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Community Corner for May 15

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries is an organization located in Vancouver, BC, serving and equipping the Church to support people’s mental health and wellbeing. Their flagship program, The Sanctuary Course, was created to equip churches as they seek to become sanctuaries where individuals with mental health challenges feel safe, supported, and a sense of belonging. Each session explores key mental health topics, drawing upon the insights of mental health professionals, church leaders, and people with lived experience. Please take a look at their website for a brief introduction to their program. We are exploring the possibility of running this course in the fall, to better equip each of us at St Paul’s to support mental health and wellbeing. Topics covered include Mental Health, Mental Illness, Stigma, Recovery, Companionship, Caregiving, and Self-Care.

Curators at the Royal Alberta Museum periodically host an information session about a particular item in the gallery. This series is called “UP CLOSE: Stories, Objects and Ideas From Beyond the Galleries.” On Friday, May 20, 2022 from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Assistant Collections Curator of Archaeology Karen Giering will share what has been discovered about Elk Ivory Pendants in Alberta. Please visit for more information. Registration is required to attend.

If you would like to be involved in supporting a Ukrainian family in some way and are not sure of the options available to you, please let Michelle Schurek know by text 780-222-4431 or email