Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW WELLNESS MINISTRY

SEUCC has launched a wellness ministry! The “Wellness Matters Ministry” is filled with knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about serving and doing what God has called us to do. The purpose of the Wellness Matters Ministry is to promote spiritual, physical, emotional and mental health and wellness within the SEUCC congregation and community. Recognizing that our lives and health are gifts from God, this ministry will provide information and experiences that will help us be good stewards of our bodies, minds, emotions and spirits. It will encourage us to make a vow ‘to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God’ (Romans 12.1)

The Wellness Matters Ministry launched at our July 12th, 2015 worship service. The introduction with cardboard testimonies was heartfelt, healing, and touched many individuals throughout the congregation. We would like to give a special thank you to everyone who participated in that moment. God bless you all. 

We also conducted a complete Wellness survey during our launch, and we thank you all for the feedback! The information provided will assist the team in determining how we will implement our agenda to serve the congregation and community. Many exciting activities kicked off that we hope to continue to provide in the near future. We encouraged you to accept the Wellness Water challenge where you reduced or eliminated sweet drinks and/or caffeinated drinks for 50 days! There were several options to choose from in our fitness program, with 7 weeks of walking/running provided for those who were interested on Mondays at 6:15 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m.  Also, fitness classes were offered for 5 weeks: chair yoga and traditional yoga on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., and Zumba for 4 weeks on Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. These were all very successful trials; we thank everyone who participated!

The Wellness Matters Ministry would like you to save a few dates for future events: Community Resource Fair (In collaboration with the Church in the World Ministry) Oct. 31st, 2015, and HIV/AIDS Awareness Sunday Nov. 29th, 2015. Future initiatives will include educational seminars, mobile health services, a community garden, support groups, and a SEUCC 5k Walk/Run

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