Past Events


Health Professionals’ Sabbath

Union Springs, New York
Joan Payne

This event is to not only honor nurses but all health professional.  National Nurses week is the beginning of May along  with National Hospital Week so all health professionals will be honored as they have all been working very hard during the COVID pandemic. Health Ministries is the right arm of the gospel so it is very fitting to let health professionals know they are valued and appreciated.

10 am Sabbath School
11 am Church Service

Sponsored by the New York Conference Faith Community Nursing.


Hospice vs Palliative Care in 2022

Betsy Johnson


Gwendolynn Ware Harrell is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of Hospice and Palliative Care experience in both the acute care setting and home environment.  She has coauthored a book chapter on Cultural Perspectives at End of Life for hospital medicine publication.  She is currently a Nurse Manager of General and Specialty Surgery at The Emory Clinic.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the difference between Hospice and Palliative Care
  2. Identify 3 Medicare Hospice Eligibility Criteria.
  3. Identify services covered by Hospice under the Medicare benefit.
  4. Discuss barriers to electing Hospice Benefit in the Christian community.

1.0 Contact hours for nurses provided through Adventist HealthCare


Mental Wellness Sabbath 2022

For 2022, NAD Health Ministries will focus on MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS.  Mental Health Sabbath will occur during the virtual Mental Health Summit.  A sermon will be provided to include within your church’s usual program.  We encourage churches to also register for the Summit and attend the special trainings that will be offered from Thursday through Sunday.

Plan to bring your church and community together for this special emphasis on what is God’s original plan for our minds, and how He can renew health to our minds.

03/31/2022 – 04/03/2022

RESTORED: Mental Health Summit

Mental Health needs have grown increasingly among all population groups, especially during the pandemic.  Join us for this online, virtual Summit to discuss the opportunities available for ministry.  Continuing education will also be provided for health professionals.  Click the website link above for details.


AAFCN InTouch: Prayer & Praise

Join us for this time of Prayer & Praise with our special guest, DeeAnn Bragaw, Women’s Ministries Director for the NAD.


Resilience, Thriving Under Pressure

Join us for the next AAFCN InTouch webinar with Dr. Ivan Williams, Director of Ministerial Association.

Topic:  Resilience, Thriving Under Pressure

Caregiving professionals carry a tremendous load in our world today. The pressure health care workers, social service providers and clergy face can only be relieved when resilience is the focus and conscious choices are made that lead towards responsible wholeness. Join us to discover how to thrive under the pressures of caregiving.

Date:  Thursday, January 13, 2022

Time:  12:00 noon, Eastern

Visit the website (above) for more details on how to join the Zoom meeting.


Joy of Eating Club: December

Time:  4:00 – 5:30 pm, ET

Topic: TBA



Joy of Eating Club: Plant-full Holiday Season

Time:  4:00 – 5:30 pm, ET

Topic: Celebrating a Plant-full Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and with that comes all the special dishes we reserve (or try to) for this time of the year. But how does our body respond to these occasional splurges? Are there plant-based solutions to minimize the extra calories, sugar, fat, and sodium that so easily pile up during the holidays? Does the Bible have anything to say about foods for special occasions? You don’t want to miss our upcoming article discussing these interesting questions and our special JOE program which will be entirely dedicated to a full holiday meal cooking demo, with Maggie Collins & Lucia Tiffany.

And as holidays also reminds us of gifts we will be giving away an Instant Pot during our live Zoom program based on the following rules:

  1. The participant needs to be present during the live Zoom meeting
  2. The participant will cook a 100% plant-based holiday dish in advance and will show the finalized dish to us during the Zoom meeting
  3. The participant will have 1 minute to tell us why they should win the prize
  4. The participant will have a recipe of the dish available for sharing via email in case he or she wins the prize
  5. The participant needs to reside in the US or Canada
  6. Everyone present at the live Zoom meeting will have the ability to vote on the dishes presented and the winner will be based on the votes.


AAHWC Business Meeting

Time:  7:30 – 9:00 pm, EST

Visit the Association’s homepage to access documents in preparation for the meeting.  You will need your Charter Membership login to view the documents.


The Salt of the Earth: How Much is Safe to Use

Time:  4:00 – 5:30 pm, EST

Topic: The Salt of the Earth: How Much is Safe to Use

Health experts agree that most people consume too much sodium, and that it has been linked to some health problems, especially an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. One study concluded that salt (the main source of sodium in our foods) is associated with almost 10% of deaths related to cardiovascular disease worldwide. With that in mind, is there room to safely use salt at all? Are there healthier salt-substitutes? How can our food taste good if we cut back or even eliminate table salt? Can we also develop health problems from consuming too little sodium? We will answer these and other questions related to salt based on the Word of God and current research.