Holy Healthy UMC
There are many resources readily available for those wishing to make positive health changes. Are you a congregation wanting to create or expand a health and wellness ministry? Are you a clergy needing information on wellness programs available to you? Are you an individual ready to create a healthier lifestyle?
Our goal for this section of the website is to be a complete resource center for existing health and wellness programs and resources available to you, and to increase awareness and utilization of these programs. In addition, we strive to continue to grow this resource center to include new programs as they are created and submitted.
Resources for clergy and laity health
- Healing Place Ministries - Healing Place Ministries is a ministry established in 2006 by Rev. David and Rev. Edna Morgan to support elderly victims of crime. The ministry expanded into Pulaski County in 2009. The ministry has offices in Pine Bluff and Little Rock.
- Holy Healthy UMC - an Arkansas Conference health initiative for clergy and laity and their families.
- Addiction Treatment and Transition Support Ministries - The Addiction Treatment/Transition and Support Ministry of the Arkansas Conference is a coalition of faith-based partners who provide support to the Sugar Loaf Center in Heber Springs, Arkansas. The goal of the ministry is to educate and inform community partners about the services provided at Sugar Loaf Center and encourage their support the Center to improve the lives of the residents. Read more about this ministry in an Arkansas United Methodist article published December 19, 2009. To become a partner of Addiction Treatment and Transition Support Ministries, call Jack Fryer, 501.280.3785.
- Parish Nurses in the local church
- Clergy Counseling Network - the Arkansas Conference has partnered with the Laurence E. Schmidt Center to provide counseling services from qualified mental health professionals in Arkansas to United Methodist clergy (elders, deacons, local pastors, association and provisional memters) and their families.
- Laurence E. Schmidt Center - a ministry of the Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Center, provides confidential compassionate care to people seeking emotional, behavioral and spiritual health and wholeness. The center is dedicated primarily to the needs to clergy and their families, but its programs and services are open to everyone.
- Methodist Healthcare Center for Excellence in Faith and Health