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Saturday, Feb 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $12 per person (includes workshop materials, lunch, coffee, tea, water, and light snacks)

Holy Cross Church                    5653 W. River Park Dr
Sugar Land TX 77479

From US59, Exit Grand Parkway (TX99), turn north, one mile to W. River Park Drive, turn left under freeway, Holy Cross Church is on the right

From Grand Parkway heading south, exit River Park Drive (just past Brazos River Bridge), turn right and Holy Cross is on the right


 Invite Welcome Connect Workshop

Feb 24, 2018   9:00am - 3:00pm

 Holy Cross Church is pleased to host the next Diocesan Invite Welcome Connect Workshop.  This workshop is a walk through “evangelism country” – that scary but exhilarating place where love abounds.  Inviting, welcoming, and connecting people who enter our churches are critical steps as we “seek and serve Christ in all people” and build healthy congregations.  This session will include the theology of welcome, why welcome is everyone’s ministry, and the transformation that happens when we welcome all as Christ.  Full of personal stories and inspiration, this workshop is for those serving in leadership, welcome, or anyone who wants to learn concrete ways to open your doors wider, intentionally connect with newcomers, and empower the laity for ministry.

Join us for an interactive day where you will leave with ideas to implement tomorrow (yes!) and in the future.  Facilitated by Molly Carnes.  (It is strongly recommended that at least four members of your congregation attend since there is time for brainstorming and collaboration.)

Registration must be completed online by February 20, 2018 (click link at the top left of this page). Cost is $12 per person, which includes workshop materials, lunch, coffee, tea, water, and light snacks.  Online payments are preferred, but checks will be accepted. If paying by check, mail check made payable to Holy Cross Church, 5653 W. River Park Dr, Sugar Land TX 77479.  Please note IWC Workshop in the memo line. Checks should be received prior to date of the workshop. 


Molly Wills Carnes is a lifelong Episcopalian and former senior warden who serves as Connections Missioner at St. Mary’s in Cypress, Texas.  Her ministry is dedicated to inviting, welcoming, and connecting people to the church, ministry and each other.  She left a 25-year corporate career in 2014 and discerned a call to lay ministry and has never looked back.  Molly serves on the national advisory team for Invite Welcome Connect, a ministry of the Beecken Center at University of the South at Sewanee. She is inspired by transformation, individually and in organizations, and provides congregational coaching to help others gain clarity of mission and move to action.