Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us…Hebrews 12:1
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Amazing Grace race.
The Amazing Grace Race is a Lenten Wellness Initiative that started on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13th and ended on Good Friday, March 29th.The Amazing Grace Race this year had a physical activity challenge and also a wellness challenge, that included Bible Studies and some of the Blue Zones Project action items. There were wellness action items to complete at home and some to do at the weekly Wednesday evening Lenten meals. We moved naturally by walking around the church building or dancing with the Wii. We ate wisely with a bean cook-off. We assessed the ways our homes support healthy living and submitted pictures for a power point that was showed. We connected with family and friends over meals. We shared our hobbies at a hobby fair and spent time in quiet prayer. Last but not least, we pledged to join the Blue Zones Project here in Mason City.
We had 79 people participate as individuals or on one of the 12 teams that ranged in size from 3 to 13 people strong.A short award ceremony was held on Sunday, April 7th at 9:15 a.m. to recognize the top three teams.Thanks to all of you who participated in the Amazing Grace Race or the Wednesday Lenten evening activities.
Baker’s Dozen was the“Best Overall Team”coming in second for physical activity with an average of 49.7 hours of physical activity and first for wellness with an average of 44.8 points.
Bakers' Dozen– Sharon Lindgren, Susan Schlitter, Becky Dettmer, Joann Johnson, Mary Charlson, and Vicki Wattnem, Gary Lindgren, Roger Schlitter, Tom Dettmer, Paul Charlson, and Gary Wattnem. Missing from photo - John and LaVonne Welch.
Sloan team received the“Physical Award”with an average of 56.5 hours of physical activity. The Sloan team is David and Krys Sloan and their three children Andrew, Ian, and Erika.
The“Wellness Award”goes to the Trinity Staff team named It's Miller's Time, with an average of 40 points.
Members of It's Miller's Time are: Marcy Colvin, Pam Fike, Pastor Dan Gerrietts, Pastor Kathy Graves, Marty Greder, Gretchen Klemesrud, Pastor Duane Miller, Kim Reisinger, Jan Swinton, and Jane Wageman. Receiving their reward is Pastor Duane Miller and Gretchen Klemesrud.
We all should be very thankful that we have a staff that strives for wellness in body, mind, and spirit. Healthy leaders help make for a healthy congregation.