The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

Have you ever struggled to balance the demands of life with the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Does the planning to eat a healthy diet, get your proper rest and exercise, and build your relationship with God and others seem just too overwhelming? You are not alone!

Starting Monday, January 8 at 7:00 pm – POSTPONED … sessions begin January 15 – you have the chance to start the journey to a healthier lifestyle with The Daniel Plan. The Daniel Plan is a wholistic system that takes the two focuses on most health and wellness programs — diet and exercise — and expands it to include what the authors call the Five F’s: Faith, Food, Fitness, Friendship and Focus.

Pastor Rick Warren, bestselling author of The Purpose Driven Life, co-created The Daniel Plan with Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman. It is a simple plan that encourages us all to make better, natural food choices that nourish and heal, build relationships to support each other, focus on Scripture and our relationship with God, attainable exercise and fitness goals, and the practice of focus, all combined to create a powerful plan to change lives.

Our Six-Week Journey begins Monday, January 8 at 7:00 pm.   We will meet for an hour for each session on consecutive Mondays.

Monday evening, January 8 – POSTPONED … sessions begin January 15
Monday evening, January 15
Monday evening, January 22
Monday evening, January 29
Monday evening, February 5
Monday evening, February 12
Monday evening, February 19 * NEW

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Congratulations on taking the first step toward a healthier life!  We will be taking a six-week journey together to learn about The Daniel Plan and how God wants us to be fit and able to serve others. Here is what you should do between now and January 8.  Please invite others to join!

  1. Order your copy of The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren (ISBN 9780310344292) and The Daniel Plan Study Guide (ISBN 9780310824442)).  You can order them from DanielPlan.com or from wherever you buy books. If you use Amazon, please remember to order from smile.amazon.com to support UMCM.  Click here to link to AmazonSmile.
  2. Read Chapter One (“How it All Began”) and Chapter Two (“The Essentials”) of The Daniel Plan.  Our first session will be focused on Faith, so if you are feeling ambitious, read Chapter Three, as well.  You can read this after session one, as well, so don’t feel stressed to read Chapter Three early.
  3. Plan to attend our six weekly study sessions starting Monday at 7:00 pm at the church.

Who May Join: Anyone! Church members, regular attenders, friends and visitors, even those who have never been inside our building, are all welcome.

Questions: Contact Bill Florin at billflorin@yahoo.com, by phone at 203.268.8539, or see him after church at the information sessions.

God has much for us yet to do to build God’s Kingdom. Prepare yourself to do all the good you can by taking the next step to a healthier you.