June 14-16, 2017


Dallas, TX

Church of Holy Communion

Church of the Holy Communion Pro-Cathedral - Dallas, TX

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The 55th General Council of the Reformed Episcopal Church is quickly approaching. This year we are delighted to return to Dallas, TX. Church of the Holy Communion Pro-Cathedral is honored to be the host parish for this wonderful occasion and they are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Dallas area and making your visit a wonderful one.

Lunch will be available for all attendees on Wednesday June 14th at Noon. General Council will officially begin at 2pm with a worship service at the hotel. The Council will conclude when business is finished on Friday, June 16th. We have chosen to start with lunch and a 2:00pm opening worship service to allow Council attendees to travel on Wednesday morning, if desired. This might be a possible savings of one night of hotel for some. If you desire to arrive on Tuesday, hotel rooms will still be available for the discounted rate. A full schedule and agenda will be posted shortly on this page.

IMPORTANT: All Diocese of Mid-America clergy & representatives should plan to arrive on Tuesday as we will conduct our Synod Business on Wednesday morning prior to lunch. A synod schedule and announcement will be distributed shortly.

All meals and activities for the Synod of the Diocese of Mid-America and for the Reformed Episcopal General Council will take place at the Embassy Suites DFW North hotel with the exception of the Thursday morning Communion service. This primary worship service will be held at Church of the Holy Communion on Thursday morning with the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America preaching. Chartered bus transportation will be provided to/from the hotel to Church of the Holy Communion for the Thursday worship service.

Reports

The Report packet and Journal for General Council will be available here on Friday, May 26th. If you purchased a printed report packet and/or journal, those will be mailed to you Priority Mail on Friday, May 26th. They should arrive by Thursday, June 1st.

The Report Packet for the council contains all pertinent information you need. The Program Committee Report in the beginning of the packet will contain instructions, schedules, Order of Business, etc. Please note, as it is in the packet, Clergy are requested to vest for the Thursday Holy Communion Service. The color stole will be RED.

It is expected that all clergy and representatives will read through these reports PRIOR to General Council. The chair will entertain motions to dispense with the reading of some reports and to file them when no action is required by the council.

You do NOT need to print these reports or the Journal unless you so desire. You can save them to your electronic devices and view them that way during the Business sessions. Those parts of the report packet that are not included here (such as the Presiding Bishop's main report) will be printed and handed out to you at the time of delivery.

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View Journal from 2014 Council
 

Pertinent Hotel Information

Hotel: Embassy Suites DFW North
Phone: 972-724-2600
Website: www.embassysuitesdfwnorth.com

Please note, The Embassy Suites offers a free shuttle to/from DFW airport if you call and arrange with the hotel. This shuttle is available 24/7. This can save you the cost of a car rental if you fly to Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport (DFW). The shuttle is NOT available if you fly to Love Field.

Pertinent Registration Information

Registration for General Council is now closed and our space for meals is completely booked. Any space availabity will be dependent on cancellations or 'no-shows'. You may email the Very Rev. Jason R. Grote (J2Grote@rechurch.org) to be placed on a list. Anyone arriving at General Council without completing an online registration form will be placed on a waiting list for meals based on availability at the time. There will be no guarantee of meals if you did not register.

Parish Certifications

All pastors or persons in charge of a parish MUST complete a parish certification form prior to May 15th. This certification form includes basic statistical information for the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016 and a certification of duly elected lay representatives for General Council (deputies and alternates). This form may be completed online.

Complete Parish Certifications

Diocese of Mid-America Synod

The Diocese of Mid-America will conduct its business on the morning of Wednesday, June 14th prior to lunch and the start of General Council. All Diocese of Mid-America attendees should plan to arrive to the hotel on Tuesday, June 13th.