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This is an important time for Parish Nurses/Faith Community Nurses, and there are many things happening for education, resources, opportunities, programming, and the list goes on and on!  Please help others from having to reinvent the wheel and share the important things with all of us!

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  1. Yvette says:

    There is a Nurses Christian Fellowship 1 hour CE event in the Cities entitled “Celebrate Nursing! Impacting the Present and Future of Nursing Through Mentorship” being offered on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30pm at the Stadium Village Church (501 Oak Street, Minneapolis, MN 55441). There is no fee, however a free-will offering for NCF will be taken. Contact Mary Thompson at to reserve your attendance! A flier is available at:


  2. pbelpna says:

    Look for the ELPNA Newsletter coming out soon.


  3. pbelpna says:

    We are working on setting up this blog so that members who are listed for this site will be notified. i am posting this to see if we have made any rpogress. Let me know if you are notified about this recent post. Thanks


  4. Jill Stewart says:

    If your Parish Nursing work includes helping families with young children, this might be helpful: the CDC has free child development materials (books, pamphlets, flyers) and a downloadable development tracker app that my young families like. Some materials are in Spanish, too. Might be a useful resource for church nurseries or child care. If there are developmental concerns, early intervention truly matters.


  5. Carolyn Crowe says:

    Nancy Roberts and I hosted the breakout session for Lutheran FCNs during the 2018 Westberg Symposium. We distributed ELPNA membership forms and brochures, and would like to encourage members to attend next year’s symposium in Memphis: April 8-10, 2019.


  6. Yvette Dulohery says:

    Hello Everyone! I just added the Daily Bible Reading to the bottom section of the blog. I hope you find it beneficial! Yours in Faith, Yvette


  7. Brenda Bauer says:

    I use a program from Resource Ministry called “Ministry to the Homebound”. I also utilize for the part on grief and dying ministry the program from Resource called “Being a Grief Helper”


  8. June Sand says:

    The Communication Committee of the ELPNA is working diligently on the web site. Do you have ideas for us to use on a members only page? We would like a special page to reach out to our membership and want to include items that would be helpful. Looking forward to the groups comments.


  9. Sondra Weinzierl says:

    Carol, I have developed guidelines and an orientation for my congregational care visitors. I go over the guidelines and orientation on
    a one:one basis and try to review it with them on an annual basis. Would that be helpful?


    1. Carol DeSchepper says:

      That would be helpful, if you don’t mind sharing. You can email it to me at


  10. H. Marie Wiegert says:

    I found a guidebook that you can download. Are the lay parishioners also going to offer Communion?…..DOROT_F_V_Guidebook pdf
    This may give you some ideas that you could use for your situation.


    1. Carol DeSchepper says:

      Thanks, Marie. This site is temporarily unavailable, but I will check back.


  11. Carol DeSchepper says:

    I am looking for a curriculum or outline focused on orientation of lay parishioners who will start doing visitation ministry. Does anyone have a format or content, or method to deliver content?


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