Comfort My People
Pathways to Congregational Mental Health Ministries
Session 2: Depression and Anxiety - Recognizing it, Dealing with it
February 16, 2021
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Webinar via Zoom
For most of us (if not all of us), it’s felt as though we’ve been riding a roller coaster these last several months. Maybe you are finding that your thoughts, feelings, motivations, and physical sensations have been all over the place lately; these are normal responses to these times. But, how do we know when exactly we are experiencing anxiety and/or depression? What are the symptoms of these mental health diagnoses? What are the causes of anxiety and depression? We invite you to join LeaderWise psychologists, Dr. Caroline Burke and Dr. Danny Elenz, as well as your ministry colleagues, to learn more about and explore together the following topics:
  • Common symptoms and causes of anxiety and depression
  • Differences between anxiety and depression 
  • Potential long-term manifestations and dangers of unaddressed anxiety and/or depression
  • Treatment for anxiety and depression
Registration is open on the websites of Missouri Union and Northern Kansas Presbyteries.
Note: This program is brought to you through a partnership of the Presbyteries of the Synod Mid-America, a grant from the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation, and the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Pastoral leaders from the presbyteries of the Synod of Mid-America are invited to attend any or all sessions of interest to them personally and/or to their ministry settings.

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Events and Programs
Day of Interactive Stewardship Education
The Presbyterian Foundation is excited to offer a Day of Learning that will include three workshops with stewardship and church leaders in a casual, virtual setting. There will be time for questions and answer and an opportunity to see colleagues from across the country.

Join us March 2 for great content from the Presbyterian Foundation:

8:30 am PST/11:30 am EST - Church Mission and Sustainability with Stephen Keizer and Rev. Gail Monsma
11:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST - Virtual Campaigns and Online Giving with Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley and Karl Mattison
2:30 pm PST/5:30 pm EST - Practical Tips for Church Budgeting with Olanda Carr and Rev. Dr. Jonah So
NEXT Church Presents:
Breaking, Blessing, Building: A Call for the Common Good

A FREE Live-Streamed Gathering for ALL Church Leaders
March 5-7, 2001
Rest and Renewal Retreat
Coffee with Colleagues
Missouri Union Presbytery continues its Zoom meetings for pastoral leaders.

Join us on those Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. The event is called “Coffee with Colleagues”. An announcement with the Zoom link was sent to pastors. If you did not receive the announcement and would like to join in, call the Presbytery office for log-in information.
MUP Prayer Basket
The 2021 Prayer Calendar is now online. Download a .PDF version of the calendar HERE:

We pray for the Rev. Randall Cone, who is at home recovering from surgery. May he come to know healing and wholeness.

We pray for the Rev. Norlita Kaul and her family on the death of her husband David on January 11th. Even at the grave, we make our song 'Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!"

This is Our Prayer Basket. If you have prayers of intercession or thanksgiving, please submit them via the e-mail link below.