Missions & Ministry
Thank you to everyone who contributed food at VBS to keep our food pantry stocked. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The communion offering for September is for AIR (Attitudes in Reverse). AIR's mission is to create a community of understanding, kindness and empathy through mental health education and awareness. AIR offers many pro-grams that, when combined, remind students throughout the year that there are many people, perhaps their friends, family members or classmates, who may be living each day with mental health disorders. We must always be kind – no matter what people's differences are. We must understand that NO ONE CHOOSES to have a mental health disorder.
The Coming Up for AIR™ student presentation is mental health education geared towards students, middle school through high school age. AIR strives to provide unlimited mental health awareness and suicide prevention pro-grams to youth and young adults, regardless of their ability to pay. AIR aims to inspire hope for those suffering from mental pain to seek assistance while instilling empathy and understanding of mental health disorders throughout society.
Certified Therapy Dogs attend community events, helping to break down communication barriers and start many conversations about good mental health and suicide prevention. This includes school mental wellness events.
Therapy Dogs accompany AIR volunteers during all AIR mental health programming, from elementary through college-age. Discussing mental health and suicide prevention can be difficult topics. After the presentation students are encouraged to meet with the dogs to help them de-stress after what could have been a difficult, possibly triggering, program.
NO ONE CHOOSES to have a mental health disorder. Please give generously to help this program. Thank you.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.