For Health Ministry concerns, contact Faith Community Nurse Sue Ann Glusenkamp at 303-388-4678 or by e-mail.

Augustana Firm Believers

Join Karen Terry every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:45–10:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall for strengthening and stretching exercises. For regular participants who commit to one, two, or three days a week, the fee is $5/session (paid at the beginning of the month). For anyone who wants more flexibility, a 10-session class card can be purchased for $70. For more information, please call Karen (303-751-2666).

Community Garden

The goals of the Augustana Community Garden are to build relationships and “grow community” within Augustana and the surrounding neighborhood; provide a place for learning healthy eating for all ages; reach out to those who do not have access to healthy, affordable produce; and enjoy the fellowship of gardening together.

If you are interested in having a plot or if you have any questions, please contact Augustana’s office 303-388-4678.

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E4 Monthly Gatherings

The mission of E4 is to Enlighten, Encourage, Educate, and Empower individuals and families about mental health in a faith-based community.

. . . so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God.

2 Corinthians 1:4

Members and friends of Augustana are invited to gather on the second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Ammerman Library. We pray, study, learn, and plan action around mental illness and mental health for our congregation in alignment with Augustana’s mission to Worship, Grow, and Go.

Please direct any questions to Sue Ann, our Faith Community Nurse at 303-388-4678 ext. 106 or by email.

Footcare Clinic

Foot care with Colorado Visiting Nurse Association allows patients to receive preventative care and discuss their health with a medical professional. Our nurses build relationships with our foot care clinic patients. These repeat visits let us look at health changes over time, and we can provide referrals for physicians or support systems.

To make a new appointment or to cancel an appointment, call the Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Community Foot Care Line (303-698-6496). Cost is $45/session for self-pay patients. All Kaiser clients must call this number to be approved for four free footcare sessions per year.

Fourth Mondays, 8:30 a.m.–noon, narthex.

Helping Hands Ministry

Are you in need of some handiwork around the house? Perhaps some minor repairs or installing things like hand rails, light bulbs or smoke detectors? How about some general maintenance like raking leaves or shoveling snow? Moving heavy items? There’s a ministry called Helping Hands at Augustana, consisting of several members who are happy to help those in need, especially seniors, single-parent families or simply individuals challenged with doing the work themselves. If you would like to take advantage of this ministry’s service, please contact Julie MacDougall, Administer of Volunteer Ministry and Building Use, at 303-388-4678 ext. 104.

Augustana Knitters

This national ministry combines caring for others and the ancient art of knitting into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. They meet just outside the John W. Cowee Health Ministry Office, September through May, on the first Sunday of the month, 11:45 a.m. You are invited to join us anytime.

Support Group for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia

Alzheimer’s Association support groups meet on an ongoing basis and are for family or friends who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. The groups are facilitated by volunteers who are screened, trained, and supervised by the Alzheimer’s Association. These groups are a safe place to receive support for the difficult journey of dementia.

This is a  reminder that the Augustana Lutheran Church Support Group continues to meet virtually on the fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30–8 p.m. via Zoom.

Call this number to register: 800-272-3900

If you have any questions, contact Sue Ann, Faith Community Nurse, at 303-388-4678 ext. 106 or by email.

Yoga

Through the practice of yoga you can increase vitality, reduce stress, develop strength and endurance, and improve coordination and balance. Yoga is complementary to your other fitness activities. Yoga stretches and tones muscles, releases chronic tension, improves balance, helps circulation and energizes and refreshes your body. Other vital benefits include calming restless thoughts, cultivating concentration, supporting mental clarity and promoting self-awareness.

Robyn Lambert is a YogaFit Level 4 Yoga Teacher and teaches Hatha style yoga to students of all levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Until it is safe to return to meeting together at Augustana, classes are offered online through Zoom.

For additional information and to register, contact instructor Robyn Lambert (eyeonhealth@gmail.com).

Also check our website periodically for information on these seasonal ministries:

  • 9Health Fair site for over 20 years
  • Educational Programs throughout the year
  • Monthly Health Ministry Sunday with Health Ministry Team