Archive for February, 2014

Five Mile Journey in 8 Weeks – Week 8

 

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You are a Stallion!

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7

Week  8

Be sure to read weeks 1 -7

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This is our big week.  For the past 7 weeks, you have been embarking on a journey to walk or run 5 miles.   This is the week.  Whether you are running in a race or running on your own the principles this week still apply.  Mentally you should try to relax this week and work up to your big event.  Depending on the training program and the distance you are walking or running, we will slow down the intensity this week to conserve our strength, allow our muscles to recover so that we are much stronger on race day.  This is called “tapering”.   That does not mean we become couch potatoes this week, it simply means we are cutting back on the distance and intensity.  I still want you to continue with the core exercises since these are very important as you build up your strength around the core muscles.

 Day 1

  • Walker – Walk for 2 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 2 miles alternating between running and walking
  • Jogger – Run easy for 2 miles

Day 2

  • All – Core Exercises
    • 12 push-ups and 12 set-ups.  Do 3 times.
    • Leg lifts (lay on back and lift both legs 6” off the ground), hold for count of 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Planks – Hold plank exercise for 30 -60 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Side Planks –  hold for 15 – 30 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.

Day 3

  • Walker – Walk for 2 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 2 miles alternating between running and walking, easy
  • Jogger – Run easy for 2 miles, easy

Day 4

  • All – Core Exercises
    • 12 push-ups and 12 set-ups.  Do 3 times, each.
    • Leg lifts (lay on back and lift both legs 6” off the ground), hold for count of 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Planks – Hold plank exercise for 30 -60 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Side Planks – hold for 15 – 30 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.

Day 5

  • REST DAY

 

Day 6 – RACE DAY

  • Treat this walk / run like any training run.  If you are running in a race, I hope the crowds are large at the end to motivate you.   If you are running on your own, imagine walking or running in a race, your race.   The Race Before Us, your journey is just beginning.

Day 7

  • REST DAY – CONGRATS for completing the race.

 

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Grateful for Coincidences

Observing the enormous challenges faced by most Guatemalans and particularly the residents of the remote villages where we ran our medical clinic, I wondered why I had been so fortunate to be born in the United States. (excerpt from The Race Before Us)

More coincidences – disparate events and thoughts that seem to reveal meaning and purpose.  (If you have not visited these posts before, for other posts about these “coincidences, see this post and then this post.)

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Cheryl has almost finished a book (Behind the Beautiful Forevers) about life (and death) and the tremendous challenge of living in severe poverty in India – and in particular the slums of Mumbai (briefly depicted in the movie Slumdog Millionaire).  This weekend we discussed my trip to India this past fall and the hopelessness that seemed to overwhelm much of “life” in those circumstances.

The same day, I received a belated Christmas card from grammar school children in Chennai, India.  (Belated due to international mail service and the need to re-route the card from Atlanta,where it was received.)  The purpose of the card was for the young students to extend their thanks and best wishes to me for participating in their school opening his past fall.  They were grateful of the Wellspring International ministry of RZIM, which made their opportunity for education (and their hope for a better life) possible.

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Recently, after a brief blessing over a lunch meal, a friend commented to me that gratefulness was among the few most critical character traits.  He went on to explain that conversations with his brother-in-law revealed that he seemed to have no sense of gratitude.  Rather, the brother-in-law was satisfied that anything good things that he had or experienced was the result of his hard effort and good decision-making.

This recalled a message I heard from Michael Ramsden about the importance of not only being grateful, but the need to have someone to whom we are grateful.  After all, if we are grateful for the job we have, for the children we have, the roof over our head, or the freedom to express ourselves on a public bog post or in the public square – to whom are we grateful?  It would seem that to answer this question, we need to consider the source of the goodness or blessings that we have received.  How can we be “generally grateful.”  If we are the mere product of time, chance, and matter – things just happen.  But when we receive goodness and blessings there is a source – it didn’t just happen.  So, we are grateful to the source of those blessings.  So, I’m grateful to Harry for buying lunch and I’m grateful to a stranger for letting me merge easily into a row of traffic, and I’m grateful to clients for entrusting me with their work, and I ‘m grateful to my parents (for an awful lot, but particularly) for permitting me to attend William & Mary (when it was not an insignificant expense for a Connecticut Yankee), which did so much to change my life.  So, you get the point.  We should not take things for granted.  We should acknowledge the source of blessings.

