Network News - June/July 2018


Soon summer will be upon us and I can hardly believe another ministry year has been completed. The season always brings a slower pace and open times in our ministry schedule which are a true blessing. I hope this time allows you to pause, take a breath and reflect on the gifts and accomplishments you have achieved.

Don’t forget to tally your numbers and jot down your stories to include in your annual reports. You will be both amazed and pleased with the accomplishments. Remember to share reports with your leadership and our office too.

Many of you have inquired about the upcoming closing of Good Samaritan Hospital and the future of the Health Ministries Program. We are pleased to announce the program’s ministries and activities will be continued and relocated within the Premier Health System later this summer. Further information and details on our office location will be available soon. Thank you again for your caring messages of support in the recent weeks regarding the hospital closing and the future of our program.

Have a safe and healthy summer!

Sharon Becker

Success Story

Emmanuel Lutheran participates in ‘Summer Fun at the Trails’ Program in Kettering. Read now.

Educational Opportunities

Don’t miss the Montgomery County Prevention Collaborative Lunch and Learn Trainings, 2018 Health Ministries Association Annual Meeting and Conference or the Save-the-Date – First Annual Geriatric Update: Excellence in Eldercare. Learn more.

Community Resources

Diabetes Dayton Cooking Classes, Catholic Social Services Summer 2018 Events, CADCA’s Youth Leadership Training, Premier Community Health Screenings and more. Learn more.

Monthly Resources and Information

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, check out resources for June through Aug. and recipes – Mediterranean Tuna Chef Salad & Mason Jar Taco Salad with Avocado-Cilantro Dressing. Learn more.

Greater Dayton Area FCN/Health Ministers Network

Next Meeting Aug. 16, Program to be determined.

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.