Christian Wellness Ministry - March 2019

Here's the latest update from this joint ministry sponsored by Saint Stephen Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church of Antioch, and St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church:

  • The Christian Wellness Ministry (CWM) page is now "live". It mirrors the CWM brochure, and outlines the services available. The CWM page can be accessed from the websites of the participating churches; here on the Saint Stephen website, there's a link on the Home Page, an option under "About Us", and one under "Links".

  • A new CWM brochure has been produced, and is available (in .pdf format) for downloading / printing. Click HERE for the file...

  • Catholic Charities is offering a "Legal Aspects of Aging" seminar at Saint Stephen Lutheran Church on Tuesday, March 12th at 2pm. A representative from Prairie State Legal Services will cover Power of Attorney, Wills, and Advance Directives. Open to Seniors 60+. RSVP: Kari Pohar at 847-740-6708.

  • Golden Gems next luncheon is Thursday March 21st at St Ignatius. If you have a desire to help, please email Mary Geier at . The tentative date for the next GG event is May 23rd.

  • Several people have asked if the "Wellness Walks" fellowship-and-fitness ministry will continue for 2019. We're happy to report that we will resume the walks in late May or early June. As before, dates and times TBD based on the participants.

  • Speaking of walking, the "Walk to Jerusalem" is now underway. This active program has members of all three congregations joining to walk the entire distance from Antioch to Jerusalem during Lent. Grab a tracking sheet and join in!

  • ... and speaking (again!) of walking in faith, Melannie Fuhrmann is seeking help for the "Relay for Life", which is usually held in July. As most know this is a fund raising event for cancer research. We support Melannie in this effort! Please contact Melannie if you are able to help or would like to participate in this year's walk.

  • A few new "Telecare" volunteers are being sought. This ministry outreach makes calls Monday through Friday to check up with isolated seniors. Travel is not required for this ministry service. Please call Leta Sathoff at 847-395-3066

  • The CWM team is looking for a few talented Crafters to hold occasional classes; also looking for a person who enjoys visiting with seniors to make home visits.

  • The CWM Leadership Team meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at 10:00 am at one of the sponsoring churches. If you'd like to attend, call our church office to find out which church will be hosting the meeting!

For more information or to find out about volunteer opportunities, please call the CWM Chairperson: Carol Frazier, RN at 630-399-0089.

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