This Sunday’s service: “Mental Illness, There Is Hope”

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 11.19.59 AMDeb Pacheco, a dynamic speaker and tireless advocate for those suffering with mental illness, will deliver our guest lecture this Sunday, March 1, on the topic of “Mental Illness, There Is Hope.”

Deb will her experiences with families and her hopes for the reframing of mental illness to a concept of mental wellness. She is specifically concerned with the risks of untreated mental illness. Deb is on the board of directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Massachusetts and is president of NAMI of Cape Ann.

March 1 is also Food Sunday. Good nutrition is essential for good health. The Danvers Food Pantry is currently having trouble keeping food in stock with an increasing number of people in need. There are three ways you can help: Bring food to church and place it in the Food Pantry basket in the Fellowship Hall; write a check made out to “Danvers Food Pantry”; donate a grocery store gift card. Check or gift card donations may be given to Nelson, Gwen, or Daniel Scottgale to deliver for you. Thanks for sharing with others.

The service leader will be Helen Brandt.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Religious education classes are offered, and visitors are always welcome.