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Appalachian- “Health Connections” Informational Event
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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Miller's Creek UMC
3260 North Hwy 16
Miller's Creek, NC 28651

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Katie Hutton

The Appalachian District
“Health Connections”
Informational Event
Thursday, August 30, 2018
10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Millers Creek United Methodist Church
3260 North Hwy 16, Millers Creek, NC 28651
Join us for a time of learning about new health insurance options, connecting faith with health in our churches and communities, resources for clergy self-care. All Clergy are encouraged to attend! See below the topics to be presented.
New Health Insurance Options

Dr. Mark King, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer and Dale Bryant, Benefits Administrator, will share on some new developments for clergy benefits in 2019.  These include a new third plan option (HSA component) as well as enhancements to the existing plans.

Partners in Health and Wholeness
Would you like to know how to:
1. Develop worship aids and other resources that draw the connection between mind, body and spirit.
2. Build key partnerships between congregations and existing health programs throughout the state.
3. Facilitate congregations to serve as health promotion centers in the community – serving healthier church meals, encouraging physical activity, addressing mental health concerns, and reducing the impact of smoking on congregants and their neighbors.
Karen Richardson Dunn with the North Carolina Council of Churches’ Partners in Health and Wholeness Initiative will be with us to talk to us on how we make this happen in the congregations of the Appalachian District.

Davidson Clergy Center
Ever feel like you just need to get away from the stress of it all and just take some time to think?
The Davidson Clergy Center has received a new grant from the Conference and The Duke Endowment for scholarships to the Clergy Program in Davidson, NC.  This is an opportunity for pastors and church leaders to take advantage of the five-day wellness and resilience program, specially designed for pastors in all walks of ministry:  transition, new call, retirement goals, sabbatical, congregational stress, and other times when pastors are in need of re-charging and self-care.  
George Benson, with the Davidson Clergy Center, will be with us to give us more details and to answer questions on this great self-care opportunity for clergy and lay religious professionals.
When is the best time to consider something like a renewal leave or sabbatical?
BIG SIGH MINISTRIES has the answer.
Rev. Jacqueline Tookey, Pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Director of Big Sigh Ministries, will be there to share the importance of renewal leaves in achieving ministry resilience and growing healthy congregations.  Through their educational workshops, GRACE BREAK:  Planning Your Renewal Leave (for pastors) and GRACE BREAK:  Caring for Our Pastor (for congregational leadership teams). Revs. Jacqueline and Jack Tookey will walk participants through the renewal leave process.  They explain how this works in connection to Jesus’ pattern for renewal as outlined in the Gospel of Mark, chapter 6 and the provisions of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline.

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