For Parish Nurses

Tools to Assist Your Health Ministry

Monthly Bulletin/Newsletter Articles from Advocate Health Care

January 2019 - Influenza - Flu shot myths and prevention tips.

February 2019 - Women and Heart Disease

March 2019 - Healthy Eating

April 2019   Organ Donation

May 2019 - Stroke Prevention

Stroke Risk Assessment
Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, and many of the risk factors are controllable. Take Advocate Aurora Health's online Stroke Risk Assessment to estimate your chance of experiencing one and learn about the ways you could minimize it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that ongoing measles outbreaks in 22 states has led to the highest number of cases reported nationwide since the disease was declared eliminated in this country in 2000. Measles is not a harmless childhood illness, but a highly contagious, potentially life-threatening disease. We have the ability to safely protect our children and our communities. Vaccines are a safe, highly effective public health solution that can prevent this disease. See a statement from HHS Secretary Alex Azar here.  Here is an infographic you can print or post for your members.

 Find more information and resources on a variety of topics at Advocate's
Health eNews site.

Helping Those who are Grieving

Here is a two part Newsletter topic that was written by Sondra Weinzierl, Assistaint Chair, Board of Directors, Region 3.  She offered to share this on our web site for other Parish/Faith Community Nurses to use in their congregations. Thank you Sondra!!
Click here to download the Newletter articles, both Parts One and Two.

Healing Service Bulletins

These Healing Service Bulletins  were developed by Phyllis Bruce for the Healing Services at her church.  They folow a basic template with changes in music and scripture readings, and a focus on seasonal services.  You are welcome to revise them according to your need and faith traditions. If you use the hymns in the Service to Honor Caregiving and Caregivers, be sure you have the proper copyright permission for your church.

Template for General Healing Service - Fill in your own Scripture and music.

November: A Service of Thanksgiving and Healing

December: Advent Service of Remembrance, Hope and Healing (Blue Christmas)

March:  A Small Group Service of Healing for Repentance, Prayer and Meditation for Lent Using Lectio Devina and Anointing with Oil
                    Explaination of how to use Lectio Devina in small groups

May: A Service to Honor Caregiving and Care Givers

Prayer Cards

This prayer card is formated to make a double sided card.  Print the two pages, then copy them on card stock making a double sided card.  They can now be cut to make four cards.  Give them to members of your visitation teams, Befrienders, etc., or use them to give to those you visit, after reading the verse and prayer to them. 

                     Click here to open the prayer card

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