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Latest Posts

    When Life Falls Apart, What then? - June 8, 2014

    Rooting through some old files of mine, I just came across a beautiful sermon I found back in 2000. It’s not available on the internet anymore, so I will reproduce it here, hoping the author is alright with it. Sermon … Continue reading


    Faith-Based Mental Health Groups - June 3, 2014

    Starting a Faith-based Mental Health Support Group in Your Parish or Church by¬†Anne Thompson, Peer Specialist / Catholic in a Parish of the Archdiocese of Vancouver Serious and persistent mental illnesses strike one in five Canadians in their lifetimes. This … Continue reading


    Mental Health Awareness Week - May 6, 2014

    An article about Mental Health Awareness Week, featuring Sharon Smith and Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries has gone up on churchforvancouver.ca. You can read it here.


    International Mental Health and The Church Event - April 8, 2014

    As many of you know, in the aftermath of his sonís death by suicide, prominent pastor Rick Warren hosted an international Gathering on Mental Health and the Church on March 28. First Baptist Church in Vancouver graciously offered their doors … Continue reading


    Mental Health Event Brings Together Top Health, Psychology & Religion Experts - March 25, 2014

    This Friday, March 28th, Saddleback Church near San Diego is running an event called The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church. See mentalhealthandthechurch.com for more information. Locally, here in Vancouver, First Baptist Church, is planning to live-stream the webcase … Continue reading


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