Congregational Health Ministry

Our Congregational Nurse (Donna Rutherford, RN) provides a healing ministry that helps support and fulfill the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our congregation. She is a volunteer on staff, our nurse minister.

Health MinistryNotes from the Congregational Nurse

Congregational Health
April 2017

Happy Spring & Happy Easter!

The new articles are up on the Health Ministry bulletin board in the hallway. Stop by and see what might be of benefit to you and your family.

This month’s topic include:  Thyroid health, magnesium, urinary infections, spring cleaning for home health, exercise for strength building, food poisoning, how to listen and how to stop arguing and other topics.

This month’s prayer is from Mark Nepo “Earth Prayer.”

“O nameless spirit that is not done with us,

let us love without a net beyond the fear of death until the speck of peace we guard so well becomes the world.”  



Services and Duties of the Congregational Nurse

Healthy Living

Donna serves our congregation as:

– a health and wellness educator
– a health and wellness counselor
– a community liaison and personal advocate
– a member of the Pastoral Care Team

All conversations and records are strictly confidential. All records are secure. No one else has access to the records of the congregational nurse.

Her duties include:

  • Meeting individually with clients in the home, church, or hospital to provide holistic care and support.
  • Advocating for clients in the health system.
  • Promoting health education.
  • Providing health screening and monitoring, as with our First Sunday Blood Pressure Screenings.
  • Assessing the needs of the congregation and establishing programs to meet these needs.
  • Assisting in locating resources for the community.

The Congregational Nurse does not give direct hands-on treatment but helps to empower and enable clients in their healing journey.

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