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CTK’s Community Health Initiative General 

 

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.

 

The Nurse Is In   The Health Cabinet invites you to take the 40-day walking with Jesus challenge. We all know the physical benefits of walking, but do you consider the spiritual benefits?

  • time for prayer
  • marveling in the body God created
  • giving thanks for creation
  • sharing with a companion walker
  • sense of stewardship for God’s gift of life

The Nazareth Challenge is 60 miles between Jesus’ hometown and Jerusalem about 1.6 miles of walking each day. Jerusalem Challenge follows Jesus’ route through his final days, with 2.2 miles of walking per day. The Jerusalem to Damascus Route represents the apostle Paul’s conversion story with about 3.75 miles per day. The Damascus to Caesarea Journey is 5 miles per day. The Exodus Challenge, the most ambitious challenge, covers the route Jews walked to the promised land and covers 9.4 miles a day of walking.  Keep track of your numbers and submit confidentially and we will see how far we walk with Jesus over the next 40 days. Please make up your own challenge, if none of these meet your needs. For example, pick a town and walk with Jesus ½ block. (you would then have walked 2 miles during Lent) The point is to walk with Jesus and challenge yourself to move. Helpful hints: 2000 steps are approximately 1 mile; 10 blocks are approximately one mile; 5 times taking upper church walking route is approximately one mile (Circle social hall, circle west chapel, circle sanctuary)    

QPR Do you have 60 minutes to save a life? We are offering a suicide prevention training entitled QPR-Question, Persuade and Refer. You will learn 3 simple steps that can save a life of a family member, friend or community member from suicide. Join us for QPR Suicide Prevention Training on Sunday, April 7th 10:45am
 
Health Care Directives folders are updated and in the library.  GoWish Cards are also available for you to take home and use an easy way to discuss your end of life wishes with your loved ones. Please contact Lynn Lenort if you have any questions, concerns regarding your health care directive.
 
CTK support Groups There have been inquiries about starting support groups for Chronic Conditions and for Grief. Please contact Lynn Lenort, if this is something you would participate in at Christ the King.