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Health Care and Faith: A Healing People (Session 5) October 12, 2010

Getting Started

On the Chalkboard

Define, review and debate the meaning of the following:

  • Inclusive Health Care
  • Affordable Health Care
  • Accessible Health Care
  • Accountable Health Care
  • Discuss: Is health care a church or state responsibility?


Faith-Based Initiatives

Read Acts 3:1-10

  • What happens in this story?
  • According to Acts, Christ’s ministry of healing passes onto his disciples. What is the connection between physical healing and spiritual wholeness?
  • How do Christ’s disciples carry out a ministry of healing today?


Video Clip:

Faith-based Ministries

  • Are there any faith-based health care ministries in your area?
  • What local needs could be met by such ministries?
  • What faith-based health care ministries could you do in your community?

Video Clip:

An Invitation to Action


By Way of Concluding…

List of contacts for more information:

  1. Health Care Sabbath: http://woconsole.brickriver.com/files/oFiles_Library_XZXLCZ/Health_Care_Sabbath_Re-write_J5JPMGBP.pdf
  2. Other related worship resources can be found at www.westohioumc.org/healthcare
  3. Health Care Bible Study: http://woconsole.brickriver.com/files/oFiles_Library_XZXLCZ/Ezekiel_Health_Care_Justice_Handouts_EZTWCMQM.pdf
  4. Join the West Ohio Justice Network
  5. Host a Community Conversation about Health Care Reform, and invite Rev. Julia Nielsen Bingman to lead or present information.

Rev. Julia Nielsen Bingman

UHCAN Ohio and New Horizons/Hilltonia UMC

614.456.0060 x 229,  jbingman@uhcanohio.org

What to Do Next

  • What actions or next steps do people feel led to do?

Final Questions

  • What closing questions, comments or concerns do you have?

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