July 28, 2010
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Be renewed in your ministry by attending the African-American Clergy Health Summit at Lake Junaluska, NC, September 27- 28, 2010. Participants will participate in a self-care covenant workshop designed specifically for African-American clergy, which reflects the health summit’s theme, “Wanting to Heal and Be Healed,” John 5: 1-9.
The Self-Care Covenant workshop is an interactive session where attendees can evaluate personal dimensions of health and well-being related to their daily life and work. Each workshop is planned and led by trainers within the annual conferences, and will provide a structured opportunity for individuals to examine their current choices within the areas of mental and emotional health, physical health, social health, and spiritual health.
“The continual giving expected of pastors takes its toll over time,” said Dr. Carl Arrington, Director of African-American Ministries at Lake Junaluska. “As ministers, we want to reach out and heal others, but we must also take care of ourselves in order to be healers of others. Participants in the self-care workshop will develop a self-care covenant, create a plan for positive changes, and establish an accountability plan. We hope many will participate.”
The health summit and self-care covenant workshops will be led by The Rev. Dr. Embra Jackson, Assistant to the Bishop of the Mississippi Annual Conference, and Edmond Pienkosz, Health and Wellness Manager of the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church.
Early program registration is open until August 31. For details about this event and to register, visit www.lakejunaluska.com/health-summit or call 828-454-6656. The health summit is sponsored by the Office of African-American Ministries at Lake Junaluska and the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church.