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

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. Yoga class descriptions follow.

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

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.

Mondays  |  May 3–August 23, 2021 (no classes 5/10, 5/31, 7/5)  |  5:30–6:30 p.m.  |  Zoom link

  • Pay by check: Session $70; Drop-in $8
  • Pay by Zelle: Session $71.80; 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 6–August 26, 2021 (no classes 5/27, 7/1, 8/5) |  5:30–6:30 p.m.  |  Zoom link

  • Pay by check: Session $70; Drop-in $8
  • Pay by Zelle: Session $71.80; Drop-in $8.25

Classes will be held “live” at the times/days listed above. Classes will also be recorded. If you register for the session, you will receive the “live” link to the class you are signed up for AND you will also receive the “recorded” link for the class. The recorded link will be available for 2 additional days.

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).

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.

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

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.

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 will pray, study, learn, and plan action around mental illness and mental health for our congregation. This ministry will be in alignment with Augustana’s mission to Worship, Grow, and Go. We will study the ELCA’s social message around “The Body of Christ and Mental Illness” as well as review additional resources for faith communities. One resource is the newly published book, HELD, Showing Up for Each Other’s Mental Health by Barbara Meyers.

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

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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GARDENER WAIVER AND RELEASE

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