Next Council To Take Place Over Three Days in Galveston

The Bishop's Office has announced that, in response to continued desire to be together and to reorganize Diocesan Council, the 2017 168th Council in Galveston will begin on Thursday evening, February 9, and conclude Saturday, February 11. The conference will be held at the Galveston Convention Center. The final three-day schedule will be published later this month here. 


Special rates available  Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, February 9-11, 2017.

Make reservations by phone and ask for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas to get the special rate. The deadline for making reservations is January 9, 2017.

Hilton Galveston Island Resort, 5400 Seawall Blvd, (adjacent to the Galveston Island Convention Center). Rate: $144. Call Reservations Department directly at 877.425.4753.

The San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Blvd. Rate: $159. Call Reservations Department directly at 800.392.5937.

Holiday Inn Resort, 5002 Seawall Blvd. Rate: $144. Call Reservations Department directly at 409.740.5300 or 800.465.4329.



Forms for Nominations
Nomination Job Descriptions
Las descripciones de trabajo para la nominación del Consejo
Deadline: November  10, 2016 
Chair: The Rev. Bertie Pearson
*Note: In addition to this form, the nominee must submit a recent photograph (high resolution–300 dpi) in .jpg format and a 75-100 word biographical sketch, written in the first person, highlighting why they feel called to the position and believe they are qualified to fill it. Please use the email listed above. These will be used in the Texas Episcopalian online. Photograph and biography are due by November 10, 2016, as well.
You can also print the nomination form and mail/fax/email to:
Council Nominations
Grace Episcopal Church
1314 E. University Ave. 
Georgetown, TX 78626-6115
Fax: 512.864.7778    Email:



Philip Jackson's Sermon at 167th Council

Bishop's Presentation 167th Council Part II of II

Bishop's Presentation 167th Council Part I of II

167th Council Wrap Up

From Clay to Communion: Potter Spins Liturgical Creations

Council Information Booklet

Full Nomination list 

2016 Constitution and Canons

Council Journal, Vol I



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