Churches United for Healthy Congregations

Improving health through faith and behavioral change

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This March, don’t assume.

Don’t assume you’re too young for colorectal cancer. Don’t assume you’re alone. And don’t assume we don’t need your support to end this disease within our lifetime.

“Don’t Assume” is the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s 2019 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month public awareness campaign. Our goal is to challenge assumptions and misconceptions about colorectal cancer by dispelling myths, raising awareness, and connecting people across the country with information and support.

The Alliance is seeking partners to advance the message of “Don’t Assume.”

When people stop assuming, they get screened, they reach out for support, they pay attention to their symptoms, and they advocate for their health.

To learn more about “Don’t Assume,” and learn how you can partner with us this March, please contact Steven Bushong, senior manager of strategic communications, at sbushong@ccalliance.org or (330) 957-0484.

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church presents Health Fair 2019 on March 23 from 9:30 am- 1:30 pm.  On site will be blood pressure testing, diabetic testing, PSA Testing, drug information, Insurance information, free food, free school supplies and much more. Come join community resource organizations and connect to services you may need. Address:1301 37th Street S., St. Petersburg, Fl 33711  Link to flyer here. 

Ronnell Montgomery Receives Chamber of St. Petersburg  Commerce Award 

Congratulations to Ronnell Montgomery, former Community Outreach Specialist at the James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center and longtime member of  the Steering Committee for Churches United for Healthy Congregations! Ronnell was the recipient of the 2018 Chamber Member of the Year Award.  Ronnell serves as Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion on the Chamber.  We are so proud of you, Ronnell! 

Aging Gracefully - and In Place    by Lisa Gonzalez

CUFHC/Empath Health Care Journal Club 

10th Street Church of God Celebrates Go Red Sunday!

5th Avenue Church of Christ Celebrates Pink Sunday!

Congratulations to Ruby Hope, National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red program.  Join Ruby on February 3, 2017 at Pinellas Technical College for Pink Goes Red, from 6:00pm- 8:00pm. They'll be refreshments, free givieaways, health screenings and line dancing. Hosted by AKA Zeta Upsilon Omega, DST St. Pete Alumnae Chapter.  

10th Street Church of God - Go Red Sunday


Another great church celebrates Go Red Sunday by bringing heart
disease awareness to women in their congregation. 
10th Street Church of God, you are looking good! 

Unity Temple Celebrates Go Red 2016!

 Thanks for stepping up, Unity Temple, and bringing awareness to Heart Disease in women by celebrating Go Red Sunday! If your church celebrated Go Red Sunday, it's not too late to send us a picture. We will be proud to post it! Women supporting other women is a long tradition in church life. CUFHC is pleased to be an advocate for the Heart Association's campaign of Go Red- we have been doing it for ten years! 

5th Avenue Church of Christ Celebrates Go Red Sunday


5th Avenue Church of Christ Celebrates Go Red Sunday!  They were the first church to send us a picture! Make sure to send yours in, too!
Wow!  What's Up, Doc is a Winner!
We had a great workshop  on Health Literacy at the Child's Park YMCA on January 16th. "What's Up Doc? Health Literacy 101"  was part of our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day of Service Project.  Bay Care Faith Community Nursing  staff were our presenters and they did a fabulous job. Big thanks to Dr. Sandra Grosvenor, Mary Hunter and Patti Carr!  We learned so much from you!  Also thank you's to the St. Petersburg Chapter of  National Black Nurses Association, Pinellas Technical College Nursing Students, and Healthy Start at All Children's Hospital. The morning was chock full of good information and practical tips on how to improve health literacy in our community.  
Career Source Pinellas Offers Training Assistance
Training assistance is available for eligible, out-of-school young adults between ages of 16-24.   Primary Eligibility Criteria: An individual who is: Not attending any school: and not younger than 16 or older than age 24 at time of enrollment, and one or more of the following: High school dropout, offender, an individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system, homeless or runaway, an individual who is pregnant or parenting, youth in or aged out of foster care.

Disabled Services include:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Employability skills training
  • Career coaching and guidance
  • Supportive services
  We also provide manufacturing trainings. The next Maintenance and Soldering/Cabling Training classes will start on November 30th . This is a great opportunity for students who recently graduated from high school and are looking to get started in a career or individuals who are working part-time. Contact  bhodzic@careersourcepinellas.com, 727-608-2414.    
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes; 1 in 4 doesn’t know
Red Hot News!  Go Red in the Kitchen
Can't find the time to go to the gym?  Well, you don't have to.  You can go in your kitchen an have a great workout by using the things that are available-- like a sack of potatoes, a roller pin and some cans. Watch Go Red For Women fitness contributor Andia Winslow demonstrate an easy, at-home workout you can do to help improve your heart health. See video.

Stroke Support Group

Whether you have suffered a stroke or care for someone who has, you are eligible to attend Northside Hospital's Stroke Support Group. The group which is facilitated by a registered nurse, meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6006 49th Street N., St. Petersburg at 3:00 pm. For more information, call toll free 1-888-598-9586.

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