Sermon for October 6, 2019

First Parish Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine

Sermon by Rev. Kate Dalton

October 6, 2019

Scripture: Deuteronomy5:1-25; 6:4-6; Mark 12:38-41

On Wednesday night, I attended the Building Bridges workshop on mental illness held here at First Parish.  The goal of the workshop was to provide people with more information about mental illness so we could feel more comfortable and confident supporting and being in relationships with people who have mental illness.

As part of the introduction, our facilitator Melissa Gattine, shared a number of statistics with us about mental illness rates in the United States.  They included things like:

1 in 5 adults have mental illness – which she explained was about the equivalent of the number of silver cars on the road.