Saturday, October 7, 2023 | 12:30-4:30 pm
(doors open at 12:15 pm)
Calvary Presbyterian Church | Fellowship Hall
405 Easton Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090
*Light Refreshments and Drinks will be provided*
Join us on Saturday, October 7th in Calvary’s fellowship hall as we view together a 4-hour virtual training led by the organization GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments) as they help us gain an understanding of Becoming a Trauma-Informed Church.
Here at Calvary we want to be faithful witnesses to
our neighbors. We want to see the good news of Jesus Christ extend beyond our
church walls. We live in a day when the aftereffects of the pandemic, social
isolation caused by technology, and other various manifestations of the effects
of the fall are confronting people of all walks and seasons of life. According
to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one out of five people experience
mental illness in a given year. There is a stigma attached to emotional and
mental illness, even in the church. However, the gospel is intimately connected
to the workings of the mind and heart.
The Lord is the One who renews the mind (Romans 12:2) and restores the soul (Psalm 23:3). God has given His children “a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). We have Jesus’ promise of peace (John 14:27) and rest (Matthew 11:28). How to best apply these truths can be challenging in various situations. We hope that this upcoming seminar will be a good introduction to thinking about matters of emotional and mental health through the lens of the Bible.
On April 29th from 10am to 12pm we have invited a trusted friend and Christian Psychologist with over 30 years of experience to address the issue of Emotional and Mental Health. Dr. Philip Monroe is a member of one of our sister churches, a graduate of both Westminster Seminary and Wheaton College Graduate School and has been working with our own Dr. Diane Langberg for over 20 years. The seminar is an outreach that will serve both the church and those outside the church. Admission is free and the seminar will be held in the fellowship hall. There is going to be an initial address to the gathered group followed by a question-and-answer session afterwards.
This seminar provides an opportunity for us to invite neighbors, family members and friends who are struggling or want to know more about how they can help others. Postcard invitations are available. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Angel Gomez at email@example.com.