Posts with the tag “healthy-souls”

Saints on Bikes - Minneapolis Lakes
by Aaron Achartz on May 14th, 2024
Saints on Bikes are riding in Minneapolis on Sunday, May 19, with wheels rolling at 1pm. Meet at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church at 50th St and Knox Ave S. Park on the south side of the lot, near Minnehaha Creek. Bring your bike lock as we'll have a short stop at Minnehaha Falls. Bring any desired refreshments, or partake of the DQ, Sea Salt Restaurant, or any food trucks which might be there. Ride i...  Read More
May Wellness Focus: Physical Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on May 1st, 2024
It's time to get out and enjoy the longer days. Walking is an easy way to help maintain a healthy weight, keep your joints strong and live longer. It doesn't matter what age you are walking is beneficial for all. Now that the snow and ice have melted, go for a walk outside. Regular walking's effects are amplified when you take a stroll in nature. Walks can also be made social with a neighbor, good...  Read More
May is Mental Health Month
by Aaron Achartz on April 30th, 2024
Find tools and resources for building your mental wellness on these websites:Mental Health Month Toolkit from Mental Health America – Download this toolkit for access to a multitude of fact sheets and coping tools.Healthy Outcomes for Positive Experiences - The HOPE National Resource Center is creating a paradigm shift in systems of care, communities, and policies to value and actively bolster pos...  Read More
Saints on Bikes Are Rolling Again
by Aaron Achartz on April 30th, 2024
Please join us for a bike ride. Our first ride is May 5 at 1:30pm. We usually have rides every 2 weeks, on Sundays, at 1pm. We have some on Saturday, away from the city, and a 2 night event by the Root River near Lanesboro. You can check the schedule on the church website, and the weekly e-news will have the most recent changes and plans. Let's roll! 😊 ...  Read More
March Wellness Focus: Spiritual Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on March 6th, 2024
This month we are focusing on Spiritual Wellness, and we are in the season of Lent. This is a good time to think about spiritual health, forgiveness, community and grace. Perhaps it's also a good time to join the All Saints community for worship on Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings, as it is good to be together!Ideas on growing your spiritual health can also be found on the Spiritual Wellness ...  Read More
ICA March Food Drive Begins
by Aaron Achartz on February 27th, 2024
Neil came to the food shelf after a long career and a lifetime of self-sufficiency. Nearing retirement he was diagnosed with cancer and needed help. Because of his illness, his ability to work was significantly curtailed, reducing his income. Because of that he couldn’t keep up with all his bills. Neil came to ICA for help and thanks in part to your gifts, they have been able to provide Neil with ...  Read More
February Wellness Focus: Emotional Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on February 7th, 2024
February’s Wellness Wednesdays will focus on Emotional Wellness. Emotional Wellness can be described as an awareness, understanding, and acceptance of feelings and an ability to manage effectively through time of change or challenge. Look to explore the importance of emotional well-being and things you can do to improve wellness. Explore the Emotional Wellness Page for more information and resourc...  Read More
Ash Wednesday and Lenten Services
by Aaron Achartz on February 6th, 2024
We begin the Lenten season with our Ash Wednesday service on February 14th at 7pm. Join us before the service for fellowship and light refreshments. Then experience the imposition of the ashes and take the first step into the season of Lent.Join us the next five Wednesdays at 7pm for our Holden Evening Prayer services and to hear others' faith stories. If you would like to share your faith story, ...  Read More
Final Inspired Life: Building Mental Wellness Together Speaker
by Aaron Achartz on January 23rd, 2024
Come on Tuesday, January 30 at 7pm to hear Rev. Hannah Campbell Gustafson tell the story of her passion for mental health, and the journey that led her to become Executive Director of Mental Health Connect in June 2023. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared that we are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness and isolation, and this disconnection negatively impacts our well-being. Hannah wi...  Read More
January Wellness Focus: Financial Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on January 3rd, 2024
January is financial wellness month! After the Christmas holiday we often turn to planning our resolutions for the New Year. This month is a reminder to reflect on plans for financial wellness, which can add to our mental and physical wellbeing. Check out the All Saints Financial Wellness page for more information and follow us on Facebook for the weekly posts....  Read More
Next Inspired Life Speaker: Rev. Hannah Campbell Gustafson
by Aaron Achartz on January 2nd, 2024
Come on January 30 at 7pm to hear Rev. Hannah Campbell Gustafson tell the story of her passion for mental health, and the journey that led her to become Executive Director of Mental Health Connect in June 2023. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared that we are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness and isolation, and this disconnection negatively impacts our well-being. Hannah will share ...  Read More
Feed My Starving Children on January 10
by Aaron Achartz on December 27th, 2023
