Happening #145: March 6 - 8, 2020
St. John's Episcopal Church
312 S Guenther Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Student Rector for Happening #145 - Abby Budzinski

  • Click here to sign up for Happening #145, for first-time Happeners. 
  • Click here to sign up for Adult Happening #145, for adults who are first-time Happeners.

The weekend costs $50, and scholarships are available (read more below). Please consult Participation Guidelines prior to registration.

Other Registration Links
  • Click here to sign up to serve on Happening Staff #145 (including adult volunteers)
  • Click here to sign up to attend HIS Love #145.
  • Click here to sign up to serve on HIS Love Staff #145 (including adult volunteers).
Future Happening Dates:
  • Happening #146: August 7 - 9, 2020 (St. Peter's, Kerrville)
  • Happening #147: November 20 - 22, 2020 (St. Alban's, Harlingen)

The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas hosts three Happenings each year, usually the first weekend of March, the first weekend of August, and the weekend just before Thanksgiving. Church hosts are determined by the Happening Advisory Board and will be publicized as they are confirmed. 


Please email the Happening Advisory Board Chair, at dwtxhappening@gmail.com, for scholarship information and to request scholarship waiver for registration.


What is Happening?

Happenings are spiritual renewal weekends for older high school students, led by their peers. The diocese sponsors three weekends each year in various locations and has sponsored over 140 weekends to date. 

When? Each Happening begins Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. sharp, and wraps up around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. It is a lock-in, so prepare to stay the entire weekend. The Diocese of West Texas hosts three Happenings each year, usually the first weekend of March, the first weekend of August, and the weekend just before Thanksgiving.

Who Can Attend? Any student in the 10th grade through 12th grade can attend. A small number of adults may also attend. 

How do I sign up? Click the link above to sign up to attend the next Happening. Weekends tend to fill quickly, so don't delay! You will receive detailed information about the weekend via email after you register. The registration cost is $50, and a deposit must be paid to confirm your registration. Even if you have filled out all of your forms, the online system won't notify us until the deposit is processed. 

Scholarships for Happening participants and staff are available. Contact the Happening Board for more information.

Learn more about Happening: 

  • Click here to read the Happening Flyer, with more details about the weekend format and sign up process.
  • Click here to read a first-hand account of the Happening Experience written by Clara Duffy, a past Student Rector.
  • Listen to Emily Kittrell, current Happening Board Chair, and Maddie Callier speak about the powerful community of the Happening Movement, at Diocesan Council in February 2019.
  • Watch the Happening Movement video, embedded below.

Spiritual Director: The Rev. Michael Koehler

Assistant Rector, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, San Antonio
(210) 828-6425

Program Information: Emily Kittrell

DWTX Happening Board Chair


Already attended a Happening session?

Click here for details about what comes next and links to sign up for H.I.S. Love!