Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

May is national mental health awareness month. One in five adults, about 48.3 million people, will struggle with their mental health this year.  Unfortunately, churches don’t always have the best track record of addressing this mental health crisis.

Our congregation was recently reminded of the importance of proper mental health education and resources. Inspired by the tragedy of a veteran taking his own life, we will be hosting Mental Health Sunday on Sunday, May 5.

Join us for worship that morning and visit our Resource and Information Fair to meet mental health providers and support organizations from throughout the area.  In the afternoon, join us for our Never Leave a Veteran Behind panel and discussion.  A panel of veterans, mental health, and support service providers will discuss the mental and emotional toll of military service, and provide suggestions for supporting veterans. Here are the details:

Never Leave a Veteran Behind Panel Discussion
Sunday, May 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

–Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk

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Sermon Series Starts This Sunday (28th)

I’m beginning my series on things we can learn from children. They can be our best teachers, teaching us new things and helping us remember things we’ve forgotten. I’ve listed below the themes along with the texts. If these themes spur any memories or stories, please let me know through email!

April 28—Tenderness (Mark 9:33-37)
May 5—Toughness (Mark 7:24-30)
May 12 (Mother’s Day)—Intimacy (Mark 10:13-16)
May 19—Playfulness (Ecclesiastes 9:1-10)

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