Congregation Works on Becoming a “Healthier Me”


Steve Peterson
Contributing Writer

The City of Hope Church International @ Faith Chapel led by Senior Pastor Terrell Fletcher, held its inaugural “A Healthier Me @ The City” campaign on May 18th, 2014. There were more than 70 participants at the first session getting their blood pressures checked, weight and height measured, and gaining healthy eating and exercise tips to track their progress as went from session one to session six. What sets this program apart from others is that it is interactive, with apps for your smart phones that will track what and how you eat and how you exercise. This six month health initiative campaign is here to improve the community’s quality of life through education and application by focusing on weight and blood pressure management, healthier food choices and increased activity.

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Spearheaded by Dr. Suzanne Afflalo from Kaiser Permanente advised these sessions will be held every 3rd Sunday of the month through October 19th. Start time will be at 12:30 pm in the fellowship hall at The City of Hope Church International @ Faith Chapel. The session will include a health conscious lunch, health and nutritional information, weight and blood pressure checks, exercise sessions with certified trainers, incentive rewards and a grand prize at the end of the program.

It is not too late to register for this program. Register today at, $20.00 per person, $30.00 for married couples. Upon registration you will receive a Healthier Me t-shirt, tote bag, water bottle, sports towel plus access to all six sessions. The overall health of our community is one of the key components to the success of the Healthier Me campaign and this program is guaranteed to change the way you look at your health and wellness.

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