RENFREWSHIRE COMMUNITY CHECKS ITS HEALTH AGE
27th March 2014
More than thirty charities and community groups came together on Tuesday, 25 March at Paisley's Leisure Lagoon Centre to celebrate the launch of 'Feel Good Renfrewshire'. Adventists were there with them. A prominent church-logoed banner rapidly built up a queue for mini health checks. Among the seventy or so visitors checking their 'health age' was Councillor Ian Mcmillan, Convenor of Renfrewshire's Community Health & Wellbeing Board.
John Wilby, Scottish Mission Community Services sponsor said, "Extending Christ's healing ministry to our communities in this way encourages changes in lifestyle. It also creates an awareness, often for the first time, of the existence of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and, what Ellen White called, 'the right arm of its message'."
Health Expos, Church Health Clubs and competitive sporting events are all part of the Scottish Mission's 'Commonhealth & Wellbeing Project' that coincides with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It recently gained More Than Gold 2014 membership and legacy status, largely as a result of the South England Conference contribution to the More than Gold London Olympics outreach and of the long-term community benefits.
[Scottish Mission Communications]