With all the ongoing changes in our lives and the church life, many of us have special prayer needs for ourselves or others. Since the pencils and forms for submitting names for the prayer list are no longer available in the pews, there are several ways to communicate this desire. The first step is to… Continue reading Know Someone in Need of Prayers?
The month of September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As a faith community, we are using this article, along with each WISE Moment for Mental Wellness page of the weekly order of worship, to raise awareness on this stigmatized topic. As a WISE Congregation for Mental Wellness, it is our desire to offer a safe… Continue reading Suicide Prevention Awareness Month at The Palms
On this, our final installment of “Let’s Talk About Caregiving” (at least for now), we wanted to offer some Tools2Thrive for those who are caregivers…and those who may want to prepare in the event that you must step into that role in the future. Selfcare and personal wellness are so important when in the role… Continue reading Self care and personal wellness for caregivers
by Kay Klinkenborg Disappointed, angry, frustrated, discouraged, maybe even despair. Here we are again with COVID cases rising. We set our hopes and dreams on a different outcome and projected what our future for 2021 would hold. But maybe, just maybe that is what creates our pain, of not accepting ‘reality’ as it is. We… Continue reading Not Again…What Do We Do Now?
This week in our “Let’s Talk About Caregiving” series, we offer some information regarding Alzheimer’s Disease. Did you know that there are nearly 15 million family members, friends, and neighbors who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease? Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Whether you or a family member has… Continue reading Tips and Resources for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
As the Tokyo Olympics winds down, much attention has been given to Simone Biles. Going into these games, she had a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, is the most decorated American gymnast, and is regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time—all at the tender age of 24. While all… Continue reading True Strength
By Pastor Jim Alexander, Associate Pastor Let’s talk about Caregiving! Beginning with this article and then each of the WISE pages in our Orders of Worship throughout August, you will find information and support regarding caregiving. Did you know that more than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population provide care for a chronically… Continue reading Let’s talk about caregiving!
By Rev. Erika Allison Greetings, Palms Community, and Happy Pride Month! My name is Rev. Erika Allison and I am an interfaith/interspiritual minister as well as author of the book Gay the Pray Away: Healing Your Life, Love, and Relationships from the Harms of LGBT Conversion Therapy. In the book, I describe a phenomenon I… Continue reading The RAINBOW Path to Healing & Mental Wellness
by Pastor Jim Alexander June 2021 promises to be a month of continued healing and hope as we emerge from quarantine and return to in-person learning opportunities and worship at The Palms. There is excitement and joy as we do so. But, there is also a bit of anxiety and nervousness, too. When you or… Continue reading W.I.S.E. in June
May is Mental Health Awareness month and Sunday, May 16th is Mental Health Sunday. The worship service for that Sunday will encourage us to learn all we can and do all we can in the area of mental health. As a WISE Congregation for Mental Wellness, we will be observing Mental Health Awareness Month, beginning… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month