Network News - April/May 2019

Spring greetings!

Hopefully, by the time you get this newsletter we can say that it feels like Spring. After winter, I often need the encouragement that comes from warmer temperatures and seeing new life begin to bloom.

The Health Ministries Program has been hard at work planning programs and making connections with you. Thanks to all of you that have taken my call to discuss your health ministry programming and plans for 2019. In this issue you will find these events: The 11th annual Medical-Spirituality Conference on April 11th and the second Network meeting of the year scheduled for May 16th. Strongly consider attending the Annual Conference for Health Ministries Association, Oct. 11 – 14, in Erlanger, KY – it’s the 30th Anniversary. Our own Sharon Becker is Co-Chair for this year’s event. Check out information on the pre-conference, keynote speakers and the Gala event on Sunday evening. 

Lastly, our marketing department is planning an update of the website that will start sometime the middle of this year. We will keep you posted on how this will impact access to our web pages.

Many blessings on your ministry in 2019.

- Michelle

Community Resource Spotlight

Addressing Food Insecurity: 2 Resources – The Foodbank, Inc. & Gem City Market. Learn more.

Educational Opportunities

Don’t miss the 11th Annual Medical-Spirituality Conference, “Through the Eyes of the Behoarder”, and the HMA Annual Meeting and Conference and more. Learn more.

Community Resources

Check out The Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Project (BCCP), Premier Community Health FREE Screenings, and Healthy U Classes. Learn more

Monthly Resources and Information

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Check Out Resources for May through June, Recipes: Slow-Cooker Tangy Tomato Brisket & Sweet Potato Nachos & more. Learn more.

Greater Dayton Area FCN/Health Ministers Network

Next Meeting May 16, “Through the Eyes of the Behoarder” The Health Care Professionals Guide to Understanding Professional Hoarding. Learn more.

Contact Us

The health ministries program is honored to be serving faith communities in Southwest Ohio for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of their congregations. To learn more about how we can assist your faith community, contact us.

Michelle Randall, Program Coordinator
1046 Brown St. (Catholic Social Services building, second floor)
Dayton, Ohio 45409
Phone: (937) 227-9454(937) 227-9454
Fax: (937) 341-8838

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We are often out in the community at meetings and working with faith communities. If you want to stop by the office, we recommend that you call or email first.