May is Sustainable Travel to Worship Month
When you arrive for worship in May, you will be directed to a “travel survey” wall chart in the back of the sanctuary. You will be asked to place a mark beside the mode of travel you used to get to church that day. At the end of the month, we’ll tally and celebrate our progress. Bike maps, bus maps and schedules, and other alternative transportation resources will be available on a table in the back of the sanctuary.
After worship on May 1, our first Sunday of Sustainable Travel to Worship Month, you might want to head on down to Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Road, where the first annual Bike Madison Spring Fair will be held until 3pm. This free family event will be a great opportunity to learn or refresh your skills with workshops such as Bike Maintenance 101, Bike Commuter 101 and many more. The Bike Madison Spring Fair will feature MSCR kids activities, a chance to try out Metro Transit's Rack-n-Roll program, and Madison Police Department Bike Tours.
Sustainable Travel to Worship Month reminds us that by using less gasoline, we do something positive to counteract global climate change and improve the air quality in our community, while enjoying the health, social and financial benefits of driving less.
Faithfully Walking Challenge
As a part of our Wellness Program, the Board of Community Life asks you to build on the health benefits of Sustainable Travel in May and to continue over the summer and fall by participating in the UCC-sponsored Faithfully Walking Challenge.
The Faithfully Walking Challenge encourages UCC members to add their walking miles with others to total more than 600,000 miles this year. Many forms of aerobic exercise can be a part of this healthy lifestyle. Whether you walk regularly, ride a bicycle, or swim, you can add your exercise to that of others in the Challenge. As May begins, keep track of your exercise, including your Sustainable Travel to Worship. Community Life will have more information about registration for Faithfully Walking, including conversion charts for swimming, biking, and jogging.
Posted on April 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm in Featured Content.