WISE Congregations

WISE Congregations for 
Mental Health Conference

Friday, October 20, 2017

Venice United Church of Christ
620 Shamrock Blvd
Venice FL 34293

Do not fear; for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine." Isa. 43:1

On behalf of the UCC Mental Health Network, I warmly invite you to attend our second WISE Conference on Mental Health be-ing held at Venice United Church of Christ, Venice FL on Friday, October 20, 2017. Being impacted myself by mental health conditions in my own family, I know this Conference does 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

This one–day conference will offer:

  • 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

620 Shamrock Blvd
Venice FL 34293

Day of registration is available only currently ($45)

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

Our next WISE Congregations for Mental Health Conference will be May 4, 2018 in Downers Grove, IL. (May the 4th be with you!)


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.
What does a W.I.S.E. Covenant look like?

Here are a few WISE Covenants from congregations


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