In an effort to continue our goal to have a Healthy Church and raise money for Imagine No Malaria, Ames First United Methodist Church will begin an 8-week weight loss challenge/fundraiser on September 1st.  We are encouraging any adults who attend Ames First United Methodist Church to sign up for the Net Loss = Nets Gained weight loss challenge.  We will create teams of 5 based on people’s weight loss goals.  There will be weekly challenges for the team members as well as opportunity to earn points for the friendly competition between the teams.

The fundraising side of this comes from anyone who wants to support a team (or more) by pledging a specific amount of money per pound loss for the team.  For example, if a team’s total weight loss is 100 pounds, and you have pledged $1 per pound loss for that team, you will then give a $100 donation to Imagine No Malaria.  Once the teams are created, pledge cards will be made available.  You will be able to know “your” teams’ weekly progress and have the chance to encourage them during the 8 weeks.

To register for the weight loss challenge, you can register online here:

Or you can get a paper registration and turn it in at the church office.

If you have any questions about Net Loss = Nets Gained, contact Pastor Bethany; or Nicole Smith; .

Let’s get healthy and help eradicate malaria at the same time!