Every year, Crossroads youth go to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) to pack food for those in need all around the world. It is one of the youths’ favorite service events! This year the youth would like to share their favorite serving event with everyone from the congregation.Our packing session is on Wednesday, January 10 from 7–8:45 pm. Everyone should meet at the Chanhassen Feed My Starving Chil...  Read More
December Wellness Focus: Social Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on December 6th, 2023
As we move from celebrating Thanksgiving to Christmas, our interactions with one another, our community and our earth are all important and part of our social wellness. What are some ways that you can improve in these categories during December?Our weekly social media posts provide thoughts on these areas and more and you can find other information on the Social Wellness page. During December cons...  Read More
Holiday Wellness Tips from Mental Health Connect
by Aaron Achartz on November 17th, 2023
Download the 2023 resource guide for holiday wellness to find tips on finding wellness during the holidays:Holiday stressGrief, loneliness, and being alone for the holidaysMental wellness strategiesCovid and the holidaysGifts and givingCommunity holiday arts and music eventsCrafts to relieve stress during the holidaysUnder Mental Wellness strategies, Mental Health America’s Ten Tools for Resilienc...  Read More
November Wellness Focus: Physical Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on November 1st, 2023
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures start to fall, continuing good physical wellness habits is still important. Physical wellness encompasses preventative health care, exercise, nutrition, hygiene and sleep. All of these are important for us to be our best person, available to do God's work in the world. The Physical Wellness page has information on ways to nurture your physical wellness...  Read More
October Wellness Focus: Spiritual Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on October 4th, 2023
October is often one of the loveliest and most vibrant months of the year in Minnesota. The fall colors are on full display and the air has started to take on a slight chill. God’s creation is showing its brilliance and that is a good reminder to also care for our spiritual wellness. Nature, prayer, devotions, connecting with others, leaning into those activities that truly bring you joy, or takin...  Read More
Come Together This Sunday to Kick Off Fall
by Aaron Achartz on September 7th, 2023
Join us Sunday as we kick off fall! We begin our new sermon series "Community: A User's Guide" in Sunday's worship service. Saints Chorale, which begins rehearsals tonight, will lead the worship service and sing a favorite hymn during the Offering. After the service, our Civic Life and Faith Study has its first session.Kids Connection begins this Sunday, and meets during worship in our kids space ...  Read More
September Wellness Focus: Intellectual Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on September 6th, 2023
September. For as long as I can remember I have always loved September because it marks a new beginning. Many school years begin in September, and after collecting the pencils, crayons, folders, notebooks, and erasers needed for each  year, it’s time to learn. September’s wellness focus is Intellectual Wellness, and what better way to tend to our intellect than to learn something new.If you don’t ...  Read More
Free Online Theology Class from St. Olaf College
by Aaron Achartz on July 20th, 2023
Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of Christian faith without a significant investment of your time? Did you grow up in another Christian tradition? None at all? Or just want to refresh your understanding of the heart of Christian faith? Are you looking for some inspiration and direction? St. Olaf College is offering a free community ed course through their Lutheran Center for Faith,...  Read More
July Wellness Focus: Financial Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on July 5th, 2023
July is just past the middle of the calendar year and is a good time to do a mid-year financial checkup. Some ideas for steps to take include taking or re-taking our Wellness Assessment to see a picture of all of the six wellness areas, reviewing some mid-year tips or even engaging with a free Thrivent Financial money coach through their Money Canvas program. Here's to your financial health in the...  Read More
Saints on Bikes - Sovereign Estate
by Aaron Achartz on July 4th, 2023
We have options for our next SOB ride, which is this Sunday, July 9. We are headed to the Winery at Sovereign Estate in Waconia. We have two start places. Let us know which place you choose.30 miles: 1pm with wheels rolling;Highcroft Country Day School.301 Peavey Lane, Wayzata.22 miles: about 1:25pm wheels rolling;St. Martin's by the Lake Church.2801 Westwood Road, Minnetonka Beach.There are five ...  Read More
Get Outside for Your Mental Health
by Aaron Achartz on June 9th, 2023
A walk is as good as going for a run – for your brain. Studies reveal that a 20-minute walk just three times a week improves cognitive function as well as decreases symptoms of depression and anxiety.When we’re outside, we’re moving, upright and alert, focused on what we’re doing with our body, and less stuck in our heads and our anxious thoughts. If we can combine these benefits by spending that ...  Read More
June Wellness Focus: Social Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on June 7th, 2023
Memorial Day has come and gone and it’s officially summer time! What better time to focus on your social wellness? If your neighborhood is anything like ours, folks who have been hunkered down all winter are suddenly outside taking walks and planting gardens, and there are many fun, free events that allow us to enjoy our beautiful Minnesota summers! Our All Saints wellness page is a great place to...  Read More
Bike & Ice Cream – Doesn’t Get Better Than That!
