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THE STRUGGLE

IS REAL

FAITH | HOPE | MENTAL HEALTH

Why do we at Genesis UMC want to talk about mental health? Because it is important. When it comes to mental and emotional health, all of us struggle at least some of the time. Some of us struggle most of the time. And oftentimes, we feel like we need to hide and fake it because we don’t know who to talk to or where we can find a safe space to let our guard down. Many people feel alone in this struggle.

But you are not alone. There are lots of people - both inside and outside the church - who struggle with depression and anxiety. Everyone goes through grief. Most have experienced some kind of personal trauma in their lives or in their family. 

At its best, the church can offer healing and hope and a supportive community. And sometimes, the church itself causes people pain and shame. Sometimes, the church fails to understand and care for those with mental illness or those going through seasons of mental and emotional distress. We are sorry. We want to do better.

In this teaching series, we will try and create time and space for real talk about some real mental health challenges people face. We want to learn and grow and better understand how to be present with one another – as we hear what wisdom, insight, and hope Scripture offers in these areas.   

In the Gospels, Jesus brought hope and healing to those struggling and in distress. He still does today.

JOIN US

We invite EVERYONE to participate in this series starting September 25th by attending in person at Genesis United Methodist Churchlive streaming the events, or watching at your convenience on our YouTube channel.

 

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL

SEPTEMBER 25th @ 5 pm

Real talk about faith and mental health

LOVED AND WORTH LOVING!

OCTOBER 2nd @ 5 pm

God made us, loves us, and God wants us to live fully

DETAILS COMING SOON

OCTOBER 9th @ 5 pm

Guest speaker – details TBA

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

OCTOBER 16th @ 5 pm

Depression: God sees, God hears, God comes near  

ANXIOUS AND AFRAID

OCTOBER 23rd @ 5 pm

Finding grace in the midst of fear and faults

 

A COMMUNITY OF CARE

OCTOBER 30th @ 5 pm

Being authentically ourselves and being intentional together

BALM FOR THE BROKENHEARTED

NOVEMBER 6th @ 5 pm

God’s hope and healing for grief

RECONCILING THE PAST

NOVEMBER 13th | 5 pm

Coming to terms with past trauma and living into a better future

GIVING THANKS

NOVEMBER 20th | 5 pm

How being grateful helps us accept ourselves and our journey