Mental Health

Faith Stories
The Rev. Juanita Rasmus, co-pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Houston, is sharing lessons she learned from her experience with major depression. She’s written a book, given workshops and done a TED Talk. Rasmus’ five-hour “Learning to Be: Immersive” event, to be held in person and online, will occur Nov. 20. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Juanita Rasmus.

Pastor found 'treasures' in depression battle

The Rev. Juanita Rasmus of Houston will offer a five-hour “Learning to Be: Immersive” workshop, drawing on insights she gained in coming back from major depression.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Dr. Ron Bell. Photo courtesy of the author.

‘I wasn’t breathing’: Tragedy leads to trauma ministry, book

George Floyd’s murder prompts questions as well as a drive to bring healing and address mental health challenges.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Thomas Kim. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News

Enforced COVID-19 isolation recalls days in prison

The Rev. Thomas Kim reflects on how the enforced isolation recalls his time in prison. While that isolation is hard to take, he writes that it is nearly impossible to take the racism and xenophobia aimed at Asian Americans.
Mission and Ministry
Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa (center, with foot on ball) celebrates with youth teams after playing an exhibition soccer game together at Avonlea Primary School in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Episcopal Area has put a focus on sports and fitness as a way to get members healthy and bring new souls to Christ. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe United Methodists focus on sports and recreation

Connecting a healthy mind and a healthy body is the key to a happier life, says Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa.

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