October 27, 2015
October 14, 2015, was a day to celebrate at Peletah Ministries in New Bern, North Carolina. The faith community was awarded a grant from the USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program for over $94,000 to enhance the work they are currently doing through their Joseph Community Market, which started in 2014.
May 31, 2013
Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches to develop partnerships with faith communities to promote health for all members. In addition to connecting faith communities with valuable health resources, PHW certifies congregations at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels to recognize them for the work they do to promote health. Many Faithful Families congregations in North Carolina apply for certification and mini-grants through PHW, and our partners at PHW also provide information about Faithful Families to their certified congregations. It’s a wonderful partnership!
by Heidi Smith
April 23, 2013
New Covenant United Methodist Church in Hamilton Township, New Jersey was recently selected by the New Jersey State Department of Health to receive a Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More grant to begin a new health ministry! Only four faith based organizations in the state were selected in the competitive grant process. We are the only United Methodist Church. The grant period is from March to August 2013.
Updated May 30, 2013
We wanted to let you know about a few exciting mini-grant opportunities for North Carolina faith communities. Consider applying for these funds to improve the policies, practices and environments in your faith community to promote healthy eating and physical activity.