Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) is offering a yearly certification process to congregations across the state. As of January 1, 2011, congregations can now achieve all three levels of certification – Bronze, Silver and Gold – and receive recognition from the Council and their respective judicatories upon completion of the program. Certified congregations may also wish to identify themselves as such in their communities by displaying a PHW Certification Decal on their front doors.
By participating in the PHW Certification Program, congregations will be demonstrating that our bodies are God’s temple and that, as people of faith, we strive to live an abundant life of health and wholeness by increasing our physical activity, eating more fruits and vegetables, reducing the impact of smoking on ourselves and our neighbors, and engaging in other health activities that have the potential to add years – abundant years – to our lives.
How to Apply:
To read the requirements for each level of certification and/or to complete an application, please visit us online at: http://www.healthandwholeness.org/phw-certification.
Testimonials from Participating Congregations:
“As of January 1, 2010, it will be a policy of Cameron Grove A.M.E. Zion Church that: water will be offered at all events or gatherings where beverages are served, at least one sugar free dessert will be offered at all meals where desserts are served, and at least one healthy main dish (non-fried) and at least one fruit will be served at each meal.” – Cameron Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Raleigh, PHW Bronze Certified
“The Health Ministry of Mt. Zion Baptist Church presents a health display in the entry of the church one time a month on various topics with brochures, pamphlets and other information.” – Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, PHW Silver Certified
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