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The original motivation for this post was to simply, but publicly, express my gratitude to Altria.  (We should not take Altria’s contributions to our community for granted.)  So, back to the original purpose.  This past weekend I had the privilege to attend the Richmond Forum – one of our favorite things to do.  While most of us here have  many wonderful memories from attending a variety of musical performances, speakers, and other cultural events at “The Mosque” or its more recent name, the “Landmark Theater,” we also know that for too many years this historic performance hall has a worn and tired look – mostly because the building is worn and tired.  Built in 1927 and known as “The Mosque” and more recently the Landmark Theater, the magnificent structure has suffered from a lack of adequate funds for proper up keep and modernization.  This past Saturday, however, the look and feel was very different.  It was new and clean and fresh – new seats, new bathrooms, new sound system, and much more.

We were able to enjoy an evening with George W. Bush at the Richmond Forum (for which I am grateful to Davenport, Wells Fargo, Genworth, Dominion and Altria), which is held at the New “Altria Theater.”  Perhaps not everyone loves George W. Bush – I for one am grateful for his service to our country.  Perhaps not everyone loves Altria because of some of their products – I do not like some of their products, but they are not illegal.  I am grateful that Altria continues to give back to our community – AND I’m grateful to God for “being so fortunate” to live where we can disagree peaceably about George Bush and Altria in the public square.

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Five Mile Journey in 8 Weeks – Week 7

Dan Week 7

Be Your Own Olympian 

The best thing about running (or walking) for exercise is that you are only competing with yourself.  As you run or walk this week, think about working harder to beat your time from your last run/walk.    That should give you a sense of what is it like to compete in the Olympics.    You may beat your previous time or you may feel like you are defeated and not making progress.    Just don’t give up.   It doesn’t matter how you do as long as you are giving it your best.   You are a champion and God is proud of you.    As you progress through your workouts this week, please keep the following in mind:   I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13

Week  7

Be sure to read weeks 1 -6

This week’s schedule – This week you will be the same as last week, running up to 4 miles.  Like we have done before, we are sticking to the same schedule to help build up your endurance since next week is our goal.

Day 1

  • Walker – Walk for 2 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 2 miles alternating between running and walking
  • Jogger – Run easy for 2 miles

Day 2

  • All – Core Exercises
    • 12 push-ups and 12 set-ups.  Do 3 times.
    • Leg lifts (lay on back and lift both legs 6” off the ground), hold for count of 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Planks – Hold plank exercise for 30 -60 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Side Planks –  hold for 15 – 30 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.

Day 3

  • Walker – Walk for 3 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 3 miles alternating between running and walking, easy (you should be able to carry on a conversation easily; if not, you are going too fast)
  • Jogger – Run easy for 3 miles.

Day 4

  • Walker – Walk for 3 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 3 miles
  • Jogger – Run easy for 3 miles.

Day 5

  • All – Core Exercises
    • 12 push-ups and 12 set-ups.  Do 3 times, each.
    • Leg lifts (lay on back and lift both legs 6” off the ground), hold for count of 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Planks – Hold plank exercise for 30 -60 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Side Planks – hold for 15 – 30 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.

Day 6 – Long Distance Day

  • Walker – Walk for 4 miles, steady
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 4 miles
  • Jogger – Run 4 miles, steady.

Day 7

  • REST

CONGRATS, only 1 more weeks to go!

