Events Pennsylvania/Ohio/West Virginia Wellness Workshop

Saturday, July 29th, 20179:00 AM – 2:30 PM


Please join us for a day of faith, fun, food, and fitness as we welcome First Place 4 Health Director of Development Helen Baratta – along with a host of speakers and friends who will encourage, equip, motivate and inspire you on your wellness journey.

Goals of this workshop include:

  •  Hear inspiring testimonies
  •  Find solutions to common struggles
  •  Consider wellness as an act of worship
  •  Explore strategies for group leadership
  •  Experience fun fitness for every-body*
  •  Learn how to start a successful weight loss ministry

This event is open to anyone and everyone desiring a wellness boost.

We want to help you make healthy living a priority in your life. This event will encourage, equip, and empower you! Come be energized. Come allow the Lord to restore and refresh your mind, heart and soul.

Crossroads Church  
1000 Crossroads Dr.
Oakdale, PA 15071

Promotional flyer coming soon

For more information:
Helen Baratta ~ Director of Development
Helen's Success Story

Cost: includes snack, materials and activities
$10/12.50 Special 50% rate for Western PA UMC (Use Promo Code WPAUMC)
$22 Online until July 15th $25 afterwards
$25 At the door

Helen Baratta grew up in the dysfunction of alcoholism, drug addiction, divorce, ending up leading a life far from God. Obese and unable to walk without pain, God transformed her life as she released and now miraculously maintains a 116-pound weight loss. Helen started her wellness journey as a First Place 4 Health leader in 2006 and now on staff as Director of Development. Read about it in her new book, Restored! Weightloss God's Way. She is a certified fitness instructor by American Council on Exercise, a Body and Soul Fitness Instructor, and Director of Development with First Place 4 Health. Born in Pittsburgh, Helen and her husband now reside in Hawaii. Helen passionately encourages others to follow God and lead for Him.

Shannon Greenleaf overweight her entire life, struggling with pre-diabetic diagnosis, and ready for a change, she embraced a healthy lifestyle. Shannon pushed through the emotional and psychological challenges as she learned a new way to live, and successfully lost and continues to sustain a 126-pound weight loss. Now, when she doubts herself or struggles, she turns to God. She views her body as a vessel that God can use to help others. Shannon serves on the Weight Watchers leadership team which has helped her lose the weight, remain accountable and stay on track.  Shannon will share story and a breakout session about the mental aspects of sustaining a healthy weight.

Optional activities include:
8:15 – 8:30 AM Early Bird Workout
Come in comfy exercise attire.
2:30 - 3:00PM How to start a First Place 4 Health Group

*Movement Minutes: 3-4 minutes of safe and effective physical movement for every fitness level. All Choreographed to inspirational and encouraging Christian contemporary music. Caring for the health of your body — and your soul.

Please help us to plan for you by registering early.

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