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Immanuel Lutheran Church is now hiring for a Youth and Family Ministry Director. Pastoral: Minister to youth and their families during Sunday School and other church programs, being present in their lives outside the church walls, available for common concerns and in crisis situations. Leadership: Recruit and nurture Youth and Family Ministry program. Administration : Manage the planning process and coordinate with Pastor and Youth Committee all regular ministries to youth and their families. This includes youth of all ages on Sunday mornings and mid-week events; assisting with Confirmation, special events, trips and retreats, and parent meetings. Stewardship: Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of youth programs, manage youth ministry budget, and collaborate with the sponsors of each Youth group. Ability to build, lead, and empower youth. Ability to implement a ministry vision. Familiarity with Lutheran Doctrine required; must be comfortable teaching it and representing Lutheran Theology. Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database, email, internet, and social media. Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to adapt and evaluate curriculum preferred. Must have excellent organization, communication (verbal and written), and listening skills, with a high degree of initiative and accountability. Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills required, with sensitivity to church members and visitors. Understanding and enjoyment of youth and families and guiding their spiritual development. Please send resumes to immanuellavernia@gmail.com or call 830-253-8121.
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Healthy Living: Tips for taking care of your skin




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The Skin Cancer Foundation offers tips for healthier skin. From seeing a dermatologist, to ending your tanning routine, and practicing sun protection as a way of life, here are five ways to adopt healthy skin habits this year:

1. Make sun protection part of your daily routine. Sun protection is essential to skin-cancer prevention -- about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanomas, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are caused by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Since UV damage is cumulative over our lifetime, it is something to be concerned about on a daily basis. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the following sun safety tips:

•Seek the shade, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

•Do not burn.

•Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.

•Use a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

•Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.

2. Examine your skin, head-to-toe, every month. If you notice any change in an existing mole or discover a new one that looks suspicious, see a physician immediately. To find out more about how to perform self-examination and spot a potential skin cancer, visit www.skincancer.org.

3. See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.

Skin cancer, the most prevalent cancer, is also the most treatable cancer when detected early. The survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early, before the tumor has penetrated the skin, is about 99 percent. The survival rate falls to 15 percent for those with advanced disease.

4. Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.

Tanners may think all they are getting is a bronze glow, but that change in skin tone is a sign of skin damage and may lead to premature skin aging and skin cancer.

While it is true that melanoma risk can increase by 74 percent for frequent tanners, new research finds that those who make just four visits to a tanning booth per year can increase their risk for melanoma by 11 percent, and their risk for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, by 15 percent.

5. Keep your skin glowing and healthy.

Glowing skin can be achieved without tanning. Expert dermatologists say that proper cleansing, morning and night, is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy, natural glow. In the morning, if you use a vitamin C serum, put it on after cleansing your skin. Then apply a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher, followed by makeup. If you exfoliate, do it after cleansing in the evening.

For more tips, visit the “Go With Your Own Glow” section of www.skincancer.org.
 

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