Success Stories

In the twin counties of Edgecombe and Nash in eastern NC, Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) continues to build partnerships for health promotion between community organizations and faith communities. The non-profit organization, located in Rocky Mount, NC, supports a healthy start for area children by creating and increasing access to high quality early care… Read more »

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 »

  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:

  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 »

  Faithful Families is proud to have partners across the country who are implementing the program with their faith communities.  One such partner, at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension EFNEP, shared a collection of participant stories and testimonials.  Take a look at these inspiring stories! Please follow and like us:

  Micro Original Freewill Baptist Chuch is located in the small farming community of Micro, North Carolina.  The church’s mission is to “reach out to members, potential members and website visitors, and help them grow spiritually by providing resources that work in conjunction with our church services and outreach ministries.”  The church has multiple youth… Read more »

St. Luke Church of Christ, Princeville April 13, 2017 Yvonne Murphy, Program Associate with the NC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) partnered with St. Luke Church of Christ in Princeville to carry out a vibrant Faithful Families program in partnership with the wellness committee at the church. Through this curriculum, participants are challenged… Read more »

On September 8th the NC Division of Public Health and Extension at NC State University held the 2016 Faithful Families Summit, at the Crabtree Marriot in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nearly 200 North Carolina and national Faithful Families partners met that day with a shared goal of creating lasting changes to support healthy eating and physical… Read more »

  October 14, 2015, was a day to celebrate at Peletah Ministries in New Bern, North Carolina. The faith community was awarded a grant from the USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program for over $94,000 to enhance the work they are currently doing through their Joseph Community Market, which started in 2014. Please follow and like… Read more »

  Want to learn about some great community garden projects in North Carolina?  Our friends at Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project have funded several community garden mini-grant projects.  Here’s an update on two of those gardens in Lee County. Originally posted by Voices into Action here. by Zandra Alford Please follow… Read more »