Untitled design (24)Through a unique arrangement with Advocate Health Care, we are pleased to offer our members a Health Ministry Program led by our Parish Nurse, Deb Stankiewicz, MS, RN.

Our parish nurse supports the holistic health of our members by helping them to see the link between faith and health all through the following activities: personal health counseling, health education, health screenings, referral to medical practitioners and resources, and the facilitation of support groups.

For more information about any of our Health Ministry program offerings, contact Deb Stankiewicz at ext. 218 or via email at Debbie@wscongo.org.

Some of the offerings of our Health Ministry program are outlined below.

Annual Congregational Health Screening

Annual congregational health screenings are typically held in October.  Check Gatheirngs, weekly emails, or the church calendar for updates as to when the next annual congregational health screening will take place.

For more information contact Deb Stankiewicz, Faith Community Nurse, MS, RN-BC, HTCP at 708.246.1900, Ext. 218 or Debbie@wscongo.org.

Annual Flu Shot Clinics

Flu shots are typically held in October.  Check Gatheirngs, weekly emails, or the church calendar for updates as to when the next annual congregational health screening will take place.

For more information contact Deb Stankiewicz, Faith Community Nurse, MS, RN-BC, HTCP at 708.246.1900, Ext. 218 or Debbie@wscongo.org.

Medical Equipment Lending Closet

Members can borrow medical equipment for temporary use through the medical lending closet.  Such things as walkers, canes, commodes and bath benches are available.

For more information contact Deb Stankiewicz, Faith Community Nurse, MS, RN-BC, HTCP at 708.246.1900, Ext. 218 or Debbie@wscongo.org.

Transport Services

If you need help getting to and from church, Deb is happy to make arrangements for you.

For more information contact Deb Stankiewicz, Faith Community Nurse, MS, RN-BC, HTCP at 708.246.1900, Ext. 218 or Debbie@wscongo.org.

Tai Chi Classes

Stay healthy and fit by participating in one of our weekly Tai Chi or exercise classes offered at the church (on the second floor of the Education Building). Tai Chi Classes are offered at no charge on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 in the Seim Room.

For more information contact Deb Stankiewicz, Faith Community Nurse, MS, RN-BC, HTCP at 708.246.1900, Ext. 218 or Debbie@wscongo.org.

Called to Care

Support group that meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 7pm-8:15pm.

For more information contact Deb Stankiewicz, Faith Community Nurse, MS, RN-BC, HTCP at 708.246.1900, Ext. 218 or Debbie@wscongo.org.

Faith & Flow Yoga

Rev. Katherine Willis Pershey (who is working towards her 200-hour yoga certification) and Todd Combs (Registered Yoga Teacher) will be co-teaching an all levels yoga class on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 AM in the Seim room beginning on May 1st. This one hour class will incorporate teachings of yoga philosophy and Christian spirituality as the students are guided through a basic to moderate vinyasa sequence (a method of yoga in which movements form a flowing sequence in coordination with the breath). A suggested donation of $10/class will be used to support ministries of First Congo and our Mission Partners. 

No one is too inflexible or unable to do yoga! We will offer modifications ranging from those who need to practice from a chair to those who are more advanced in their yoga practice. Yoga stresses non-judgment and the understanding that there are no expectations for us, except to show up and breathe deeply! Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and bring a mat if you have one. Katherine and Todd are excited to join you on your mat starting May 1st.

If you have any questions regarding Faith & Flow Yoga, contact Katherine at 708.246.1900, Ext. 220 or katherine@wscongo.org.

 

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