US Health Forum: “Healthy Congregations, Healthy Communities”
United Methodists who are engaged in health ministries are preparing to learn about a new congregational health initiative. “Healthy Congregations, Healthy Communities” will be introduced at a U.S. Health Summit scheduled for September 8-10, 2015, in Houston.
The health summit will highlight congregational and annual conference work in health ministry, covering topics including community outreach, congregational health ministries, hospital-based community engagement, health and wholeness, academia, and spiritual healing ministries. The summit will also feature work across general agencies that supports healthy clergy, congregations, and communities.
More than 100 representatives from 29 annual conferences and Europe have registered for the forum. Additional general agency staff and other lay leaders will also be attending. Churches and conferences that are interested in follow-up events are encouraged to contact Patricia Magyar or Matthew Ellis.