Today the people of First Congregational United Church of Christ began a "Walk to Jerusalem" initiative. The goal of the effort is to increase the physical, spiritual and emotional health of congregants by walking the equivalent distance between Salem, Oregon (our state's capitol) and Jerusalem between now and Easter - individually and in groups. This morning, after worship, we walked together from the church and around the Capitol Mall and Capitol Building. Amazingly, it didn't rain!
Churches across the United Church of Christ are participating in efforts to increase the health of congregants. The UCC has teamed-up this year with First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign by launching the “UCC Let’s Move: Faithfully HEALing (Healthy Eating and Living)” which will "focus on the pillars of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign – Healthy Choices, Healthier Schools, Physical Activity and Accessible and Affordable Foods." Click here to learn more.