Health & Wellness

Physical and mental health is God’s intention for every human being. It is vital to our well-being and helps strengthen relationships and enhance our Christian service in our communities and world. Promoting good health is our shared endeavor with God, just as caring for our neighbor’s health is an expression of Christian love and service.

We recognize the advantages of good health and a strong health-care system, and we are committed to raising awareness about health-related issues as well as health-related ministries, both in the United States and around the world.

Matter of Balance Workshop

Tuesdays, March 8 to April 26  l  1:00 – 3:00 pm 

A Matter of Balance is designed for older adults to manage falls and increase activity levels. Two trained coaches guide participants through interactive learning and activities that emphasize strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity among older adults. Participants meet for two hours a week for eight weeks. Matter of Balance is for older adults who: 1) are at risk of falling, 2) have a fear of falling, or 3) have fallen one or more times.The workshop will be held at ReaLife Cooperative of West St. Paul (Great Room), 170 Emerson Ave E., West St. Paul, MN. There is no cost to attend but donations are appreciated. Register online at or by calling Abby at 651-204-0904.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Series

Tuesdays, January 11 – February 15, 1:00 pm
Presented by Faith Community Nurses Joann Arneberg and Rebecca Indahl
Older adults living with a chronic health condition deal with daily challenges. In this weekly
class, topics on nutrition, exercise, medication use, pain management, emotions, and
communicating with medical providers will be presented. Participants will create weekly
action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter. Registration
is for anyone age 60 and older; there is no cost to attend, but donations are appreciated.
Register now at Contact Joann
Arneberg at 651-457-3373 or or the Faith Community Nurse
Network (FCNN) office at 651-204-0904 or for more information.

Health Screenings at Augustana

  • Blood pressure screenings happen once per month in the church office
  • Flu shot clinic in the fall
  • Red Cross blood drive
  • Faith-filled yoga classes run continuously through the year

Mental Health

At Augustana, we explore the topic of mental health from multiple angles, knowing hope exists if we know where to look. As Christians, we have a powerful resource at our disposal 24-7: The Living God, who cares deeply about every detail of your life. 

Is anxiety part of your life? Where does faith meet your anxious thoughts? One approach to managing anxiety is the Christian discipline of meditation. A simple process to meditate: Fill the mind and spirit with God’s word. Choose a favorite Bible verse to focus on, for example: Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way (2 Thessalonians 3:16). Seek peace in the midst of stress; use meditation wherever you are. Remind yourself God is almighty and in control and trustworthy.


Joann Arneberg
Faith Community Nurse

Wellness Events

Blood Pressure Screenings
Third Sunday each month – cancelled until further notice

September – May

9:30 – 11:00 am
Augustana Office