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[January 24, 2020] All flyers, brochures, and other materials to be distributed on the Council floor must be approved by Dispatch of Business, Canon Caroline Mowen, prior to distribution.  The final approval deadline is Thursday, February 13.

Click here to open the Distribution of Handouts Form. A separate form is required for each item you request to distribute on the floor of Council. The form may be completed on your computer or printed to complete by hand. Send completed Distribution of Handouts Forms and a digital file of each item (PDF, Word document, image file, etc.) to Canon Caroline Mowen, by email at caroline.mowen@dwtx.org or by fax (Attn: Canon Caroline Mowen; 210-824-2164).

To request the diocesan office print your materials, send the Distribution of Handout forms and a digital file for each item to Caroline Mowen no later than Thursday, February 13 .

Costs for Diocesan Office to Print
  • Black and white printing will cost $0.05 per single-sided page.
  • Color printing will cost $0.30 per single-sided page.

Guidelines for Printing Amount
  • 400 copies = one per delegate.
  • 90 copies = one per congregation, including guests and diocesan staff tables.

If you print the items for distribution, ensure that they arrive at the diocesan office in San Antonio no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 . Items may be hand delivered to the Bishop Jones Center or mailed to:
The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas
Attn: Canon Caroline Mowen
P.O. Box 6885
San Antonio, TX 78209
Preparing for Council 2020
Church Office Reminder: Reports & Delegate Certification Due Feb. 1
All year-end reports and 2019 financial audit instructions are available online, at council-dwtx.org/parochial-reports . Church reports must be complete and submitted to the diocesan office by February 1, 2020 in order to vote at Council.
In addition, the clergy or lay person in charge of a congregation must complete and sign three copies of the Lay Delegate Certification Form, in accordance with the diocesan Constitution and Canons, then send one copy each to the diocesan bishop, the diocesan secretary, and the Council Registration Chair, no later than February 1, 2020.
Online Council Registration Open Until February 10 at council-dwtx.org
Online Council Registration is open for all clergy, clergy spouses, delegates, alternates, visitors, and childcare, at council-dwtx.org/registration. Individual workshop selections are a required part of online registration, which will remain open through February 10.
Council in Action 2020
Council in Action (CIA) is an opportunity for the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas and Council participants to serve the community where Council takes place. In 2020, Council In Action will collect supplies for  Corpus Christi Metro Ministries , serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Corpus Christi and the surrounding Nueces County. More information is available online, at council-dwtx.org/cia2020 .
Worship Update: Leave Church Banners at Home
The Council Worship Host Committee requests that churches do not bring their banner to Corpus Christi. Based upon space for the Worship Service, church banners will not be displayed this year.
Youth in Action Update
After ten years of service, Youth in Action will take a sabbatical during Council 2020. Bishop Reed reminds congregations that the minimum age for Council Delegates and Alternates is 16 years old, and invites youth to be present at Council in these roles or as Visitors .

Meredith Rogers, Director of Youth Ministry at St. Mark's, San Antonio has been named the diocesan Youth Registrar and tasked with reimagining diocesan youth ministry events in partnership with diocesan staff, including future service opportunities and a West Texas youth delegation to the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) taking place July 7 - 11, 2020.
More information regarding Council activities, including Pre-Council Convocational Meetings is available at council-dwtx.org .
The 116th Annual Council of
the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas
February 20 - 22, 2020
The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas | www.dwtx.org