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Appleton PowerPoint - Episcopal Diocese of West Texas Mustang Island Conference Center Expansion


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This slide show describes a proposed expansion of a beloved conference and retreat center on Mustang Island on the South Texas coast. For more information, please contact Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 361-882-1735, the parish overseeing the facility for the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.

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Appleton PowerPoint - Episcopal Diocese of West Texas Mustang Island Conference Center Expansion

  1. 1. Changing Lives Through Retreat and Contemplation
  2. 2. ~ A venue for meaningful gatherings year-round ~ A place where religious organizations of all denominations are welcome, as are ~ Educational and non-profit organizations from Texas and across the United States
  3. 3. ~ A safe venue for retreat and contemplation ~ An environment that calms the spirit ~ A place that enriches the spiritual lives of visitors
  4. 4. Clergy, civic leaders, and campers ~ young and old of all denominations ~ focus on strengthening their ministries and learning from one another
  5. 5. Time spent in retreat with God, community and the natural environment enriches the spiritual lives of participants
  6. 6. Meetings hosted at the Center often seek to: ~ Build leadership skills ~ Review and refine organizational missions ~ Promote teamwork ~ Improve operational success
  7. 7. Ultimately, organizations that send their employees and volunteers to Mustang Island Conference Center strengthen their respective organizations and the communities they serve.
  8. 8. Bay Area Fellowship
  9. 9. Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi
  10. 10. The Nature Conservancy of Texas
  11. 11. • Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center • Port Aransas Independent School District • CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital
  12. 12. Congregation Beth Israel, The Southwestern Corpus Christi Texas Synod Lutheran Church in America
  13. 13. •Bay Area Fellowship •Calvary Chapel of the Coastlands •Christian Family Camp (for all denominations) •Christian Reformed Home Mission •CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation •Congregation Beth Israel •Council for the Deaf, Corpus Christi •Covenant Baptist Church •Easum, Bandy & Associates Church Consultants •Emmaus Team •Epiphany Institute, South Carolina •Episcopal Church Building Fund, New York
  14. 14. •First United Methodist Church, Corpus Christi •Food Bank (Texas Association of Second Harvest) •Junior League of Corpus Christi •Leadership Bee County •Leadership Corpus Christi •Mission Presbytery •The Nature Conservancy of Texas •Padre Island Business Association •Port Aransas Independent School District •Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi
  15. 15. •The Southwestern Texas Synod in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America •Spaulding for Children Adoption Agency •St. Christopher’s Church, Bandera •Star Learners •Texans Can! •Texas Coastal Bend Region Tourism Council •United by the Sea Church •UT Health Science Center – San Antonio •Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Indiana
  16. 16. $5,414,000 Expansion Plan ~ Mary D. Clark, Chair ~ •Two new housing units, doubling the number of overnight guests we can accommodate •Caretaker’s cottage, providing separate housing for staff onsite, freeing them from cramped quarters •Expanded “green” parking lot to accommodate larger numbers of retreat participants
  17. 17. Did you know … •Designed by Richter Architects, Corpus Christi •Received Honor Award for Design Excellence, Texas Society of Architects (AIA) •Featured at the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy conference, “The 21st Century Outlook: Economic and Environmental Balance” •Virtually every aspect is “environmentally friendly”
  18. 18. Mustang Island Site Committee Alice Heldenfels Sallee, Chair Mrs. Johnnie Batten Bernie Brauer Robert L. Browning Mary D. Clark Phyllis Finley Jerry E. Fischer Dee Haven Mike Horridge
  19. 19. Monty Lee Kirk Mason Mrs. Elizabeth Nisbet Richard K. Tinnin Derrest Williams Stacy Dowdy, Ex-officio Lisa Mason, Ex-officio The Rev. David G. Read, Ex-officio
  20. 20. Mustang Island Program Committee Lisa Mason, Chair Jennifer Brooke-Davidson The Rev. Earl Mahan Kirk Mason Clark Niles
  21. 21. The Rev. R. Scott Penrod Carey Rote, Ph.D. Nita Shaver Louise Taylor Stacy Dowdy, Ex-officio The Rev. David G. Read, Ex-officio
  22. 22. This presentation created by Carolyn M. Appleton, CFRE With the invaluable assistance of: Mary D. Clark and Alice Heldenfels Sallee - 2008 - Please contact Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi, Texas, for more information: 361-992-1735. Thanks to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Microsoft Office Online, Pettus Advertising, Inc. and the many organizations referenced herein, for the photographs found in this presentation.