Health Ministry

"Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in good health." (3 John 1:2).

The purpose of the Glendale Church Health Ministry is to provide education and resources to help the believer care for his/her body as the temple of the Holy Spirit.




The health message is predicated on the following beliefs:

• Our bodies are living temples of the Holy Spirit, as stated in the Bible: “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20)

• God made man a complete unit (Genesis 2:7); therefore, what affects the body affects the mind.

• God communicates with us through the mind. So, God’s call to holiness is a call to physical as well as spiritual health. (Seventh-day Adventists Believe, pg. 280) 

• The best way to obtain health is to follow the natural principles of health God has provided through nature and through His Word.



Sunshine: The body uses energy from sunlight to make two forms of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is used to fix minerals (calcium and phosphorous) in the bones. It is very important in the formation of the bones of young children and in the maintenance of healthy bones in adults and seniors. Vitamin D is essential for maintaining correct levels of calcium and phosphorous in the blood. The amount of sunshine exposure needed may vary based on skin type and color. However, about 15–20 minutes of direct exposure to sunshine daily is sufficient for maintaining adequate amounts of vitamin D in the blood

Fresh Air: Air is the right balance of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and less than 1% carbon dioxide, mixed with other gasses. When we breathe, the lungs remove the oxygen from the air and send it throughout the body via the blood. Every cell in the human body requires oxygen to perform the functions that keep us alive. The brain is very sensitive to a lack of oxygen. So breathing polluted air or air low in oxygen causes symptoms such as inability to concentrate, headaches, sleepiness, overall sluggishness, and lack of energy. Therefore, a continuous supply of fresh, clean air is required for optimal physical and mental health.                        

 Water: Water is the most important substance on earth and in the body. Water makes up the liquid portion of the blood. Water functions to regulate the body’s temperature, deliver nutrients to cells, remove waste and poisons from the body, and aid in the digestion of food. Failure to drink enough water will result in chronic constipation; frequent headaches; dry, chapped, itchy skin; light-headedness; fainting; and in extreme cases, kidney failure and death. Going without water for as few as three days can result in death. Use your urine color to determine how much water you need. If your urine is yellow, you need to drink more water. The urine should be a light straw color and clear.

 Nutrition: There is an extensive amount of information on the subject of nutrition but in a nutshell, it is about eating the right foods in the right amounts. Nutrients exist in in one of five groups. Eating too much or too little of any food group may result in illness. God, in the Bible has given instructions on foods and diet that, when followed, prevent illness and lead to optimum health.

Exercise: This refers to the high expenditure of energy that is stored in the body as fat. Exercise, therefore, breaks down body fat, lubricates the joints, builds the bones and muscles, lowers blood pressure, decreases the workload of the heart, and improves circulation. Exercise improves blood flow to the brain and, therefore, sharpens the intellect. Try it!

Temperance: Temperance is abstaining from alcohol and mind-altering drugs. Temperate living is the practice of avoiding anything that will diminish the senses or that causes you to lose control. Temperate living is an essential part of the Christian’s life-style, as admonished by the Word of the Lord: “Be sober, be vigilant, for your adversary, the devii,l goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

Rest: The need for rest in the form of sleep is a built-in need, like the need for food and water. Over the years, research about sleep shows very consistent results. That is, we need to have at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep during the hours of darkness (nighttime) in order to have optimum mental alertness during the daytime. In addition to the daily 24-hour sleep cycle, God has ordained a weekly one-day rest cycle in the form of the Sabbath. This, by command, we are to keep sacred.

Faith in God or Trust in Divine Power: Let’s face it – there are many things in this world that are beyond our control. Everyone at some point, whether in his/her own life or in the life of a relative, will experience pain, grief, sorrow, disappointment, and even suffering. The result is stress: a mental state that causes physical harm to vital organs, such as the heart and the stomach. Stress is the cause of many deaths by “heart attacks” all over the world, every day. The Bible teaches us that we have a Savior who has borne all our grief and sorrows in order to make us well. (Isaiah 53: 4, 5) The believer’s faith in this Savior allows him/her not to be overcome by stress. By accepting God as the source of all power, believing that nothing is too difficult for Him to do, we can give to Him all the stressors of life and experience full release. We do this through daily prayer and Bible study, practiced for the purpose of having a relationship with Jesus the Savior. Remember His words to His followers “…in me you will have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 ESV).

