Church responses needed on Abundant Health efforts


Abundant Health has been deemed a priority and top initiative in the United Methodist Church as well as the Oregon-Idaho Conference, but help is needed from local churches to continue to expand this vital ministry.

The Conference’s Abundant Health Team is hoping to identify and enhance the number of churches engaged in this work. Church leaders are being encouraged to fill out this short survey  to identify the efforts already underway and ways in which the Conference’s Abundant Health team can focus its efforts to better engage churches.

Abundant Health is an initiative of the General Board of Global Ministries, working to bring better health to people in every place. The four focus areas are: active living, healthy eating/nutrition, mental health and drug and tobacco prevention.

Chances are local churches are already engaged in abundant health efforts in some manner – be it a walking club, food pantry, community garden, counseling services, hosting Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, supporting international programs like Imagine No Malaria and more.

Please take a few moments to fill out the survey, register your church at www.umcabundanthealth.org. Anyone with questions should contact Emilie Kroen, Oregon-Idaho Conference Abundant Health coordinator, at abundant.health@umoi.org.