Health and Wellness Justice Ministry 2017-02-22T13:15:39+00:00

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1Cor 10:31)

 

Come be a part of our ministry as week reclaim our lives, our health, and our communities! We meet once a month and as requested to help others move to their Next Level Potential!

The Twenty-first General Synod adopted the Resolution of “Reclaiming the Church’s Ministry of Health and Healing.”  Therefore the UCC Statement of Health and Welfare (1985) states that, “Based on our understanding of Shalom – of God’s intent for harmony and wholeness within creation –and on the examples of Jesus Christ’s ministry which expressed God’s intent through acts of love and justice, we must be committed as a church to a mission of Shalom and to a lifestyle compatible with that mission.”

WHEREAS, essential elements of a health ministry/parish nursing program include (but are not limited to):

A philosophy of health and wholeness as a part of the faith community’s mission

A designated person or team to be concerned about health ministry

A commitment to continued learning regarding health and wellness issues

A process to develop and evaluate health and wholeness goals and objectives,

Health education and programming according to assessed health needs of the congregation

WHEREAS, good health is a part of God’s intention for all people, health involves the whole person, body, mind, and spirit and healing and health care are valid ways of proclaiming the Gospel and ministering in the name of Jesus Christ;

WHEREAS, the wholeness ascribed by God as a gift recognizes that illness and disability exist but the presence of these does not define the individual in the sight of God, or limit the ability of such individuals to be in a whole relationship with God;…

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