27
August
2014
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07:11 PM
America/Chicago

Rev. McCandless offers blessing for 2014 academic year

As a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, spirituality is a core component of MHM’s outreach. Our faith is not only something we talk about, but also something we practice. "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6

Students, families and community members gathered at MHM’s Wesley Health & Wellness Center (WHWC) this week for a special invocation led by Rev. Mickey McCandless to start the 2014 academic school year. Arlynn Ellis, director of family wellness at MHM, greeted guests and offered her continued support for the students. The children were each presented with a cross to serve as a reminder that our Lord is always with them.

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The behavioral health services, dental, parenting programs, health education and recreation and enrichment teams provided resources to the students and their families about services available at WHWC throughout the year. At the end of the evening, everyone enjoyed healthy snacks provided by the Wesley Café and a time for fellowship.

"This ceremony is intended to help students and their families start the new school year on the right foot. The event was so well received and attended that I hope to make this an annual tradition at WHWC," explains Arlynn Ellis.