On Suicide Prevention

This Sunday, February 24th, we welcome Joe Hattick, Director of Christian Formation at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs. Joe is a friend of St. Timothy's as he and his youth have joined along with our youth on several mission trips and youth offerings. This Sunday, Joe will be leading a conversation at our Adult Forum located downstairs, where we will discuss and learn about teen suicide prevention. This is a challenging and often unspoken topic and yet it is a reality we, in South Denver, need to engage with for the health and wholeness of our community. Joe brings nearly 25 years of experience in youth ministry and Christian formation. The complexities of suicide are also a reality that he has engaged with in his own ministry context over the years. I encourage everyone to attend this special offering, especially parents and grandparents of teens and young ones. What is a deep sign of hope is that a key factor in helping creating healthy individuals is to create healthy networks of relationship, mentorship, and engagement. These are all positive indicators in deterring suicide. And the good news is this is the hallmark of real, whole community. We, as the Body of Christ, are called to this work in our daily lives. Come and be a part of this conversation and let's reflect about how we can build up not only our parish family, but the lives of those in our larger community. I look forward to welcoming Joe as he will be joining us for worship at both 7:45am and 10am services.

See you Sunday. God bless you and keep you,

Fr. Nick

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