“I came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10
Nurturing Health & Wholeness
The deacons support the health and wholeness ministry and the work of our board certified faith community nurse, Cheryl Track. This ministry was established in 2007, a ministry of wellness that embraces a life of joy, meaning and a healthy spirit.
We believe every life is a sacred gift from God. We believe health and wholeness is a part of the human unity that is inspired through the body, mind and spirit.
We strive to promote a ministry of wellness and health through prevention and education, and healing and support for the church and community in times of illness and grief.
Dementia Care and Cure Initiative
- what dementia is, including signs and symptoms of the disease
- how to communicate effectively and respectively with those living with the disease
- about local resources that provide services for those living and affected by the disease
Classes and Programs
6/10/2020 UPDATE: Classes and programs are on hold until church building reopens.
Yoga classes are offered every Tuesday in the forum, 9:00-10:15 a.m., with yoga teacher Annie Murphy and Thursday evenings (6:00-7:00 p.m.) with Maria Latona. Cost: $10.00 per class. Credit cards accepted. Bring yoga mat, water and a friend! Call Cheryl Track, Faith Community Nurse for any questions, 941-320-3828.
About the Teacher: Annie Murphy was introduced to yoga in 1988, but truly began her personal journey of discovery and teaching through yoga in 2004, becoming a registered yoga teacher in 2007. Also a licensed massage therapist, Annie brings practical know-how regarding body mechanics and safety to her yoga students. On her personal path, yoga has been a blessing through tough times, bringing strength, comfort and balance to the mind and heart, as well as the body. Annie’s classes offer the opportunity for you to release stress, build strength, restore balance and connect your heart to God’s Supreme Love.
Dysphagia Support Group
Pneumonia and Flu Shots
Monthly health and wholeness articles in Cross Connections, the monthly newsletter.
Health related community events and information can be found on the church calendar here.
Other helpful contacts:
Nami Helpline: 800-950-NAMI, M-F 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sarasota County, (941) 376-9361
Find Help in a Crisis: Text “NAMI” to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK or text 741741
Military One Source: 24/7 Helpline: 800-342-9647
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233