Responding Healer-to-Healer: Companionship Needs of the Grieving Elder

This month, we have been sharing support and tools2thrive related to various types of grief and loss. It is also important to think about how we can help others on their grief journey. In her book, Doing Grief in Real Life: A Soulful Guide to Navigate Loss, Death and Change, Rev. Shea Darian offers a… Continue reading Responding Healer-to-Healer: Companionship Needs of the Grieving Elder

Mental Wellness / Sabbatical Farewell / Ministry Fair / Fellowship Cookout

Sunday, May 15, 2022 will be a special day at Church of the Palms. During the worship service we will focus on mental wellness and hear from members of our WISE Congregation for Metal Wellness Team. It will be Pastor Paul’s last Sunday with us before embarking on his well-earned sabbatical. After the service, our… Continue reading Mental Wellness / Sabbatical Farewell / Ministry Fair / Fellowship Cookout

Upcoming Class: A Safe Space for Starting Conversations About Suicide and Its Prevention

Kay Klinkenborg will facilitate two classes on suicide from 10:00-11:30 a.m., Nov. 9th and 16th, in King Hall and online via Bridges. Masks are required and seating with social distancing. This will be a safe (unrecorded) environment to talk about one of the most difficult subjects in our lives: words hard to say — suicide… Continue reading Upcoming Class: A Safe Space for Starting Conversations About Suicide and Its Prevention

Missing Sermons and Lessons: Part II

A: When Domestic Violence Is Revealed—DOs and DON’Ts B: Elder Abuse: Be Informed and Resources by Kay Klinkenborg A: WHEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS REVEALED…DO’S AND DON’Ts There are some key truths and safety strategies to know when a situation of domestic violence (DV) is revealed; safety for the victim and you. TRUTHS: Victims suffer multiple… Continue reading Missing Sermons and Lessons: Part II

Our nation needs more than a number

In fall 2020, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act was passed by Congress establishing 988 as a three-digit nationwide mental health and suicidal crisis number to be available in communities by July 2022. The implementation of 988 will involve making sure appropriate resources, funding, staffing and infrastructure are in place for a successful rollout across… Continue reading Our nation needs more than a number

Know Someone in Need of Prayers?

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?

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month at The Palms

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

Self care and personal wellness for caregivers

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

Not Again…What Do We Do Now?

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?

Tips and Resources for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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