Sabrina Morris, a nurse at Cape Fear Valley Health, is helping to connect health as a faith issue within Fayetteville’s Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with the support of her pastor, David C. Camps Sr.
Over the summer, the health ministry team at MCMB served healthy snacks to congregants, boosting health morale within the church. The health ministry team has continued to inspire the people of God to think of their health in a new way.
Morris, who serves on the team, said, “The month of October the Health And Wellness Ministry sent out a newsletter targeting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We also raised $205 and walked in the September 15 Cancer Walk sponsored by The Friends of the Cancer Center.”
Morris, a very active community member in Cumberland County, also relishes that other congregations joined in to celebrate all the nurses at MCMBC on Oct. 14. I wish we could have more of these celebrations within our churches. Our health care practitioners work very hard.
The health ministry team of MCMBC will continue offering opportunities to their church members throughout the rest of the year. The popular and free program, Follow Our Footsteps, will be joined by a registered dietician and other health collaborators on November 3. This church is also reaching out to youth by having a gang awareness event that same day.
Morris said proudly, “Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church has been actively taking part in reshaping the health of our community.”
To learn more about the health programs at MCMB and at other churches, contact Joy Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
–Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant
Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the NC Council of Churches. PHW aims to connect health as a faith issue. Please visit our website to sign your personal pledge to be healthier, and to find out about grant opportunities for churches.