Region 3 includes Minnesota, North and South Dakota
Back Row L-R: Pat Seavert, Sondra Weinzierl, Marie Wiegert, Mary Nordtvedt, Sandy Connell, Beth Hansen.
Front Row L-R: Becky Hulden, Jeanne Mugge, Renee Compo, Phyllis Bruce
Those who join us via conference call:
Carol DeSchepper Brenda Bauer Jean Bokinskie
Not pictured: Rose Umland, Chair
2017 Board Members: Click here
Older Adult Ministry Forum
Monday, November 6th
Prince of Peace Lutheran in Roseville.
“Abundant Aging: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose”. This is a curriculum written by Marilyn Sharpe for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Our presenters will be Marilyn Sharpe, the author and 2 others from LSS.
From the description…..”encourages individuals to design their own intentional elderhood”. We all know someone (many someones!) who will benefit from this training.
Spring 2018 Gathering
Information coming soon!!
GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR STARTING A
PARISH/FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE PROGRAM!!
Greetings from the Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association (ELPNA) of Region 3!
We have an exciting opportunity for Lutheran congregations who would like to start or develop a parish nurse program within their faith community. Members of the ELPNA have long been supportive of new parish nurse program starts and are acutely aware of the financial situations of congregations throughout Region 3. In response to this need, the ELPNA is providing start-up funds for 2-3 Lutheran affiliated congregations in Region 3. Congregations can request up to $500.00 as a start-up grant.
We received the following comments from pastors of churches that received ELPNA Region 3 grants in 2016:
Pastor Cheryl Mathison – St. Philip the Deacon
We are so grateful to have our parish nurse at St. Philip the Deacon. Her creative energy, passion for health and deep faith help us to reach out to more people in new ways. We are so thankful for the grant, which has helped us to meet the needs of this large faith community.
Pastor Gary Andersen -American Lutheran, Worthington, MN
Things are going very well with our Faith Community Nurse ministry. With a dedicated Caring Ministry Team (health cabinet) in place, and the hiring of our FCN, we are in full swing. Many good things are happening and we are receiving very positive feedback from those being served. We are very appreciative of the support of ELPNA.
We are asking for your assistance in publicizing the information to Lutheran affiliated congregations. The grant applications are due by December 8, 2017 via an electronic submission process. The awards will be announced by January 16, 2018 with funds issued by February 1, 2018. Click here for the Press Release and the Application Form
We are pleased to be able to award these grants to promote Parish Nurse Ministry.
Rose Umland & Marie Wiegert ELPNA, Region 3, Board
Bi-annual Gatherings (in April and October) include an educational program (with RN Continuing Educations Units) on some aspect of spiritual enrichment.
Region 3 Board of Directors Minutes
(The Board meets every other month on the odd months and
committees meet on the even months)
Annual Meeting Minutes
October 8, 2016
Accepted as written at October 2017 Annual Meeting
October 14, 2017 Draft
This is a draft to be voted on at next Annual Meeting, October 2018
Updated ELPNA By-Laws. October 2016. Click here to view these By-Laws.
Are you Receiving our Mailings??
Are you a Parish Nurse at an ELCA or Lutheran Congregation or a Parish Nurse who belongs to an ELCA or Lutheran Congregation but have not been receiving E-Blasts or mailings from the Region 3 ELPNA? We want to hear from you! Email Phyllis Bruce, Membership Chair, so you can be added to the list! email@example.com
Are you a Lutheran Parish Nurse but not a member of the Region 3 ELPNA? Join today!
To become a member or renew your membership, will find the current membership form on the "Join Us" and the "About Us" pages.
Your Region 3 ELPNA Board of Directors,