Varnado UMC makes healthy changes, becomes ‘WellSpot’

Published 12:09 pm Friday, August 5, 2022

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Varnado United Methodist Church has been designated as a “WellSpot” by the Louisiana Department of Health.

WellSpots are spaces and places in Louisiana that voluntarily implement healthy changes in their environment to help their employees and community live well. WellSpots are improving the health of their employees and the students, patients, patrons and members they serve.

“Well-Ahead Louisiana commends Varnado United Church for investing in the health of its community,” said Melissa R. Martin, director of Well-Ahead. They’re associated with higher rates of education, and they nurture more productive employees. Being designated as a WellSpot shows that the Varnado United Methodist Church has taken the lead in moving the health of their community, and our state, forward. The Varnado United Methodist Church realizes that physical, mental, and spiritual health are all intertwined and is taking measures to promote healthy systems.”

Varnado United Methodist Church is offering Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) support group meetings every Monday at the church from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This group is intended for any adult over the age of 18 who is in a relationship with someone who suffers from addiction, including parents, spouses, relatives, and friends.

The Varnado United Methodist Church is an inviting congregation. Sunday services include Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church at 11 a.m. Wednesday services include Bible Study at 4 p.m. and Women’s Prayer and Share at 5 p.m. The church is located at 25651 Washington St. in Varnado.

For more information, contact the Rev. Mary Rasch at 985-259-1915.