Partners in Health and Wholeness, a North Carolina faith based organization which aims to connect health as a faith issue, is organizing a statewide Flash Mob on October 24 at 12:05 p.m. There is no single set location for this Flash Mob, which is celebrating Food Day, a national event. Local communities within NC will decide their site.
I’m asking people all over North Carolina to organize groups wherever they are, within their school, workplace, place of worship, streets, a common area in a town, etc. to perform a synchronized dance. If you need a letter to help you obtain permission to hold the event in a public place, please contact me.
In addition, please videotape it to be uploaded and viewed to reflect your participation. Several locations can be chosen within one city to make celebrating Food Day accessible to anyone. The choreography of the dance is for you to move with music with fruits and vegetables in your hands—so don’t worry if there is little time to learn the ‘dance’. Youth groups within the state helped to choreograph this project.
Why a statewide flash mob to celebrate National Food Day? Because I have big dreams, and even if I fail in achieving them, I can be encouraged knowing that I was not afraid to dream big and to go for it. But now, I’m humbled knowing that so many others hold the same dreams, and together we are achieving them. I’m excited to be a part of a big idea!
Making the video of the flash mob choreography was an easier task than I could ever imagine! The NC groups that helped to put this together were The Cedar in Troy, Steppers With Attitude in Lumberton, Youth Dance Group of New Life Covenant Fellowship in Fayetteville, and UNCG Students in Greensboro. It was wonderful to see groups across the state coming together to celebrate and honor God’s blessing of healthy sustainable food.
These groups came up with the choreography. Yes. These are each group’s particular moves that they put together. I only facilitated when asked. Now I can only hope that you will be a part of this endeavor. I look forward to seeing your video of your moving dance with vegetables after Oct. 24.
Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the NC Council of Churches and aims to connect health as a faith issue within NC . Please consider joining the NC Food Day Flash Mob. We invite you to sign a pledge to be healthier HERE. PHW has grants and other free resources to offer churches. Please check out our website at www.HealthandWholeness.org. For more information, please contact Joy Williams at Joy@NcChurches.org or 919-357-8625.
Joy Williams is a Regional Consultant for PHW.