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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 Myers Park UMC.  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

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


A blood drive, in partnership with the Red Cross, is held at Myers Park UMC each 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 Lauren Smith, Parish Nurse, at 704-295-4836 or

Hidden Valley Support

This team partners with our Missions team, as we support the children, families and staff at Hidden Valley Elementary School.

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

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

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

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 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

Yoga and 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  Questions?  Contact Rev. Taylor Pryde Barefoot at

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