Sheila Corn: “Living with Mental Illness”

Sheila Corn is an outreach coordinator for the RESPECT Institute of Georgia, which helps people share their personal stories of recovery and independent living.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities sponsors 24 RESPECT Institute trainings and 420 speaking engagements each year. Mental health advocate Joel Slack created the program. So far, more than 920 graduates have shared their stories with more than 100,000 people.

Our Sunday services, include music, meditation and affirmations of the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. Sunday speaker sometimes are members of our Fellowship. Sometimes we invited outside speakers, like Sheila Corn, to talk about issues related to our principles, which include fostering respect for the dignity and worth of all people.

Our members and friends include people from many faith and ethical traditions. We all support each other in our own unique, responsible searches for truth and meaning. For us, creed is less important than how we treat each other and our planet.

We have activities throughout the week, and we welcome visitors to those, too. Check our calendar. Here’s a rundown of Sunday’s activities.

  • 9:30 a.m. until noon. Free child care is always available on Sunday morning.
  • 9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education. This week: “How does one remember God?”
  • 10:00 a.m. UU Singers practice. All voices are welcome. (We also practice Wednesdays at 6 p.m.)
  • 10:15 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
  • 10:45 a.m. The Sunday service, this week with Sheila Corn.
  • 10:55 a.m.  Children’s Religious Education. Kids join us for the first few minutes of each Sunday service, which includes a children’s story, then that adjourn to a classroom for their own activities.