Wellspring Health & Wellness provides health and wholeness-related programs and services to both church members and community residents. For more information, contact the church office: 217-356-9078.
Minds in Motion
The Minds in Motion program is offered through the Wellspring Health and Wellness Ministries. This program uses research-based interventions designed for mature adults to improve or maintain:
Memory and mental functioning
Physical abilities and functioning, including balance and leg strength
Positive mental outlook (decrease or allay depression & loneliness)
The Minds in Motion program may provide benefits for the following people:
Mature adults who want to maintain mental and physical fitness in a fun, safe, and relaxing environment
Any adult diagnosed with early memory loss
Weekly activities include the following:
“Brain fitness” activities such as mental exercises, games, and memory enhancement
Exercises such as Taiji, dance, and strength and endurance training
Creative activities such as art, writing, photography, gardening, and storytelling
Social activities and community events
Other therapies as appropriate and available.
If you are interested in learning more about Minds in Motion or are interested in participating, please call the church office (217-356-9078) to request a contact from one of the program directors.
The Parish Nurse may serve in the roles of:
visitor of church members in-home, hospital or rehabilitation setting
facilitator to arrange support groups and health education offerings
The Parish Nurse may provide:
assistance to find community resources or needed health services
health screenings such as Blood Pressure
**A Blood pressure screening regularly takes place in the FUMC Library on the 4th week of the month**
Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our community and congregation who are experiencing difficulties or who would benefit from additional support.
A Stephen Minister is:
A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in this role.
A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care.
A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages.
Someone who will ‘be there’ for the person receiving care, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week for as long as there is a need.
If you are interested in learning more about the Stephen Ministry service or are interested in having a Stephen Minister, please call the church office (217-356-9078) to request a contact from one of the Pastors or Stephen Ministry directors.
Connecting Hearts is a ministry to connect members who cannot come to church with the church. A Connecting Hearts visitor will go visit our homebound members to develop a relationship with them and bring them a little bit of the church.