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.
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.
Softball Team (seasonal)
Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi Classes
F4 (Fast, Fresh, Fit, Freezable) Meals Ministry
Flu Shot Clinics
Annual CROP Walk (usually in the fall)
Walking Moai Groups
Cycling Group Rides
Faith and Food Classes
Lifelong Focus on Health Seminars
Family Focus on Health
Meditation/Centering Prayer Classes
Seasonal Small Group Studies
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.