Reminder:  Always stretch after your workout:  Simply a good habit and practice to get into.  Lite stretching of the same muscle groups you did in your warm up for 15 to 30 seconds and repeating two to three times will help keep you flexible.

Training Tips for the week:

  • Don’t expect every day to be better than the last.   Some days will be slower than others, and some days might even hurt a bit.   But please try to be consistent with your running program – as long as you’re on the road, it’s a good day.
  • Head Position – Your head sets your body’s posture which influences your walking/running form.  This determines how efficiently you walk/run so your head position is crucial to how the rest of your body performs.  As a general rule, let your gaze guide you. Look ahead naturally, not down at your feet, and scan the horizon. This will straighten your neck and back, and bring them into alignment. Don’t allow your chin to jut out.  A good technique to practice when you get tired and find your body slumping over, raise your arms above your head, bringing them back down, and relaxing your chest about 10%.  That usually helps realign your body again.
  • Legs/Stride – As a distance walker/runner, you do not need to lift your knees as high as sprinters do in typical track and field races. Instead, efficient endurance walking/running requires just a slight knee lift, a quick leg turnover, and a short stride. Together, these will facilitate fluid forward movement instead of diverting (and wasting) energy. When running with the proper stride length, your feet should land directly underneath your body (as mentioned in last week’s email). As your foot strikes the ground, your knee should be slightly flexed so that it can bend naturally on impact. If your lower leg (below the knee) extends out in front of your body, your stride is too long.
  • Uphills – Walking or running uphills should be part of your training program but most people don’t know how to properly walk/run uphills.   We can learn a lot from cross-country skiers and cyclists who shift their weight uphills.   Learn to lean forward slightly when going up hills. Focusing your eyes on the top of the hill will help shift your weight slightly.  Run with a slightly higher knee lift.  Also slow your tempo down when running up hills; otherwise, you will not have the stamina to run faster after reaching the top.

Motivational Quote of the week: “You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside your comfort zone.”, Percy Cerutty, World Leading Olympian Coach

Stay committed!  Stay Motivated!  And most importantly this week, BE POSITIVE!  You have almost reached your goal!

See you on the streets,

Coach Dan

Coach Dan Blankenship
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Author Event

Bruce will be speaking about his book, The Race Before Us, on Thursday, February 27 at an evening with two other authors.  The event is sponsored by Rocky Marrin and his 3 Wide ministry.  Please see details below.  (You may register by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.)

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 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Five Mile Journey in 8 Weeks – Week 6

When running this week, think like a tiger and run lite on your feet.  If you are a walker, be graceful in your walk.

Run Graceful like a Tiger

Run Graceful like a Tiger

Week 6

Be sure to read weeks 1 -5

This week’s schedule – This week you will hit a milestone.  4 miles!

Day 1

  • Walker – Walk for 2 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 2 miles alternating between running and walking
  • Jogger – Run easy for 2 miles

Day 2

  • All – Core Exercises
    • 12 push-ups and 12 set-ups.  Do 3 times.
    • Leg lifts (lay on back and lift both legs 6” off the ground), hold for count of 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Planks – Hold plank exercise for 30 -60 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Side Planks –  hold for 15 – 30 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.

Day 3

  • Walker – Walk for 3 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 3 miles alternating between running and walking, easy (you should be able to carry on a conversation easily; if not, you are going too fast)
  • Jogger – Run easy for 3 miles.

Day 4

  • Walker – Walk for 3 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 3 miles
  • Jogger – Run easy for 3 miles.

Day 5

  • All – Core Exercises
    • 12 push-ups and 12 set-ups.  Do 3 times, each.
    • Leg lifts (lay on back and lift both legs 6” off the ground), hold for count of 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Planks – Hold plank exercise for 30 -60 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Side Planks – hold for 15 – 30 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.

Day 6 – Long Distance Day

  • Walker – Walk for 4 miles, steady
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 4 miles
  • Jogger – Run 4 miles, steady.

