Physical, mental and spiritual health have always been important elements in the Christian life. During His ministry on earth, Jesus himself performed many healing miracles — casting out demons, curing lepers, mending crippled limbs, restoring sight to the blind and more. Our Parish Nurse takes this role seriously — tending to the needs in our church and community.
Our Parish Nurse visits members in the hospital, ministers to families with changing health needs and provides the congregation with educational programs and opportunities designed to improve our overall well being and health. Through a variety of programs, she and others help restore wholeness and healing within the body of Christ.
|Noisy Change Offering||We will have a Noisy Change Offering the 3rd Sunday of each month for various mission projects as chosen by the Health Ministry Committee|
|Bandages & Dresses||The Bandages and Dresses & Britches for Africa have been shipped. Thank you to everyone who donated, sewed, and prayed over these gifts.|
|Intercessory Prayer||Join us on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Nurse's Office for a time of prayer. A time of confidential prayer.|
|Messiah Chariot||Volunteer drivers use the church van to pick up and deliver members unable to drive to and from church for services.|
|Love and Hugs||Volunteers provide a caring connection between homebound members and the congregation with letters and cards on an ongoing basis.|
|Visitation||Assisted living facilities, home and hospital visits by the Parish Nurse and Pastor.|
|Education||1:1, small group or congregation is available.|
|Good Samaritan||4th Thursday 2:00 p.m. monthly Communion service.|
What Does a Parish Nurse Do?
There are seven functions of a Parish Nurse:
- 1. Integrator of faith and health: Showing how the two impact one another and how the aspects joined together help the
person/family; prayer is a main component.
2. Health Educator: Helping others understand how the relationship between life-style, attitudes, faith and well being
effects us; done 1:1, in small group or large group.
3. Personal Health Counselor: Discuss confidential personal health concerns with parishioners; have office visits,
home visits, hospital and nursing homes as needed.
4. Referral Agent: Referrals to community resources and services.
- 5. Trainer of Volunteers: Trains congregation members to support one another with health/illness/wellness needs; does NOT
- 6. Developer of Small Groups: To help meet specific needs of the congregation/community; to be supportive of current groups
and a resource to them.
7. Health Advocate: For any congregation member but specifically for those who have no family or support people available
to assist them at this time; ie. Go along to medical provider appointments for another "set of ears", clarify information received, find help; resource for adult children residing elsewhere.