Activity Release of Liability must be completed and on file before participating in any exercise programs offered at Congress St. UMC. This includes, but is not limited to, Self-Defense, Yoga, and Walking.
Our Mission is to promote wellness to our congregation as well as to our community.
We have multiple options to assist you with improving your health and accomplishing your wellness goals. Please check out the offerings listed below. See the church calendar to see when events are currently happening.
Yoga: The definition of yoga is “union” or “to yoke” and the practice of yoga is yoked to health and wellness. When health and wellness are less than optimal, yoga practices can be used to bring balance to mind, body and spirit.
Walking on Wednesdays/Flying on Fridays: If you are looking for a safe place to walk, these may be good options for you. Several gather at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays during the fall and winter and on Friday mornings during the spring and summer to walk in the sanctuary. You walk at your own pace and have options to do side stepping using the back of the pews for support as needed.
Sit and Be Fit: This is held on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 in the parlor. It is a popular exercise series designs to make exercise fun, easy and safe for people of all ages. Programs focus on therapeutic exercises that make everyday activities easier to perform, including core strengthening, balance work, stretching, and relaxation. It is designed for those who are not able to stand for long periods or do a lot of vigorous work, but who wish to remain fit.
Food Gatherers: On the 3rd Saturday of the month from May to October at approximately 1:00 fresh produce that is donated from the farmers market is given out to those in need. You may come to help or to obtain produce.
Kids Against Hunger: On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January) come and help with a packing event at Christ United Methodist Church in Lafayette. Pack Away Hunger packages highly nutritious, lifesaving meals for starving children and malnourished children and their families in developing countries and the United States. Of the food packed locally, 50% stays in Tippecanoe County and 50% goes to a United Methodist-based program, Mission Guatemala. The goal of the organization is for its meals to provide a stable nutritional base from which recipient families can move their families from food insecurity and starvation to self-sufficiency. For more information and to sign-up (when the time nears), go to: www.packawayhunger.org.