Why a healthy initiative?

When we focus on caring for ourselves, then we can focus on our purpose and mission, which is to make disciples in the world and ready to serve others.

Healthy women can nurture healthy families, communities, churches, and can develop more just and holistic societies.

What is it all about?

We are committed by our purpose statement to promote healing and wellness in our church, society and world. Being physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually healthy women is the beginning of promoting a healthy and balanced society.

How is this accomplished?

Educating women to care for themselves physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Sharing knowledge and information in order to prevent women and girls from continuing todays health risks tomorrow.  Advocating for more research to eliminate heart disease, strokes, and cancer.

An example activity that focuses on the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of the healthy initiative which I have used for my WELCA Unit is an annual Woman's Retreat at Luther Glen that addresses Bible Study, prayer time, relaxation exercises, walking, communing with nature, gardening, playtime to laugh and share stories, and meals prepared for the ladies. We also focus on a selective ministry we support and make our offering to that ministry.

--submitted by Gerri Licke

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