The First United Methodist Church is please to offer health ministry through the services of a Faith Community Nurse/Parish Nurse working in partnership with a health committee and other members of the congregation. This health ministry combines the therapeutic qualities of church, community, and faith in God to strengthen the healing task of individuals, families, and communities.
Our faith community/Parish nurse is a registered nurse with a current license who has completed a Foundations in Faith Community Nursing course and operates under the Scope and Standards for this professional specialty practice approved by the American Nurses Association. Our faith community nurse uses her training and experience to serve the needs of our church community and wider community through a range of programs and services, including the following:
Visiting the sick at home or in the hospital
Providing health counseling
Assisting with referrals for needed health-related services
Teaching classes on a variety of health-related topics.
Arranging for health screenings
Developing support groups
Training and coordinating volunteers
For more information you can call
Kathy Smith RN
Church Health Reader is another source for more information about Parish Nursing.