Learning tools for congregational development

As part of the ever-deepening efforts of the Diocese of West Texas to strengthen and equip lay and ordained leadership in congregational development, two members of the Congregational Development Committee headed to Seattle to begin work in the College for Congregational Development (CCD) . Dexter Lesieur (Bishop's Warden at St. Matthias in Devine and second-year seminarian attending IONA) and Haley Bankey (parishioner at St. George in San Antonio and congregational consultant) enrolled in this one-year course on behalf of the diocese.more...

Father's Day offering for Habitat for Humanity

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17, 2018, and we once again invite your church to consider a special Father’s Day offering for the Diocese of West Texas Habitat for Humanity fund.more...

Bishop Bailey's quilt on display at Bishop Jones Center

A commemorative quilt that once had pride of place in Bishop Scott Field and Evelyn Bailey’s home is now in the Bishop Jones Center in San Antonio. Scott Field Bailey served as the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas from 1977 to 1987. As a surprise gift from the women of the diocese upon his retirement, Bishop Bailey received a quilt with each square representing a parish or mission church in the diocese.  more...

Hurricane Harvey recovery grant from ERD

On May 3, 2018, the Diocese of West Texas received news of a $200,000 grant from Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) to fund certain projects responding to the needs of individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey. This grant is part of our ongoing partnership with ERD, who has been on the ground helping us since Hurricane Harvey hit on August 25, 2017. We are grateful for ERD's knowledge and assistance in this recovery process and for their generosity. This new grant will assist in funding the following: more...

Exploratory trip to Navajoland

Imagine stepping back in history--way back to a time before Christ. That's what a visit to Navajoland is about.more...

An Invitation to the Bishop's Valley Golf Classic

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March for Our Lives on March 24

[From Bishop Brooke-Davidson, March 14, 2018] On this day, one month after the hour of the Parkland shooting, we want to be sure that you have seen the statement on gun violence that the House of Bishops passed unanimously last week.more...

Altar Guild Gathering quite a success

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Presiding Bishop Curry to visit Harvey affected areas

[Diocese of West Texas, January 30, 2018] It is with gratitude that we share the news of an upcoming visit from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to tour the areas of our diocese affected by Hurricane Harvey. Bishop Curry will arrive in San Antonio on Tuesday, February 27, and he will spend the entire day on Wednesday, February 28, traveling around the Coastal Bend and the Eastern Convocation with Bishop Reed, Bishop Brooke-Davidson, Jennifer Wickham (Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery), and others to see the churches and sites of the devastation. He returns home on Thursday, March 1.more...

Lenten resources

As  you plan your Lenten program, be aware of these three Episcopal resources. All look like they are suitable for individuals, small groups, and congregations.more...