News from the REC Diocese of Mid-America, ACNA.
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Synod is right around the corner and we have some deadlines rapidly approaching. Please read below for all the details.  

- 111th Synod -

The REC Diocese of Mid-America
February 22 - 23, 2018

Church of the Holy Communion
17405 Muirfield Dr.
Dallas, TX 75287
All worship services, events, and meals (including Thursday Dinner) will be hosted at the parish. 


F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K
F O L L O W on T W I T T E R
E M A I L the Diocesan Office

Get Ready for Synod!

Bishop Sutton, the Diocesan Staff, and Church of the Holy Communion Pro-Cathedral are once again excited to welcome everyone to the Dallas area for the 111th Synod of the Diocese of Mid-America. Highlights of this year's Synod will include the  installation service of the Diocesan Bishop Ordinary, the Commencement service for Cranmer Theological House, a Women's Day program, and a presentation on the Veritas program.

In addition, we are also honored to have with us a special guest - The Rev. Canon Dan Alger. Canon Alger is the Canon for Church Planting for both the Anglican Diocese of the South and the Anglican Church in North America. He is  instrumental in the leadership, development, and tools provided by Always Forward and he is the co-host of the Always Forward podcast. Canon Alger will be leading us in a special teaching time on Thursday afternoon and will be discussing approaches and issues that church plants and missions often face. 
For those arriving early enough on Wednesday (February 21st), the parish invites you to join them for their Lenten observance of the Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm followed by a Soup Supper, and a Lenten Speaker (at 6:30pm) who will speak on "The Comfortable Words of the Gospel".  
We endeavor to keep expenses as low as we can but do need to ensure that we meet all the costs that are incurred with hosting a Synod. To that end,  the following will be the price structure for the 111th Synod. 
Full Synod Registration:
$115 (Includes Registration Charge plus 2 Lunches & 1 Dinner)
Women's Day Lunch/Program: 
$25 (or $10 for females who are also registering for the full Synod)
Thursday Dinner: 
$45 (cost for those ONLY attending the Thursday Dinner and not attending Synod)
View Tentative Synod Schedule

Synod Hotel - Embassy Suites

The Synod Planning Committee has contracted with the Embassy Suites in the Galleria area. The hotel will be about 10 minutes from the parish. Please note that this is NOT the same Embassy Suites that we used for General Council in June 2017. This Embassy Suites will NOT provide any transportation shuttles to/from the airport.
NOTE: If you are flying to Synod, you will need a car rental. 
As always, every Embassy Suites offers a two-room suite, a complimentary hot breakfast, and a complimentary evening manager's happy hour.
The Contracted rate is $139/nt plus taxes. To ensure this rate, you must include the Group Reservation Code of "Diocese of Mid-America". You can call the hotel directly to make your reservation or you may use the link below which will automatically provide the discounted rate. The discounted rate is available from a Wednesday check-in through to a Saturday morning check-out.

Registering for Synod DOES NOT automatically give you a hotel reservation.
Likewise, booking your hotel room does not automatically register you for Synod.


JANUARY 22, 2018

If your parish does not know who your representatives are by that date, it is still recommended that a room be booked by the parish and the name provided afterwards. We cannot guarantee availability or the discounted rate after January 22nd!
Embassy Suites
14021 Noel Road
Dallas, TX 75240
Reservation Deadline: January 22, 2018
Group Code: Diocese of Mid-America
Group Rate: $139/nt + taxes
Reservation Phone: 972-364-3640
Online Reservations
Book a Hotel Room

Women's Day

The Women of the Church will be joining together for a special time of fellowship and discussion with Mrs. Susan Sutton during the scheduled lunch on Friday. After eating some wonderful BBQ, the women will meet in the sanctuary at the parish. 

Those attending just the Women's Day lunch & program will be charged $25 to cover lunch and the Women's Day cost. Those who are registering for Synod already have their lunch included and will only be charged $10 for the Women's Day cost. 

Any proceeds above and beyond the costs of Women's Day will be designated to the 2018 Women's Day Project Offering in support of REC100.

You can register for Women's Day through the Registration System for Synod. 

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Parish Certifications


Please note that a parish certification form must be completed by every parish in the Diocese regardless of whether any lay representatives or clergy attend Synod or not. This information is vital to providing an historical record of our Diocesan activities as well as helping the Diocesan administration provide accurate information in the directory and website.

Three (3) sections will be required. You will need to know the basic information regarding the parish (address, website, etc.) You will need to know the names of the Lay Delegates and Alternates duly elected by the parish to represent the parish at the Synod. Finally, you will need the following general membership statistical information (totals not names):

  • Baptized Membership (as of 12/31/2017)
  • Communicant Membership (as of 12/31/2017)
  • Inactive/Not-in-good-standing membership (as of 12/31/2017)
  • Average Sunday Attendance
  • Total Baptisms during 2017
  • Total Confirmations during 2017
  • Total Transfers into the parish during 2017
  • Total Inactive/not-in-good-standing members restored to active membership during 2017
  • Total Transfers out of the parish during 2017
  • Total member deaths during 2017
  • Total active members reclassified to inactive/not-in-good-standing membership during 2017
  • Total marriages officiated by clergy of the parish

You may complete a certification form using this button
Complete a Parish Certification

Other Information

Clergy Procession -
Bishop Sutton has requested that all clergy (and deaconesses) process in the Thursday morning Communion service. Only participating clergy will vest for all other services. 
- Liturgical Color will be red.
- Cope & Mitre or Rochet/Chimere for Bishops 
- Cassock/Surplice for Clergy
- Blue vestments for Deaconesses 
Questions & Problems -
We are trying a new online registration system for this Synod. As such, we are learning their process and problems may happen that we didn't catch in the programming. If you have any questions or problems about Synod and/or this new registration system, you can can contact the Very Rev. Canon Jason Grote at You may also call him directly at (832) 264-3483. 
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