Feb. 14, 2003 – The public is invited to join members of St. John's Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for the congregation's annual health fair in Cruz Bay Park.
The Rev. Bruce Graham, pastor of the church, said health professionals as well as health and science majors from Antillian Adventist University in Puerto Rico will be on hand to conduct glucose and blood pressure screenings.
Church members will provide samplers of healthful vegetarian dishes.
"We promote eating vegetarian meals," Graham said. The church teaches that bodies are the temple of God, he said, and if the bodies are healthy, minds will also be healthy. And healthy minds can communicate more freely with God.
Another feature of the fair will be gospel singing.
Following the fair, there will be a drug awareness march, departing Mongoose Junction at 1 p.m. and proceeding to the waterfront, to Pine Peace and back to Cruz Bay Park. Members of the St. Thomas/St. John Pathfinders Club and the Pathfinders Drum Corps will lead the march.
Members of the Seventh-day Adventist Health Ministries will present health awareness information following the march.
Leading up to the health fair and drug awareness march, a seminar on health will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. John Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Graham said the seminar will focus on the "NEW START" health program. The letters in NEW START stand for nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, air, rest, and trust in the divine power, he said. The seminar is open to the public.
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