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JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS


Wherever this season finds you, be it flourishing, languishing, or somewhere in between—we'd like to remind you of The Hope of Christmas. This hope comes from the knowledge of God's loving gesture to come near to us, so that we can one day experience restoration. We are filled with hope in the truth that God is ever-present and ever-loving, even if we can't always feel that warmth and presence closely.

We acknowledge that hope may feel far off for some at this time. And that is why it is so important for local churches to carry that hope—hope for all people, in all experiences of life. At Sanctuary, we provide resources designed to equip the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. These resources help start conversations that can help people with lived experience of mental health challenges feel supported and a sense of belonging.

Would be a part of sharing The Hope of Christmas by partnering with us financially?

Learn more about how The Sanctuary Course is impacting lives by hearing Rev. Anne Baxter Smith's story in the film below.


OUR GOAL: $150,000

$198,265

Our goal was to raise $150,000 by December 31, and thanks to your help, we surpassed this goal! Your contributions will help bring the mental health conversation into more faith communities so people can experience the Church as a supportive place of belonging.

GIVE


In the film below our newest ambassador, Matt Maher, shares about his support of Sanctuary and the Hope of Christmas campaign.

WAYS TO GIVE

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THROUGH OUR WEBSITE

You can donate by clicking the "Give" button below.

GIVE
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GIFTS/IN-KIND DONATIONS

For inquiries about how to give via gifts or in-kind donations, please email us at info@sanctuarymentalhealth.org

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VIA MAILED CHEQUE

Cheques can be addressed and mailed to Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries. In Canada: PO Box 20147 Fairview, Vancouver, BC V5Z 0C1. In the US: PO Box 485, 701 Harrison Ave, Blaine, WA 98230-999. In the UK: C/O Church on the Corner, 64 Barnsbury Road, London N1 0ES


WAYS TO GIVE
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THROUGH OUR WEBSITE

You can donate by clicking the "Give" button below.

GIVE
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GIFTS/IN-KIND DONATIONS

For inquiries about how to give via gifts or in-kind donations, please email us at info@sanctuarymentalhealth.org

mail icon

VIA MAILED CHEQUE

Cheques can be addressed and mailed to Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries. In Canada: PO Box 20147 Fairview, Vancouver, BC V5Z 0C1. In the United States: PO Box 485, 701 Harrison Ave, Blaine, WA 98230-999. In the UK: C/O Church on the Corner, 64 Barnsbury Road, London N1 0ES


MORE RESOURCES FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS

For the Hope of Christmas campaign, we've created several free resources including a blog post, A Prayer for Hope at Christmas, and the Unexpected Gifts Guide. The prayer is yours to download or print out as a reminder. In the blog post, Rachel Watson writes about seasonal affective disorder and holding onto hope in the midst of the long dark days of winter. The guide is a gentle invitation to look for and name unexpected gifts in your own life during this past year. We hope you are blessed by these resources.

READ THE BLOG
PRINT THE PRAYER
UNEXPECTED GIFTS GUIDE


THE ARTS, MENTAL HEALTH, AND FAITH

JOINING US

Watch the gala to see a roundtable discussion about the intersection of the arts, mental health, and faith.

Sanctuary Ambassadors Hillary McBride and John Swinton joined CEO Daniel Whitehead and Director of The Porter's Gate Worship Project Isaac Wardell to talk about how the arts can help us open conversations about mental health and faith in new ways, how creativity has been important to them in their own mental health journeys, and what the arts and creativity can teach us about the character of God. 

Joining Us: Hillary McBride, John Swinton, Isaac Wardell, Daniel Whitehead

During the gala, we shared more about Sanctuary Songs, an album of songs about mental health and faith that we hope will help people experience belonging in church communities around the world. We’re creating this album in collaboration with The Porter’s Gate Worship Project. To watch the trailer we shared at the gala, click the film below. 

You can also watch the gala replay to see a roundtable discussion about the intersection of the arts, mental health, and faith. Sanctuary Ambassadors Hillary McBride and John Swinton joined CEO Daniel Whitehead and Director of The Porter's Gate Isaac Wardell to talk about how the arts can help us open conversations about mental health and faith in new ways.

Joining Us: Hillary McBride, John Swinton, Isaac Wardell, Daniel Whitehead

THE ARTS, MENTAL HEALTH, AND FAITH

JOINING US

Watch the gala to see a roundtable discussion about the intersection of the arts, mental health, and faith.

Sanctuary Ambassadors Hillary McBride and John Swinton joined CEO Daniel Whitehead and Director of The Porter's Gate Worship Project Isaac Wardell to talk about how the arts can help us open conversations about mental health and faith in new ways, how creativity has been important to them in their own mental health journeys, and what the arts and creativity can teach us about the character of God. 

Joining Us: Hillary McBride, John Swinton, Isaac Wardell, Daniel Whitehead

During the gala, we shared more about Sanctuary Songs, an album of songs about mental health and faith that we hope will help people experience belonging in church communities around the world. We’re creating this album in collaboration with The Porter’s Gate Worship Project. To watch the trailer we shared at the gala, click the film below. 

You can also watch the gala replay to see a roundtable discussion about the intersection of the arts, mental health, and faith. Sanctuary Ambassadors Hillary McBride and John Swinton joined CEO Daniel Whitehead and Director of The Porter's Gate Isaac Wardell to talk about how the arts can help us open conversations about mental health and faith in new ways.

Joining Us: Hillary McBride, John Swinton, Isaac Wardell, Daniel Whitehead

50%

OF PROCEEDS FROM FLUEVOG PURCHASES GO TO SANCTUARY

This offer was only valid on December 1 from 6:00-9:00pm PST.
You can still see the Sanctuary team's favourite Fluevogs shoes featured here. We are so grateful to have raised $5411.80 from our partnership with Fluevog.

Bebop Fluevog shoes
Amadeus Fluevog Shoes
Blaine Fluevog Shoe
Bicknell Fluevog Shoes
Lestat Fluevog Shoes
Friday Fluevog Shoes
Guardian Angel Fluevog shoe
Dayan Fluevog Shoes
Florian Fluevog Shoes

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    ABOUT SANCTUARY
    Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries is a Christian non-profit that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Sanctuary envisions a future where the Church plays a vital role in supporting mental health and wellbeing in every community. We provide resources that meaningfully engage the topics of faith and mental health. Our content is developed in collaboration with theologians, psychologists, and people with lived experience of mental health challenges. These resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing. You can learn more about Sanctuary here.