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Events Related to Outreach to Faith Communities at NAMI’s  2006 National Convention Washington, DC, June 28th - July 2nd   

May 5, 2006

Several events of interest to people of faith have been scheduled during this year’s NAMI National Convention in Washington, DC, June 28th – July 2.

Workshop - “Mental Illness as a Spiritual Journey" -  by Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder

Friday, June 30th, 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Rev. Gregg-Schroeder, much better known as Susan, is the author of the outstanding book, In The Shadow of God's Wings, which has an accompanying group study guide.  She has been featured in a number of excellent videos (e.g. Creating Caring Congregations and Shadow Voices: Finding Hope in Mental Illness) and has provided a great deal of guidance concerning ministry with people living with a mental illness through her printed literature and plenary talks at conferences throughout the United States.

FaithNet Special Interest Networking Meeting

Saturday, July 1st, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn what is happening elsewhere in the United States in ministry with people living with a mental illness from those that are involved in this area of advocacy.  The program this year will feature Rev. Craig Rennebohm of the Mental Health Chaplaincy  in the Seattle Area, Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder of the Mental Health Ministries, Margaret Ann Holt of the Virginia Interfaith Committee on Mental Illness ,and Rev. Bob Dell of Pathways to Promise.  After each describes his or her ministries, this panel and Gunnar Christiansen, MD will lead an interchange of ideas with those in attendance. 

FaithNet NAMI Exhibit Table in NAMI Land

Open only during Exhibit Hours (See Program)

Once again FaithNet NAMI will have free materials (e.g. videos, DVDs, and written materials), which are designed to give assistance in establishing or expanding ministry with people living with a mental illness and their families in congregations.

Visiting this exhibit table is a great place to meet with others that have a common interest in outreach to the Faith Communities. 

Interfaith Worship Service

Sunday, July 2nd, 9:30 am -- 10:30 am

This yearly service is a wonderful way to end the NAMI conference and to receive inspiration through the opportunity to worship God with others.

The pre-registration deadline for the 2006 Convention is rapidly approaching, so make your plans now to attend. The Early Bird rates of $225 for NAMI members/$275 for non-members are available only through May 30. Even lower rates are available for consumers. Register online, and get all the information you need about registration, the convention program, hotel, and Washington, D.C., travel information at www.nami.org/convention.


From the NAMI FaithNet Newsletter

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