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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.
  • 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. Stay tuned for details on the service as they develop at www.dwtx.org/consecration.

Safeguarding God's Children

  • A Safeguarding God's Children workshop will be held at Reconciliation, San Antonio (8900 Starcrest, 78217), on Thursday, May 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the church's library. There is no fee to attend. To register, email info@barringtonneighbors.org.
  • A Safeguarding God's Children Train the Trainer workshop will be held at the Bishop Jones Center (111 Torcido, San Antonio, 78209) on Monday, June 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each congregation and diocesan institution is encouraged to have its own trainer who will be certified to train for that particular place. Participants will receive their certification documents after completing the training. The fee for new trainers is $165, which includes a training kit, materials, and lunch. To be certified, the trainee must attend the entire training and have a current background check on file with the diocese. The trainee must have already completed the three-hour Safeguarding God's Children in the last five years. Current or former trainers are encouraged to attend this training session; the fee for those renewing their certificates will be $25 for materials and lunch. Register online here. Contact Rachel Willcox for additional information, 210/888-824-5387.

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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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