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Wellness Ministry

Wellness Ministry Purpose Statement
Ongoing Ministries Promoting Wellness
New & Upcoming Wellness Ministries
Values Concerning Wellness

Wellness Program Waiver and Release

God cares about every aspect of our lives. There is nothing in our lives remote from God's care. Therefore, there is nothing in our lives outside of God's call and claim. When we respond and promise to follow Jesus, we embrace his summary of the law and we promise to "love the Lord your God will all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength." (Mark 12.30)

The Wellness Committee at First Presbyterian Church aims to inspire disciples to seek balance in all of these aspects of life - including the body. This ministry of wellness will encourage disciples in the disciplines of self-care, both spiritually and physically.  

Purpose Statement

The Wellness Committee encourages wellness - physical, spiritual, relational - as a faithful response to God, and as a commitment to a healthy congregation, healthy families, and healthy communities.

Ongoing Ministries Promoting Wellness

Softball Team (seasonal)
Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi Classes
Blood Drives
Flu Shot Clinics
CPR/AED Training
Annual CROP Walk (usually in the fall)
Health Seminars
Labyrinth Ministry
Taize Worship

New & Upcoming Wellness Ministries

Walking Moai Groups
Cycling Group Rides
Running Groups
Volleyball
Faith and Food Classes
Lifelong Focus on Health Seminars
Family Focus on Health
Meditation/Centering Prayer Classes
Seasonal Small Group Studies

Values Concerning Wellness

Wellness assumes a mindful integration among spirit, mind, and body among person, family, and community.

FPC tends well to the spirit and to the mind. Wellness ministries seek to integrate a congregational emphasis also on the body.

Wellness happens within relationships - with God, self, family members, and fellow church members. Wellness ministry engages the entire community.

Self-care is a tool for Christian faithfulness, not an end to itself, and is not motivated by vanity or competition.

Personal wellness inspires commitment to healthy families and healthy communities.

Eating well is more about what we eat than what we do not eat, and involves the conscious choice to fuel the body, to delight the senses, and to encourage table fellowship.

Physical activity and exercise take many forms depending on age and health, and are life-giving.

Wellness Program Waiver and Release

All those participating in physical activities and programs of the Wellness Ministry must submit a Waiver/Liability Release form. Please access that here.