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Health Ministries

Caring for Your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Well-Being

Health ministry is born out of the healing ministry of the church and recognizes that health is really a term that includes a physical, mental and spiritual dimension. This ministry strives to promote wellness, disease prevention, and health promotion in the context of our spiritual nature because God calls us to be stewards of our health and well-being. We believe there is a power in the community of Saint Luke's as we gather around God's word to heal and bind up, to comfort and restore. Parish nursing bridges the gap from concept to mission. Concept says "we care." Mission is the actual caring by going, listening, praying, calling and helping.

About the Health Ministry

A ministry that promotes the health of all parishioners from infants to senior adults. Based on the belief that health and well-being involves our body, mind, and spirit.A call to the congregation for greater caring.

 

  • GIFT (Gaining Information for Tomorrow) is a program that assists individuals in getting their affairs in order. This program also gives guidance on making plans for how you would want to live the rest of your life.
  • Blood pressure screenings available monthly at Senior Adult Meetings. In the Claypool Commons on Sunday mornings- 8:45am-10:00am.
  • Visits hospitals, homes, nursing homes and other residential living communities to provide support and health education.
  • Private counseling for health and wellness with blood pressure screenings available for individuals. Private, confidential, counseling, and referral.
  • Prayer intercessor Lay Eucharistic Minister.
  • Organizes annual flu clinics for church family, Staff and Day School.
  • Serves as nurse consultant to Saint Luke’s Day School in the area of health and safety and chairs the Saint Luke’s Day Schools Health and Safety Standards.
  • Performs community liaison activates by maintaining updated community resource materials. Contacts community resources on behalf of parishioners as appropriate.
  • Works with individuals during times of transition due to changing health and support needs and assists in anticipating and planning for needs when persons are changing health care settings.

Saint Luke's Running

Our Saint Luke's Running Group meets each Thursday, 5:30am, at the Clock Tower in  Crestline.We run a four-mile loop to Mountain Brook Village, and runners of all paces are welcome. Bring a friend, and enjoy a bottle of water with Rich and the gang afterward. We run rain or shine, and break for the month of July. Please contact the Rev. Rich Webster for any additional information.

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For more information, contact the Office at (205) 871-3583.