NAMI San Diego Awards at Paradise Point, October 2019
NAMI San Diego recognized our Pastor Dale Suggs with the "Rising Star Award at their "Color Ball." It was an amazing celebration of the groundbreaking ministry Pastor Suggs is doing at the intersection of mental health and faith. We applaud his passion and impact on the community and celebrate this special award, the first of its kind given by NAMI San Diego! BELOVED is making strides in the mental health community as we seek to normalize the experience of mental health challenges.
Regional Gathering of the Christian Church, Pacific Southwest Region, October 2019
BELOVED hosted a resource table and led a workshop at the Regional Gathering of the PSWR last Saturday. Dozens came by the table to talk with the team, and 13 attended our workshop entitled, "Make Your Church a School of Compassion." It was great to be a part of the Regional Gathering, to interact with our Disciples of Christ extended family, and to take part in the Installation of Richie Sanchez as Regional Minister.
"Listening Compassionately in Turbulent Times: The Way of Jesus," October 2019
We welcomed Dr. Frank Rogers, Jr. to the Hope United Methodist Church for a day of stories, contemplation and sharing.
"Out of the Darkness" Community Walk with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, October 2019
Beloved Anniversary, September 2019
“Insulin for All” Candlelight Vigil, September 2019
This event was held in front of the Eli Lily Research Center in La Jolla, and was organized by our Beloved yoga instructor, Bella Larkin.
Walk in Remembrance With Hope, September 2019
Our team walked in remembrance of Nick Fowler with 15 walkers, and we have raised 875 dollars toward our 1000 dollar goal!!
"Weaving Compassion" Interfaith Event, August 2019
San Diego Pride, July 2019
NAMI Wellness Expo, April 2019
The Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund at University Christian Church, March 2019
The Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund enthralled worshipers at University Christian Church on Sunday, March 31. Sarah's powerful sermon that told a new parable about inclusion, grace and healing for those struggling with mental health and addiction. Click on the link below to hear her words of challenge and hope.
The Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund was also the keynote speaker at a day-long retreat hosted by Beloved on Saturday, March 30th. "Breaking the Silence: Mental Health, Family and the Church" brought together 55 pastors, church leaders, and mental health resource partners to face the challenge of creating safe, welcoming, and healing space in the church. Sarah's stories and insights helped us hear the heart break of those in need of a place to speak their truth and to find the healing that starts with being heard. May Beloved be such a community of compassion.