Diann Phillips Ash, minister of Christian education at Greenforest Community Baptist Church, said the topics were selected based on critical health issues for adult men and women universally.
“In light of the fact that Greenforest has had a number of premature deaths due to heart attacks, strokes and cancer-related illness over the last couple of years, the topics certainly resonate with our members,” Ash said.
“February is Heart Health Month, and certainly maintaining a healthy weight and managing stress will serve us all well. Input from Greenforest and community participants will directly inform the next tier of seminars/courses.”
The Feb. 25 topic is “How to Lose Weight Without Dieting.” Future topics include “Understanding the Language of Pain and Heeding Its Messages” on March 24 and “Stress the Silent Killer: Managing Stress for a Healthier Life” on April 14.
The sessions will be held in the Cornerstone Room from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dr. Brian Utley will be the instructor. There is no cost for the initial seminars. However, once interest is generated and formal classes are established, there may be a nominal fee to defray the cost of resources, refreshments and professional facilitators, Ash said.
Greenforest is at 3250 Rainbow Drive in Decatur. For more information, contact Minister Diann Phillips Ash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-486-6729.