Strong for Life

The Key to a Long, Happy, Healthy Life

National Geographic set out to find the world’s longest-lived people and study them. They knew most of the answers were within their lifestyle and environment. Their study was named Blue Zones. It was discovered that they all shared nine essential principles to a long, healthy, happy life. A few of those principles are purpose, faith, physical activity, healthy eating, and a sense of belonging. We want to share these principles with our members of St. Paul Church and the community, causing us to create a ministry known as Strong for Life (formerly Longer, Better, Forever).

The Strong for Life Planning team met in March to schedule events to keep our congregation and community strong—spiritually, emotionally and physically! March was a great month for Cardio Circuit Training, we had more than 20 people at each class. Our Spring events are aimed at getting us ready for the World Vision 6k walk at Connection Church on May 4 and the Healthy Trenton 5k at St. Paul in June. Jamie Vollenweider and Karrie Bixler are starting a Pew to 5k training program so if you have never walked distance or ran, this is for you! The first phase starts with joining the Beaumont Gets Walking group at Trenton High School—Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 5-6 pm for indoor walking. Once the weather gets a bit warmer we will train outside, so we can finish the 6k or 5k Strong! Please contact Shawn McNamara at or Karrie Bixler at if you are interested in sharing our passion to spiritually, physically and emotionally get Strong for Life.  

Another Strong for Life event on April 30, Tuesday from 6-8 pm: Importance of Play Wokshop for parents of preschoolers. Child care is available sign up below to indicating if babysitting is needed.

 Coming up in early May we are gearing up for the World Vision 6k for Water event that the Strong for Life ministry is spearheading and will be hosted at the site where Connection Church meets! Be sure to register online for the event and spread the word with as many friends, neighbors, coworkers as you can! You can find all of the necessary information at!