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Wellness Wednesday 08/12/2020

Let's exercise and participate in the My54 Mile walking, running, or riding nation-wide 30-day challenge!

Pray with your Feet!

Congressman John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian helped organize the world-changing Selma-to-Montgomery march to fight for voting rights of Blacks in Alabama, the South, and around the country, eventually spurring the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. That was so important to them that they convinced thousands to walk 54 miles through rural Alabama, in the teeth of those who had already proven that they would do them harm. Your 54 may also be voting rights, but it may be something completely different as well - perhaps it’s hunger, or police brutality, or antisemitism. Visit

You can use your Fitbit, phone, or any tracking device to track your miles. Walk early in the morning or evening. Attached please find a calendar to record your miles from July 30, - August 28th, the Anniversary of the March on Washington. There's lots of information and activities on

My54 Goals

Honor Congressman John Lewis, Reverend C.T. Vivian, and their impact on the civil rights movement, Atlanta, and America

Educate participants about the civil rights movement and the inspiring lives of Lewis & Vivian

Build a coalition of community-oriented organizations and individuals, bridging the gap of race, religion, ethnicity, political ideology, and other differences

Encourage physical exercise and personal connection during the pandemic with a “socially virtual and individually physical” activity - praying with your feet

Drive people to explore and act on issues that are important to them

Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church hosts many virtual activities throughout the week and on Sunday to address spiritual needs. We also have information about available food banks/resources.

Please visit our Facebook page or website:

This year's conference is virtual & Registration opened August 1st.

Conference Dates: November 16 - 19, 2020

This year's conference offers group registration at $25 per person for groups of twenty or more and $75 for individuals. Registration for the 2020 Healthy Churches 2030 Conference opened Aug. 1, 2020.

For registration and conference information, visit

Please join Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church conference participants in an effort to minimize your cost if your church/organization doesn't have 20 or more registrants.

For those of you who are interested in attending the Balm of Gilead, Inc. Healthy Churches 2030 Virtual Conference, please RSVP by September 1, 2020 to Diane Neal ( Payment will be due on or before September 30, 2020. Thank you for all who responded. You're on the list.


Participants received their test results in four business days from the August 5th Free COVID-19 Drive -Thru Testing at Hilton Head Island High School in Beaufort County, South Carolina. The COVID-19 testing was made possible by the collaboration of Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head Island Volunteers in Medicine, and Hilton Head Fire Department.

Be sure to complete the 2020 Census - Everyone Counts!

Encourage Family Members and Young and Old to register and VOTE in November

Some of us have piled on a lot of pounds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please share with us how you're staying physically and mentally fit. (walking, running, swimming, water aerobics, Tai chi, Tabata, kickboxing, etc.)

We're blessed to have churches and organizations in our community that work together to provide health and wellness events and resources. That's what CommUNITY is all about.

Continue to wear you mask and practice social distancing.

Attachments: My54 Calendar

Info @ My54

Keep Moving Moring Motivational Message

Central Oak Grove Baptist Church, HHI, SC - Pastor Louis Johnson

Diane Neal, Carolyn Campbell, Linda Ferguson, and Duchett Hylton, Central Oak Grove Baptist Church Facilitators

Lifestyle Changes for Greater Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health Ministry/Initiative

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