This newsletter is geared towards those who have completed a Living Compass training, but is also intended for, and can be shared with all those interested in Living Compass. 
Living Compass Community Wellness
Advocate Newsletter
June 2018


Find any typos, broken links, or any other errors and we will gift you $50 of resources!

Wellness in Action
Brielle Giard shares a summer camp idea that they have created in the spirit of Living Compass.

"It's the Wonderful Wisdom of God"

During our week of VBA (Vacation Bible Adventure), Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Park, Texas, connected all the characters from the Wizard of Oz to loving God with all your heart (Tin man), soul (Dorothy), strength (Lion), and mind (Scarecrow). Glenda the Good Messenger comes and tells Dorothy that to find her way she must follow the Wonderful Wisdom of God, the greatest commandment to love God and to love others. She meets a new character each night to talk about heart, soul, strength and mind. The children started with music and skits and then off to workshops including crafts, games and science. They even fed their heart, soul, strength and mind at the Living Compass Cafe (snack rotation). We had 40 kids participate in the program. While the kids were in VBA, our rector offered a parent wellness group on family resilience.

Upcoming Community Wellness 
Advocate Trainings 

Upcoming 2018 Trainings
*Chicago, IL June 28-30, 2018
Chicago, IL September 27-29, 2018
Healdsburg, CA: Bishop's Ranch Conference Center
 October 1-4, 2018
*Chicago, IL October 18-20, 2018

2019 Trainings 
Chicago, IL February 28-March, 2019
Chicago, IL April 25-27, 2019
*Chicago, IL July11-13, 2019
Chicago, IL October 3-5
*Chicago, IL November 7-9, 2018

*Parent and Teen focused CWA Trainings- 
This training is a great addition to the traditional CWA training! This is not a traditional CWA training in that it is meant for people that want to focus specifically on parents and teen wellness in their school or church community. Visit our website, or contact for more details.

Click here to register and learn more about the event.

Certification Celebration
Please help us to congratulate the following Community Wellness Advocate who has completed his certification:

The Very Rev'd Richard H. Norman Jr - Canon for Congregational Development in the Diocese of Southwest Florida previously at Grace Episcopal Church, Monroe, LA

Many of you have already far surpassed the completion of what it takes to be certified and all you need to do now is fill out the form.  I f you are interested in completing your CWA List of Activities for certification  download here, and email to
We will be honored to send you your official certificate. Keep an eye out for future certified CWA promotions and events.
Making Connections
Look for Living Compass at General Convention this summer. Stop by the booth and get a $50 free resource coupon card. If you are planning to attend and have some extra time contact Edith about volunteering at the booth with us, we would love to spend time with you!

79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church July 5-13, 2018 
in Austin Texas!

Closing Thoughts
We have had nearly 3,000 individuals download our free Teen Compass resource. We are so excited to see this overwhelming commitment to the wellness of our Teens. Thank you for your support and all of the good work you are doing. Together we can make the world a better place for our youth.
-Holly Stoner