WISE Congregations

Get ready for our next conference


WISE Congregations for 
Mental Health Conference

March 2, 2019
Oakland, California

 Co-hosted by the City of Refuge UCC
the Pacific School of Religion
and the First Congregational Church, UCC, Berkeley


Join this Mental Health Movement in the UCC.

On behalf of the UCC Mental Health Network, I warmly invite you to attend a WISE Conference on Mental Health. Being impacted myself by mental health conditions in my own family, I know these conferences do make a difference. It reduces the stigma about mental illness and increases our understanding of mental health conditions and how our congregations can respond. You will experience personal stories; receive practical steps to engage in a mental health ministry in your congregation; and be introduced to the WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, Engaged) Covenant for congregations for mental health. Please join us.
Alan Johnson

Inspiration and Practical Steps to Implement Mental Health Ministry in your Congregation:
  • Ways congregations can address mental health concerns
  • Stories from persons affected by mental health issues
  • Practical steps to engage in a mental health ministry
  • Introduction to the WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, Engaged) Covenant
  • Network with those who are on the journey to address mental health challenges
  • On–going support

Registration begins after January 1, 2019

For more information, email Alan Johnson at revalan2004@comcast.net

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What is a W.I.S.E. Congregation?

A WISE congregation has joined the mission to being Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged in the Mental Health of the community and the wider world.
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What does a W.I.S.E. Covenant look like?

Here are a few WISE Covenants from congregations


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How Does a Congregation Become W.I.S.E.?