Reflections for Times of Loss

A review of The Alphabet of Grief: Words to Help in Times of Sorrow

Changing Ages, Changing Bodies

The church’s call to support wellness as members age

Limits of Life, Grace in Transitions

Q&A with Martin E. Marty and Peter W. Marty

by Susan Martins Miller

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Cords of Grace

Congregational care for memory loss

by Debby Frantti and Molly Henning

Building Healthy Habits in Kids

Easy tips to shape choices

by Kimberly Baker

Empowering to Healing Work

Jesus’ model for ministry

by Jill Westberg McNamara

The C.U.R.E. Model

Organizing for Health Ministry

Shaping a Healthy Mind

Nurturing mental health in children

by Kimberly Baker

Down to Practicalities

Health ministry ideas you can use

by Deborah Patterson

The Church Family and Adopting Families

Living out the spirit of adoption

Fight Fear of Falling

Tips for Avoiding Fall-related Medical Events

by Lauren Hales

Gym Phobia

Conquering nerves about joining a gym

by Lauren Hales

Looking for New Life

An aging congregation bears faithful witness to God’s grace

by Joyce Dinkins

Starring Roles Late in Life

Biblical perspectives on aging

by Robin Gallaher Branch

Quick Facts on Aging and How the Church Can Help

Celebrating Men’s Health Month

Four ways to support healthy habits

by Lauren Hales

God’s Good Gifts from the Garden

Stewardship and care of the body

by Susan Martins Miller

Meal Planning and Prepping Tips

Be ready to cook healthy meals

Five Wishes

An advance directive in everyday language

The Mission of God in Times of Pain

Course corrections to the unseen path

by Aubrey Sampson

Women’s Heart Health on the Move

Turning awareness into action

Winter 2019 Health Ministry Connections

How to Use This Issue in Your Congregation

Genuine Ways You Can Help

by Aubrey Sampson

Lenten Food and Fasting

Mindful of the seasons

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Recommended Reading for Living with Chronic Pain

The Restoring Community

The church’s healing role in a hurting body

by Xochitl E. Dixon

Set Your Sight on Better Health

Tips for taking care of your eyes

The Pastor’s Health

by Scott Morris

Editor’s Note

by Rachel Davis

Migraine Misconceptions

Straight facts on a misunderstood condition

Eating Healthy with Diabetes

Healthy Living for Stronger Faith

Connect to God with Your Whole Self


Leading, Living, and the Way to Health

Q&A with Jim Wallis

by Rachel Davis

The Model for Healthy Living for Clergy

Self-assessment, Reflection, and Goals

Cold Weather Precautions

Keeping everyone safe as the weather changes

Fall 2018 Health Ministry Connections

How to Use This Issue in Your Congregation

Partnership for Better Health

Sweetening Summer with Peppers

Colorful add-ins with flavor

Take Every Thought Captive

Watchfulness for healthy stress management

by Philip G. Monroe

Congregational Mental Health

A review of The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention by Rachael A. Keefe

reviewed by Lauren Hales

Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition

by Tim Stead

Summer 2018 Health Ministry Connections

How to Use This Issue in Your Congregation

A New Heart Finds a New Home

A legacy in transition

by Aubrey Beauchamp

Start your mindful devotional walk with the Walking With series

Jumpstart Mindful Walking

How to Take a Mindful Devotional Walk

Summer 2018 Editor’s Note

by Rachel Davis

Getting Started with Mindfulness

Putting Out the Welcome Mat

The spiritual practice of generosity, hospitality and belonging

by Evelyn Bence

Why Health Ministry?

Good news through a whole-life lens

by Scott Morris

Holiday Nutrition Strategies

10 Tips for the Season

Opioid Crisis in the Pew

Hope Wrought by Faith

by Jim Morgan and Joe Bohn

Mockery, Body Shame, and Forgiveness

Healing from the wounds of racial ridicule

by Michelle Reyes

Health, Behavior, and Society

Asking the larger questions of prevention

by Darriel Harris

Sleep—It’s Not Just for Babies

Simple Changes to Improve Your Rest

Bringing Health to Work

Tips for Healthy Picnics and BBQs

Emergency Preparedness

Meeting People Where They Are

Basics for forming a support group

Congregations Working for Workers

Be the link for fair tax refunds

by Lauren Hales

Alone in My Body

by Liuan Huska

Editor’s Note

by Rachel Davis

How to Prep Your Pumpkin

Keeping Cool

Congregational Cooling Center can offer help from the heat

Congregational Cancer Care

Congregational programs to help people living with cancer

Blood Drive Benefits for Everyone

Getting Your Congregation Excited to Donate Blood

Support for Feet, Starting a Congregational Foot Care Clinic

Providing care for the whole body, mind, and spirit

An Excerpt from Holding Hope

Grieving Pregnancy Loss during Advent

A Devotion for Those Grieving from Pregnancy Loss

How to Use Holding Hope

Where God Meets Us: Faithful, Responsive Everyday Life

An excerpt from Our Work, God's World: Daily Devotions at Advent

A Journey of Faith Through Advent

An excerpt from Walking to the Manger: An Advent Devotional