Abundant Life

Our Abundant Life Ministry focuses on the development of a health ministry, in cooperation with church members, church leaders, the community, local agencies, and hospitals. Ministry team members and the Parish Health Coordinator work together with God’s guidance to facilitate seminars, classes, and health related events and activities. Together, they identify the health needs and concerns of the congregation, and plan and implement programs that promote wellness. Abundant Life focuses on a “whole person” approach to wellness and healing, believing that wholeness involves harmony among mind, body, and spirit.

 

Areas of health and wellness promotion and disease prevention include exercise classes, health seminars and blood pressure screenings. I make referrals to community/medical resources, and most importantly listening and loving the members, friends, and visitors of First Presbyterian Church. For additional information, please contact Denise Ellis, RN, BSN, Parish Health Nurse, 843.448.4496..

HEALTH NEWS YOU CAN USE

Hearing Aid Loop System in Sanctuary

For those that have not experienced a modern hearing loop system in a church, a hearing loop (also known as an induction loop) is a wireless device technology that works with telecoil  or T-Coil hearing aids (almost all NEW hearing aids now have telecoils). It will also work with cochlear implants to produce clear sound.  We now have the hearing loop system in our church. The T-Coil is on the main floor of the church and choir loft.  A traditional FM system is in the balcony.  You may have to contact your audiologist to see if you have the T-Coil. Not all new hearing aids have the T-coil.

Don’t Get Scammed

Many of our church members are getting scam issues both on  their computers and telephones.  There is a number that you can call to help South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs find the scammers.  The program is called Ditch the Pitch,  Beware and Share is what it is called.  The number to report scams is: 844-835-5322.  Please report all scammers using this number.

SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

Grief Educational Workshop

Wednesdays, beginning September 18 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM | Kirk Room

Facilitated by Harrison Grey, D. Min., Ph.D.

This free, 6 session, weekly educational group explores such issues as understanding the stages of grief, surviving stress and loneliness, realistic grief recovery, spiritual elements of grief, the value of memories, and developing a supportive environment. Each week a different topic will be covered. Periods of instruction, sometimes including video presentations, will be followed by confidential discussion. It’s a place to learn new ideas, that may help you feel better. This is a free class open to the community.

 

Please call Denise Ellis at 843-448-4496 to register for the class.

FITNESS & FUN

Line Dancing

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM // Grissom Campus in Wilkes Hall

Learn a new skill at the popular line dancing classes! Classes are $5.00 each.

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:00 AM // Kirk Room

Join us for gentle yoga. Class leader is Margo Taylor, certified instructor. Classes are $4.00 per person.

SUPPORT MINISTRIES

Healing Through Community

2nd Monday of the month, 4:30 – 6:00 PM // Conference Room, Office Wing

The mission of Healing Strong is to connect, support, and educate individuals facing cancer and other diseases with holistic, evidence-based, non-toxic therapies through empowering community groups.

 

We believe that God created our bodies to be healthy, and that when His design of nutrition, exercise, emotional freedom, and spiritual peace is honored, we can live in optimal health. $15 for workbook

 

Leaders: Holistic Certified Cancer Coaches, Pam Wilk and BJ Moore

Divorce Care

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM // Grissom Campus in Conference Room (Second Floor)

DivorceCare Series is a special weekly seminar support group for those who are separated or divorced. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand what you are feeling and where you can hear valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. Series runs for 13-weeks and is open our community. To register, contact Denise Ellis, RN, BSN, Parish Health Nurse. 843-448-4496. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Nov. 26

Fall Leaders: Ken and Terry Ashworth
Spring Leaders: Jean Lambert & Net Falcinelli

Alzheimer’s Support Group

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 11:30 AM // Grissom Campus in Conference Room

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia? You’re invited to join our Support Group and learn new ways to deal with some of the problems you may encounter.

 

FPC Alzheimer’s Support Group meets year-round. Come discuss your needs and/or better ways of caring for your loved one. Alzheimer’s Association of South Carolina works closely with our group and our leaders are trained and well prepared. For additional information or to attend, contact Denise Ellis, RN, BSN, Parish Health Nurse. 843-448-4496.

 

Prayer Shawl

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 AM // Conference Room

Do you crochet or knit? This group crafts shawls, lap robes, and hats for those who are ill or bereaved. We invite you to come, join in fellowship, and craft much appreciated items created with love. Contact Denise Ellis, RN, BSN, Parish Health Nurse, 843.448.4496 for further information. Leader of group, Sylvia Lindsay. Contact her at slindsay843@gmail.com

 

 

Visiting Volunteers

Every other month on the 4th Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 AM // Room 205

Our Visiting Volunteers arrange visits to our elderly shut ins living at home or in Assisted Living facilities. During monthly meetings, volunteers address any special needs these folks may have. Please email leader, Janie Rickenbaker at janie@sccoast.net or Susan Johnston at susan4911@aol.com

 

Lend-A-Hand’s Respite Care

Lend A Hand’s Respite Care is a Confidential Service available to Caregivers of ALL ages – not just the elderly! Our volunteers are eager to give caregivers relief to go to church or just do something fun. Volunteers can also change out smoke-detector batteries, replace burned out light bulbs, any small task that might require climbing on a ladder. For additional information, contact Denise Ellis, RN, BSN, Parish Health Nurse, 843.448.4496. Leader: Janie Rickenbaker