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Waldorf Church Builds Relationships at 5K Walk

The community 5K event was held on Father’s Day. 

Photo credit: John Cooper

Members of the Waldorf (Md.) church connected with their surrounding community during a Father’s Day 5K walk on June 19. Approximately 20 people participated in the church’s “Made to Move” event at the Indian Head Rail Trail in White Plains, Md.

The 5K walk was organized by the church’s health ministries department to promote holistic health principles and establish relationships with community members. Participants were invited to attend a short sunrise worship service before the start of the walk.

“We are thankful for the turnout, and I think it was a great event due to Father’s Day weekend,” says K. Joyce Henry, health ministries director for the Waldorf Church.

The Made to Move 5K walk is the church’s latest community health event aimed at making inroads in the community. Previous seed-sowing events focused on health include blood drives, cooking classes, and blood pressure screenings. According to church leaders, these health events are essential to the congregation’s ongoing cycle of evangelism.

“We keep in touch with people that attend, and we invite them to meetings later in the year and also try to generate Bible studies,” says Dan Darrikhuma, Waldorf Church pastor. “This is just one of many other events that we do that are part of our evangelism cycle.”

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