2 BOCNEWS.com FEBRUARY 2018 One Woman Can Make a Difference Inspiring Story of One Women who Made a dif- ference Behind the Chair Denver, CO – January 23, 2018 – Popular hairstylist and business owner, Polly Sanders-Peterson is celebrating being one of the 10 national Faces of Sola from Sola Salon Studios. Sanders-Peterson who is 73 years young, has spent 50 plus years behind the chair in the salon industry. Every year Sola Salon Studios chooses 10 salon professionals in the Sola com- munity to be recognized for their achievements and careers. On Martin Luther King Jr. day, Sola shared the story of Polly Sanders-Peterson, who is an inspir- ing Sola stylist in Denver. In 1963, on the day of the Martin Luther King March, Polly opened her studio and put out a sign that said free haircuts. The purpose was to get white woman and black women to come together in the same environ- ment. In one week, Polly's incredible story had been shared nearly 2,000 times and had over 400,000 views! Here story can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/3T6KSszKP3I . Polly goes to the Denver Women’s prison and also does community outreach to the broken and wounded woman around the community. Polly donates her time to teaching and counseling abused, hurting, wounded, and rejected women. These women suffer from broken families, are not able to maintain jobs, and have great inner pain and emotional damage. Polly Sanders-Peterson is a stylist and owner of Polly & Company Beauty Salon, an author, and an ordained pastor. She is the founder and president of Covenant House of Love Ministries, a non-profit outreach ministry. She has authored three books, “Love Search”, “Power of Perseverance”, and “With Him”. Sanders-Peterson is also a loving wife, moth- er, grandmother, and great-grandmother and she loves her work behind the chair and community. For more information about Polly & Company or Polly Sanders-Peterson, please visit: pollyan- dco.com, facebook.com/pollyandcompany, and covenanthouseoflove.com. firstname.lastname@example.org, 1 (800) 584-0885. "And let us not be weary in well- doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." — Galations 6:9 If you have the zeal and desire to serve your church and your com- munity (even if you have no med- ical training) do not give up your vision. Consider now things you can do to serve God and man. Consult the Scriptures (especially look at the Gospels and the Book of Acts). Look up information on websites. For an example, here are the 15 most popular websites for the latest health news: Top 15 Health Websites | eBizM- BA Look this up on your web browser Be cautious about use of herbal medications and supplements. Do not assume that all of these things work or are safe. Ask for advice as needed about these. Try to contact a medical professional in a sister church or in the community for guidance as needed. Remind people to just go for doc- tor visits. Remind people about the need for screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, pap smears, mammograms, and colon tests. Screening may be needed even if someone seems perfectly well. Remind people to take medications properly and to call their physician if they are having trouble with medica- tion. Promote the use of a healthy diet: with plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, reduced saturated fat, reduced trans fat, reduced fatty/fried foods, reduced salt (about 1500 mg daily)— read labels! Encourage exercise in your church— and do it yourself! Start a walking club and if possible give away or have people purchase a pedometer to help count their steps. Aim for 10,000 steps daily. Encourage at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. Encourage weight control, encour- age people to get help for addictions such as tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Look for opportunities to give brief health “nuggets” during Sunday School time, and during the worship hour. Conduct an Afternoon program on a health topic and invite speakers as needed. Help out with evangelistic meetings. Give brief health talks if possible near the beginning of the meetings. Help those who do not have a doctor find one. Look for resources for this in local health facilities Try to help those who do not have health insurance to find clinics that help people without insurance. It is possible in the city you live in to find lists of such clinics. Door-to door ministry can be con- sidered. A team from your church can distribute health literature in your community. People in the community may initially be most receptive to lit- erature on health topics such as dia- betes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Organizations in your commu- nity such as the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Alzheimer's Association, among others may have some excellent brochures and hand- outs, although these may need to be purchased at times. Starting Health Ministry in Your Church First Consider Some Important Goals For Health Ministry: To promote total wellness: spiritual, physical, and mental, empower people to live longer here and to also receive eternal life. ■ ■ To play a significant role in church growth ■ ■ To help reduce disparities ■ ■ To give care to everyone despite their ethnic group, social class or culture GETTING STARTED: ■ ■ Get your pastors support ■ ■ Develop a health team in your church ■ ■ Recruit and train church members to take part in health ministry ■ ■ Make a yearly calendar for health ministry events and health promo- tion ■ ■ Make sure you minister to your own congregation ■ ■ Be aware of places in your com- munity besides your own church where you can minister: shop- ping centers, libraries, barber and beauty shops, community events/ festivals, community centers, and churches other than your own You can minister to people even if you have no formal medical training, but utilize if possible those who do. May God bless you in your ministry. Health Ministry Despite Lack ofTraining Dr. Conner By Byron E. Conner, M.D. HEALTH Encourage exercise in your church—and do it yourself! Start a walking club and if possible give away or have people purchase a pedometer to help count their steps. Aim for 10,000 steps daily. Encourage at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. PROFILE Polly Sanders-Peterson is a stylist and owner of Polly & Company Beauty Salon, an author, and an ordained pastor.