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Health & Wellness

“I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  John 10:10

Health Ministries Team

This team coordinates and supports the programs and offerings related to health and wellness here at MPUMC.  They meet several times a year. If you’d like to find out more about the Health Ministries Team, please contact Lauren Smith, Parish Nurse, at 704-295-4836 or lsmith@mpumc.org.

Care Teams

A team of six or more volunteers responding to the needs of a congregation member and/or family experiencing health issues or crisis.  For information, or to get connected, contact Lauren Smith, Parish Nurse, at 704-295-4836 or lsmith@mpumc.org.

Bloodmobile

Blood drives, in partnership with the Red Cross, are held at MPUMC twice a year. Consider donating blood – the Gift of Life. Volunteers are needed to assist with blood drive sign-ups, donor engagement, and assistance on blood drive dates. For questions or to assist, please contact Debbie White at dwhite1451@gmail.com.

Marie G. Davis Health Room

Twice during the school year, we provide additional supplies to the school nurse at Marie G. Davis to care for the health needs of the children at the school. If interested in assisting, contact Jean Cannon at jwcannon444@gmail.com or Barbara Crum at bcrumm@bellsouth.net.

Equipment Closet

Wheelchairs, walkers, and other gently-used medical equipment items are available to loan to those experiencing a need for the equipment. Contact Lauren Smith, Parish Nurse, at 704-295-4836 or lsmith@mpumc.org.

New Parent Ministry

We offer support and encouragement to families as they experience an addition to their families. Help make a caring connection, deliver a casserole, and encourage our families. For more information about serving in this ministry, email Liza Zopp at zoppnc@aol.com.

Meal Ministry

Help provide casseroles that nourish the body and the soul. We offer meals to families experiencing an addition, a health journey, or a time of loss. To connect and help with our casserole ministry, please contact Barbara Henson at BHenson@ayrsley.com.

Church Friends

Join “Church Friends”, a ministry of intergenerational connection. If you would like to serve as a “Church Friend” or would like more details, please contact Lauren Smith, Parish Nurse at Lsmith@mpumc.org or 704-295-4836.

Prayer Shawl Ministry / Traveling Sticks:

Connect with others as you knit gifts that wrap our receivers in loving prayers and comfort. To connect and create prayer shawls and baby blankets, please contact Gena Barnett at genab2@gmail.com.

Yoga and Prayer:

Yoga + Prayer:  Gentle Yoga and deep stretch sessions are offered weekly, as we join movement and faith.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  A $5 donation is suggested. Instructor: Meredith Starling starlinm@bellsouth.net  Questions?  Contact Rev. Taylor Pryde Barefoot at tbarefoot@mpumc.org.

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