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Center for Health Newsletter July – Sept 2016



The United Methodist General Conference affirmed their next global health initiative in the following press release dated May 18, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. — Seeking to build on the success of its global health initiative that significantly reduced the number of childhood deaths caused by malaria, The United Methodist Church this week affirmed its commitment to positively impact the lives of children everywhere through the next phase of its global health work. Coordinated by the denomination’s General Board of Global Ministries, “Abundant Health: Our Promise to Children” aims to reach 1 million children with lifesaving interventions by 2020.”  The goal for Abundant Health is to promote the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health of children worldwide.  The name for this initiative is derived from the Gospel of John 10:10: ‘I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.’

In order to reach the 1 million children, The Abundant Health Program has set a goal of engaging 10,000 churches in the United States to promote physical activity, encourage healthy diet and nutrition, provide education for tobacco and drug free living, and promote mental health education.  The Gouldsboro United Methodist Church has joined this challenge and committed to initiatives in the areas of healthy diet and nutrition and drug-free living.