In-person Health Ministry programs are suspended until further notice. Augustana’s yoga classes are being offered online for the time being. See details below.

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


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. Yoga class descriptions follow.

For additional information and to register, contact instructor Robyn Lambert (

Summer Session: Enthusiastic/Regular Yoga

This class offers an eclectic array of yoga styles from standard Hatha, to Kundalini, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar styles. Classes are fun, challenging and a great workout. Honor yourself and take time to revitalize your body and mind.

Tuesdays  |  May 5–August 25, 2020 (no class June 30)  |  5:30–6:30 p.m.  |  Zoom link

  • Pay by check: Session $80; Drop-in $8
  • Pay by Zelle: Session $82.05; Drop-in $8.25

Summer Session: Mindfulness/Gentle Yoga

These classes are designed to foster deep relaxation and mind/body connection. Each class will include restorative and gentle yoga poses and stretches, beneficial yoga breathing practices, and mindfulness meditations. All abilities are welcome.

Thursdays  |  May 7–August 27, 2020 (no class July 2)  |  5:30–6:30 p.m.  |  Zoom link

  • Pay by check: Session $80; Drop-in $8
  • Pay by Zelle: Session $82.05; Drop-in $8.25

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 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).

Footcare Clinic

Cost is $30/session, payable to Visiting Nurse Support Service (VNSS). Appointments are necessary and are now being made by the VNSS. To make a new appointment or to cancel an appointment, please call Maryann (303-263-1105). All Kaiser clients must call this number to be approved for four free footcare sessions per year.

Fourth Mondays, 8:30 a.m.–noon, Anna Paulson Room

Prayer Shawl Ministry

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.

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

  • 9Health Fair site for over 20 years
  • Educational Programs throughout the year
  • Blood Drives in association with Bonfils
  • Monthly Health Ministry Sunday with Health Ministry Team