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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fully Alive Speaker Series Continues with New Canaan resident Dr. Woodson Merrell, MD

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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fully Alive Speaker Series Continues with New Canaan resident Dr. Woodson Merrell, MD

March 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will continue its popular Fully Alive speaker series on Sunday, March 8 at 9AM. New Canaan resident and St. Mark’s parishioner Dr. Woodson Merrell, MD, Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center will be the speaker. In conversation with the Rev. Peter Walsh, he will talk about the integration of eastern and western understandings of the body and simple practices to make us happy, healthy, and holy.

Dr. Merrell’s practice in Integrative Internal Medicine is on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He is frequently tapped by national media to lend commentary and context to stories on health, wellness and the future of medicine. He is the Founding Executive Director of the Center for Health and Healing in New York, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive academic clinical center for Integrative Medicine. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Icahn Mt Sinai School of Medicine, and Immediate past Chairman, Department of Integrative Medicine, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Merrell is the Associate Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Mt Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, and of the Department of Medicine, Mt Sinai Roosevelt Hospital. He is a Certified Physician Acupuncturist, and Chair of the annual Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York, and annual CME conference for Integrative Medicine. He is a founding member of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and of Bravenet, a practice-based Integrative Medicine research network of the Bravewell Collaborative. He also sits on the Medical Advisory Board of The Dr. Oz Show.

Fully Alive is free and open to all. It features a host of compelling speakers throughout the year who will explore the difference Christ makes in particular aspects of our lives, including family, work, money, sex, play, and more. Fully Alive will include other offerings throughout the year, including regular weekday classes, retreats, a special course for high schoolers, quiet days, and concerts.

The 9AM Fully Alive forum and the Sunday 10AM service can be live-streamed via the St. Mark’s website at Recordings on demand are also available to watch on the website or the St. Mark’s YouTube channel. For more information or to view a schedule of upcoming speakers, please visit the St. Mark’s website at, call the St. Mark’s Church Office at 203.966.4515, or email


March 8, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am


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