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..
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.