Windermere church to offer interfaith service

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Windermere Union Church, United Church of Christ will present its annual community-wide interfaith service to observe National Mental Illness Awareness Week from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the church, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road.

All attendees are invited to come at 5:30 p.m. for welcome time, when light refreshments will be served.

This year, the program will include a film documentary, “A New State of Mind — Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” narrated by actress Glenn Close. This documentary will be followed by a panel discussion featuring professionals in the mental-illness field, including Carla Bresnahan, LCSW; Ali Steinbach, NAMI family education; Lauren Ashleigh Steinbach; and Dr. Sandra VanPelt, advocate for the mentally ill. Jennifer Brewer, NAMI board member and Windermere Union Church member, will moderate.

For more information about the service, visit, call (407) 253-1900 or visit