It has been a week since our third PHW Faith and Health Summit, themed “Making Connections: We’re Worth It.” The day began with worship and a keynote address by The Reverend Richard Joyner. We were inspired and challenged to see the world through relationships, and to embrace the possibilities and calling of God even when it does not fit our desires, comforts, or plans. It was a truly powerful word and a remarkable, energy-filled way to begin our day. From there we attended workshops, shared a meal, heard from the NC Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall, and closed the day with worship and communion. It truly was a day of making connections, of reaffirming the value of each and every person and refocusing our collective efforts to increase the health and wholeness of our communities. We look forward to continuing these conversations and connections in the days and weeks ahead.
We have additional methods of follow up to come, but as a start, for those of you who have not yet joined the PHW Collaborative, we invite you to join us by November 30th at midnight. Our next round of mini-grants will be open in January. We are honored to join together in this work.
And finally, to all our speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, funders, staff, and attendees, we are grateful for your commitment to health and wholeness and for joining us last Friday. Thank you for your wisdom, expertise, passion, and presence. We would not be PHW without you.