Mount Nebo Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ramseur, NC received a grant earlier this year from the Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation to build a walking track, which has since been completed. Such efforts to increase access to opportunities for physical activity can improve a community’s overall health. Partners in Health and Wholeness would like to congratulate Mount Nebo – under the pastoral leadership of Sharon W. Belk and PHW Liaison Minister Elworth Cheek – on this award as well as for achieving our highest level of health certification. They are putting their faith in action by serving healthier church meals, maintaining tobacco-free buildings, offering free health screenings, preaching on health as a faith issue, and much more! Finally, Mount Nebo was one of the first congregations in our state to participate in the NC Council of Churches’ free AED and CPR initiative in an effort to reduce their members’ risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest while at church.
Thank you, Mount Nebo, for setting such a strong example for others to follow! To learn what other places of worship are doing to improve the health of their members, please visit www.healthandwholeness.org.