This week, school begins for TSU and San Jacinto College and restarts for UH. We enter this week together with the awareness that many of you are worn out by anxiety, by holding emotional space for others, and by the sheer hard work of helping friends and neighbors and perhaps your own family clean up Harvey’s mess.
We also go into this week knowing that the Trump administration will be making an announcement about DACA on Tuesday, which will change the lives of participants in DACA and their families. In 2015, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church called upon the church to support DACA and to seek legislative measures that foster a hopeful future for dreamers. Houston Canterbury stands with dreamers and their families. Need to talk? Need prayer? Need help making a financial plan? We are here for you.
Each day this week, there are volunteer opportunities in your part of town. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more info.
Tuesday, September 5
Office Hours resume at the AD Bruce Religion Center at UH – I have not been allowed to see our space yet, but I understand that there was some damage from roof and window leakages.
Grace Hour at Bohemeo’s (708 Telephone Rd, 77023), 7-8:30 pm
Join us to check in, pray, and talk disaster theology. What does one say about God in the midst of storm, ruin, and suffering?
Wednesday, September 6
Office Hours at the AD Bruce Religion Center
FREE Lunch resumes at the AD Bruce Religion Center at UH, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Common Worship also resumes, and Canterbury will take the lead. Join us at 12:15-12:40 on the second floor of the AD Bruce in the Meditation Chapel.
Thursday, September 7
Morning Prayer at the Student Center at UH, 9 – 9:40 am
Students, faculty, and staff, come join us as we pray for our community, for Texas, and the world.
Office Hours at San Jacinto Central, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Brene Brown event at the Cullen Performance Hall at UH, 7:00 pm
I still have a few tickets for this so get in touch if you want one (email@example.com). They are sold out. My understanding is that the event will go on as planned.
Friday, September 8
Volunteer Day – Location TBD.
Saturday, September 9
Mental Health First Aid Seminar at Trinity Episcopal Church Midtown (1015 Holman), 8:30 am – 5 pm
This free seminar is designed to equip individuals and communities to help someone who is developing a mental health need or experiencing a crisis. It is an evidence-based program that has been shown to build mental health literacy, and help people with no clinical training better understand and respond to signs of mental illness and effectively refer people to professional help. In this time of crisis and dislocation in Houston, it is all the more important to be prepared to come to the aid of others. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsiOEv_6-otIqTzVdffySaKTxeSA_CSFspiFLC9qk4RQ0ELQ/viewform. This training has been changed from a training geared toward veterans to a more general mental health first aid training.
Sunday, September 10
The Gathering at St. Luke the Evangelist (3530 Wheeler Ave, 77004), 6:30-8:30 pm
Join us for worship and a community night. This gathering is geared toward college students from the nearby UH, TSU, and HCC campuses, but it is open to all members of the community.