Mount Horeb United Methodist Church Hosting Wellness Informational Series During March
MOUNT HOREB, Wis. – Mount Horeb United Methodist Church will host a Sunday Wellness Series this month that will feature three informational sessions covering the significant and timely topics of physical health, mental health and nutrition.
“We continue to navigate in a world that has been dramatically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the Rev. Michael Hammond, pastor at MHUMC. “Headlines of local, national and world events are rarely positive, which chips away at our well-being. Add to that whatever personal struggles we're all wrestling with, and it seems like a good time for a personal wellness check-up.”
For many churches, this is the season of Lent in preparation of Easter. In this time of rebirth and renewal, MHUMC has chosen to wrap its Lenten messages around wellness. These no-cost, one-hour sessions will be held in the church sanctuary. All are welcome to attend, and no advance registration is needed.
Following is specific information on each wellness session:
Physical Activity and Health - Your Exercise Program, 3 p.m., Sunday, March 12. Presenter: John Mullin, retired exercise physiologist. Mullin will address the importance of exercise to personal health and quality of life. Discussion will highlight the benefits of physical activity and the importance of recognizing physical health as an important part of overall spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. Tips will also be provided on how to incorporate physical activity regardless of limitations.
Mental Health Awareness, 3 p.m., Sunday, March 19. Presenter: Autumn Forss, program and outreach coordinator, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Dane County. This session will cover mental health versus mental illness, facts, myths and causes of mental illness and how to care for our mental health. Available resources will be provided.
Mindful Eating - Why and How We Eat, 3 p.m., Sunday, March 26. Presenter: Aryn DeGrave, dietician, Hy-Vee, Inc. A big part of eating healthfully is knowing why and how we eat. These factors can affect overall health, including mental health, and even our relationship with food, which is sometimes more than just what we eat.
“For many of us, these are challenging times,” Hammond said. “The hope is that we will all take the time to do a reset of our personal wellness – an honest look at where we are and what improvements we can make for ourselves and for those we love.”
Located at the corner of highways S and 78, Mount Horeb United Methodist Church has been serving Mount Horeb and the surrounding community for more than 165 years. As a Reconciling Congregation, MHUMC celebrates the inclusive love of Christ and embraces the image of God in all humanity regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, sex, ability, ethnicity, education, faith tradition, family structure, political affiliation, social class, physical or mental health. All are welcome to attend worship in person or online Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Go to www.umcmh.org for more information.
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