“Connecting individuals, couples, families and clergy through the heart toward healthy Christ-centered relationships.”
~Family Wellness Ministry Mission Statement
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Our Family Wellness Ministry is committed to providing resources, training, support and information through seminars and workshops to church communities, individuals, families, lay and clergy alike, and who are struggling to repair broken relationships and who want to create deeper connections.
We have been created by God to connect with others face-to-face and heart-to-heart. We are called by our Lord to love, to listen, to care for and comfort. The Family Wellness Ministry of the Metropolis of San Francisco is established to bring families and loved ones together, to connect through the heart for deeper Christ-centered relationships.
Faced with the many challenges of living in a society wrought with divorce, addiction, abuse, and shifting moral values, we see more and more families struggling to keep their families together and their relationships meaningful. Our age of social media, created for the purpose of helping people connect, in many cases is having the opposite effect. We know less of who others truly are, and less of who we are, as we mutually project onto social media what we want others to “see.”
Our Family Wellness Ministry is committed to respond to these challenges by encouraging families to reconnect “face-to-face and heart-to-heart”. We are engaging in practical ways to build healthier clergy and parish families by offering resources, training, support, seminars and information to church communities throughout our Metropolis.
“Families, clergy and laity should be able to turn to their parish or the wider Church, which offers real guidance and real services. Throughout its history, the Orthodox Church has offered Her members, and anyone who seeks Her out, places for learning, prayer, reflection, and healing.” ~Metropolitan Gerasimos
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“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” –Matthew 6:33
“Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” –1 Samuel 16:7b