See the Summer community engagement opportunities across the Diocese

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Things may heat up over the summer in Texas, but they certainly don’t slow down!  Check out these great events and opportunities for congregation members learn new ideas and build new skills for improving community engagement and impact. 

 

Please share these opportunities with your congregation to help us spread the word:

The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray Social Justice Symposium: Conversations on Race, Gender Identity and Women’s Issues

Hosts: The Rev. John Dublin Epps Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians & Integrity Houston

Date:            Saturday, July 23, 2016

Time:           8:30 AM – 2:00 PM 

Location:      St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

1800 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098

A panel and community discussion to address issues such as race and gender equality, while celebrating the life and legacy of The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, the first African American female priest in the Episcopal Church. The program will feature special guests, The Right Rev. Mary Glasspool, Assistant Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of New York and Ms. Barbara Lau, Director, The Pauli Murray Center, Duke University.

Register here for this FREE event!!

Proceeds from donations and collection at the Eucharist will be contributed to restoring the Pauli Murray Childhood Home in Durham, NC. Please make donations here.

Additional Events for the Pauli Murray Weekend 2016

Friday, July 22nd @ 7:00 PM
The Pauli Murray Readings: A Multi-Media Theatrical Performance
Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. Houston TX 77002

Sunday, July 24th @ 10:30 AM
Sunday Service Featuring Bishop Glasspool, as homilist
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1805 W. Alabama, Houston TX 77098

For more information, please email [email protected].


Central Texas Christian Community Development Training Event in Temple

Host: Texas Christian Community Development Network (TxCCDN)

Date:           Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Time:           8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location:      Impact Church

306 E. Adams Ave., Temple, TX 76501

Cost:  $35, includes snacks and lunch / $30 for TxCCDN Members 

TxCCDN is network of faith-based organizations dedicated to working with the poor and disenfranchised in their communities. In this workshop several of the participating organizations will share their lessons learned in developing programs that have transitioned church based ministries from charity-based programs to more relational and transformational approaches. Register Here!


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.

Houston 
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
8:30am – 5pm

Houston
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
Friday, August 19th, 2016
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here (For Staff and Volunteers Only)

Bryan
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, August 27th, 2016 
8:30am – 5pm – Register Here

 

We’d like to share any upcoming events being held through your congregation or within your community. Please send us an email describing your upcoming event, the date and time, and a contact person, so that we may share it with others throughout the Diocese.

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