Thank you, Lashondria Purnell, Faith Community Nurse with Advocate Aurora Health, for leading a prayer line. Hear how it has had a positive impact on Eva, one of the participants: When I think of what the prayer line means to me, I think of the scripture Matthew 18:20, For where two or three are gathered Read More
By Shawndra Ferrell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPN Advance Care Planning What it is—What it isn’t. Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process, not an event. Foundational to this process are the following questions: If you were to experience a medical crisis, who speaks for you (your proxy)? When should they make decisions? What should they Read More
Thanks to the Member-to-Member outreach program at two Kenosha, Wis., congregations, members have received encouragement and a new sense of connection. Sue Quever, faith community nurse at Lord of Life Lutheran Church and St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, began the program in the spring of 2020 in response to the pandemic. “So many of our members Read More
A nutrition class that takes place at Cross Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, has had a transforming impact not just on its 20 participants, but also on its teacher, Linda Radder, who serves the congregation as a faith community nurse. “It’s been gratifying to see how the class has helped so many people change their eating habits Read More
The McHenry County Faith Leaders Collaborative, comprised of 40 faith communities, launched March 3. Its mission: to address food insecurity among residents in McHenry County. The Collaborative will work on such initiatives as stocking food pantries, assisting with feeding programs, and partnering with already established hunger organizations and programs in the region. The idea of Read More
By Pastor Tennille Power, Senior Pastor, Hazelcrest Community United Methodist Church April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is designated as a time when we as a community bring awareness to the evil of sexual assault and its dramatic impact on not only victims, but also the community as a whole. Clergy are not Read More
By Jeanne Davies, Executive Director, Anabaptist Disabilities Network When I was a pastor, I learned we had a few young people with autism in our youth group. In order to begin creating an environment that felt more comfortable, I provided a big basket of fidgets on the table in the center of the room. I Read More
The Ad Council recently released a COVID-19 vaccine campaign, “It’s Up to You,” which includes FAQs in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole and Vietnamese. The campaign also offers COVID-19 Vaccine Education resources in English and Spanish, including some that are intended for faith community audiences: Public Service Announcement, Worship Public Service Announcement, The Black Read More
Since its founding in 1991, Claretian Associates has carried on a rich and collaborative tradition of responding to the needs of South Chicago and its surrounding communities by providing affordable housing and vital services that benefit the safety and wellbeing of residents and families. Claretian Associates aspires to create a community that is affordable, safe, and equitable Read More
By Rev. Michelle Hughes Illinois Conference, United Church of Christ clergy I started drumming last summer. I have always loved percussion instruments and thought it would be a fun thing to learn. I called a couple of my friends and asked if they would join me in this endeavor. We began on Fridays in my backyard, so Read More
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