August is Clergy & Clergy Family Self-Care & Wellness Month – 2018 Mark 6:30-31
Bishop Harry L. Seawright, Health Commission Chair
Reverend Natalie Mitchem, RDN, Executive Director
Reverend Dr. Miriam Burnett, MD, Medical Director
Order Your Discounted Philips HeartStart OnSite AED Church Package with SmartLink
Bring emergency preparedness and peace-of-mind to the congregation with the OnSite AED Church Package, provided by NorthStarAED
The Health Commission Partners with Rouxbe™ to present Culinary Rx – A 60-Day Journey to Improve Health and Prevent, Stop and Fight Disease
The International Health Commission of the AME Church has partnered with Rouxbe, the World’s Leading Online Culinary School to offer the first faith based interactive, nutrition/wellness step-by-step culinary cooking course.
July is Faith Based Health, Wellness, Nutrition & Fitness Month! August is Clergy and Clergy Family Wellness Month! A “Wellness Vacation”
The International Health Commission of the AME Church invites everyone to take a “Wellness Vacation in July and August”. Eight (8) years ago The International Health Commission of the AME Church established July as Faith Based Health, Wellness, Nutrition and Fitness Month and August as Clergy and Clergy Family Wellness Month. Over the eight (8) years the following partners American Heart Association, Association of Black Cardiologist, Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN), American Cancer Society and Heart&Soul Magazine have participated and supported the July and August Wellness promotion and events.
From bike shop to drive-thru prayer, churches try thinking outside the pew
Ed Hofstaedter pulls up in front of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Northampton Township for a quick drive-thru prayer.
A Richboro business analyst, he wants to send up a thank-you because his son scored in the top 6 percent on his medical school admission test. Reaching out the window of his gray Lexus, the 52-year-old Hofstaedter grasps hands with prayer team member Sue Uzelmeier and her 13-year-old grandson, Aaron, and bows his head. Within minutes, he’s on his way.
St Peter AME Church Montgomery AL
God comes to us all in many shapes, forms, and meanings. At St. Peter A.M.E. church we take you as you are. We encourage positive fellowship that guides us closer to Christ. If you find yourself needing shelter, peace, true happiness, or a closer relationship with Jesus Christ St. Peter A.M.E is here.
Saint Philip AME Church Atlanta GA
The Mission and Purpose of Saint Philip A.M.E. Church is to engage in carrying out the spirit of the Original Free African Society out of which the A.M.E. Church evolved; that is, seeking out and saving the lost, serving the needy through:
Church Safety Tips from the Connectional Health Commission
The Reverend Natalie Mitchem, M.Div., RDN, Executive Director Connectional Health Commission
In the days and times that we now live in, it is good to have a safety plan in place for your home, work, school and church. Most of us do not think about safety or an escape plan until after an emergency or disaster occurs.
2017 Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer Church Registration
PHEN will carry out its "9th Annual Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer" in partnership with churches nationwide on Sunday, June 18th. The Rally takes place within each church through the recognition and special prayer for prostate cancer survivors, their family members and the families of those who have lost loved ones the disease.
Go Red Friday! & Go Red Sunday! And FREE Faith Tool kit
The International Health Commission of the AME Church in partnership with the American Heart Association encourages all Episcopal Districts and all Churches to host a Go Red Friday during your Founder’s Day Meetings and a Go Red Sunday!
Increasing production of more and more processed food, rapid urbanization, and changing lifestyles are transforming dietary patterns. Highly processed foods are increasing in availability and becoming more affordable. People around the world are consuming more energy-dense foods that are high in saturated fats, trans fats, sugars, and salt. Salt is the primary source of sodium and increased consumption of sodium is associated with hypertension and increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
The world's largest earthquake drill Oct 20
At 10:20 a.m. on October 20, 2016, millions of people will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the Great ShakeOut, the world's largest earthquake drill.
Faith In Action: A Best Practices Example of HIV/AIDS ministry
In the opening sermon of the General Conference, entitled “Back To The Future,” Bishop Theodore Larry Kirkland, Sr. challenged conference attendees to go back to the basics of spirituality. As I reflect on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, I recognize that this sermon title is just as applicable to the Getting To Zero campaign to eradicate HIV and AIDS. In order to normalize the HIV/AIDS discussion we must review the successful strategies that have been used to engage our communities, so as to provide support to infected patients, organize educational programs, and encourage members of every congregation to know their status.
Individual and Community Preparedness
According to recent information from FEMA
, Matthew is a major hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale with sustained winds near 145 miles per hour (MPH) and while some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next couple of days, this storm is expected to remain a powerful hurricane. According to the National Hurricane
Center, the current forecast models for impact to the United States vary greatly from direct landfall to remaining offshore along the East Coast.
GirlTrek: October PrayerTrek Is Here- Who will win the 2016 trophy?
You are receiving this special invitation because you previously participated in a GirlTrek National Prayer Trek or currently have an active church team. We also know that you possess RALLYING power and can inspire the women in your congregation to participate in upcoming October prayer trek.
Webinars on the Health Care Law
Please feel free to forward these webinar invitations to interested individuals and organizations in your community. All of the webinars are free and most last one hour.
National Preparedness Month and Preparedness Resources for Faith-based and Community Organizations
The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a Center of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division
GirlTrek: Why We Walk
Today, jumpstart your church Health Ministry in preparation for GirlTrek’s National Church Prayer & Walking Challenge. Start a GirlTrek walking team, we provide the free starter kit and energizing monthly walking guide. Click here to sign up and put the AME church on the GirlTrek Leader Board. For more information and to claim your free starter kit contact Onika Jervis, 646-241-7153 or [email protected]
Zika and Travel: What Pregnant Women Need to Know in the US
Recent cases of Zika virus are prompting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to, for the first time, warn people about traveling to an area within the continental United States.
So far, 15 people in Florida were found to have been infected with Zika virus after being bitten by local mosquitoes. Miami health officials believe mosquitoes spread the virus, most likely by biting a person who had returned to the United States with the disease.
Congratulations to Dr. Harriet G. McCombs
Congratulations to Dr.. Harriet G. McCombs, PhD, who is a member of the International Health Commission and the pastor of Chestnut Grove AME Church in Street, MD, was awarded the American Psychology Association 2016 James Jones Lifetime Achievement Award