January 5

Scott Tunseth will provide an overview of the Gospel of Mark, including many images taken from the Book of Faith art exhibit on the Gospel of Mark presented at the National ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, 2016.

January 12

One in five adults in the US experiences mental illness in any given year, but we don’t talk about it very much, in large part due to the stigma around mental illness. Mental illness stigma comes in many forms: exclusion, silence, and labeling are just a few. Pastor Ruth, who has been trained by the “Make It Ok” campaign, will help us recognize what stigma is and how we can talk about mental illness in ways that are helpful for everyone. “Make It OK” was developed in collaboration with HealthPartners, Regions Hospital, the Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). By breaking the silence, the Make It OK campaign hopes to de-stigmatize mental illnesses so people will be more willing to seek out the care they need.

January 19

You are invited to participate in an Intergenerational Event.

January 26

Families in recovery from addiction, mental/physical health issues, or trauma, often need extra support. Join us with therapist Ted Tessier to learn about some options that are available to support families through difficult times.