NEW community engagement workshops offered to congregations

See the latest dates for EHF’s new Community Engagement workshops, plus learn when the next Mental Health First Aid sessions and other learning opportunities are planned across the Diocese.

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EHF is now offering Community Engagement workshops to equip congregations and their community partners with the skills needed to develop relationships and collaborate with the individuals and other organizations they serve. Community engagement involves community members who identify issues and needs, decide how to best address them most effectively, and communicate the work to the broader community.

An initial session titled “Approaching Community Engagement” provides a basic introduction to the principles of community engagement and different activities.

Community Engagement Workshops

Six workshops will be held for EHF grant partners and congregations in October and November:

San Pedro Episcopal Church – Pasadena | October 7, 2016 | 9 AM – 11 AM

Christ Church Cathedral – Downtown | October 10, 2016 | 9 AM – 11 AM

San Mateo Episcopal Church – Gulfton | October 14, 2016 | 9 AM – 11 AM

St. James Episcopal Church – Austin | October 28, 2016 | 9 AM – 11 AM

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church – Killeen | November 4, 2016 | 9 AM – 11 AM

Christ Episcopal Church – Tyler | October 25th, 2016 | 10 AM – 12 PM


Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course designed to equip people to help those developing a mental health need or experiencing a crisis. It is an evidence-based program that has been shown to build mental health literacy, help people with no clinical training better understand and respond to signs of mental illness and effectively refer people to professional help. EHF is offering these trainings across the Diocese in response to a strong interest in mental health issues expressed by our congregations.

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 15, 2016 
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 22, 2016 
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 29, 2016 
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

No Need Among You 2016 Conference

Host: Texas Christian Community Development Network (TxCCDN)

Date:          October 5 – 7, 2016

Location:     Cliff Temple Baptist Church

125 Sunset Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

Cost: $25 – $163, depending on partial or full conference registration

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

Register Here to request an financial assistance from EHF to cover your registration fee


If you have events you would like to share with others across the Diocese, please send us an email describing your upcoming event, the date and time, and a contact person. We’ll add the events to our Learning Opportunities webpage.