Upcoming Events:

Saturday March 13th from 10am - 12pm: "Loving Hard: Supporting Your Loved Ones Through Mental Health Struggles 

Description:

On Saturday March 13th, we are privileged to have two special guests join us for our second BAC virtual women’s event this year, LOVING HARD: SUPPORTING OUR LOVED ONES THROUGH MENTAL STRUGGLES. ⠀

Sign up HERE to join this important conversation. Please feel free to invite others who you feel may be interested. Everyone is welcome.⠀

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One in four people in our world struggle with a mental health disorder. Stories help us understand and connect with the wide variety of issues people with mental health disorders struggle with. ⠀

Join Shaley Hoogendoorn, a Mental Health Advocate as she shares her mental health story and her experiences as a Christian Woman living with Bipolar 2 Disorder. She is passionate about discussing issues around stigma, therapy, self care, the church, companionship and community care. ⠀

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We will also hear from Heng-zi Lo-Bereckzi, Registered Clinical Counsellor, as she discusses topics around parenting and mentoring young children and youth. Recognizing that there’s no “manual” for guiding growing minds through life, this brief talk will cover some fundamental ideas to support parents and mentors in navigating the challenges via an attachment lens. ⠀

There will also be a piece about developing mental health literacy and knowing what to look for in terms of mental health versus mental issues. Lastly, there will be a brief part for parents and adults working with youth concerning self-harm, anxiety and depression. 

 

Purpose

Our purpose as a women’s ministry at BAC is to affirm our primary identity as daughters of God by grounding ourselves in Scripture and spiritual relationships. We are committed to an atmosphere of OPENNESS and TRUST where we can build meaningful relationships in order to support the growth of our greater community.

Perspectives Speaker Series 2021

Throughout 2021, we will be hosting a monthly virtual women's speaker series called PERSPECTIVES. We invite you to join us on Zoom once a month as we listen to empowering female speakers from different walks of life - pastors, teachers, writers, missionaries, and other female leaders in our communities. Topics will range from spirituality and growth to mental health and gospel perspectives on social issues to name a few. Our PERSPECTIVES speaker series is all about shaping our faith through the voices of Christian women. Our hope is to connect with one another, encourage and grow together as a community in spite of not being able to meet face to face for the forseeable months.