Don’t miss out on the Called to Transformation Conference and other learning opportunities

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EHF encourages congregational leaders to attend training sessions, conferences and other events to gain new skills and build knowledge to benefit their community health outreach ministries.

Here are the current learning opportunities available:


Called to Transformation
workshop

In November, the National Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) invite you to attend the national Called to Transformation workshop in Houston, TX!

The workshop is an asset-based approach to engaging church and community, and is focused on Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), the idea that individuals, associations, and institutions have the gifts and talents needed to address the needs of their community.

The Called to Transformation, ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop, is open to clergy and lay leaders from across the Episcopal Church and will teach the theory and practice of ABCD work. Participants then begin the process of creating a work plan to implement an ABCD project in their own ministry community. Trained facilitators will be prepared to lead their congregation through this process and train others in Asset Based Community Development.

Called to Transformation: Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Training

Host: Episcopal Relief and Development

Date: November 6 – 9, 2017 | Houston, TX

          Cost: $175

Register Here! If you’d like to request financial support to attend one of the trainings, please apply here.


CONFERENCES

Who Cares for the Health of Migrants? Conference

This conference invites those of you working on immigration and refugee issues to discuss the health and healthcare challenges of immigrants, and begin to chart a path forward to advance community and policy solutions. Co-sponsored by the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and Oxfam America, and with EHF as a partner, the conference includes speakers from a number of congregations working in our diocese. Other speakers and participants include immigrant residents, law and policy-makers, government leaders, healthcare professionals, health system administrators, academicians, community organizing groups, community-based service providers, other faith based leaders, and international health and refugee organizations and faith based groups.

Congregants in our diocese working on issues related to immigration and refugees are highly encouraged to attend, as EHF will explore development of a program to support this work going forward through our Congregational Engagement work. EHF can provide financial support for registration, travel, and lodging—please let us know.

Hosts: University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and Oxfam-America.

Date: October 11 – 12, 2017

Location: Galveston, TX

Register Here!

 

No Need Among You 2017 Conference
The Texas Christian Community Development Network will host its annual conference this year in Houston! The conference helps equip leaders with skills to support their community efforts and connects churches, non-profit practitioners and volunteers from all over Texas to learn about community development.

The event includes nationally-known speakers in the field, opportunities to network and various training workshops. The Christian Community Development workshops will include topics of poverty, relief and development, racial reconciliation, social change, health policy and various other social issues.

Host: Texas Christian Community Development Network (TxCCDN)

Date: October 25 – 27, 2017

Location:      Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church

                   3015 N MacGregor Way, Houston, TX

Register Here!
To request financial support to attend the conference, please complete the form here.

 

WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING

One Human Race Workshop
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 three-part workshop series 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 three-part series meets on three Saturdays to provide time for participants to digest the information and form community among the group, emphasizes radical hospitality (accepting everyone, no matter their background or opinion), and uses Eric Law’s mutual invitation method for sharing. The series also includes other concepts from Eric Law’s book The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb.

Host: The Myra McDaniel Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians (Austin)

Date: Saturdays – October 14, 21, 28 at 12:30 PM

Location:     Good Shepherd on the Hill Episcopal Church

                   1700 Woodland Avenue

                    Austin, TX   

Cost: Free

Register Here!


Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid workshops equip people to help those developing a mental health need or experiencing a crisis. EHF continues to offer eight-hour  Mental Health First Aid workshops throughout the diocese to build mental health literacy, equip people to respond to signs of mental illness, and more effectively refer people to professional help.

Houston
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:30am – 5pm

Spring
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 7, 2017
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

Georgetown
Grace Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 14, 2017
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

Houston
Ascension Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

Pearland
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

Center
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

If your congregation is interested in hosting a Mental Health First Aid workshop for congregants and community partners in Fall/Winter 2017, please email Melodee Toles or call at (832) 658-2662.

 

If you’re interested in any of the above opportunities and would like to obtain support from EHF, be sure to complete the Conference Support Form.

Please check out EHF’s Learning Opportunities page  to learn about more upcoming events!