WORSHIP THIS WEEK: This Sunday, December 11, we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent. This week we turn to Mary’s story – the stunning word she receives from the angel Gabriel and the powerful way that she responds. Join us for worship, either in person or via livestream here: https://youtu.be/Z-YSB5FJy9s
ADVENT MIDWEEK WORSHIP: Our Advent midweek worship continues on Thursday, December 15 from 7:00-7:30pm with a beautiful service that uses Holden Evening Prayer to nourish our weary souls. Together we’ll ponder the mysteries of the season and root ourselves in the hope, love, peace, and joy represented by the Advent candles. Thursday, December 22, we will have a Service of Comfort and Hope to help us carry the grief that we often experience at this time of year.
If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others, call 988 or one of the national crisis resources below. There are also resources here for people who are experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse, and sexual assault.
988 (formerly National Suicide Prevention Lifeline): Simply calling or texting 988 or chatting 988Lifeline.org will connect you to compassionate care and support for mental health-related distress.
1–800–273–TALK (1-800-273-8255): This is a crisis hotline that can help with many issues, not just suicide. For example, anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal; family and friends who are concerned about a loved one; or anyone interested in mental health treatment referrals can call the Lifeline. Callers are connected with a professional nearby who will talk with them about what they are feeling or concerns for other family and friends. Call the toll-free Lifeline, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Crisis Text Line – Text “MHFA” to 741741: Available 24/7, 365 days a year, this organization helps people with mental health challenges by connecting callers with trained crisis volunteers who will provide confidential advice, support, and referrals if needed.
The Trevor Project – Call 866-488-7386 or Text “START” to 678678 – https://www.thetrevorproject.org: Trained counselors available 24/7 to support youth who are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment free place to talk. Specializing in supporting the LGBTQI+ community.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline: SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Helpline: This Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. 1-800-662-HELP (4357) – TTY: 1-800-487-4889 – Text your zip code to:435748 (HELP4U)
New Jersey Mental Health Cares: https://www.njmentalhealthcares.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness (New Jersey chapter)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE or TEXT: LOVEIS to 22522
Online Group AA
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Sexual Assault Resources
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Join the fun this summer as we experience the ride of a lifetime with God!
Rafters will explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. Rolling River Rampage VBS is for children who will be 4 years old by October 1, 2018 with the oldest completing Grade 5 in June.
Monday through Thursday, July 16-19, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
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