March 2011

One Step at a Time: Your Tips for a Healthier Church

Health isn’t something we can achieve solely on our own – it’s connected to the environment around us. What steps is your church taking to make your corner of the world a little healthier?

Health isn’t something we can achieve solely on our own – it’s connected to the environment around us. Having access to fresh foods (and being able to afford them!), being able to walk or jog safely without the risk of being hit by a speeding car -- these things all play into our overall sense of well-being.

There are definitely things that congregations can do to improve the health environment in and around the church. And we want to hear about them!

Increasing capacity for mental health ministry

On Friday, April 1, Faith Connections on Mental Illness holds its annual conference at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill.

 

Raising heart rates, building Christian fellowship

Bethesda United Methodist Church in Welcome, N.C., offers exercise classes twice a week to serve church members and others in the Welcome community.

 

Bethesda United Methodist Church in Welcome, N.C., offers exercise classes twice a week to serve church members and others in the Welcome community.  Bethesda is in the Lexington District of the Western North Carolina Conference, and Dennis Marshall is in his second year as pastor there.

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Lenten resource connects food to faith

With Ash Wednesday almost upon us, here is a Lenten devotional that features daily healthy recipes.