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FUMC Health Council Ministry

Vision Statement: To make healthier Disciples for Jesus Christ with a 'wholistic' approach.

Mission Statement:   To use the resources within our congregation to educate, encourage and support individuals at FUMC and in SWLA to improve their health and overall well being.

Encouragement Corner

How Common are Mental Disorders?

“Mental disorders are common in the

United States, with one in five adults having a mental disorder in any one year. This is equivalent to 45.6 million people.” These numbers are probably low. They are based on people reporting and do not include unreported cases.

Please note:If you are in crisis, seek help immediately. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, text MHA to 741741, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

source: Mental Health First Aid USA Handbook, First Edition (Revised)

  1. Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention. A sacred word may be “God,” “Abba,” “Jesus,” “Peace,” or other word.

  2. Sitting comfortably, with eyes closed; silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God’s presence.

  3. When you become aware of thoughts, return ever so gently to the sacred word.

  4. At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes.

Duration:  20 min

Frequency:  Daily

Guidelines for
Centering Prayer 

3 C's for reaching and maintaining your fitness goals...

Change your thinking about weight loss.  Be positive!

Commit to the journey with small realistic goals.

Consistency!! You must be consistent in your efforts to reach your ultimate goal.

Local markets are great places to purchase fresh, healthy food directly from the farmer or grower. Farmer’s markets can be a fun way to get your kids involved in healthy eating habits. All fruits and vegetables at these markets are picked in season at their peak of flavor and nutrition. Other fresh local food such as rice, honey, meats, eggs and more can be purchased at the markets.





Volunteers of America (VoA)

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