HEALTHCARE MINISTRY

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PRESIDENT

CHRISTIANA ALLEN

The healthcare ministry is an essential part of congregational life, the members. Our focus is to:

1. Provide members an opportunity to learn about wellness and disease prevention. Healthy lifestyle choices are promoted through seminar and workshops, giving information in such areas as exercise, nutrition and handling stress

2. Through health screenings, make early detection and treatment possible

3. Provide appropriate resources and advocacy to individuals and community.

Our ministry can promote healing and health as wholeness, as a mission of the faith community to our members and the community it serves. This takes a variety of people, paid and volunteer, laity and clergy, all committed to sharing the compassionate love and grace of Jesus Christ.

Latest News & Updates

COVID-19 VACCINE

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions—like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces—in public places until we know more.

These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated. They are not intended for healthcare settings.

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or

  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

Learn more here.

Notice:

According to the CDC, individuals that are FULLY VACCINATED can:

  • Attend a full-capacity worship service 

  • You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States

The state of Illinois is set to move to phase 5 on June 11th, which means all sectors of the economy reopen with businesses, schools, and recreation resuming normal operations with new safety guidance and procedures. Conventions, festivals, and large events can take place. The church can host events unmasked with those who are fully vaccinated. For those who opt out of receiving the vaccine, service will remain available online and in our meeting halls.

The vaccine is now made available to all those ages 12 and up. If you are having trouble locating a vaccination site, email info@gbwat.org. We want everyone to be safe and accountable for themselves and others.

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