health ministry ::
is a group of health care professionals and lay persons whose purpose is to promote holistic health within our congregation through health screening, health education and health referrals. From the early days of Methodism, John Wesley recognized and wrote about the interconnectedness of health with spiritual, mental and physical well-being. The Health Ministry Committee provides a variety of health-related activities and services throughout the year. If you are a health professional or someone who simply has an interest in health topics and healthy living and would be willing to share your ideas or be a part of the Health Ministry Committee, please contact Lynda McKenney by calling 713-320-9183 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To promote holistic health within our congregation. John Wesley recognized health as a state of spiritual, mental and physical well being.
Health Ministry is comprised of healthcare professionals and lay people who are interested in promoting our congregation’s health.
The following services and events have been provided:
♦ monthly blood pressure screening
♦ annual flu immunizations
♦ coordination of quarterly Blood Drives
♦ informational bulletin board on a variety of health topics
♦ arranging for speakers on health related topics
♦ sponsoring of Pink Ribbon Sunday (Breast Cancer Awareness/Screening)
♦ distribution of Blue Ribbon information (Prostate Cancer Screening)
♦ providing and maintenance of three First Aid Kits for the Church
♦ coordination of annual RAD Self-Defense Course for women/teenage girls
♦ collection and distribution of durable medical equipment to the less fortunate (Jesse Tree)
♦ response to health related issues of the congregation as the need arises
♦ Assistants for blood pressure screening
lay persons who hand individual blood pressure record to each client; then alphabetize and return cards to file after use
♦ Coordination assistants for blood drives
lay persons who assist with publicity, monitor blood drive sign-up for appointments during the two Sundays preceding the drive, or serve as hosts the morning of the blood drive as donors arrive for their appointments.
♦ Assistants for scheduled health speakers
lay persons to help with publicity, and/or arrangements, for scheduled health speakers.
♦ Breast cancer survivors (Pink Ribbon Sunday)
women who would be willing to relate their experience to the congregation, or would be in Fellowship Hall between services to hand out printed information and answer questions of other women in the congregation.
♦ Assistants for Pink Ribbon Sunday
women who would help with making and/or distribution of Pink Ribbons to all women as they leave the worship services.
person who enjoys writing articles for the church newsletter, Sunday Bulletins, and church e-mail distribution to publicize events & information.
♦ Assistants for RAD Self-Defense Course
women to help with registration and planning.
Blood Pressure Screening - Second Sundays of the Month
9:00am-9:30am and 10:30-11:00am, Elrod 307
Health Ministry will be checking blood pressures on the second Sundays of the month in the Business Manager's Office.