Health: More than Physical

This past weekend, The Well had a booth at the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Health

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Fair at the local YMCA. I work out at that Y, so I looked forward to being there where many people I know might come to know me as more than the person next to them in class. And, after all, health is more than just physical. 1 Timothy 4:8 “For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”

We had a few giveaways but the one that made people stop was the four weeks of fruits and veggies delivered to home from Lancaster Farm, a local hydrofarm. As a result, we talked to lots more people than we would have otherwise. Which made me wonder, how many of us pass up opportunities that would benefit us just because we don’t bother to look below the surface. Just seeing that we were a church sent many people passing right on by, but when I told them what they might receive if they entered our giveaway, they were at least willing to stop and chat. The idea of house churches intrigued many and they left with information about The Well.

The best part, though, was watching the people of the church who helped me that day step into the opportunity to share their excitement about faith and the church with those they did not even know, living out the instruction to “Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you.”           1 Peter 3:15 

About Rev Uch

I'm a United Methodist pastor serving Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Bradenton, Florida. My husband and I have been here since July 2019. We are thrilled to learn more about Bradenton. Stop by our website at for more information about me and the church.
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2 Responses to Health: More than Physical

  1. Patty Moore says:

    Thank you Pastor Kim. I was surprised when I opened a package to find that I had won the drawing sponsored by the Well. I won the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover book and CD’s. I am a single mom to three beautiful teenage girls. I have gone through Crown Ministries in the past but continue to struggle financially. I had been praying about what God would have me do when I received the package in the mail. What a blessing. I am still reading the book and have found that I am doing most of what the book recommends. I wanted to let you know because there is no such thing as coincidence. God used your ministry to answer my prayer.

    God bless you!
    In Yeshua,
    Patty Moore


    • Pastor Kim says:

      I’m so glad the God could use that one small interaction to help you along the way. I’ve heard it said that a coincidence is when God decides to remain anonymous. I’ll be in prayer for you and your girls.
      God bless you,


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