The Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson was chosen Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas during the 113th annual Diocesan Council on Saturday, February 25, 2017, held at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the first woman to be elected bishop in the Diocese of West Texas. Brooke-Davidson, age 56, is currently the Vicar of Saint Elizabeth Episcopal Church in Buda, Texas, and was one of seven nominees. Now as the sixth Bishop Suffragan of the diocese, she will serve alongside the Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed.
Amidst a time of great concern about the plight of refugees, Forward Movement is announcing A Season of Prayer: 40 Days in the Desert. This season of prayer will run concurrently with Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, March 1. Each day features a prayer or a scripture reading encouraging people to pray and reflect on our response to the global refugee crisis and the Christian obligation of hospitality and welcome.
The 52nd annual Military Ball of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, held February 4 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, broke a school record for attendance at the formal event celebrating the school’s Corps of Cadets (JROTC).
Holy Spirit, San Antonio, has designated the fifth Sunday of the month as "Serving Sundays." On January's fifth Sunday, the church connected with its new outreach partner, the San Antonio Center for Refugee Services and delivered a load of various items to support families and children in need during their time of extreme transition.
The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention, announced the draft schedule for the 79th General Convention, available here in both English and Spanish.
Three Discernment Forums were held Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29, in Harlingen, Corpus Christi, and in San Antonio that afforded voting clergy and delegates, as well as visitors, the opportunity to hear from the seven Potential Nominees for Bishop Suffragan. Those in attendance learned more about each candidate's vision for the diocese, his or her calling to be a bishop, and they were able to witness each personality as the candidates presented their responses to a series of random questions. The Potential Nominees traveled to each location to respond to questions submitted by people of the diocese and created by the Standing Committee. The third Discernment Forum - held at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas - was recorded, and the video is now available below or on the Council website.
Students in the finance class at TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas -- an Upper School elective -- heard a talk on investments February 1 from Geraldo Martinez, a professional investor specializing in commodities trading. A cousin of current TMI students Pablo Martinez '17 and Santiago Martinez '19, he spoke on investments in different securities, including commodities, and took questions from the class on other investment topics.
The Rowdy Robots team from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas won the first-place championship award at the FLL (FIRST Lego League) Robotics Tournament held January 21 at Fredericksburg Elementary School in Fredericksburg. The meet drew teams from other Gillespie County schools, as well as from Bandera and San Antonio.
The Kingdom of God (the Gospel of Matthew uses the phrase "Kingdom of Heaven") is more than the place where we go when we die in the faith. The Kingdom of God, said Christ, is within us, comes close to us, is near to us whenever we serve God and our neighbor rather than focus on ourselves.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is leading the Presiding Bishop’s ?Reconciliation Pilgrimage to Ghana. Accompanying him are the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation; several Episcopal Church Bishops; Episcopal Relief & Development officials; and others.