in Vestry Papers and filtered by Pastoral Care
By Santi Rodríguez
Como nos lo cuenta este libro, la salud mental afecta a cada aspecto de la vida diaria. La salud mental es motivo de nuestra atención y por una buena razón. Según estimaciones de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, más de mil millones de personas sufren en todo el mundo enfermedades mentales.
By Santi Rodriguez
Mental illness in comunidades latinas is not something that is openly discussed. In Shared Anxieties, Santi Rodriguez talks to us about mental illness – often seen as taboo or a stigma in comunidades Latinas – and how important it is for us to talk about it openly and truthfully. He also gives us ideas on how to care for our mental health.
By Ellen and Kurt Huber
In this heartbreaking and poignant piece - Showing Up at the Holy Borders - Ellen and Kurt Huber narrate the story of the small community of the Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission who gathered to share in the grief of young parents, driving out their deep pain with the warmth of compassion and the living traditions of their ancestors.
By Haley Bankey
In a time of continuing loss and deep hurt, have we forgotten how to lament? In Lamentations and Learnings, Haley Bankey compiles wisdom from leaders across the church on navigating this time by lamenting in prayer and cracking ourselves open to new possibilities.
By Angelo Wildgoose
Human interaction is such a significant part of our life together, particularly as the Body of Christ. In Pastoring in a Pandemic, Angelo Wildgoose shares a heartbreaking story of an old couple in his parish, the pain at not being able to offer support and comfort in community, and why grief ministry is so important.
By Charis Bhagianathan
Our stories this month are about communities and individuals being and experiencing blessings, sharing their grief and continuing to look to hope during this time.
By Rebecca Roberts
How can we connect with God during these stressful times? In Seven Ways to Nourish Your Spirit and Soul, Rebecca Roberts lists practical and simple habits we can cultivate to find the strength to persevere even in the most difficult times.
By Susan Erdey
Susie Erdey explains why pledge transparency can only be beneficial to the life of both individual members and the parish as a whole.
By J. William Harkins, Ph.D., LMFT
J. William Harkins details different approaches to building resilience in the face of hardship.
Juan Carabaña comparte cómo practicar el discipulado a menudo significa conocer a otros en lugares difíciles de dolor y necesidad.