Play spaces encourage us to shed some of our adherence to social constructs in order to experiment with how we perceive ourselves and how we interact with others.
As an introduction to what will be available for ordering between services on September 16 & 23, we thought it would be fun to highlight 3 books that are exciting to Transitional Pastor Brooke as a pastor and psychotherapist.
Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith To further our church’s commitment to mental health justice, St. Luke’s small group Women’s Weekly Wine and Word (W4) invites the congregation to participate in a book study of Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith by Rev. Dr. Monica A. Coleman.
“I’m too fat.” Such a small thoughts or phrases that run through our heads that affect how we feel, interact with others, and go about our days. I don’t remember the first time I had a thought like this or when I started hating the way my body looked when I looked in the
We’ve become much more open about a lot of things over the years. I remember how my mother kept her diagnosis a secret from her best friend, because cancer was somehow regarded as shameful. Mental illness has long carried a similar stigma…
I also believe that it is here in the church that we can continue to break down some of the stigma surrounding mental illness.
“Unlike many other referenda on our ballots which only advise elected officials on policy issues, this would be a binding referendum. This means that if gets on the ballot and the people of the community vote yes, it will go into effect.”
Pave the Way
On Palm Sunday, the church celebrates Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and Jesus’s journey toward the cross. We commit ourselves to pave the way for well-being in our neighborhood. We wave our palm branches and usher in mental health justice, paving the way with our faith and our commitment to act…