Bishop Reed invites clergy and laity to attend the "We Will Continue" Gathering offered in their area, either September 18 or 25. As churches continue to regroup from the COVID-19 pandemic, each Gathering will offer opportunities to celebrate being together, consider the hardships endured, explore lessons learned and blessings gained, and look toward ways to live and serve faithfully going forward.
The annual World Missions Symposium will take place in-person, Saturday, August 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Bishop Jones Center's Mission Room, with an abbreviated online option will also be provided via Zoom. Symposium participants will delve deeper into the biblical foundation of this global outreach ministry: the teachings and love of Jesus Christ.
As part of the newly launched Episcopal Prayer Square Initiative, individuals and congregations are invited to create prayer squares that Immigration Ministries will give to migrants as part of a Travel Kit, including shelf-stable food and PPE.
The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed issues a "call for papers" to all the clergy, laity, and youth of West Texas, inviting written reflections on the life and shared ministries of the Diocese following the COVID-19 pandemic. Prizes will be awarded for the top selection in each category, with separate youth divisions.
We pattern our lives on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
We are grounded in Scripture, prayer, and sacramental worship.
We proclaim, by word and example, God's saving love revealed in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit.
We reach beyond ourselves to serve all people in our communities and throughout the world.
We are a community committed to living in reconciled relationship with God and all people.