Day 7

  • REST

CONGRATS, only 2 more weeks to go!

Reminder:  Always stretch after your workout:  Simply a good habit and practice to get into.  Lite stretching of the same muscle groups you did in your warm up for 15 to 30 seconds and repeating two to three times will help keep you flexible.

 Training Tips for the week to help with Injury Prevention and Care.  These tips will help as you continue on in your exercise journey.

  • RICE – REST, ICE, COMPRESSION (wrap) and ELEVATION.  Some combination (or all) of these treatments have proven effective in helping with injuries.  In addition, a pain reliever (e.g. Ibuprofen) or cross training may be helpful but don’t take this on a long term basis without consulting with your doctor.  It’s vastly better to fall a little behind due to resting, than to run the risk of experiencing devastation by dropping out due to injury!
  • Cycling – can be a good way to keep yourself fit, depending on your injury.   When you walk/run, you are constantly using your hamstrings but neglecting your quadriceps (thigh muscles are not used as much during walks/runs).  Cycling does the opposite, so combining walking/running with biking helps your legs to keep the proper ratio of strength between the front and back muscles.
  • Swimming – Swimming is a great recovery exercise and is less stressful on your joints.  In fact, many Olympic runners train in water as a preventive measure to stay in shape and to reduce the stress they already put on their bodies through running.  If you can get to a pool during the week, I would encourage you to try it and make it a part of your overall training program – it’s a way to burn some additional calories too. 
  • Strength Training – Strengthening exercises can help prevent injuries and are particularly helpful with knee injuries.  A Physical Therapist or Trainer can analyze muscle strength in your legs, hips, and pelvic area and develop an individual strength-training program for you.  Some form of weight lifting, particularly for your upper body should be incorporated into your training to help prevent injury. 

If you are having trouble staying motivated this week, read the quote below.

Motivational Quote of the week:

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison

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Five Mile Journey in 8 Weeks – Week 5

Our Skeletal System in Action

Our Skeletal System in Action

Our bones need regular exercise to stay as strong as possible and exercises like walking, jogging, running and other physical activities are important in keeping our bones strong and healthy.   You can strengthen your skeleton by drinking milk and eating other dairy products (like low-fat cheese, frozen yogurt, and ice cream).  They all contain calcium, which helps bones harden and become strong.

Week 5

Be sure to read weeks 1 -4

This week’s schedule – This week is similar to last week, why?    Because we are establishing a base and from here, we’ll build slowly over the next 4 weeks.

Day 1

  • Walker – Walk for 2 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 2 miles alternating between running and walking
  • Jogger – Run easy for 2 miles

Day 2

  • All – Core Exercises
    • 12 push-ups and 12 set-ups.  Do 3 times.
    • Leg lifts (lay on back and lift both legs 6” off the ground), hold for count of 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Planks – Hold plank exercise for 30 -60 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Side Planks – (NEW) – hold for 15 – 30 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.

Day 3

  • Walker – Walk for 2.5 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 2.5 miles alternating between running and walking, easy (you should be able to carry on a conversation easily; if not, you are going too fast)
  • Jogger – Run easy for 2.5 miles.

Day 4

  • Walker – Walk for 3 miles
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 3 miles
  • Jogger – Run easy for 3 miles.

Day 5

  • All – Core Exercises
    • 12 push-ups and 12 set-ups.  Do 3 times, each.
    • Leg lifts (lay on back and lift both legs 6” off the ground), hold for count of 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Planks – Hold plank exercise for 30 -60 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.
    • Side Planks – hold for 15 – 30 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.

Day 6 – Long Distance Day

  • Walker – Walk for 3 miles, steady
  • Walk/Run  – Walk/Run for 3 miles
  • Jogger – Run 3 miles, steady.

Day 7

  • REST

CONGRATS, only 4 more weeks to go!

Reminder:  Always stretch after your workout:  Simply a good habit and practice to get into.  Lite stretching of the same muscle groups you did in your warm up for 15 to 30 seconds and repeating two to three times will help keep you flexible.

