Christ Church Health Ministry

“Healthy People …Healthy Church…

Healthy Society”

Episcopal priests Rev. Gordan Chastin and Rev. Richard Winter

The Christ Episcopal Church (CEC) Health and Wellness Ministry was launched in November of 2019, with the goal of promoting health and wellness among the individuals and families of Christ Episcopal Church.

Our aim is to offer many opportunities to focus on living a healthier lifestyle, as well as learning about general wellness and disease prevention, and these things are achieved through online gatherings, educational seminars, and group workshops. Some of the topics that we have, and plan to, address include: living with chronic illness such as diabetes or heart disease, exercise regimens, pathways to healthier nutrition, and maintaining mental health care during uncertain times.

Other disease prevention and health activities also include monthly blood pressure screenings and an open invitation for all to join our casual walking and exercise group, which meets on the weekends.

In addition to those events and gatherings, Christ Church - in partnership with the Howard County General Hospital Community outreach program Journey to Better Health - currently offers monthly COVID-19 testing and screening events during this critical time in our history.

If you are interested in volunteering to assist the CEC Health and Wellness Ministry, have questions that you'd like to ask, or have any suggestions for future topics, please contact Pauline K-Martin, PhD, MPH, RN or Diane Phillips Laguerre, RN,CCM

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

3 John 1:2

Washing Hands

Health Tips



  • It's the simplest, most efficient way to reduce your risk of getting an infection such the common cold, flu, COVID-19, diarrhea, and others.

How to wash hands?

  • Place your hands under running water; apply soap and rub vigorously for at least 10 seconds especially around your cuticles, under fingernails and creases in your hands; rinse thoroughly.

Don’t have time to wash with soap and water? 

  • Then spread and rub a quarter size alcohol-based hand sanitizer all over your hands for at least 15 seconds. 

Examples of when you should wash hands:

  • Before eating or touching food. 

  • After blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing. 

  • After you use the toilet.

  • After handling money.

Ref: Mayo Clinic Guide to self-care

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