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 Our website is undergoing revision. The Evangelical Lutheran Faith Community Nurse Association (ELPNA) has
become the Lutheran Faith Community Nurse Association (LFCNA).
Updating of the website pages will occur over the next few weeks.  Thank you for your patience. 

Welcome to the website of the Lutheran Faith Community Nurse Association!  We seek to be the light of Christ as we integrate faith and health in the ministry of parish/faith community nursing.  Here you will find information about parish/faith community nursing, tools to assist you in your ministry, as well as updates on our progress and activities. May God bless you with peace and joy!

For Member's Only

LFCNA Program library toolkit

 An Ad Hoc Committee of LFCNA has developed a 5-piece toolkit for use in assessing health education needs, priorities and sharing of program ideas to respond to the needs. The toolkit includes:

  • an assessment tool that can be used with individuals, small groups or the entire congregation; 
  • the health and wholeness model seen above; 
  • suggestions for using the toolkit (not to replace your own creative ideas);
  •  Color and black and white brochures that can be used on your education kiosk or for distribution to individuals, groups, or at events, and
  • a significant number of online program submissions shared by colleagues across the organization and the country. 
Click on the Program Library Toolkit link on the Member's Only page to find more information. We continue to seek program submissions in all health focus areas. Please consider submitting programs that you offer in your ministry. A submission form is found on the Toolkit page.


There is an opening for a 15 - 20 hour per week paid Faith Community Nurse at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL. For more information see the link below and contact Pastor Sarah Swindoll, Associate Pastor at

FCN Job Description


Health Articles for your Congregation

 Focus on Body, Mind, and Spirit

Are you looking for health articles to include in your congregation's newsletter?

You don't have to re-invent the wheel! Advocate Health Care is kind enough to allow us to post their monthly health flyers on a variety of helpful topics. 

You can find more health articles and other helpful tools for ministry by clicking here:

Parish Nurse Ministry Tools page under Resources. 

More Health Flyers to use!!

These are free health tip sheets that you can download and are published in English or Spanish.  There is a current month bulletin amd also an archive of hundreds of other topics to choose.   

The link can be found in the Member's Only section under Program Library Toolkit. Go to the page and scroll down.  Check it out now!!

Rising to Serve

Like and Follow us On Facebook!

Scroll down to the bottom of this page and visit us on Facebook.  Be sure to click the Like And Follow us on the Facebook page.  

Supporting the Mental Health and Resilience of Nurses

For more information on the Well - Being Initiative by ANA,
click on this link.  


2023 Adult Immunization Recommendations

The CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released the 2023 recommended immunizations table for adults.  Click on this link to find the information.

Grants Available for Parish Nurse/Faith Community Nurse Ministries

We have an exciting opportunity for Lutheran congregations! LFCNA has long been supportive of new parish/faith community nurse ministry start-ups and is acutely aware of the challenging financial situations of congregations. In response to this need, LFCNA will annually provide funds for start-up or development of a new focus in an existing parish nursing ministry, for a minimum of two (2) Lutheran congregations. Congregations can request up to $750.00 in grant funding. 

 Click here for more information and for the application form. The next deadline is March 15, 2024.

Covid recovery program

NIH National Institutes of Health Turning Discovery into Health

The RECOVER Initiative brings together patients, caregivers, clinicians, community leaders, and scientists from across the nation to understand, prevent, and treat PASC, including Long COVID. This group is called the RECOVER Consortium.

Many of our parishioners and some parish nurses have had covid and now have symptoms that comprmise their lifestyle.  Follow this link to read more about this new initiative.

The Consortium represents and supports more than 100 researchers who are leading studies on Long COVID at more than 200 places around the country. These studies have a diverse group of participants, including adults, pregnant people, and children. 

Invitation to participate in an Adverse Religious Experiences:
A Grounded Theory
Proposal to Inform Nursing Practice

You are invited to participate in a research project attempting to understand and define the concept of adverse religious experiences. This study is designed to interview women > 25 years old who have had adverse religious experiences as they define them. This study is for women who have received therapeutic interventions or are currently receiving counseling about these adverse experiences.

If you choose to participate or have additional questions, please email me at the contact information listed below. I will reply to your email within 24-48 hours.

CLICK HERE for more information on the study and to find contact information for the investigator.

Research Study for Long Distance Caregivers
sponsored by LeadingAge LTSS Center at
UMass Boston

    Lutheran Services in America’s (LSA) partner, LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston are currently looking for long-distance family caregivers of older adults with dementia who receive non-medical home care. This National Institute on Aging-funded study aims to alleviate caregiver burden. Eligible caregivers will be gifted a new Tablet to receive individualized support from dementia experts delivered remotely and access dementia-related education and resources. Eligibility requirements include: caregiver is age 21 years or older, caregiver lives approximately 2 or more hours away, and caregiver has a care recipient diagnosed with dementia and receiving home care. LFCNA is an Associate member of LSA. More participants are needed for this study.
To learn more, contact the Project Director, Evan Chunga, at or contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Verena Cimarolli at or

LFCNA Board Member Contact Information

It is our desire that members of LFCNA to have full access to contact information for our Board Officers and Directors.  For security purposes we have added this information to the Member's Only page.  The Board List with contact information is now available.  Click on the Officer and Director Contact List link.

Not a member yet?

LFCNA exists to support Parish/Faith Community Nurses who are Lutheran or who serve in Lutheran Congregations.
If you are from another denomination please contact for further information.

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Last updated: 04/10/2023

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Last updated: 04/26/2023

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