Author: Faithful Families

Since the summer of 2018, Alivia Faris has worked alongside Lay Leaders to deliver Faithful Families to church members of Louisa United Methodist Church in Louisa, Kentucky.  Faris is the County Agent for the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program at University of Kentucky Extension.  Over the past few years, she has developed a long-term… Read more »

  As February approaches, now’s your chance to celebrate Heart Health Month.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US, but it can often be prevented when people make healthier choices and manage their condition. Our partners in the Cancer Control and Prevention Branch and WISEWOMAN Program developed the Go Red Toolkit for… Read more »

With the recent hurricane in North Carolina, our minds and hearts are with all those who suffered, and are still suffering, through the aftermath.  The days and weeks after a disaster can be hard.  Everyone who sees, hears about, or experiences the disaster, is affected in some way.  It is natural to worry about your… Read more »

    Hello from Faithful Families! We are excited to share the official  launch of our Faithful Families rebrand. To better reflect the program’s mission and vision, we have rebranded from Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More to Faithful Families Thriving Communities. With this new name comes a new logo, website, and updates to… Read more »

  On December 13th and 14th, we held the first in-person Faithful Families training for our national partners in Raleigh, NC.  Five new partnering states joined the Faithful Families national partnership, and we had representatives from thirteen states across the U.S. Please follow and like us:

  Happy New Year, everybody! Can you believe we are halfway through January?  One thing to look forward to in February is celebrating Heart Health Month.  Our partners in the Cancer Control and Prevention Branch and WISEWOMAN Program developed the Go Red Toolkit for communities of faith.  You and your faith community can participate in Heart… Read more »

  Why is there such a stark discrepancy between the terms health and healthy churches? Shouldn’t there be more interwoven similarities between the two?  Amy Hanson, a strong promoter of faith community nursing, looked at this very issue in her state of Indiana. In the Fall 2017 Issue of Perspectives, Amy shared her experience with supporting health in… Read more »

  Our November webinar, Building Partnerships to Support Faithful Families, is now available in our webinar archive! Check out the webinar, along with presentation slides and helpful resources and tools. Please follow and like us:

The 2018 national call schedule is here!  Please mark the following dates and times on your calendar:   January 22, 2018 – 11:30am – 1:00pm EST  Led by Rev. James Kenady, Faith-Base Program Coordinator, UIC Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science Systems… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Dr. Carolyn Dunn Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to cozy up with a warm pumpkin spice latte!  Instead of using up your calories for the day on a sugar-heavy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, try this one instead and save on cash too.  Here is a recipe for… Read more »