First Place 4 Health

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.

The time and place of the first meeting is to be announced.

For more information and to register, contact Jen Pearce. 

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