Diocesan Convention

Diocesan Convention

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2018 Diocesan Convention

Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10

at the Decatur Convention Center

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The opening worship of convention is at 1 pm Friday. The Very Rev. Dr. Cynthia Kittredge, dean of the Seminary of the Southwest, preached. Download the worship bulletin. 

2018 Convention Sermon


Registration for Convention ended at midnight on November 7.

Hotel information

If you plan to stay at or near the convention center, make reservations anytime. If you make a reservation at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, be sure to tell them you are with the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth to get the discounted rate, which will be in effect until a week before convention or until they are full.



More materials approved at Convention for distribution & consideration

Deanery meetings

Each deanery has the option to meet in the summer (usually late July or August) and is a required to convene for the Pre-Convention meeting in October. Visit the Deaneries page to find your deanery’s meeting dates, times, and locations, as well as current officers. If your deanery’s meeting date is not listed, contact the dean.

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This schedule is a draft. Some details may change.

FridaySaturdayFloor plan
Before Convention
9:00 AM  Exhibitors and vendors may begin setting up
11:00 AM  Rehearsal for those serving in the Eucharist – Great Hall
Registration and Credentialing begin
11:30 AM Commission on Ministry luncheon
noon  Registration opens (exhibits open) – Lobby

Convention begins
1:00 PM  Convention worship – Great Hall
2:30 PM  Topical Q&A (exhibits open) – Lobby
3:00 PM  Business session, including the bishop’s address – Great Hall
4:15 PM  Convention recesses
4:30 PM  “Living Room Conversations” Great Hall

6:00 PM  Dinner – Reception
7:00 PM Fireside Chat
8:15 PM  Events conclude for the evening

8:30 AM Registration and Credentialing (exhibits open)
9:00 AM  Business session called to order – Great Hall
10:30 AM  Break (exhibits open)
11:00 AM  Evangelism Media Campaign

12:30 PM  LUNCH and Clergy Spouse Luncheon (exhibits open)
1:30 PM  Business session called to order – Great Hall
3:30 PM  Closing announcement, etc

Following adjournment, the Standing Committee and Disciplinary Board each meet to elect officers.

Decatur Convention Center floorplan