On Saturday, six Methodist congregations from Irving and Garland learned all about developing their stories of heritage and outreach, how to calculate the monetary value of their outreach to the community and how to access minor building maintenance needs. This class is part of a special program, Strategic Investment in Sacred Places. The North Texas Conference of Methodist Churches is sponsoring this group with support from the Lilly Endowment.
SiSP - Strategic Investment in Sacred Places has made its way to North Texas! Partners for Sacred Places and the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church are working together to offer six congregations - 4 in Irving and 2 in Garland - a full range of capacity building programs over the next 24 months. This work is being funded by the North Texas Conference and the Lilly Endowment and will include seed grants to each of the participating congregations?
What a fun and productive day of training with our San Antonio congregations! They learned all about fundraising and just how important it is to share the good news of their outreach with the community. We want to thank our host congregation for the Day, Travis Park United Methodist Church, for the wonderful food and fellowship!
So glad we could share in the fun at Ridglea's Five Course Five-K (5C5K) run benefitting the Tarrant Area Food Bank and the Learning Garden at Ridglea Christian Church in Fort Worth. What a FUN group of folks!
Thanks to everyone that joined Partners for Sacred Places for the Dallas tour and a special thanks to the Dallas Historical Society for making is possible
Bob Jaeger, President and Co-Founder of Partners for Sacred Places will be the Dallas Historical Society' guest speaker next week for the Brown Bag Lecture Series.
April 14th, 12pm (noon) at the Hall of State 3939 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210. No reservations needed. Bring a sack lunch if you like.
We are excited to have a team working in Austin, Texas surveying available space in sacred places that could be used by performing arts groups that need a home!
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has provided support for Partners for Sacred Places to perform a three city study on the space uses and needs of performing artists and organizations. Austin was selected as one of the three cities. We are fortunate to work in collaboration with the Austin Creative Alliance. This survey is the first phase of developing new models for providing effective spaces for artists and organizations through the use of historic sacred places.