DWTX NEWS

EPISCOPAL MIGRATION MINISTRIES CELEBRATE WORLD REFUGEE DAY

June 20 is World Refugee Day, a day designated by the United Nations to honor and celebrate refugees around the world and an opportunity to highlight the journeys refugees face, their dreams and hopes for a better future, and our responsibility to advocate for pathways to protection for all people forced to flee home. Celebrate World Refugee Day with Episcopal Migration Ministries for the entire month of June, through opportunities for education, dialogue, prayer, and advocacy.

Learn more here.

FAMILY FAMPS RETURN FROM JUNE 3 – SEPTEMBER 6

Children, youth, families, and adults are invited to sign up for camp sessions at Camp Capers, Duncan Park, and Mustang Island Conference Center this summer. After a season apart, experiencing Christian community in beautiful surroundings that help strengthen our faith and develop meaningful friendships is more important than ever before. Participation guidelines will be implemented at each site to mitigate the risk of transmission and spread of COVID-19, developed using recommendations from the CDC, Texas Department of State Health Services, American Camp Association, local health officials, and the Diocese.

Sign-up and learn more here.

80th GENERAL CONVENTION RESCHEDULED

The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will not take place during Summer 2021 as originally planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bishops, deputies and others will gather on July 17 at 1:00 p.m. CT, for an online convocation to pray for the work of the convention, now scheduled for July 2022.

Read all the details here.

NEW DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING OF CHURCHES

Diocesan Guidelines for Phased Reopening of Churches: Phase 2(d): "New Options for Vaccinated Individuals" were published May 18, 2021, accompanied by a letter from the Rt. Rev. David Reed. Churches and congregations may implement Phase 2(d) protocols as determined by local church leadership and only following a discussion and plan of action formed by clergy and the Vestry or Bishop’s Committee.

Read the guidelines and the Rt. Rev. David Reed's letter here.