Monthly Archives: October 2014

November is National Diabetes Month

Dear Pastor Dan,

Our potentially life-saving screening event is drawing closer and I wanted to send you a quick email as next month is American Diabetes Awareness Month. Below is a blurb specific to this so you can run in any of your bulletins, newsletters, etc. over the next few weeks.

Thanks and have a happy, healthy day,

Sandra Peveler
Health Service Coordinator
Life Line Screening
Phone: (800) 897-9177 1598
Mobile: (985) 703-0404
Fax: (888) 286-7452

November is National Diabetes Month

Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, a disease which kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The American Diabetes Association’s website states that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless steps are taken to stop this disease.

Early detection is critical.

This is why Drexel Heights Baptist Church? is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. One of the tests is a simple blood test for glucose (sugar) which can determine if a person is at-risk of developing diabetes.

Other screenings include tests to check for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke. Nearly 800,000 strokes will occur this year, taking a life approximately every four minutes.

There are also tests to check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and PAD, also called “hardening of the arteries” in the legs.

Diabetes is a major risk factor for stroke and is directly related to Peripheral Arterial Disease. Recommendations for people with diabetes included a PAD test starting at age 50.

Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441. Pre-registration is required.


DHBC November 2014

Pastors’ Pen~

The Apostle of Love, John, writes in First John 3 that Christ-Followers, who understand the gospel, will love. That is a plain and simple statement to understand. I heard a mom tell her children one day, “You kids will love each other, even it kills you!” When you’re walking with Christ there will be a love for others as Christ-Followers were commanded to love. A world so loved by God should be loved by us! The love of God should move us to pray and to want to see individuals experience the same love we have, especially to a blind world that can’t see Christ.

What have you done lately to communicate God’s love to those whom you know? Real love is an action, not a feeling. It produces sacrificial giving. The greatest act of love is giving oneself for/to others. How do we lay down our lives? That is done by serving others with no thought of receiving anything in return. Sometimes it is easier to say that we’ll take a bullet for others than to truly live for them. When did you recently put the needs of others above your needs? Jesus taught this principle of love in John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down His life for His friends!”

Matthew Henry said: The example of God and Christ should inflame our hearts with this holy love.” Our great God gave His son to die for us. We have seen His miracles. We have seen the mystery of His divine love. God redeemed His church with His own son’s blood! Shouldn’t we love those whom God has loved? Seriously, shouldn’t we show that love to others if we love God? God’s love is different from what the world describes as love. What the world calls love is shallow, empathetic, vain and has no value. God’s Love is the opposite, at the other extreme of the world view. As evidence of that love, it cost Christ His life. That which cost nothing is not a sacrifice. When you’re touching lives and building meaningful relationships to the Glory of God, you’re loving others!

Dan Gutierrez,