Fall learning opportunities for congregations

Curious about poverty, racial reconciliation, mental health or community organizing? This resource is for you!


EHF continues to invest in congregations to develop leadership skills, build relationships with communities, and improve community health through ministry and outreach programs. We’ll continue to connect congregations with upcoming programs, training and events through community organizations.

Here are upcoming opportunities for your congregation and community:

  • Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour, evidence-based course designed to empower individuals with no clinical training to help those with mental health needs by appropriately responding to signs of mental illness and effectively referring them to professional help. EHF continues to offer these workshops throughout the diocese to help equip people with the tools they need to recognize individuals experiencing a crisis, and connect them with the right services.
Houston (Adult)
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:30 AM – 5 PM – Register Here!

The Woodlands (Youth)
Trinity Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:30 AM – 5 PM – Register Here!
Spring (Adult) 
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 5 PM – Register Here!
Waco (Youth)
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 17, 2018
8:30 AM – 5 PM – Register Here!

If your congregation is interested in hosting a Mental Health First Aid workshop in 2019, please contact Melodee Toles at (832) 658-2662.


  • The Traces of the Trade Tour is a series of viewing followed by a discussion of the film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, facilitated by DeWolf descendant Dain Perry and wife Constance Perry, hosted by EHF. For more information, you can watch the video here.
St. Andrew’s and Community Partners, St. Francis, St. Thomas
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
St. Julian of Norwich
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Church of the Resurrection, Austin
Sunday, October 21, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with reVision & Bellaire UMC
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

For more information, please contact Eric Moen at (832) 807-2582.

  • Bridges Out of Poverty is a one-day workshop sponsored by EHF on understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic levels. This training uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to prevent, reduce, and alleviate poverty. It’s designed to provide a broad overview of concepts. All Bridges workshops are FREE to the community and include lunch and workshop materials.

    As a result of the workshop, participants will:

    1. Gain a better understanding of poverty and its causes
    2. Analyze and have a better understanding of their environment, circumstances, and role in society
    3. Learn to build relationships of mutual respect with people from other environments and classes
    4. Analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language
    5. Acquire specific strategies for improving outcomes for people living in poverty
Cedar Park | Christ Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM – Register Here!

Nacogdoches | Christ Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM – Register Here!


  • Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit, hosted by The Texas Hunger Initiative, will be bringing people together from across the country for three days this November for focused learning about the latest developments in public policy, effective community organizing strategies, and cutting-edge research. Register today!

Dates:         Wednesday, November 7 – Friday, November 9 

Location:    Baylor University Campus in Waco, TX

EHF offers financial support to those interested in attending this Summit. If you’d like to request financial support to attend, please complete the EHF Request for Financial Support form.


For more opportunities to explore conferences, trainings, and events to increase knowledge and skills for congregational engagement, please visit EHF’s Learning Opportunities webpage.

We’d also like to share any upcoming events hosted by your congregation or within your community. Please send us an email describing your event, the date and time, and a contact person.