The Health Ministry at Elk Grove United Methodist Church is focused on promoting holistic health within our congregation and community. We provide seminars on wide range of health topics as well as provide resources for those facing health issues. There is a lending program for medical equipment. Our bulletin board and Health Ministry Minute in the church newsletter address a new health topic each month. We work with Congregational Care to provide respite for caregivers and well as visiting homebound members of the church family.
We offer exercise programs and currently have Tai Chi on Monday mornings at 9 AM.
Our goal is to promote growth in body, mind, and spirit. The members of the Health Ministry come from a broad range of backgrounds and diversity of views makes for an enriched program. New members are always welcome.
Just a reminder that Sunday, June 2, there is a presentation: Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment. This will be presented by a panel of doctors – Dr. Jeannette Frei, Dr. Kathryn Amirikia, and Dr. Jude Waterbury. Join us at 1 pm in the Sanctuary and bring your questions.
Each year, 50,000 people in the United States become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Currently, there are an estimated 1.1 million people in the United States and 34 million people globally who are living with HIV infection. In 2011, 1.7 million people died from Aids-related causes.
Although HIV/AIDS is not as prominent in the media, it is still essential for all in the community to be informed about how to avoid contracting it, how to diagnosis it, and current treatments. Please see the information on the Health Ministry Bulletin Board in Bartholomew Hall.