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  • Cursillo #276 will be held at Mustang Island Conference Center Thursday-Sunday, October 5-8. The lay rector for the weekend is Donald Greer, and the spiritual director is the Rt. Rev. David Reed. Cursillo is a four-day, three-night spiritual retreat for adults. During the Cursillo weekend, participants engage in study, reflection, fellowship, and worship. Learn more at www.dwtx.org/cursillo, and register at www.dwtx.org/events.
  • A retreat will be held at Cathedral Park in San Antonio (111 Torcido, 78209) Friday-Saturday, October 13-14, sponsored by the Commission for Women's Ministries entitled the "Tapestries of our Lives." This retreat replaces the annual fall women's gathering. When we look at our lives as a tapestry, we find threads of many colors and textures. Some are times of great joy and productive living; others are times of challenge and maybe even sorrow. God uses all of these threads to create the unique work of art each one of us is and to prepare us for life in abundance. Friday evening, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. includes a light supper. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. includes a  continental breakfast and boxed lunch. Overnight accommodations available in homes or nearby hotels. Childcare provided off site. Registration available at www.dwtx.org/events, and the cost is $45/person. Childcare extra.
  • Young adults across the diocese are invited to gather at Camp Capers Friday-Saturday, October 13-14, for the first retreat for young adults, entitled "Finding Our Voice." The focus of this retreat will be on discerning your calling as leaders in the Church. Childcare will be available. The retreat will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and conclude with dinner on Saturday at 5:30. Cost is $150 per couple for a double occupancy room; or $100 for individuals for a single occupancy room or if you are attending on Saturday only. Register online at www.dwtx.org/events. Questions about the retreat or scholarship assistance? Contact Rev. Rob Harris, robh@cecsa.org. If you would like to connect with other young adults around the Diocese of West Texas, you can find the group on Facebook here.

Safeguarding God's Children

  • A Safeguarding God's Children workshop will be held at St. George, San Antonio (6904 West Ave., 78213), on Saturday, September 23, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. There is no fee to attend. Water will be provided; feel free to bring snacks. To register, contact Aimee Martinez at 210-342-4261.
  • A Safeguarding God's Children workshop will be held at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Academy, Corpus Christi (622 Airline Rd., 78412), on Monday, October 9, at 8:30 a.m. There is no fee to attend. To register, contact Michelle Tobar at 361-742-2506 or academystbart@sbcgloblal.net.

Safeguarding Resources

Safeguarding God’s Children

  • Safeguarding God’s Children trainings can be found under Current News (above).
  • Safeguarding God’s Children certificates are valid for 5 years.

Safeguarding God’s People

  • Safeguarding God’s People trainings are online only. Contact Rachel Willcox for information on the training.
  • Safeguarding God’s People certificates are valid for 5 years.

Safeguarding Online

  • Safeguarding Online is available for those needing to renew their Safeguarding God’s Children certificate.
  • Safeguarding Online is available for anyone to take Safeguarding God’s People.
  • Each church and school has the option to set-up an Online Administrator. Contact Rachel Willcox for more information.

Safeguarding Train the Trainer

  • Train the Traineris offered twice a year (spring and fall). Trainings can be found under Current News (above).
  • Trainees must have already completed Safeguarding God’s Childrenin the last 5 years.
  • Trainer certificates are valid for 3 years.

 

Shared Resources

  • For pictures of the bishops, the diocesan shield, etc. for download, click here.
  • If you work as a communicator (paid, volunteer, in any fashion) at one of our churches, please join our Diocese of West Texas Communicators Facebook page. In Facebook, search for "Communicators Episcopal Diocese of West Texas" and request membership. We network, share resources, announce events and ministry/current news, and we'd love to have you on board.
  • For diocesan pictures of events, please visit our Flickr site.

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