July 21, 2017
Micro Original Freewill Baptist Chuch is located in the small farming community of Micro, North Carolina. The church’s mission is to “reach out to members, potential members and website visitors, and help them grow spiritually by providing resources that work in conjunction with our church services and outreach ministries.” The church has multiple youth organizations, adult organizations, and provides a healthy allotment of bible study, sermons, and activities each month. Micro Original Freewill Baptist Church is also affiliated with The Richard & Carolyn Hinnant Community Outreach Center, which is dedicated to providing services for the extended Micro community as a ministry of the church.
June 29, 2017
The weather is getting warmer, the kids are home for the summer, and you find yourself looking for pool noodles and beach balls. Yup, it’s finally that glorious time of year when the great outdoors becomes everyone’s playground! With summer officially in full gear, let’s share some fun physical activities that you can do with family, friends, and your faith community. We will also go over some important ways to stay safe in the sun and water. Ready to add to your summer checklist?
Faithful Families facilitators will learn about our new Walking Challenge, as well as resources and tools to help promote physical activity in communities of faith. This webinar will be presented by the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.
May 8, 2017
The new Faithful Families Walking Challenge is a great way to encourage everyone in your faith community to increase physical activity by walking more every day. It is meant to be EASY, MOTIVATING, and FUN!
February 8, 2016
We are excited to announce that on a quarterly basis, the Faithful Families team will be hosting a series of webinars on topics that relate to your work with Faithful Families. Please be sure to mark your calendars and register for the webinars using the links below. These webinars are open to facilitators in North Carolina, as well as our partners out of state.
Please note that there are different registration links for NC Extension employees and non-NC Extension employees.
January 21, 2016
by Hannah Field
Winter is quite a busy time for a lot of people. Winter holidays are joy-filled, but they can also be very stressful. Add to that the stress of jobs and school, which are often at their peak during winter, and it can be difficult to set aside time for healthy habits. Cooking nutritious foods, exercising, and getting enough sleep are often the first things to go when we are stressed, but they shouldn’t be! These healthful habits give us the energy we need to tackle all that we need to do.
Worried holiday weight gain will weigh you down?
This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey! Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds.
September 9, 2015
by Vimie Magsino
In 2014, the North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH) was awarded Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (ODHDSP) funding for the implementation of population-wide and priority population approaches to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and the reduction of related health disparities among adults. This award will be administered by the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch, housed within the Chronic Disease and Injury Section of DPH.
by Lorelei Jones
When you think about a special Valentine’s Day celebration, what comes to your mind first? Was it the chocolate or the dinner? Probably not. It was more likely a sweet message from a dear friend or family member, a simple note, a kind gesture, or a fond memory of time spent together.
What is a role model? Someone you look up to, someone you want to model your life or actions after. Many of us do not see ourselves as role models, especially in the area of physical activity. With Hollywood actors and actresses portraying unrealistic images of attractiveness, and extreme sports being in the spotlight (i.e. Crossfit), it is hard to think about leading anyone, including yourself, to be fit.