Faith Activity Nutrition

Family Worship Night & Potluck

Our FAN Committee and youth group members are teaming up to host a special worship night...

FAN Potluck Dinner & Family Worship Night

Family Worship Night & FAN Potluck Dinner

Sunday, March 11th at 5:30pm

Bring a healthy dish to share.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Please join us Sunday, March 11th at 5:30pm for a family-friendly worship night and potluck dinner. Our youth will be sharing a message, and representatives from our Relay for Life team will be present with 2018 event details. Our FAN committee will also be present to announce some new "Activity" initiatives at SAPUMC, including Relay Prep Walking/Running Groups. 

Potluck Sign-Ups

In the spirit of Faith, Activity and Nutrition, our FAN committee is challenging everyone to bring a healthy dish for the potluck. The best dish (delicious and healthy) will win a prize! 

This event is completely free and open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP in advance to indicate if you will bring a dish. You can sign-up online or at church, on the bulletin board. Hope to see you there!

FAN Recipe: Flair Turkey Salad

Our FAN Committee has a healthy recipe to share! Scroll through for details, or click here to print a copy for your kitchen.

Flair Turkey Salad


7 cups of fresh turkey breast
3/4 cup celery, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup sweet relish
3/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
2 large apples, coarsely chopped
1 cup red grapes
1/8 tsp ground pepper


  1. Shred or dice turkey
  2. Combine with other ingredients and mix thoroughly
  3. Chill mixture before serving

Nutrition Facts:*

Calories 105
Total Fat 9.5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Carbohydrates 7g
Fiber 1g
Protein 17g
Sodium 145 mg

*Nutrition stats are based on a single serving. Recipe makes 10 servings.

FAN: Reduce Your Sodium Intake

Our FAN Committee has a staggering sodium statistic to share...

9 out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium.

And the sources may surprise you. Want to better understand where salt comes from and how it impacts our health? These infographics from The American Heart Association's #BreakUpWithSalt campaign may be able to help...


Click here for a printable PDF, and visit for more information.

Healthy Eating for Kids - Foods to Avoid

Click here for a printable PDF.

Learn more about the dangers of sodium and how to eat healthier at, and stay tuned for more FAN updates and recipes!

FAN Recipe: Roasted Broccoli

The FAN Committee is working hard to encourage healthy eating habits! A recipe for Roasted Broccoli with Garlic was recently published in our bulletin, and it sounds delicious. If you missed it, scroll through for the full recipe, or click here to print a copy for your kitchen

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic


1 bunch of broccoli, cut into florets, stems peeled and diced
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450° F
  2. Toss broccoli florets with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper
  3. Spread them out on a baking sheet, and roast, without stirring, until the edges are crisp and stems are tender (about 20 minutes)
  4. Serve warm

Nutrition Facts:

111 calories per serving
8 grams of fat
1 gram of saturated fat
10 grams of carbohydrates
5 grams of dietary fiber
5 grams of protein

FAN: Church Health Initiatives

Did you miss the FAN Kick-Off Dinner? Well there's no time like the present to learn more about FAN (Faith Activity Nutrition) initiatives at St. Andrews Parish UMC!

FAN is a faith-based program that is inspiring churches like ours to create healthier communities. As part of this program, we're encouraging church members to...

  • Become physically active at a moderate intensity (e.g., brisk walking) for at least 150 minutes per week
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables (aim for 2 cups of fruit and 3+ cups of vegetables each day)
  • Eat more whole grain foods (e.g., whole wheat pasta and breads, brown rice, etc.)
  • Eat less fat (avoid saturated and trans fats)
  • Eat less salt/sodium

Several of our Sunday school classrooms and ministry groups have adopted healthy snack/meal options, and our Thumbs Up exercise group has resumed. Thumbs Up sessions are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30pm.

If you have questions about FAN or ideas about how we can adopt healthier habits as a congregation, please contact the FAN Committee...

Healthy Recipes

The FAN Committee will be sharing tips and healthy recipes in church bulletins, newsletters and on one of our hallway bulletin boards. We will attempt to publish all recipes online as well. The FAN Kick-Off Dinner featured baked chicken, homemade barbecue sauce, cornbread and green bean casserole. Click below for printable recipes!

Barbecue Sauce

Green Bean Casserole

Moist Cornbread

Bon appetite, and stay tuned for more recipes!

Faith Activity Nutrition (FAN)

This post was contributed by Cindy Walden to spread the word about FAN, a faith-based program that is inspiring churches to create healthier communities. 

Moderation in All Things:
Pacing Ourselves for Lasting Health Rewards

Faith Activity Nutrition

We set resolutions to be more active, eat better and feel better. We often want to change all at once. But, if we fail to meet expectations that we set for ourselves in haste, we may give up too easily.  

The FAN program was created with that in mind. It reminds us that moderation is key! God wants us to be faithful, diligent and healthy servants.

We can all start somewhere. Whether it's gardening, walking or jogging; all activity gains health benefits. Be active at a level that is possible and enjoyable, and soon you will find that you can do more.

To learn more about FAN, visit, and please stay tuned for announcements about FAN-inspired health initiatives at SAPUMC. 

The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.
— Proverbs 21:5