The Indiana Conference UMC and Community Health Network of Indianapolis are partnering to promote health ministry and parish nursing across Indiana. As a result of a recent UMCOR grant, we are pleased to offer a health ministry workshop for those living in the South and Southeast Districts of the conference.

This class is open to all parishioners and pastors who are interested in including health ministry as a part of your church mission outreach. Interested persons from other districts who may have missed their districts workshops are also invited to attend. We hope you will not miss this opportunity to send several interested members.

The workshops will be held March 31 and April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 201 East Third Street in Seymour, Ind. 47274. A continental breakfast and lunch will be included. Attendees will need to commit to both days. Cost is $10 per person and needs to be included with the initial registration form. Checks need to be made payable to Community Health Network. Deadline for registration is March 21.

Mail completed registration form and check to: Sherry McIntyre, Health Ministries/Parish Nursing, Community Health Network, 1500 N. Ritter, Bldg. #4, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219.

Again we are targeting lay people and pastors who have an interest in health and missions, but do not necessarily have a health professional background.

Information covered will include: Mission Statement; How to Get Started; Legal Considerations; Faith, Health and Spiritual Connection; Grant Writing; Getting the Word Out; and Resources.

For more information, contact Sherry McIntyre at 317-355-8702 or