Today marks the beginning of a very important journey for our state – a journey toward better health for all North Carolinians. A Healthier NC is a statewide campaign/challenge to engage 1 million North Carolinians in 15 hours of activity, to transform lives and to lose 10 million pounds.
Congregations are already showing their commitment to health as a practice of their faith by participating in the NC Council of Churches’ Partners in Health and Wholeness Initiative. But now we have the opportunity to partner with others in the community, like schools and businesses, to spread our message of health and abundant living and to affect more lives.
To learn more about A Healthier NC, please visit their official website, www.ahealthiernc.com, where you will find free tools and resources to help you lead a healthier lifestyle. You can also begin logging your hours of physical activity, either as an individual or a group.
Our very own Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, who represents the NC Conference of the United Methodist Church, is already on board and has vowed to engage as many United Methodist congregations in this effort as possible. It’s my hope that other denominations and congregations will follow suit, demonstrating God’s care for all areas of our lives – mind, body and spirit.
– Willona Stallings, PHW Program Coordinator
Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches. PHW aims to connect health as a faith issue. Please visit our website to sign your personal pledge to be healthier, and to find out about grant opportunities for places of worship in NC.