At the First Church Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 2, the congregation will vote on becoming a Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged (WISE) Congregation for Mental Health. Members of the Mental Health Ministry have held several information sessions about the WISE Covenant which will be up for vote. Join in this opportunity as the church moves toward seeking official recognition in the UCC as a “WISE Congregation.”
The WISE movement was initiated by the UCC Mental Health Network, a group of volunteers who work on these issues within the United Church of Christ. Two First Church members, Robin Kempster and Kerrie Hein serve on the organization's Board of Directors.