Spirited Life participant Rev. Tim Whittington started the Walking Ministry at Unity United Methodist Church in Kannapolis, N.C, in response to the benefits he has experienced from his participation in Spirited Life and more specifically, the healthy eating program Naturally Slim.
Church members meet at Food Lion in Mooresville each Saturday morning at eight and take a two-mile walk through town, exercising their bodies and spreading the word about their church. The group always opens with a prayer, and walkers are encouraged to go at their own pace.
Pastor Tim attributes the success of the Walking Ministry to the fact that it provides motivation and fellowship for participants, and it’s a unique way for people to get out and exercise. They hope to eventually expand their walking to other days of the week as well.
Pastor Tim says, “We walk to keep our bodies (God’s temple) healthy for Him. The healthier we are, the stronger our discipleship will be.”
To Pastor Tim and the Unity UMC Walkers, keep up the great work, and thanks for being an inspiration to us all!
-Compiled by Katie Huffman
Photo by Tim Whittington