Parish Nursing

 

Our Vision: “Advocating for Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministries”

Mission Statement: “Promoting Health & Wholeness of Mind, Body & Spirit through Faith Community Nursing & Health Ministries”

2016 Theme:  “Honoring God Through Caring for Your Body”  2nd Corinthians 6:20 “…you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body”

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Health ministry is holistic: “The church brings a holistic perspective to a community’s understanding of health because it has the ability to address and integrate all elements of healing – body, mind, and spirit. As Methodists, we believe the human body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, a sacred place consecrated by God’s presence. People who believe that the body is a gift and the dwelling place of God will treat it with great care. This positive aspect of spirituality will lead to healthy behavior and thinking as health ministers promote prevention and overall wellness to congregations and communities alike.”

Our Role as a Parish Nurse

  • Integrator of faith and health
  • Health educator
  • Personal health counselor
  • Referral agent Trainer of volunteers
  • Developer of support groups
  • Health educator

Holistic Health Spiritual Scripture References:

  • 1 Corinthians 6:19
  • Luke 4:18-19
  • Romans 8:22-23
  • Matthews 25:31-46
  • James5:13-18
  • Luke 10:25-37

Information from: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) “Introduction to Health Ministry for United Methodist Congregations”

“It is important for United Methodist to be aware of the opportunities they have to develop this type of ministry. We often forget that part of being disciples is caring for our bodies as a temple of God.” ~ Patricia Magyar, UMCOR Health Executive

Conference Parish Nursing/Health Ministries Team


Parish Nurses manned the first aid booths at the 5K Walk for Malaria.
(Pictured left to right: Donita Keidl, Donna O'Donnell, Felicia Stewart, Sherry McIntyre, Chris Gilmore and Margie Townsend)