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In Common 2024

March 15 - March 16

In Common 2024: Untold Stories Igniting Change for Healthier Communities

In Common is an opportunity to be inspired, gain new skills, and share hopes for building bridges and getting to know our neighbors. EHF and community partner organizations will share resources that can help congregations understand their communities better, identify their community’s needs and assets, and take action for positive transformation.

Join us to meet clergy, lay leaders, parishioners, and community partners across the Diocese to share stories and lessons learned, and build relationships for future work.

WHAT:     In Common 2024 | Untold Stories: Igniting Change for Healthier Communities

WHEN:    Friday, March 15th @ 5 PM – Saturday, March 16th @ 3 PM

WHERE:  Camp Allen, 18800 FM 362, Navasota, TX 77868

This event is free for Episcopal clergy, lay leaders, parishioners, and their community partners. This includes accommodations and meals at Camp Allen.

Keynote Speakers

Bishop C. Andrew Doyle, IX Bishop

Episcopal Diocese of Texas

Dr. Ann Barnes, President and CEO

Episcopal Health Foundation


Friday, March 15, 2024 

5 PM      Registration and Check-In

6 PM      Dinner

7 PM      Welcome 

                Keynote Address: Bishop C. Andrew Doyle, IX Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Texas

8 PM      Hospitality and Social Hour


Saturday, March 16, 2024

8 AM      Registration and Breakfast

9 AM      Welcome

                Keynote Address: Dr. Ann Barnes, President/CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation 

10 AM    All Attendee Workshop:

The Episcopal Health Foundation will continue to take action to make health and health care services accessible, support key elements of healthy communities, and leverage health policies to improve health. Through these established action areas, we’re also excited to announce that the foundation’s next chapter will focus on critical game-changing priorities: maternal health, food/nutrition security, maternal health, and diabetes prevention. Learn from Foundation staff about the state of these health issues in our diocese and begin to imagine how your congregation can make an impact.

                Networking Session

12 PM    Lunch

1 PM      Three Engaging Workshops:

Community engagement enables a two-way interaction process between you and the communities you serve so that communities have a role in the planning and decision making. Come learn more about the Activating Community Voice (ACV) program and how it may help your congregation and community partners create a plan that can help you meet and understand the community before you start trying to be of service.

How can I work with my church to educate voters in a non-partisan way? What can my church do to help my community exercise their right to vote? Together we’ll learn how to build relationships that expand our outreach and connect your congregation to the community through voting.

Addressing food insecurity with a twist! In this workshop you will hear from churches that reimagined what a food pantry could be through engaging their community. Come and hear efforts by local congregations that have enhanced or changed their community by taking a different approach to food security.

3 PM    Closing

This event is free for Episcopal clergy, lay leaders, parishioners, and their community partners. This includes accommodations and meals at Camp Allen.


March 15
March 16


Camp Allen
18800 FM 362
Navasota, TX 77868 United States
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