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Stairs make for great strength training!

Training Tips for the week:

2 Tips to think about this week while you are exercising – focus on these this week.

  • Cadence – Your cadence is measured by the number of strides you take over time.  For runners, an average cadence of 85 – 90 strides per minute is a very efficient cadence.  For walkers, this will vary depending on how fast you are walking but let’s say 75 – 85 strides in 90 seconds is a good target to achieve.  If you are slower, don’t worry.   Aim for what you can do and look for improvements.
  • Hands – One of the common things that I see with walkers/ runners is they cross their centerline (a straight line between your chin and your bellybutton) with their hands.  Your forearms should swing slightly across your body as you drive back and forth, but your hands should not cross your centerline.  When you cross the centerline with your hands, you create a side-to-side motion in your upper body, causing you to spend more energy with each stride.  Obviously when this happens, your pace slows so when you walk/run, check your hands to make sure you are not crossing the centerline of your posture.

See you on the streets,

Coach Dan

Coach Dan Blankenship

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Last Week: WSGAC #2

WSGAC #2

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In an earlier Post we introduced the idea that despite many regretful episodes in history, Christianity has had an enormously positive impact on society and culture.  It is in that sense that its useful and appropriate to look from time to time at why Christianity is great while not forgetting the unfortunate past.

Last Week:  Temperatures outside in Richmond were in the single digits for a few days, as they had been the week before.  (Its easy at these times to be grateful for a heated home.)

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Last Week: Our Sunday School class continued to discuss “signposts” or “clues” of God, including the “moral argument.”  We looked at reasons why we can be altruistic – what makes us good from time-to-time? Why be unselfish if natural selection exalts self-preservation and reproduction as the defining “laws of nature”?

Last Week:  I helped Coach Dan with his 10K training team (Keep it Movin’) initiative for some of Richmond’s homeless, which is hosted by the YMCA.

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Last Week:  As a “host” congregation as part of CARITAS, my church prepared to provide shelter and meals to some of Richmond’s homeless this week.

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See the other organizations that are sacrificing their time and resources to aid those not as fortunate.  I didn’t see any “Atheists for the Homeless” or “Humanists for a Warm Place to Sleep”.  Makes you wonder?

Host Congregations & Those Who Help

(http://caritasva.org/hostcongregations.html)

