AllTogether: growing tomorrow’s church today
AllTogether, in 2018-2019 we raised an additional $240,000 toward our Operating fund. This made it possible for the full-time lay staff to have access to health insurance offered by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Last fall I was dealing with some depression and anxiety issues that had been growing and became too much. My wife and I had health coverage through her employer at the time, but as I finally gathered the energy to visit the doctor, I found out that our insurance didn’t cover mental health at our clinic. In the fog of anxiety I started the search for someone to help with mental health on my own—and anyone who is dealing with mental health can tell you that this kind of thing can become a nearly impossible task.
Thankfully, I was able to find someone and get much of what I was experiencing resolved. Part of the way through this, we were able to switch to the benefits offered by Gloria Dei, which we learned covers much more and would have actually prevented some of my challenges in finding my own doctor last year.
In addition, our insurance through Gloria Dei is the more affordable option for us and includes many added benefits such as dental—things we would have only dreamed of before! While thankfully having health coverage is not new for me, having this particular coverage gives me a much better sense of security. I also feel like I’m being taken care of well as a member of this community, and I’m so thankful for your part in that!