Health Ministry

Health Ministry Apples are GoodThe Health Ministry exists to empower people to make good health decisions; for body, soul and mind. We sponsor special health-related events and activities throughout the year.

1 Corinthians 6:19 “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God?”


Health Ministry Potluck Dinner – Sunday, January 21st 2018, 5:30 pm The theme: TBD 

Come one, come all… to the Fellowship Hall! When? January 21st 2018: Sunday is the Health Ministry Potluck Dinner at 5:30 pm. Bring yourself, a friend and a dish to share. Join us for a time of food, fellowship  Great food, great information. All here! 

January 21st 2018 will be special potluck at 5:30 pm.  Bring a covered dish to share.  Everyone is invited to enjoy this special evening of food, fellowship and creativity.


Blood Pressure Checks

Blood pressure checks are the first Sunday of each month between services in the Fellowship Hall. (Oceanview’s Blood Pressure check checks or Health Ministry is not a substitute for regular visits to your physician.)

The American Heart Association recommends home monitoring for all people with high blood pressure to help the healthcare provider determine whether treatments are working. Home monitoring (self-measured blood pressure) is not a substitute for regular visits to your physician. If you have been prescribed medication to lower your blood pressure, don’t stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor, even if your blood pressure readings are in the normal range during home monitoring.

Why keep a blood pressure journal?

One blood pressure measurement is like a snapshot. It only tells what your blood pressure is at that moment. A record of readings taken over time provides a “time-lapse” picture of your blood pressure that can help you partner with your physician to ensure that your treatments to lower high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) are working. Click here for a printable AMA Blood Pressure Log

Source: The American Heart Association www.heart.org

Health Ministry Programs and Information

The Health Ministry also regularly provides health related information: pamphlets, speakers and other relevant information concerning health issues. Monthly programs concerning relevant health issues including: nutrition, men’s and women’s health, disease, home safety, psychological health, etc. usually take place on scheduled Sundays at 3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please check the Oceanview Church Calendar or contact a Health Ministry person listed below for times, details and more program information. 

Counseling 

Counseling with Dr. Deborah Kaiser-Cross, D.Min., L.C.S.W. Deb is both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an ordained pastor. She has particular interests in the areas of codependency, relationship issues, parenting, life transitions and career counseling, anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Her goal is to provide hope and healing by combining the resources of both psychology and spirituality in a growth process for her clients. Deb is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment, you may call her at (561) 622-5423 or email: counseling@oceanviewumc.com.

Health Ministry Contact Information:
Email: health@oceanviewumc.com
Paula Mullins: (301) 514-1511
Lisa Leard: (561) 707-8287

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