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, Stay Fit 4 Life, 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

AugustRegular Exercise.  Keep moving!!! –  A frequently heard theme in recent months.  There is good cause for this cheer.  Fitness or activity and movement have been consistently and impressively linked to overall wellness and better health.  Fitness aids in the prevention or delay of many major illnesses and chronic diseases.  It certainly delays major causes of mortality associated with weight management, heart health, and diabetes control.

 

There are many schools of thought on fitness intensity, hours of exercise and frequency.  Much of this depends on age, overall health and personal preference.  A good rule of thumb is at least 30 minutes most days of the week.  It relieves you of sticking to a strict routine which may create guilt when the rhythm is broken.  Some people do better in groups, others in competition, some with work activities or play but all of us can get up and something.  Try integrating exercise into your daily routines around the house, at your job, shopping, walking pets, playing with the kids, organized sports, chores around the house.  The goal is just to keep moving.  Every little bit helps in keeping you mobile, flexible and in good cardiovascular health.

 

For exercise opportunities at Friendship and in the community, please contact the Parish Nurse office (704-391-3856) for additional information, and GET MOVING!

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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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