There are so many different groups throughout Cabarrus County: Bible study groups, walking groups, women's groups and many more. You could spend each day attending a different group, if you had the time.
What if you found a group that would accomplish many different goals?
"Fit, Fab and Faithful" aims to do that.
Organizer Heather Kendall explained how she came up with the idea.
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"A formal women's ministry is new to Concord Christian Church, so I have been ... implementing programs that will draw women closer to Christ, the church and the community," Kendall said. "This was an opportunity to grow emotionally, spiritually and physically, and we all can benefit from each."
A mother of four, Kendall moved to Cabarrus County in 1990 from Seoul, Korea. She is in charge of the women's ministry at Concord Christian Church. At 10 a.m. each Tuesday, the women meet at McGee Park, behind the playground by the shelter, and walk along the beautiful greenway in Concord.
"The morning will begin with devotion, something to think and pray about or just inspire you throughout the day, and then it is off to walk and fellowship with other women in similar life stages or circumstances," she said.
"The area is four miles, I believe. The intention is to walk down one side of the greenway along Branchview, which is a mile. Anyone that feels that is enough for them can leave, and the others can continue on up to the post office on Corban and back."
During the recent bad weather, the women have been meeting at Concord Mills mall.
"Because it is a new idea, we have about 10 to12 women," Kendall said, "I would like to see it grow to a point that we have to offer groups in different locations or on different days, to the point where other women see us and want to know what we are doing, be encouraged and inspired."
It turns out that praying, meditating or just thinking while you walk can help a person gain a better perspective on things. It reduces stress, clears your mind and can help you solve problems. Engaging in intelligent banter while you are walking also sharpens your mental skill.
For now, Kendall said, the group will only run 16 weeks, unless the demand is high over the summer.
"I hope the group grows spiritually, emotionally and physically and are an example for others," she said. "I hope that we are able to share Christ with others as we walk."
For more information, go to www.concordchristianchurch.org and click on "Adult Ministries," or call Heather Kendall at 704-723-9845.