Welcome to the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northwest Texas --a place where the vast open plains are as wondrous as the big sky above! As depicted in the pectoral cross of Bishop J. Scott Mayer, the stars, moon, and sun are representative of the beauty one may find in this region of Texas. The landscape, covering 77,000 square miles is as diverse as the cities and people, with the canyons and rangelands of the Staked Plains; agricultural fields abounding; and the rough and ready country of the Rolling Plains. The people here are known for their warm and friendly smiles, making one feel like an old and trusted friend.
The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Bishop of Northwest Texas, has asked that the following information be distributed to all Episcopalians in the Diocese of Northwest Texas, and urges everyone to thoughtfully consider donating funds.
The Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge, Bishop of The Diocese of West Texas, has issued an appeal for immediate help with the immigration crisis occurring in south Texas. As you have seen in the news recently, an overwhelming number of illegal immigrants are crossing the border into the United States, many of whom are unaccompanied children from Central America.
“We had such an amazing time!” This feeling resonated through the youth and adult leaders in attendance at the Episcopal Youth Event 2014, held at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA., from July 9th through the 13th.
The group from Northwest Texas certainly felt the same. There was a sense of anticipation in the minds of Renee Haney, Youth Coordinator, and the youth who traveled with her during their summer vacation time. Three youth attended this year’s event—Lisa Haney and Olivia Rabone, from St. Paul’s in Lubbock; and Link Andrews, from St. Luke’s in Levelland. All three students have been active in parish life as acolytes and youth leaders, as well as being involved in youth camp as campers and junior counselors. Joining the group for the first time was the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Bishop of Northwest Texas.
The both sessions of our all new Camp Quarterman are already completed!
Campers who had completed grades 8-12 boarded the bus in Lubbock and Amarillo on June 8th, to journey to the location of our first camp session. Cathedral Ridge Camp and Conference Center was chosen as the location for our older campers due to the distance from home. It is located four miles north of Woodland Park, CO, or northwest of Colorado Springs. It sits at 8500 feet of elevation in the cool mountain air.The group enjoyed worshiping, hiking, art and crafts, games, a ropes/challenge course, a day trip to Garden of the Gods, and a dance in their "nice duds" on the final night.
The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Bishop of Northwest Texas, visited the camp during the week and had fun interacting with campers and counselors alike. Camp Coordinator, Renee Haney, was on hand for the entire week, as well Camp Chaplains, the Rev. Susanna Brosseau of Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, and the Rev. Jared Houze of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in San Angelo.