing for a pie baking contest, as well. Stay tuned for details on the joyful service as they develop.

Happening #137
TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas
August 4-6
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Happening #137 will be held Friday-Sunday, August 4-6, at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio. Happening is spiritual retreat weekend for high school-age youth in the 10th through 12th grades. The cost is $50 and scholarships are available. Register through the link above. For more information, visit here.