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HEALTH AND WELLNESS TOUR MAKES A STOP IN DALLAS TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE LACK OF HEALTH LITERACY IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

Telley Lynette Gadson, UM Pastor District Superintendent
Telley Lynette Gadson, UM Pastor/District Superintendent

Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century (SBC21) is bringing its’ 4-city Health, Wellness and Education Tour to Dallas Sunday, October 2nd at Hamilton Park UMC, 11881 Schroeder Road in Dallas.  The Build a Better You Tour is a free event designed for pastors, leaders and community members to commit to healthier living!  The event is from 1pm – 3pm. 

Organizers say they will welcome 86-year-old Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest competitive body builder, Mr. Universe Yohnnie Shambourger, who is an advocate for healthy living and physical fitness and Pastor Telley Lynnette Gadson of Hartsville, South Carolina – each will share their health and wellness journey and testimonies of emotional healing.  Gadson has lost nearly 200 pounds and credits the weight of the pandemic to her losing the pounds.

The LUNCH EXPERIENCE and OLD SCHOOL DAY PARTY, is FREE and will offer exciting activities and giveaways all to fulfill its’ mission to equip, educate and encourage African Americans to BUILD A BETTER YOU. 

“We are creating an experience for leaders and community members to make a commitment to themselves, said Rev. Dr. Michael L. Bowie, Jr. National Executive Director of SBC21. “I know personally that healthy leaders are more likely to inspire healthy congregations and I also know that Black people are more likely not to prioritize our own health and wellness and much of that has to do with not being health literate.  “I am so grateful that God has aligned this mission with the work being done at Hamilton Park Church to ensure that our community and leaders are equipped with information to live healthier lives,” he said.

The Build a Better You Tour is proud to partner with local United Methodist Pastors in each city who are active in the mission of vital ministry to build lives and strengthen communities and UnitedHealthcare.  

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Each transformative event features live DJ, 360 photo booth experience, swag and prizes, incredible networking and other special guest to inspire exercise and eating well tips.  

About SBC21

SBC21 is a program designed to assist United Methodist Churches with predominately black congregations become vital and effective in mission and ministry.   It does this through its Collaborative Coaching & Training network, Office of Social Justice, Mass Incarceration and Transformation program, National Network of Young Adults, Black Church Matters and through other innovative partnerships to revitalized churches, strengthen leaders and transform communities. 

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