Talking with Your Children about Death and Suicide
Sunday, July 22 at 11:30am or July 29 at 9:45am in Geneva Hall, Room G207
Please join us on either of two successive Sundays for a time of discussion and Christian guidance in how to talk with your children in age-appropriate ways about death and suicide. These sessions will be led by Jeanne James, MFT and Director of Marriage and Family Ministries; Rosemarie Eichner-Raja, Director of Elementary School Ministries, and Dr. Bonnie Ho, Psychologist and First Pres Berkeley Elder. Child care will be offered for K-4th grade in W 9/10, Westminster Hall lower level.
A Pastoral Response to Suicide…Theological Reflections of the Reformed Tradition
Sunday, August 5, 9:45 and 11:30 in Geneva Hall, Room G207
Learn about the Reformed view of suicide and the biblical foundations for grace and love in the midst of pain and sorrow. This 45-minute forum will be led by Rev. Debbie Whaley, Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries.
Additional Christian Counseling and Therapeutic Resources
Berkeley Christians Counselors (BCC) is a ministry of First Pres Berkeley that offers counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children who are facing stressful issues or decisions, including trauma. BCC is staffed by trained counselors and interns working on professional licensure. Services are open to all, confidential and based on ability to pay. We encourage you to contact BCC Clinical Director Sandi Hedlund at 510-548-5858 to schedule an appointment or for a referral to therapists in the area.