1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition in any year, yet nearly 60% do not receive the care they need. Through our outreach efforts, we aim to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, as well as engage our community in conversation regarding mental wellness.
Hymn Festival of Healing and hope
"The Hymn Fest offers us the opportunity to celebrate our agency's growth and community impact, as well as providing a platform to advocate for stigma-free mental health care for all.
Through music, readings, and testimonials, we are able to acknowledge the pain and suffering many experience with mental illness, while also celebrating the healing and hope of treatment and recovery. "
Executive Director of Seasons Counseling of Michiana
“Coordinating the Annual Hymn Festival of Healing & Hope has become one of the best parts of my job as Director of Music Ministries at CtK. I have seen how powerful it can be when the Church invites us to reflect upon the complexities of being alive with honesty and humility - that somehow, our light and our darkness can be held and reconciled within the heart of God. Music, especially the act of singing together as faith communities, is a gift given to us from God to help us reconcile these things within ourselves. CtK is a faith community that strives to make space and walk alongside people living with mental health challenges and their families. The hymn festival is perhaps one of the most outward ways that we can say to our neighbors, 'you’re safe here and we’ve got your back. ’”
Director of Music at Christ the King Lutheran Church
The Hymn Festival of Healing and Hope is a collaboration between Christ the King and Seasons Counseling of Michiana and ushers in Mental Health Awareness Week (October 6-12, 2019) by acknowledging the role that faith communities can play in the healing journeys of others. The event will take place on October 4, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in South Bend. This event is free, family-friendly, and includes a light dessert reception after the festival.
The event began in 2014 as a celebration of the then 40-year collaboration between Christ the King Lutheran Church and Samaritan Counseling Center to provide our community with caring, professional, and inclusive mental health counseling.
Performers include the Christ the King Lutheran Church choirs, the Notre Dame Children’s Choir, and the Ripple Effect Choir.
Seasons Counseling of Michiana (formerly Samaritan Counseling Center) is a non-profit organization that has provided professional counseling services to our community since 1974. Our licensed counseling staff is here to help adults, children, and families in their pursuit of mental wellness. We are able to assist with issues of depression, anxiety, couple/family counseling, anger management, grief, PTSD, stress, and much more. We provide 5,000+ counseling sessions each year.
For more information visit www.seasons-counseling.org or call (574) 277-0274.
Christ the King Lutheran Church (ELCA) is a congregation of approximately 1,000 members ranging in age from infant to 90+ years. We are singles, couples, families, young adults, empty-nesters, college students, kids, and seniors, but all children of God. “As the Body of Christ, we are called and sent to love and serve the world.”
For more information visit www.ctkluth.com or call (574) 272-4306.