A Special Invitation

Wake Forest Baptist Health cordially invites you to the Installation Service of Rev. Dianne Horton as Manager for Chaplaincy & Clinical Ministries of Lexington Medical Center.
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 4 p.m.
Union Baptist Church
110 Lincoln Avenue
Lexington, NC 27292

Reception to follow.

May Is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of
living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood
pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. We all need to be
physically active, but our children especially need to establish healthy
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Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Childhood obesity can also lead to poor self-esteem and depression. More than a third of all children and adolescents are overweight, up from only 5% 30 years ago.

One of the best strategies to reduce childhood obesity is to improve
the diet and exercise habits of your entire family. Treating and preventing
childhood obesity helps protect the health of your child now and in the future.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that
adults: Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity
each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing,
swimming, and mowing grass with a push mower. Do muscle-
strengthening activities – like lifting weights or using exercise bands or
machines at the Y– at least 2 days a week. Any activity is better than
none. Start with small steps and work yourself up. Before you begin
any new physical program it is good to talk to your doctor.

We are blessed to have a wonderful and comprehensive YMCA as
our next door neighbor and partner in ministry. The YMCA offers
something for everyone to celebrate this month! We have classes for
children from 6 months and up, sports teams for adults and youth and a
staff who can help provide orientations to our equipment and classes for
adults, personal trainers who can help you meet your fitness goals and a
variety of programs that are designed to accommodate any fitness
level. For more information, please contact Jen Fuller-Allen at
jen(at)lexingtonymca.com or 249-2177.

Family Night 2016

6:30 p.m.  –  Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, January 13  –  MLK Program

Wednesday January 20  –  FaithHealth NC,  New Chaplain  –  Dianne Horton,
June Britt & Sue Epley

Wednesday, January 27  –  Quarterly Business Meeting

FaithHealth

God calls us to be angels to walk alongside those in need. FaithHealth gives you the opportunity to be an angel in the life of someone who really needs you. Contact our FaithHealth coordinators, Don and Deb Watson to learn more! Deb@BusinessMarketplace.com

The J. Smith Young YMCA

The YMCA of Lexington is a FaithHealth partner serving the needs of our community. During the summer months the Y offers many opportunities for our children and young people.  You can sign your child up for one day, one week or the entire summer. Drop-ins are welcome. The YMCA also offers a variety of youth fitness programs – from music and movement for our 1-6 year olds to running, swimming, volleyball, soccer, yoga and more for children ages 7+, there is an activity for everyone.

For more information about our youth programs or summer and after school care, please contact Jen Fuller-Allen at 249-2177 or jen@lexingtonymca.com.

First Baptist FaithHealth

First Baptist FaithHealth ministry continues to reach out and provide services for those in need. We look forward to partnering with June Britt and other local churches
in our FaithHealth family. To become a part of our FaithHealth Ministry, contact Don and Deb Watson at 237-1293 or deb@businessplacemarket.com.

FaithHealth focus: Organ Donation

Life is God’s greatest gift. Jesus said “I’ve come that you might have life in all of its fullness.” (John 10: 10) Modern medicine has opened new doors of sharing God’s greatest gift. Each one of us can potentially extend the gift of life to others through Organ Donation.

There are over 3,300 North Carolinians waiting to receive a life-saving organ. But there is a shortage of donors. Each day an average of 21 people die who could have been saved with an organ donation.

April is Donate Life Month and becoming an organ donor is simple, easy, and doesn’t cost a dime. Go to www.donatelifenc.org to register. Joining the registry means that you have chosen to make some or all of your organs and tissue available for transplant at the time of your death. Advances in medicine continue to allow more people to donate, and organs and tissues are carefully screened prior to transplant, so anyone can join the registry — regardless of age or medical history.

You can also register in person at the DMV. A heart is placed on your driver’s license that identifies you as a donor. It is important to let your family know of your wishes. Donor cards can also be downloaded from the website and are available this morning.

Becoming an organ donor will not cost you or your family anything, but it might just provide God’s greatest gift to a deserving person in need. Don’t delay—become an organ donor today!