It’s no surprise that the people of Mississippi face issues with obesity and their health. In fact, Mississippi has the second highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America released August 2017.
But one church in Moss Point is hoping to change that and get the people of Jackson County to make better choices for their health and spirituality.
Ebenezer Seventh-day Adventist Church has created a 13 week program, in coordination with Health Ministries, to hold a series of seminars focused on a variety of topics to help the people of Jackson County achieve their best physical and mental state.
The program started on Sunday, September 17 and is available to the community free of charge.
“We want to share with residents the importance of making healthy decisions. And by educating and giving out the correct information will lead to people thinking critically about the choices they make”, says Pastor David Jones.
The church plans to feature classes for a variety of topics concerning health and being properly informed about it. The schedule for these classes are as follows:
Monday’s: Cooking classes at 5:30
Wednesday’s: Covering subjects, such as friendship and cancer
Friday’s: Discussing topics, such as obesity and healthy exercising
For Pastor Jones, working together will help the more than 100 people in the program spread the word of healthy living to the rest of the community.
“Here in Moss Point, we’re a family, a community, and we are here to help one another and to educate people where they can live longer,” Jones said.
For more information on how to attend programs at the church, you can call 228-460-5355 or visit their website at ebenezer36.adventistchurchconnect.org.