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There are 23 Articles in this Issue. Click a blue title to read the full article.
  1. CONNECTING OUR FAITH COMMUNITIES by The Rev. Frederick Rajan

    Summary: When we launched the Connections Quarterly e-publication, we launched with the vision of connecting the health and wellness ministry of the faith-based, values driven legacy of Advocate...

  2. HEALTH AND WELLNESS PARTNERSHIPS: THE KEY TO COMMUNITY WELLBEING by Mariann Hisel, Ed.D. MSN, MBA, RNC-OB, RNC-EFM, LCCE

    Summary: Health and wellness is fundamental to a person’s spiritual, physical, psychological, and social well being. The Health & Wellness Ministry at Fellowship of Faith Church, in McHenry IL...

  3. THE IMPACT OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS AT ST. MARY HUNTLEY by Mary Lou Manion

    Summary: As we all know, health involves the whole person-body, mind and spirit. So how do we take responsibility for care of the body, mind, and spirit that has been gifted to us? More...

  4. BONDS OF FRATERNITY | LAZOS DE FRATERNIDAD by Reverend Juan Arciniegas

    Summary: EnglishThe presence of the Good Shepherd Hospital has given our parish a space of enrichment in the field of health. In addition, this partnership has created bonds of fraternity and...

  5. OUTREACH TO OUR TEENS AT ST. DISMAS CHURCH by Maria Teresa Mar Requena

    Summary: St. Dismas Church in Waukegan has experienced a positive impact from the Health and Wellness education programs provided by Advocate’s Congregation Outreach, Health and Wellness Education...

  6. NICASA, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES by Kim Radoy, MSW

    Summary: Since 1966, Nicasa, Behavioral Health Services has served children, adults, and families in Lake County and northern Illinois who struggle with a variety of challenges including substance...

  7. WE GET IT: HONEST TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES by Nick Weber

    Summary: A 2016 study by the National Institute of estimates that 18.3% of Americans suffer from some form of mental illness, and this number is even more significant for the homeless—26%. As part...

  8. CALLED TO CARE - WHY WELLNESS MATTERS by Traci Smith

    Summary: The mission of the Church is caring for others. That sense of caring drew me to join Ivanhoe Congregational Church in 2009. I was serving on the Board of Christian Education when our...

  9. PARTNERSHIPS FOR PREVENTION by William Gentes

    Summary: As the Lake County Opioid Initiative (LCOI) and the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force (Task Force) head into 2019, I wanted to emphasize how important...

  10. HOUSE OF PEACE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER by Aida Segura

    Summary: The House of Peace Domestic Violence Shelter is a haven of healing for the Latina community of Northern Lake County, IL. Our model is unique in its vision of holistic healing, designed to...

  11. HEALTH AND WELLNESS AT METHODIST CHURCH OF WOODSTOCK by Pam Gish

    Summary: First United Methodist Church of Woodstock launched a new series called WEDS (Welcoming Education Dinner Spiritual).  Our goal was to offer both Bible Study and educational opportunities...

  12. ABOUT REV. SALLY PELINKA MILLER

    Summary: Rev. Sally Pelinka Miller comes to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital from Advocate Good Samaritan. Sally is married with three children. She is ordained with the United Church of Christ and...

  13. ABOUT A J ALTHEIMER

    Summary: Resident Chaplain AJ Altheimer joined Advocate in September, 2018 after completing two CPE units at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village and Saint Alexis Hospital in...

  14. ABOUT REV. KARAM AZAB

    Summary: From groundbreaking work in the Christian ministry in the Middle East to war zones in Iraq to his mission as senior staff chaplain at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Rev....

  15. ABOUT PRESLIN ISAAC

    Summary: Preslin Isaac is a first generation Haitian-American from Ft. Pierce, FL. He is an ordained minister with the Worldwide Fellowship of Independent Christian Churches. For the past 12...

  16. ABOUT REV. MISHA SANDERS

    Summary: Rev. Misha Sanders is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, serving as an affiliated community minister with her home congregation in Rockford, IL.  During this year of residency,...

  17. ABOUT YOUNG JUNG

    Summary: I am a Korean-American minister and a resident of CPE at AGSH. I was born in Hwasoon, South Korea. I married Haeyoung (Hannah) and have two daughters and a son; a Jr. in college,...

  18. ABOUT FAITHBRIDGE by Chaplain Suzanne Martinez

    Summary: Created in 2007, FaithBridge encourages interfaith communication, understanding, cooperation, spiritual practice and action. Through a variety of programs, gatherings, and educational...

  19. FAITHBRIDGE - BRIDGING FAITH COMMUNITIES by M. E. Tanabe

    Summary: Love is the bridge between you and everything.You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.  —RumiI am part of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation...

  20. FAITHBRIDGE - CREATING INCLUSIVE, LOVING COMMUNITIES by Laura McLuckie-Khandan

    Summary: As a Bahá’í, I believe that humanity is one, and there is one God for all our Faiths. As a result of holding this belief close to my heart and a desire to put this belief into action, I...

  21. FAITHBRIDGE - EMBRACING VALUE IN OTHER FAITHS by Mike Chakoian

    Summary: A member of the First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, I originally got involved in Interfaith activities out of curiosity: I wanted to know more about other faiths. But the more I...

  22. FAITHBRIDGE - THE IMPORTANCE OF FAITHBRIDGE by Rabbi Maralee Gordon

    Summary: Over more than a decade, FaithBridge has had an impact on our community. Through events such as our Interfaith Thanksgiving program and our Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast, we...

  23. FAITHBRIDGE - LA CONVIVENCIA AND YOU by Budd Friend-Jones

    Summary: I once traveled with a group of Jews, Muslims and Christians to Al-Andalus (the Arabic name for Islamic Spain) to explore secrets of La Convivencia — that fabled period between 711 and...