Baptist Community Ministries – Congregational Wellness Newsletter, The REMEDIUM, October 2018

OCTOBER 2018
Wellness Ministry Leaders:
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Have you submitted your monthly activity report? For a fillable PDF Form, download by clicking [HERE]. Wellness Ministry leaders are to submit activity reports to Lisa Collins or Sharon Burel by the 20th of each month. Also, to be considered for the annual Meritorious Grant, your reporting must be up to date (meritorious grants are awarded when funds are available).
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
COMMUNITY EVENTS

Your Ultimate Fall Festival Guide

During the fall in New Orleans, festival season is in full swing with celebrations showcasing music, food, New Orleans culture, neighborhoods and more. Click here for details.
WELLNESS MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT
Celia Higgins-Miles
Grace & Glory Family Worship Church International
Congratulations to Celia Higgins Miles, our spotlight for October.  In 2016, Celia Higgins Miles was called by her pastor to lead the wellness ministry for Grace and Glory Family Worship Church International (GGFWCI). Prior to moving to GGFWCI, she was an industrious member of Household of Faith (HOF) for 19 years where she served in the Ministerial Alliance, Sisters by Faith and Intercessory Prayer Group.  In 2014 when HOF Associate Minister Eileen Lumar Johnson was called to pastor GGFWCI, Mrs. Miles was called to follow. Click here to read the full article.
BE INSPIRED

Satisfied in His Presence

As the deer pants for water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. Where can I find him to come and stand before him? Psalm 42: 1, 2

This passage is believed to be written by David, an Old Testament saint, who was often afflicted and just as often rescued by God’s sovereign grace. David was a believer but often faced persecution, peril and depression. As a believer, he never lost his hope in God nor his longing to be in the presence of God. For David, the presence of God was always available in the temple. He said in another place that he longed to be in his courts, meaning in the temple, the house of God. He wanted desperately to be in God’s presence. He said:

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
Psalm 84:10

To read the full article, click here.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Public Health Advisory – Opioid Epidemic

If you or someone you know is in a behavioral health crisis, call the Metropolitan Crisis Response Team at
(504) 826-2675.

January 23, 2017 – The Louisiana Department of Health issued a standing order so you do not need a prescription for Naloxone. Anyone 18 years or older can get Naloxone from pharmacies that carry it without a prescription. Pharmacies that are known to carry Naloxone are the University Medical Center ‘Outpatient Pharmacy’ at 2000 Canal Street and Crescent City Pharmacy at 2240 Simon Bolivar Avenue. For additional services, visit thePublic Health Advisory webpage.

HEALTHY TIPS

Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

Due to the increased use of mammography, most women in the United States are diagnosed at an early stage of breast cancer before symptoms appear. However, not all breast cancers are found through mammography. The most common symptoms of breast cancer are a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and nipple discharge. Click here to view warning signs you should be aware of.
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