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
March 2017

The March health bulletin board is up in the hallway.  Please stop by and select timely health and wellness news that might be of benefit to you and yours.  This month’s topics include:  Brain health, mind and memory, sleep, diabetes 101, diet suggestions, and the latest news on cholesterol, probiotics & caffeine.  Also find words from Mark Nepo, Joyce Rupp and Omid Safi.  Happy Spring everyone.  


“To pray with the heart, to have presence in the heart, is a remedy.  It is a healing, an un-scattering.  Presence is simply to have our heart be where our feet are.” – Omid Safi



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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