(Beaver Dam) Trinity Church United Methodist in Beaver Dam was recently recognized by the Blue Zones Project of Dodge County as the newest faith-based community to become Blue Zones Project Approved. This designation demonstrates the commitment of Trinity Church and its wellness team to improve the well-being of its congregation by focusing on physical well-being in addition to social and spiritual well-being.
Pastor Cherie Forret says Participating in the county’s Blue Zones Project has been an ideal way to bring focus to the ministry priorities they most want to share within their community, inviting each person to experience health and wholeness, highlighting the gifts of being grounded in a faith community, and encouraging people to identify the purpose God intends for their lives,”
Trinity Church’s volunteer wellness team met regularly starting in July to decide which well-being practices most appealed to the congregation. They started by focusing on their strong ties to the community and a mission of outreach, incorporating healthier food, increased movement, and opportunities to bring people together. The hard work of the wellness team culminated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 4th of this year in celebration of their Blue Zones Project Approval.
Brought to Dodge County by Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, in collaboration with Sharecare, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC, Blue Zones Project is a community-by-community well-being improvement initiative, designed to make healthy choices easier through sustainable changes to environment, policy, and social networks.