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The Episcopal Health Foundation continues to support and provide opportunities for congregations to develop leadership skills, build relationships with communities, and improve community health through ministry and outreach programs. In order to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate, we can also provide financial support to help cover the costs of attending, if needed.
The Texas Christian Community Development Network (TxCCDN) hosts their annual conference to connect churches, non-profit practitioners, and volunteers from across Texas to learn about community development and empowerment. The conference helps equip leaders with skills to support their community efforts.
The Texas Hunger Initaitve (THI) will host its eighth, Together at the Table Hunger & Poverty Summit. Join THI, community partners, and congregations from across Texas to learn about innovative practices, hear from different perspectives, and connect with others working to find solutions to hunger and poverty.
The Christian Community Development Association is a unique organization that gathers practitioners and partners dedicated to the transformative work of restoring and developing communities through presence and practice. The conference provides a space at the table for congregational leaders, educators, business people, and other partners to learn and dialogue about transforming communities for health, social justice, community development, among other issues.
EHF has launched a series of screenings and discussion of the film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, facilitated by DeWolf descendant Dain Perry and wife Constance Perry. These events will be held at various parishes across the Diocese.
One Human Race Training
The One Human Race Initiative is a ministry of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE), Myra McDaniel chapter based in Austin. Utilizing the PBS series Race: The Power of an Illusion, the UBE chapter offers a one-day workshop designed to provide a safe, open, and productive framework for learning and sharing about racism as expressed through institutions and systems and how it impacts individuals.
The one-day workshop introduces participants to a comprehensive approach for understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic levels. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to prevent, reduce, and alleviate poverty; it is designed to provide a broad overview of concepts.
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course designed to equip people to help someone who is developing a mental health need or experiencing a crisis. It is an evidence-based program that has been shown to build mental health literacy, and help people with no clinical training better understand and respond to signs of mental illness and effectively refer people to professional help.
Why EHF supports these Learning Opportunities
As part of our continuing effort to support congregations interested in strengthening their impact in the community, EHF is encouraging congregation leaders to attend trainings, conferences or other events where they may gain insight or skills that would benefit the outreach work they are doing. EHF has identified a number of events listed above that will provide Episcopal Church leaders with new skills or resources to improve their congregation's service ministry. All of these events are aligned with EHF's mission to transform community health for all.
So that leaders of congregations, and in some cases their community partners, can attend these events, EHF is offering financial support for those who would like assistance to cover the registration costs to attend these events. If you plan to attend but don't need financial support, please let us know you will be attending so we can connect you to our group.
The list of trainings, workshops and conferences will continue to be updated.