New events, programs and training available to congregations in 2017

Learn how your congregation can begin the New Year by participating in the Holy Currencies project, community organization training and other new events.

EHF continues to help congregations develop leadership skills, build relationships with communities, and improve community health through ministry and outreach programs. This Spring, EHF will launch Holy Currencies, an intensive planning initiative to develop new sustainable health related ministries. In addition, we will continue to connect congregations with upcoming programs, training and other events through community organizations.

New EHF Program Opportunity: Holy Currencies
EHF is partnering with the Rev. Eric Law and the Kaleidoscope Institute to offer an intensive program for congregations interested in developing new or significantly-enhanced outreach work using the Holy Currencies Cycle of Blessings for creating sustainable outreach ministries.

Congregational teams will go through an intensive training and coaching process over a six-month period from March to September. Teams will explore how they can use the currencies of relationship, truth, wellness, gracious leadership, money and time/place to transform current ministries or develop new ones. Plans developed through the process can apply for financial support and on-going technical assistance from EHF.


2017 United Methodist Women’s Legislative Event
The United Methodist Women have invited us to join them for their annual legislative event to learn about policy issues including those related to health, that will be addressed in the upcoming legislative session. The event provides in-depth policy briefings and allows participants the opportunity to meet with legislators about priority issues. Join women from all around the state of Texas to engage issues that matter. Hon. Leticia Van de Putte and Hon. Hope Andrade are the keynote speakers for the this year’s event.

Host: Texas Impact
Date: January 22–24, 2017
Location: Austin, TX
Cost: $125 (EHF can provide registration scholarships for representatives from Episcopal churches to attend as needed)

One Human Race Training

The One Human Race Initiative is a ministry of the Union of Black Episcopalians, Myra McDaniel chapter based in Austin. Utilizing the PBS series Race: The Power of an Illusion, the UBE chapter offers a three-part workshops series designed to provide a safe, open and productive framework for learning and sharing about racism is 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, 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 in February, March, May, July, September, & October 2017
Locations: TBD in Austin
Cost: Free

  • Please contact us if you are in the Austin area and are interested in hosting or attending a session in 2017.

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 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, now is the perfect time to request a training. Please contact EHF’s Melodee Toles.


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!