I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:4

Health Ministries

We are a team of professional and interested health care advocates and leaders whose goal is to challenge and assist the congregation and surrounding community in achieving better health through education, fitness, physical screenings, mental well-being,  spiritual support, and resources using a holistic approach.  We believe that the body is the “temple of God” and must be honored as such.

Fitness Ministry  

A collection of exercise activities lead by licensed fitness coaches and instructors throughout the week; class schedules and fees are managed by the individual instructors.  Classes include;  Yoga for Me, Saturday Morning Bootcamp, Zumba and Walk Team.  Contact class instructors and please bring water and towel to all fitness classes. Click the link below to see the exercise schedule!

Fitness Ministry  

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Health and Wellness Ministry

A committed group of health professionals and lay advocates who offer support and assistance in developing new health initiatives for the congregation.  They also provide manpower for all health education and screening activities such as symposiums, regular blood pressure screenings and blood drives.

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Health Emphasis

Nibble on nuts instead of chips and cookies!
This is a no-brainer. We love the sugar laden cookies and candies, with or without nuts. Try switching to just nuts. For an added bonus, switch to no salt added nuts. Be creative in adding more of them to your diet. Sprinkle a few in your morning cereal, or top off your yogurt and berries. Carry some in small quantities for snacks and energy food. Bonus – they travel well too! Although we only hear about the benefits of almonds and walnuts, health benefits derive from all nuts. Go for the lower fat ones. Great for children’s snacks alone or mixed with dried fruit or dark chocolate chips. Keep nuts in the refrigerator in the summer to avoid oils in them from becoming rancid.

 

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Parish Nurse

The major contact for all health ministry services providing education, health screening, counseling, care coordination, community liaison services between local health and faith organizations, development of support groups and referral resources as needed.

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Support Groups

Are ongoing and intermittent depending on the needs of the group.  Current active groups include prostate and breast cancer groups, contacts for multiple sclerosis and community weight loss groups.

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