The Health Ministry  promotes the maintenance of good health through educational seminars, health fairs, blood drives, workshops/training and provides information sessions and other preventative measures to improve the overall health status of our members, their families, and the community at large.


Diabetes Program

Colesville’s Health Outreach Program is partnering with the African American Health Program to implement a diabetes program for patients with Type 2 diabetes.

The program:  Families Defying Diabetes Together (BFDDT) Program to help people living with type 2 diabetes (T2D) or pre-diabetes better manage and prevent this disease.  This is a national study funded by the Office of Minority Health, with the purpose of assessing a new approach to diabetes treatment and prevention, and if it will be more effective than traditional methods.  In this family centered approach, a person with T2D (the PWD) partners with a friend or family member who may be at risk (PAR), and they support each other through this 20-week life style change.

Benefits for participating include:

~ Receive support from a community health worker and lifestyle coaches to help the family team make healthier choices.

~ Increasing knowledge and skills on how to better manage or prevent type 2 diabetesRemote patient monitoring

~ Monetary incentives

~ Access to program services offered by the African American Health Program free of charge in addition to Study provided resources.


2nd Sunday Health Series

Colesville United Methodist Church in conjunction with our "Choose Healthy Life Grant" will conduct a health presentation each month on topics we believe will be of interest to our congregation and the community at large.  Join us in our fellowship hall for healthy information and healthy snacks.


Get Moving for Better Health

Do you know 22 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous activity, is the antidote to the ills of prolonged sitting?

Think of it: only 20 minutes of this a day is enough, meaning a small stroll of 10 minutes twice a day — like jumping off the bus one stop before your actual destination to work and then taking the bus back home.

Sitting for more than 12 hours a day was associated with a 38% increased risk of death as compared to eight hours, but only among those who managed to get less than 22 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a day.

The risk of death went down with an increased amount of physical activity. An extra 10 minutes a day translated into a 15% lower risk of death among those spending fewer than 10 ½ hours seated and a 35% lower risk among those who spent more than 10 ½ hours sedentary each day.

So stand up and move around, don't spend the whole day sitting in your chair—it's not good for your health!    BPHN

Senior Call Check Program

Maryland is the first state in the country to start a free, automated telephone service to check in on Maryland's older residents, all across the state.

Click here for details.


"When it comes to COVID-19, the numbers continue to paint a dire picture for Black Americans. Despite representing only 13% of the U.S. population, Black people account for almost 20% of deaths across the country. News 4’s Cory Smith reports on the ongoing effort in the Black community to increase testing." In an interview with Reverend Armstrong, the Pastor said "the ministry is about saving souls but it is also about saving lives."