First Place 4 Health is a Christ-centered weight-loss and healthy-living program which has guided hundreds of thousands of people to a healthy lifestyle.
First meeting is Thursday September 11 9:00 AM in the Heritage Room.
For more information and to register, call Becky Moseley at 856-764-8035.
What is First Place 4 Health?
Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on weight-loss programs and products. Many are on a search for a quick fix, unwilling to consider permanent changes in their lifestyle as the answer. However, the members of First Place 4 Health here at FUMC have discovered that the Bible holds the answer to the obesity epidemic. By following the First Place 4 Health program, a faith-based weight loss plan supported and endorsed by registered dieticians and physicians, members have already lost more than 500 pounds!
Meeting in weekly support groups, the members of First Place 4 Health follow a 12-week curriculum that is centered around achieving balance in four essential areas of their lives: emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical. First Place 4 Health encourages members to adopt practical disciplines in all four areas. These include regular attendance and fellowship (emotional); prayer, Scripture reading, and Bible study (spiritual); Scripture memory and keeping a food record (mental); and eating well and exercising (physical). First Place 4 Health helps members learn how to be victorious over past eating patterns and how to commit their minds and, ultimately, their bodies to God.
The First Place 4 Health program has delivered faith-based health and weight management instruction and support to small groups meeting in churches since 1981. It has been active in more than 12,000 churches with over a half million successful members! It has been running successfully here at FUMC since January of 2010. The program points members to God’s strength and creates a compassionate support group that helps members stay accountable in a positive environment.
First Place 4 Health is about more than weight loss- it’s about lifestyle change that encourages every particpant to find balance in his or her own life. Carole Lewis, National Director of First Place 4 Health