One authority on the subject of dealing with stress, recommended praying the Serenity Prayer daily. It says:

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference”.


SPECIAL FEATURE: "Quinoa! What’s the Rage?"

Quinoa, pronounced “kin-wah”, is the edible seed of a plant belonging to the “goosefoot” family of plants. It is grown in the high altitude areas of South American countries such as Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Although it is relatively new to the shelves of the North American supermarkets, it has been around for a long time – some sources say thousands of years – as a staple grain of the indigenous Indian peoples of the South American Andes.

Quinoa is considered a “super food” because it is a very nutrient-dense food. It is billed as a complete protein (i.e. containing all the essential amino acids). It is high in phytonutrients, which makes it a natural anti-inflammatory.

Quinoa was seen as a possible solution to world hunger. The United Nations declared 2013 as The International Year of the Quinoa. However, with its sudden rise in popularity, the cost of quinoa soared beyond the reach of most poor people. It is available in any major supermarket and is prepared like rice. It can be used with any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner (see simple recipe below).

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, 1 cup of cooked quinoa has 8.2g of protein. (See the full nutritional label at

RECIPE: Quinoa Breakfast


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • sea salt to taste

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 TBS pumpkin seeds
  • 2 TBS sliced almonds
  • Top with 1/2 cup dairy-free milk alternative (e.g., one made from rice, oats, or almonds) and 1 tsp honey
    (use any of your favorite fruits in season)

Directions: Preparing Quinoa

  1. Placed well-rinsed quinoa with water and salt in a saucepan, cover, and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn the heat to low, keep covered, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Quinoa Breakfast

  1. Divide quinoa between two bowls, adding one-half of the rolled oats on top.
  2. Top each bowl with half of the blueberries, pumpkin seeds, and almonds.
  3. Serve with soy milk and honey.

Worship, Study, Pray

Saturday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m.   LIFEcenter (Contemporary)
10:00 a.m. Bible Study Classes (All Ages)
11:10 a.m. Traditional  Service

Wednesday Prayer Meeting
7:00 p.m.  The Laver

Latest Sermons


Sunday, March 24, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Pathfinders / Bible Experience / Union (Fresno, CA)  
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Rm 1 6:30 AM  
Rental Group-1 / Sanctuary 8:00 AM  
Monday, March 25, 2019
Church Office Closed  
Volleyball Renters / Gym 6:00 PM  
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Produce Delivery / Kitchen 10:00 AM  
Bread Delivery / FH 6:30 PM  
"95 Theses on Righteousness by Faith" Book Study / Room 3 7:00 PM  
Foundations Class (What Adventists Believe) / Rm 1 7:00 PM  
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Rm 1 7:00 AM  
Staff Meeting / Pastor Myles' Office 8:00 AM  
Member Food Bag Distribution / Kitchen 3:15 PM  
Community Food Bag Distribution / Kitchen 4:45 PM  
Prayer Meeting / Chapel 7:00 PM  
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Rms 1 & B 4:00 PM  
Friday, March 29, 2019
GAA Friday Worship / Sanctuary 8:15 AM  
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Chapel 6:00 PM  
Adult Bible Study / Wagner Home 7:00 PM  
Choir Practice / Sanctuary 7:00 PM  
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Town Hall Meeting / Camelback SDA  
Prayer Room Open 8:00 AM  
LIFEcenter Contemporary Worship / Communion 8:30 AM  
Kid's Choir / Chapel (Due to Communion) 9:00 AM  
Sabbath School Classes (Early Dismissal 10:30) 10:00 AM  
Children's 13th Sabbath School Program 10:30 AM  
Sanctuary (Traditional) Worship / Communion 11:10 AM  
Choral Training / Choir Room 2:00 PM  
Pathfinders Meeting / Chapel, Rms 1,2,3,5,6 2:30 PM  
Easter Concert Choir Practice / Sanctuary 3:00 PM  
Ubumwe Youth Bible Study /Side Rooms A & B 3:00 PM  
Town Hall Meeting / Camelback SDA 4:00 PM  
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Ubumwe Prayer Meeting / Rm 1 6:30 AM  
Rental Group-1 / Sanctuary 8:00 AM  
Pathfinders Honors Class / Gym, FH (TBA) 9:00 AM