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Nurses Guild Ministry

The “Health and Wellness Corner” is an effort in support of our mission statement: The Nurses Guild is a Ministry for providing support to the Pastor, Congregation and Visitors of Emmanuel Temple Church. In order to be most effective in its ministry the Nurses Guild is Christ centered in its provision of hope and strength to all. 

What We Promote

"Our Nurses Guild provides support to our congregation and visitors. We also ensure that safety precautions and protocols are being met." Visit our Covid-19 page to see our response, and guideline for in person worship and ministry.

Our Response to Covid-19


Health &Wellness Corner

“The idea of the Nurses Guild Ministry “Health and Wellness Corner” is to educate our church members, families and community on the importance of living well, eating better and keeping up to date with current health trends. We encourage healthier habits and better life choices."

—  Sis Twinkles Groves, President

Health & Wellness Ideas

While 2020 was an incredibly difficult year for many of us, it also showed us how important it is to prioritize our mental health and take care of one another. According to the Article Taking Care of Your Emotional Health published by the CDC:

Take the following steps to cope with a disaster:

  • Take care of your body– Try to eat healthy well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Learn more about wellness strategies external icon for mental health.

  • Connect with others– Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships and build a strong support system.

  • Take breaks– Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Try taking in deep breaths. Try to do activities you usually enjoy.

  • Stay informed– When you feel that you are missing information, you may become more stressed or nervous. Watch, listen to, or read the news for updates from officials. Be aware that there may be rumors during a crisis, especially on social media. Always check your sources and turn to reliable sources of information like your local government authorities.

  • Avoid too much exposure to news– Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do enjoyable activities and return to normal life as much as possible and check for updates between breaks.

  • Seek help when needed– If distress impacts activities of your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to a clergy member, counselor, or doctor, or contact the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-985-5990.

Look out for these common signs of distress:

  • Feelings of feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration

  • Changes in appetite, energy, and activity levels

  • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions

  • Difficulty sleeping or nightmares

  • Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes

  • Worsening of chronic health problems

  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

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