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Christian Wellness Ministry - October 2019

September 27, 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:

  • In case you missed it, 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; while you're here on the Saint Stephen website, there's a link on the Home Page and also an option under "About Us". 

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

  • The following classes will be offered through Catholic Charities, Council on Aging and the Christian Wellness Ministry (CWM). A small donation would be appreciated but if unable, seniors will not be denied registration or entry into any of these classes.
    - Wed October 2nd: St John’s United Church of Christ – Waukegan – 8 week fall prevention program – Matter of Balance at 10:00am. This is a great program for a variety of people who have a fear of falling or who have suffered falls. Dur-ing the 8 weeks (which goes quick, I promise!) we talk about the fear of falling, ways to prevent falls, and practice exercises which are to help increase strength, stability, stamina, and flexibility.
    - Thurs October 3rd: Brain Games - Thursdays at 1:00pm. $3 asking donation
    - Fri October 4th: Catholic Charities Senior Book Club. Read the following book and then discuss with the group: We Were Strangers Once by Betsy Carter.
    Questions? Call Kari Pohar at Catholic Charities at 847-740-6708. Or Carol Frazier of CWM at 630-399-0089

  • The next Golden Gems Luncheon for seniors 80 & better will be Thursday, October 31st at 11:30 am at St. Ignatius Episcopal Church, 500 E. Depot Street. Please call or email Mary Geier with questions or to RSVP. mgeier1@wi.rr.com or (262) 857-8079

  • The "Wellness Walks" program is in its last few weeks. This Fitness & Fellowship activity has walkers meeting at a different local Forest Preserve each Tuesday morning at 8am for a modest walk. Everyone is welcome to participate! Click HERE for the Oct 2019 schedule. 

  • This year's "Relay for Life" Cancer Walk fundraiser was held on Saturday Sept 14th. Melanie Fuhrmann, Music Director at Saint Stephen Lutheran Church, was once again Team Leader of Team Reaching4ACure! She is happy to report that her team and others combined to raise approximately $82,000 in donations for cancer research in this year's event!  

  • 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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