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CTK’s Community Health Initiative General 


I have an ongoing collection of old eyeglasses in Room 116 for donation. Please drop then off and give the gift of sight to those in need. Go to for information on the charity. 


Community health and general health information can be found on the bulletin board across from the Nurses office. Also, check under “Connecting” on our website. I also have many informational pamphlets and flyers located in the Nurse’s office. Room 116. Any staff member can open the room, so you can peruse the information and take home, if you wish. 

CTK also has a Community Health Facebook page – Click on the link and like us if you would like to receive updates.

Health Cabinet Openings

We have openings to join the Health Cabinet. We meet monthly on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. If you have any interest in the Wellness Wheel (Spiritual, Social, Emotional, Physical, Financial, Vocational, Intellectual), this is a great committee to be on.   You do not have to be “Magazine Healthy” to join us. We are all struggling. 

Bloomington Health and Wellness Award
Thank you to Jean Butala for nominating the Health Cabinet and me for the Bloomington Health and Wellness Award. The award is to be presented to us on April 3rd at the City Council Meeting. Our congregation has so much love and the diligence to problem solve and bring forth all that we can to reach out to our community. We do not do it for awards and accolades, but it helps to know we are making a difference and people notice! Thank you to everyone who made and continues to make things happen and for supporting the Health Cabinets efforts. God bless you all.


Yoga and Walking

Now is a great time to join Yoga and or our Walking Program.

Yoga is at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays and 8:45 am on Saturdays.

CTK’s Walking Program is at the Mall of America Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm. Meet 1st floor rotunda outside of Sears. If you have questions, contact the Akimotos (952) 884-3358. 

Summer Monthly Walk and Talk with a Nurse 

All ages are welcome. This will be gentle walking.

Sundays 10:45-11:30 – We will walk the CTK Neighborhood – June 11th, July 9th, August 13th

Wednesdays 6:30pm

June 7th  – Normandale Lake

July 5th –  Bass Lake Ponds

August 2nd – Nine Mile creek

Watch for more information! 

Women’s Leap of Faith

Thanks to Dawn Arlett, Julie Smith, Linda Thompson and Chris Gabel for planning a great day. A special thank you to our wonderful speaker Pastor Carolyn Philstrom for sharing her journey into race relations. Her talk on G-Race was videotaped and is available to anyone wishing to view it. 

Community Garden

Consider joining the Community Garden Committee or if you have a neighbor or friend who enjoys gardening ask them to join. We are striving to get the neighborhood involved and want them to be part of the committee and planning. This garden is meant to be a collaboration with our neighbors. 


 CPR/AED/First Aid

Mark your calendar for August 9th, 6pm

We are offering the American Heart Association certification course in CPR/AED and First Aid. This is highly recommended to all staff and congregation members who are physically able to participate. We have received a grant from Fairview and it will cover some of the cost. Plan on $35.00, but it could be less or even free. A light dinner will be served at 5:30pm. Call or email to sign up.   ~  Lynn Lenort, Faith Community Nurse 

Depression Support Coalition Spring Speaker Series

This series is geared for anyone who lives or works with children or youth. The flyer with more information is on the Bulletin Board across from my office. All forums are on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm at St. Richard’s Church in Richfield


June 13th “Autism Spectrum Disorders” presented by Lindsay Narayan, LMFT, BCBA and Mallory Andreasson, LPCC