A Statement From
Bishop Mayer on
Dallas Shootings The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Bishop of Northwest Texas, released a special statement concerning the shooting of 5 officers in Dallas on the night of July 7th. The shooting took place following a peaceful rally protesting the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 5th.
Read Bishop Mayer's Special Statement
August 26-28, 2016 The 2016 Women's Retreat will be held at Christ the King Retreat Center in San Angelo, Texas on Friday-Sunday, August 26-28, 2016. This year's theme and topic is The Ennegram and Spiritual Growth presented by Kathleen Pittman of Roswell, New Mexico. Registration deadline is May 15, 2016.
Women's Retreat 2016 Details
Lubbock, Texas The 57th Annual Diocesan Convention was held October 15-17, at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock. A retirement celebration was held at the Convention Dinner Dance honoring the Bishop's Executive Secretary, Carolyn Hearn, for her 37+ years of service.
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The 2016 Diocesan Convention of the Diocese of Northwest Texas will be held November 17-19, 2016.
The McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on the campus of Texas Tech University is the location of this year's Convention. The Center is located at 17th and University. According to Wikipedia, "the building was The President's Residence from 1925 until 1959. It was one of the original structures built on campus in 1924. The facility underwent a $4 million expansion in 2010 that added the Bill and Peggy Dean Grand Reception Hall, the McKenzie Ballroom, the Shinn-Wylie Bridal Suite, expanded catering capabilities and an outdoor courtyard with...
One type of abuse adults may not consider, or even realize exists, is peer-to peer abuse. According to the Culture of Safety website (COS), “Up to 40% of children who are sexually abused are abused by older or more powerful children. The younger the child victim, the more likelyit is that the perpetrator of the abuse is a juvenile. Praesidium, Inc., the developer of the Safeguarding God’s Children program, has stated that peer-to-peer abuse has gone up by 300% in the past several years. While that may seem alarming, children in today’s society are bombarded with sexual language, sexual activity in movies and television, and sexualized clothing. While there is a “normal” level of sexual curiosity in every child, some b...
It is with profound sadness that we share the death of a greatly beloved deacon from Northwest Texas. Deacon Roland Rose, formerly of Andrews and Midland, died Saturday, July 9th, at 9:30am, following surgery for a broken leg. His health, which had been fragile for some time, declined quickly after the surgery.
Deacon Roland is known for his faithful work with the summer camp program at Quarterman Camp and Conference Center, known later as Quarterman Ranch. He researched and developed Promise Camp, a summer camp program for children of the incarcerated after seeing a need for ministry to the children of those persons he served in prison ministry. He served as its chair for six year...