All Saints Episcopal Church
All Souls Presbyterian Church
Anointed New Life Baptist Church
Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church
Battery Park Christian Church
Bethany Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Bethel Baptist Church
Bethia United Methodist Church
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Beulah United Methodist Church
Bon Air Baptist Church
Bon Air Christian Church
Bon Air Presbyterian Church
Bon Air United Methodist Church
Bon Secours School of Nursing
Boulevard United Methodist Church
Boy Scout Troop #310
Boy Scout Troop #1879
Boy Scout Troop #2886
Brandermill Church
Broadus Memorial Baptist Church
Brown Grove Baptist Church, Ashland
Cambridge Baptist Church
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Cedar Street Baptist Church of God
Centenary United Methodist Church
Central Baptist Church
Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church
Chester Presbyterian Church
Chester United Methodist Church
Christ Ascension Episcopal Church
Christ Church Episcopal
Christ Lutheran Church
Christ The King Lutheran Church
Christians in Action Middle School Boys
Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints
Church of the Epiphany
Church of the Redeemer
Clover Hill Assembly Of God
Colonial Place Christian Church
Commonwealth Chapel
Community Of Christ
Congregation Beth Ahabah
Congregation Or Ami
Cool Spring Baptist Church
Crestwood Presbyterian Church
Daily Planet
Derbyshire Baptist Church
Destiny City Fellowship
Dominion School for Autism
Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Elon Baptist Church
Emmanuel Community Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church At Brook Hill
Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
Fairfield Presbyterian Church
Fairmount Christian Church
Federal Public Defenders Office-Richmond
Fifth Street Baptist Church
First Baptist Church, Ashland
First Baptist Church-Monument Avenue
First Baptist of South Richmond
First Congregational Christian-UCC
First Mennonite Church
First Presbyterian Church
First Union Baptist Church
First Unitarian Universalist Church
Forest Grove United Methodist Church
Four Mile Creek Baptist Church
Fourth Baptist Church
Gayton Road Christian Church
Ginter Park Presbyterian Church
Ginter Park United Methodist Church
Girl Scout Troop #235
Girl Scout Troop #241
God’s Storehouse Baptist Church
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Grace Baptist Church
Grace Community Baptist Church
Grace Community Presbyterian Church
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Varina
Great Hope Baptist Church
Greenwood United Methodist Church
Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church
Henrico County Fire Department
Henrico County Police Department
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Huguenot Road Baptist Church
Huguenot United Methodist Church
Kingsland Baptist Church
Kiwanis Club of Richmond
Stephanie Krupa
Lakeside United Methodist Church
Laurel Presbyterian Church
Lebanon United Methodist Church
Light of the World Baptist Church
Lord Jesus Korean Church
Lutheran Church of our Saviour
Manakin Episcopal Church
Manchester YMCA
Meadowbridge Seventh Day Adventist Church
Mechanicsville Baptist Church
Mechanicsville Elementary School
Mechanicsville United Methodist Church
Messiah Christian Church
Metropolitan African American Baptist Church
Midlothian YMCA
Monument Heights Baptist Church
Moore Street Baptist Church
Mr. B’s 15th Street Café
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
New Canaan Baptist Church
New Hanover Presbyterian Church
New Highland Baptist Church
New Life United Methodist Church
North Run Baptist Church
Northside Baptist Church
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church
Pine Street Baptist Church
Providence United Methodist Church
Quiocassin Baptist Church
Ramsey Memorial United Methodist Church
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Reveille United Methodist Church
Richmond Outreach Center
Richmond Vineyard Fellowship
River Road Church, Baptist
River Road Presbyterian Church
River Road United Methodist Church
Riverview Baptist Church
Salisbury Presbyterian Church
Sandston Baptist Church
Second Baptist Church – Idlewood
Second Baptist Church – River Road
Second Baptist Church South Richmond
Second Presbyterian Church
Shady Grove United Methodist Church – Mechanicsville
Shady Grove United Methodist Church – Short Pump
Shalom Baptist Church
Sharon Baptist Church
Southminster Presbyterian Church
St. Alban’s Anglican Catholic Church
St. Ann Catholic Church
St. Ann’s Catholic Church
St. Augustine Catholic Church
St. Bridget’s Catholic Church
St. David’s Episcopal Church
St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
St. Gabriel Catholic Church
St. Giles Presbyterian Church
St. James the Less Episcopal Church
St. James’s Episcopal Church
St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church
St. John’s United Church of Christ
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
St. Mary Catholic Church
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church
St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church
St. Michael’s Catholic Church
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Baptist Church
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church
Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Temple Beth-El
The Healing Place
Third Presbyterian Church
Third Street Bethel AME Church
Three Chopt Church Of Christ
Three Chopt Presbyterian Church
Trinity United Methodist Church – Chesterfield
Trinity United Methodist Church – Richmond
Triumphant Baptist Church
Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church
Tuckahoe YMCA
University of Richmond Football Team
VCU School of Medicine Preceptor Students
Varina Episcopal Church
Virginia Muslim Coalition
Walnut Grove Baptist Church
Webber Memorial Baptist Church
Welborne United Methodist Church
West End Assembly of God
West End Presbyterian Church
West Broad Church of Christ
West Richmond Church of the Brethren
Westhampton United Methodist Church
Westhunt Baptist Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Winfree Memorial Baptist Church
To Blessed To Be Stressed – Women’s Group
Woodlake United Methodist Church

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