This Sunday’s service: Mental illness and social justice

Our lay-led summer service this Sunday, August 3, will be on the topic of “Mental Illness and Social Justice: The Next Frontier.” Our guest speaker and service leader will be Kelly Knox.

There is a tremendous amount of stigma in relation to mental illness. Stigma can lead to discrimination. Discrimination may be obvious and direct, such as someone making a negative remark about your mental illness or your treatment. Or it may be unintentional or subtle, such as someone avoiding you because the person assumes you could be unstable, violent or dangerous due to your mental health condition. You may even judge yourself. People who live with a mental illness deserve to be treated equally and without prejudice. Social justice should apply to all people including those living with mental illness.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Visitors are always welcome. Our regular church services and Religious Exploration Program will resume on Sunday, September 7.