The health ministries team and Sabbath School Department of Raleigh Gethsemane Church in Raleigh, N.C., celebrated Let’s Move Day at Anderson Point Park in Raleigh, on September 17, 2017. Let’s Move is a campaign established in 2010 by the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, to create awareness of and promote ways to combat childhood obesity. The North American Division designates one Sunday in September annually, as a day for churches to encourage all members and friends to get moving and increase activity to help decrease childhood obesity in the nation. Additionally, Stacy Fisher, health ministries leader, collects the steps taken by members each month, and reports them to the Adventists InStep for Life Program.
This year’s event started at 8 a.m. and ended at noon, and provided a real boost to the church’s monthly steps. Approximately 30 members and friends brought their bikes, participated in a Zumba class, or simply enjoyed walking the trails. The sponsoring departments provided a scrumptious breakfast to ensure nobody was running on empty.
South Atlantic | December 2017