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OUR MISSION
Our Mission is to inspire, teach, and encourage all people to improve health through nutrition, exercise, and spiritual growth. Programs are Biblically based and incorporate current medical recommendations.
 
Faith based lifestyle CHANGE
 

Started in 1998, this research driven study has helped more than a 1000 people in 90 churches, community centers & work sites to decrease blood pressure, weight, and/or blood cholesterol

Lighten Up includes health checks and a study of the spiritual fruits to guide small groups to improved health in just 10 weeks.  People are changing the way they think and enjoying it.  Don't lose hope.  Lighten Up!

  • Recipient of the ISHIB 2001 Outstanding Community Service Award
     

  • Endorsed by the South Carolina United Methodist Church
     

  • Recognized by the South Carolina DHEC

 
Lighten Up Featured

The Wellness Councils of America (www.welcoa.org) features Lighten Up in their October issue of Absolute Advantage

The Light of Faith by MJ Oexmann
The Great Physician by BM Egan
Spirituality In Sickness And In Health by AH Keller
Seeing The Light by MJ Oexmann
Food For The Spirit by A Jenkins
Developing Communities Of Care by KG Meador
Walking The Talk by MJ Oexmann
Lighten Up Forever by MJ Oexmann
The Future of Wellness in Communities of Faith by MJ Oexmann

 
Contact Us

Lighten Up
Saint James Church
1872 Camp Road
Charleston, SC  29412

Phone: (843) 795-1623 or (843) 557-4766

E-mail: maryjoan@lightenupforever.org



Mary Joan Oexman MS, RD
Program Director

 

IS LIGHTEN UP
FOR YOU?

Do you or a loved one have
high blood pressure, diabetes,
or heart disease?

Has your doctor told you to
lose weight to improve your
health?

Have you lost the hope to
make changes that work?

Do you want to improve
your health through spiritual
growth?

If you answered "yes" to any
of these questions, then
Lighten Up
can help!

 

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SPONSORS' LINKS


Sisters of Charity
(www.sistersofcharitysc.com)

The Duke Endowment
(www.dukeendowment.org)

Healthy South Carolina Initiative
(www.musc.edu/hsci/)

Read and Read Realtors
(www.readrealtors.com)

Saint James Episcopal Church
(www.saint-james.org)

Seacoast Christian Church
(www.seacoast.org)

 
A Partnership with Saint James Church

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