Global Ministries' UMC Day of Health

WhenFriday, September 15, 2017
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Global Ministries in partnership with the North Georgia Annual Conference, is bringing together local United Methodist churches, health care coordinators, general agency representatives, global health partners, and affiliates for the UMC Day of Health, September 15, 2017, at Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

The goal of this content-packed learning event is to showcase the work of the many United Methodist churches and partners engaged in innovative projects and programs that improve the health of their congregations and local communities. Churches and partners are encouraged to visually share their work through a poster gallery exhibit.

Download the UMC Day of Health Church Bulletin

The event will also provide United Methodist churches with the tools and resources they need to successfully implement new health care programs and ministries in their congregations and communities.

Guest speakers include: Dr. Ellen Idler, director of religion and public health, Emory University; Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, resident bishop of the North Georgia Conference; Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference; and Dan Krause, general secretary, United Methodist Communications.

Global Ministries and United Methodist Communications are also launching Hulapalooza at the Day of Health. This fun hula-hoop event will connect this classic recreational activity to the Abundant Health initiative.

A hula-hoop class will be offered in the morning session for all hula-hoop enthusiasts.

The general public is invited to attend Hulapalooza as part of the Abundant Health Fair from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Health care professionals will also provide HIV screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, and fitness fun.