Oct 02, 2024 | Dallas, TX

Diocese of Mid-America REC–Synod 2024

Wednesday, October 2nd

Our time together will begin on Wednesday afternoon, October 2nd, at 4pm. The clergy will have a private meeting with the bishops while the Women of the Church have their annual meeting & presentation. Evensong will be held at 6:00pm followed by a Spring Creek BBQ dinner in Lunt Hall. All registered and paid individuals in attendance (including those coming only to the Women’s Day meeting) are invited to join us for the dinner.

Please note: Male lay delegates who are not attending the Women’s Day or the Clergy meeting can arrive for the Evensong and dinner at 6pm on Wednesday. They do not need to be there at 4pm.

Thursday, October 3rd

We will begin our Thursday sessions with the service of Holy Communion at 8:30am. Clergy are asked to bring cassock/surplice and RED stole for the procession. Following the Communion service, we will gather in Lunt Hall for our teaching sessions and presentations throughout the day. This year, Bishop Camlin will teach on the Descent Clause in the Creed, Bishop Boonzaaijer on parochial schools, and Bishop Brulc will present a ministry known as “Grief Share”. Grief Share is a wonderful ministry that our parishes can use to reach out to those in their community who are grieving. Evening Prayer will be held at 4:30pm. You will then be free to return to the hotel to prepare for the banquet dinner.

***Special Banquet***25th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Most Rev’d Ray Sutton***

At 6:30pm on Thursday evening, we will have a very special banquet dinner at Venue Forty|50, located in the parking lot adjacent to our synod hotel. This formal banquet will be in honor of the 25th anniversary of our Ordinary and Presiding Bishop’s Consecration to the Episcopate. For those only wishing to attend the banquet the cost will be $100.

Friday, October 4th

Our Friday session will begin with the service of Morning Prayer at 8:30a. Following the service, our morning will be devoted to the business reports of the Diocese. We anticipate completing all business and adjourning by lunch, a box lunch from McAlister’s Deli will be provided. You are free to eat and fellowship in the parish hall or take your lunch and begin your travels home. You will select your sandwich choice when you complete your online registration.