"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers."
3 John1:2 NKJV
The mission of the Mountains Shadows Health Ministry is to promote health with healing and wholeness, of body, mind, and spirit, even in the absence of cure. Optimal health is harmony of self, others, environment, and God.
The MSPC Health Ministry team is comprised of volunteer Christian lay health leaders. We strive to assist the congregation and community to achieve optimal health through prayer, support, education, and resources. This support continues when illness or end of life needs arise. In partnership with FHAN (Faith Health Alliance Northwest), we offer educational workshops for the community on topics such as end of life decisions and documents, caregiver education and support, memory loss issues and community organizations which provide resources for seniors.
Currently, the team meets monthly via Zoom. Jayne Raffety is the moderator, joined by Theresa Ashton, Freja Cranston, Jane Hendrickson, Joy Lewis, Alida Wilkes and Pamela Schultz as Session liaison. One of the team members prepares an article for each issue of the Oracle. Recently, an educational insert was included in the congregational mailing. Timely posts are added to the MSPC Facebook page regularly.
Our signature ministry involves members sending postcards to congregants identified with needs for prayer, healing, encouragement, comfort and/or sympathy. Below is a photo of some of our postcards and our July Zoom meeting screenshot. Examples of healthy eating and health information are also illustrated below. Please feel free to contact any of your Health Ministry Team if you need assistance. We are actively working to keep us all connected in this time of physical distancing.