General Information About St. John’s Health Ministry Team
Our St. John’s Health Ministry Team meets regularly to provide health and wellness services to our congregation. It is comprised of members of St. John’s who are trained for and/or work in the health care field. When we meet in-house, they are also “on standby” should any medical situation or emergency arise during worship services or any events at St. John’s.
Our St. John’s Health Ministry Team offers regular blood pressure screenings after worship on a monthly basis at the church as well as other special services – check the Enlightener & Herald for schedules.
Shelly Longcoy (R.N.) of our team was offering a support group called “Help Yourself to Healthy Living” on the 4th Thursday of each month prior to the pandemic. Each month Shelly discussed a different health/wellness related topic followed by a discussion period. Contact Shelly at [email protected].
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INFORMATION & RESOURCES ABOUT COVID-19
While we have returned in the summer of 2021 to in-church worship and normal activities, COVID-19 still poses a health risk for many in the world, and we will continue to provide resources for information here. If you have not gotten vaccinated yet, we and the United Church of Christ urge you to do so. Those who are not vaccinated yet have been urged to continue to wear masks.
What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus (CoVid-19) is a respiratory illness that causes flu-like symptoms. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to pneumonia, causing breathing difficulties, including shortness of breath. Most people who get it will contract a mild to moderate illness, a bit like flu. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer or chronic lung disease.
Montgomery County, Pa. has the latest information about Coronavirus and our county on their website: Click this link to go to the Montco website for Coronavirus information
Bucks County, Pa. has the latest information about Coronavirus and our county on their website: Click on this link for information about Coronavirus from Bucks County, Pa.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has the latest information on their Department of Health website: Click on this link for information about Coronavirus from the Pennsylvania Department of Health
The United Church of Christ has an informative page on their website for all topics related to the Coronavirus. Click this link to go to the UCC website Coronavirus information page
Latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Click here for the latest information from the CDC
Latest information from the World Health Organization (WHO): Click here for the latest information from WHO
John Hopkins University and Medicine in Baltimore has a very informational and factual website for information concerning the Coronavirus: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/