by Aaron Achartz on May 31st, 2023
Come bike the Minnesota River Bluffs trail from Shady Oak Lake to Lake Riley on Sunday, June 4 at 1 PM.  This is will be an 18 mile round trip ride on an aggregate trail which is fairly flat except for a couple overpass hills. Meet at the Shady Oak Lake parking lot, 5200 Shady Oak Rd. We will hit the trail at 1 PM.Afterwards you are invited to Kim and Kathy Hovey’s (about 1/2 mi. south on Shady Oa...  Read More
by Aaron Achartz on May 15th, 2023
This year, NAMI is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with the More Than Enough campaign!It’s an opportunity for all of us to come together and remember the inherent value we each hold — no matter our diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background or ability. We want every person out there to know that if all you did was wake up today, that’s more than enough. No matter what, you a...  Read More
Saints on Bikes Are Rolling Again!
by Aaron Achartz on May 4th, 2023
All Saints' friendly biking group invites anyone who likes biking to join them for exercise and camaraderie outdoors. Rides are usually on Sunday afternoons and occasionally on Saturdays. They happen about every other week from May through October and range from around 12-25 miles—often with a break in the middle for refreshment!The first ride will be this Saturday, May 6, to Eloise Butler Wildflo...  Read More
May Wellness Focus: Physical Wellness
by Aaron Achartz on May 3rd, 2023
As the days get longer and warmer, it’s a great time to turbo charge our physical wellness with outside activities and new ideas for the grill. Gather with friends or family and enjoy God’s creation. Check in on our Wednesday social media posts on Facebook and Instagram for more ideas....  Read More
Men's Breakfast Group Resumes
by Aaron Achartz on April 21st, 2023
Come for breakfast on Monday, May 1st at 8:00am. The Men's Breakfast Group will meet at the Perkins near the Country Village Shopping Center on Highway 7. Jerry Dohrman will share about the new medications and technologies available for those with diabetes. You are invited to join in the conversation and bring a friend. ...  Read More
Inspired Life Series: Erin Sharkey
by Aaron Achartz on April 19th, 2023
Our next speaker is Erin Sharkey, writer, film producer, and author of A Darker Wilderness: Black Nature Writing From Soil To Stars. On Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm, she will be talking about black nature writing and the environment.Inspired Life talks are about an hour in length, with an opportunity for questions at the end. The talks are free and open to the public, so be sure to invite your friends ...  Read More
Holy Week Services
by Aaron Achartz on March 31st, 2023
Enjoy a variety of musical styles by our talented All Saints musicians during Holy Week.April 2, Palm Sunday • 10amTraditional worship led by Meg Redmond and the Saints Chorale.April 6, Maundy Thursday • 7pmContemporary worship led by Tom Klemond.April 7, Good Friday • 7pmThe Saints Chorale presents Behold the Darkness: A Choral Cantata by Benjamin Harlan.April 9, Easter Sunday • 10amTraditional w...  Read More
Lenten Book Study Begins
by Aaron Achartz on February 27th, 2023
During Lent we are having a congregational book study on Seculosity by David Zahl. The book reflects on our innate human desire for hope, purpose, connection, justification and enoughness and how that plays out apart from traditional religious and spiritual answers in all sorts of everyday realms - from food and parenting to technology and politics.Groups begin meeting Wednesday, March 1st and mee...  Read More