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Coordinator: Health and Wholeness Ministry / Outreach and Servant Ministries
Activities to promote health for the mind, body and spirit.
On our “walks”, all types of exercise count towards steps and miles walked.Exercise Conversion Chart
We were on a journey of faith from June 10-September 27, 2019 to honor and support our partnership mission with Lutheran World Relief/Bihar and our efforts to support the communities of Bihar.
We exercised our way to Bihar – a total of 7,123 miles.
In support of Saint Andrew’s Lutheran LWR/Bihar mission participants and members had a voluntary option to make a monetary donation in support of Bihar. Thank you for your contributions of $3,787.16 (as of October 9, 2019)Learn more about our Bihar partnership
Walk to Wittenberg was a congregation-wide activity for physical, mental, and spiritual growth, helping all participants become more discipleFIT. Almost 200 participants formed teams of 10 people each and walked, ran, exercised to accumulate miles for a virtual trip to Wittenberg, Germany…and prayed and meditated along the way. ALL teams “arrived” in Wittenberg and three accumulated enough miles to do the round-trip back to Bellevue. Collectively we recorded 141,700 miles. Wittenberg was chosen as the destination as a way to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses.
Walk to Jerusalem was a congregation-wide activity where all of the participants’ “miles” helped our congregation make a virtual trip to Jerusalem and back to Bellevue. Participants walked, ran, and exercised to accumulate miles, praying and meditating along the way. Congregation hikes were organized, which was a great way to add miles to the total and get to know each other better too!
Saint Andrew’s has organized walking and hiking groups in the past. If you are interested in beginning a group, contact the Health and Wholeness Committee chair.