At General Convention, EHF partnered with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Seminary of the Southwest, and Living Compass to host “Wellness Talks”—a platform for wellness ministries to talk about their development and current work!
Three of the “Wellness Talks” featured creative ways congregations are addressing food systems, hunger and building community:
Abundant Harvest | The Woodlands
The Abundant Harvest food truck is a ministry of the St. Isidore’s Episcopal Mission in North Houston. Watch the Rev. Sean Steele tell the story of the “offensively generous” ministry which has developed relationships with local grocery stores, food pantries, and other partners to redistribute food to those most in need throughout their community.
Farm Church | Austin
Learn how the Austin Farm Church formed from a common interest in food and farming. The Rev. Brin Vaughn shares a talk on how food, farming, and spirituality built a community around the Farm church and developed relationships with local Episcopal churches and neighborhood schools.
Peach Street Farmer’s Market | Angleton
Discover what a small country church can do when it listens to and partners with the larger community. The Rev. Travis Smith, Ellen Eby and Brooke Short share their story of how Holy Comforter Episcopal Church became the catalyst for a community-centered Farmer’s Market which now touches more people on Saturday than on Sunday through the cultivation of relationships and partnerships!
Read more about the development of the Peach Street Farmer’s Market in the EHF’s Congregation Connection.
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