This Winter 2016 Parish Nurse Newsletter focuses on the communities in which parish nurses live and practice — with the pastor and parish staff, congregations and districts, and the global community.
The “Introduction to Parish Nursing in a Lutheran Setting” program includes videos, supplemental print materials and guided discussions and activities.
The online lectures will address topics such as Law and Gospel, mental illness, theology, loss, guilt and forgiveness, care for the aging and vocations.
Rita Nickel, Executive Director of Lutherans in Medical Mission, led a “Missionaries Without Passports” webinar on June 15, 2015. Nickel discussed how congregations can reach out to immigrants and refugees in their own neighborhood.
Sponsored by LCMS Health Ministry, “Missionaries Without Passports” is set for 1 p.m. Central Time on Monday, June 15.
The $3,000 scholarship in memory of Carrie Collins will enable a nursing student to serve on a Mercy Medical Team in 2015.
The 22nd Annual Concordia Conference for Parish Nurse and Congregational Health Ministries was held May 28-29, 2014, at Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis. Clergy, parish nurses and others interested in congregational health attended the conference with the theme “Reflecting God’s Love,” based on Eph. 5:1-2.
The resources from LCMS Health Ministry are provided to help congregations that want to begin a parish-nurse ministry.