EHF 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.
Here’s the latest list of upcoming programs, training sessions and events available for congregations:
One Human Race Training 2017
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 lasts three weeks to provide time for participants to digest the information and form community among the group, emphasize 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.
2017 Training Sessions
Host: The Myra McDaniel Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians (Austin)
- March 11, 18 & 25 at 12:30 PM
First Methodist Church – Family Life Center
Austin, TX 78701
- May 13, 20 & 27 at 12:30 PM
St. John’s United Methodist Church
2140 Allandale Road
Austin, TX 78756
If you are interested in hosting or attending a session in 2017, please contact us!
Traces of the Trade: Screening and Discussion
The Commission on Black Ministry and the Justice and Peace Council of Christ Church Cathedral, Houston will host a viewing 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. Watch the video trailer here.
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas St.
Houston, TX 77002
Please RSVP to The Rev. Glenice Robinson-Como.
Absalom Jones Eucharist, Justice for All
The Very Rev. Martini Shaw of The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas will lead the Eucharist, followed by a lunch and forum on racial violence with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Police Department Executive Assistance Chief Martha Montalvo, former U.S. Representative Chris Bell, and Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards.
The event is sponsored by The Commission on Black Ministry.
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Christ Church Cathedral (Reynolds Hall)
1117 Texas St.
Houston, TX 77002
Please RSVP for lunch to The Rev. Glenice Robinson-Como.
Living Compass Wellness Workshop
The Living Compass program was developed with the belief that faith communities can play a powerful role in supporting individuals, couples and families in their journey towards greater wellness. The program specifically provides resources, education and support to congregations seeking to encourage whole-person wellness.
The Rev. Scott Stoner, who developed Living Compass, will be in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas for two workshops aimed at introducing congregational leaders to the model and materials of Living Compass. He’ll also introduce strategies for engaging congregations and communities in wellness.
Living Compass Congregational Wellness Advocate (CWA) Training
Dates: Saturday, March 18, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 19, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, LaPorte
815 S. Broadway St.
La Porte, TX 77571
Cost: $35 (Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Full or partial financial aid is also available.)
Registration is capped at 50 participants. First come, first served. To register, please provide the full name of registrant, contact information, and parish to firstname.lastname@example.org. A maximum of two registrants per email. You will be notified as to further registration and payment instructions. For more information, please call St. John’s Episcopal Church at 281-471-0383.
Introduction to Living Compass
Date: April 1, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Austin
3201 Windsor Rd
Austin, TX 78703
Join us for an introduction to the model and materials of Living Compass ,as well as strategies for engaging congregations and communities in wellness. For more information, please email Crystal Tidmore.
Mental Health First Aid Training
EHF continues to offer Mental Health First Aid training workshops throughout the Diocese to equip people with the tools necessary to help someone who is developing a mental health need or experiencing a crisis and to gain a better understanding of mental health issues to support the needs in their community.
If your congregation is interested in Mental Health First Aid for 2017, now is the perfect time to request a training session. Please email Melodee Toles for more information.
Visit EHF’s Learning Opportunities page for more information on these and other upcoming events.
If you have an upcoming event being held through your congregation or within your community, please email us describing the event (purpose, date, location) and the name of a contact person, so that we may share it with others.