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Donna MillerMy name is Donna Miller. I was recently hired to coordinate the follow-up from an action of the 223rd General Assembly (2018) and have been invited to share a few brief comments about exciting opportunities that are unfolding in the area of mental health ministries.

I am especially excited about a newly established $250,000 Mental Health Ministry Grant Program, which is now receiving applications. This grant program was launched on Aug. 3 at a sold-out Mental Health Matters breakfast sponsored by Compassion, Peace & Justice during Big Tent.

Congregations, mid- councils, and seminaries are invited to think creatively about the mental health needs in their midst and apply. The purpose of the funds is to initiate or advance ministries that educate, empower, and equip churches to reach out to, and with, people who live with mental health conditions and their loved ones.

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PC(USA) Mental Health Initiative focus of sold-out Big Tent breakfast

Compassion, Peace & Justice gathering serves as the public launch for Mental Health Ministry.

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Mississippi Presbyterian church, PDA help neighbors affected by ICE raid

Canton churches establish crisis center to meet families’ immediate needs, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) provides financial assistance.

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Take the Climate Care Challenge

Consider accepting the Climate Care Challenge, a new Presbyterian Hunger Program call for individuals to commit themselves to caring for God’s world in a time of climate change.

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‘Flint’ film from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance set for September premiere

Documentary to have public premiere at restored theater in the heart of Flint; showings also planned in other cities, on streaming services.

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The Peacemakers are coming!

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program welcomes more than a dozen International Peacemakers to the United States this month and next. Learn more about them and where they will be.

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Thirty-two seconds in Dayton

PDA’s National Response Team provides ministry of presence and accompaniment after mass shooting.

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Peacemaking offers two travel study seminars exploring migration

Learn how to sign up for illuminating journeys to Central America and Southeast Asia, led by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.

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Self-Development of People will engage with Atlanta at September meeting

Presbyterian committee will hold community workshops and forums during Sept. 19-21 gathering. See how you can be involved.

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Taking church to Capitol Hill

Presbyterian worship services will be held in House and Senate office buildings, starting in September.

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Meet the new managing editor of Unbound

Lee Catoe, the new Managing Editor of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy's Christian social justice journal and Associate for Young Adult Social Witness, bows in with an introductory column.

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Become a Matthew 25 Church

Matthew 25 is a bold new vision and invitation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). There are over 150 congregations and mid councils who have pledged to become a Matthew 25 church so far. We aim to help multiply this loving commitment to radical and fearless discipleship by partnering to help them embrace one or more of the three focuses. Find out more and join us on this journey.

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