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West Hartford Church Tackling Depression

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Calvary Fellowship, a non-denominational church that meets at Conard High School in West Hartford, will begin an 8-week program on Sunday, Oct. 3.

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Anxiety and depression rates have skyrocketed since the pandemic began. In the past year and a half more and more people have fallen into depression and one West Hartford church is tackling it head on. “We’re removing the stigma around mental illness,” said Bill LaMorey, Lead Pastor of Calvary Fellowship.

This fall, Calvary Fellowship, a non-denominational church in West Hartford will embark on an 8-week study that will focus on getting people out of the darkness. Everyone is susceptible to depression, those within the church and outside. While not discouraging people from seeing doctors or taking medication, the church is looking at how wellness to your mind, body, and soul can be instrumental in keeping people from falling into a dark hole or coming out of one.

“We all experienced and continue to experience a rollercoaster of emotions from COVID. We live busy lives and leave little time to rejuvenate and refresh ourselves. Our ruminating thoughts leave us feeling down. We scroll through social media only to come away feeling anxious, lonely and unhappy” said Pastor LaMorey. “Something needs to change.”

That’s why on Sunday, Oct. 3, the church is launching a study based off the book “Out of the Cave” by Chris Hodges. The “Out of the Cave” series will be coupled with Sunday morning messages and weekly group meetings.

“We want people to come away experiencing hope and healing in the battle with depression,” said Pastor LaMorey.

The public is encouraged to take part in this series through church service and weekly group gatherings held virtually or in various homes throughout the greater Hartford area. Calvary Fellowship meets at 10am on Sundays at Conard High School in West Hartford, with an informal, complimentary coffee-and-snacks gathering after every series. For more information, visit www.calvaryhartford.com or call 860-231-9957.

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  • Glad to see they are finally doing something about mental illness. When I was one of their early members back in 2007 they did nothing to help me and I left the church. Im still hurt by this.

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