"I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ's sake."
The Health Ministry team is very active, coordinating health-promoting activities for individuals of all ages. For further information, contact the director listed below.
CHIP … coming in August 2010
The Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP), will premiere in Hinsdale August 29. CHIP is an affordable, four-week lifestyle educational program with thousands of graduates worldwide. A six-week MicroCHIP program concluded in March.
Adventures in Vegetarian Cooking
This series features seminar presentations on a wide-range of lifestyle issues coupled with food demonstrations that result in tasty vegetarian dishes to sample. Programs will be held on May 23, July 25, and November 14 from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Women’s Safety and Self-Defense Seminar
Aristede Dukes, who holds a black belt in karate, has provided demonstrations on child safety and women's safety. The Women's Safety program provides preventive strategies for the home, work, car, and community, and provides a demonstration of simple, basic self-defence techniques.
InStep for Life
Members of the Hinsdale church participate in InStep for Life, an initiative established by the North American Division Health Ministries Department. The program encourages improving fitness among church members and leaders through walking. Walkers are encouraged to record their steps, time, or mileage online. More information is available at the Resource Center (in the church foyer) and at the website www.instepforlife.com.
Several blood drives are coordinated throughout the year, supporting the blood bank at Adventist Lab Partners, part of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
Health Ministry Director:
Debbie Ward, 630-920-1188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional health resources:
North American Division Health Ministries website
Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP)
Vibrant Life magazine (published by the Review and Herald Publishing Association)
Sponsored by an Adventist group that works closely with the General Conference Health Department
A quarterly health newsletter provided by Adventist health professionals