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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 as an organization. Return often to see what is new. May God abundantly bless you and your ministry.


CDC Flu Vaccination Poster for Faith Communities

Below is a link to a flu vaccination poster from the CDC for faith communities. There is space to share information about vaccination clinics you might offer or to refer congregants to other resources/clinics in the community. Please feel free to copy and use.

Flu Vaccination Poster - 2023

Follow this link and scroll down for the poster in Spanish:  

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ip/VPDC%20toolkits/flu%20community%20toolkit/34_Faith-based_Eng_Sp.pdf


Health Bulletins for your Congregation

New January/February bulletin:

Combating Loneliness

Are you looking for health articles to include in your congregation's newsletters or bulletins?

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

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

Faith Community Nurse Ministry Tools
"Equipping the Called"

(Available to Members Only)

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!!



Our 2024 Grants Available


LFCNA has long been supportive of faith community nurse ministry start-ups and are acutely aware of the challenging financial situations of congregations. In response to this need, the LFCNA will annually provide funds for start-up of a new ministry or development of a new focus area in an existing faith community nursing ministry, for up to two (2) Lutheran congregations. Congregations can request up to $750.00 in grant funding.  The next application deadline for grant applications is March 15, 2024.

  Click here for more information and for the application form.


Rising to Serve


Looking for some Spiritual Refreshment?

Taking some time for your own spiritual development is vital to your ministry.  We have some resources that will help you.

There is a New Year Devotion by Carol deSchepper.

Click here


"With few exceptions, the most difficult task of a Christian involves that of being a living exemplar and conduit of the virtues so obviously present in Jesus. What a gift Lent can be for us in continuing to grow and deepen this process of personal transformation." Joyce Rupp

NEW TO THE WEBSITE

Virtual Perinatal Loss
Support Group
 

The support group begins January 16 at 7 pm ET and will last for 6 sessions.  Find more details on your Regional Page and at this link below. The group is free, but participants much register to get the Zoom link.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE


Toolkit of Behavioral Health Resources Pertaining to the Israel-Hamas Conflict

This list of resources was developed by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) for those working with and supporting individuals and communities emotionally impacted by the Israel-Hamas conflict and is intended for various populations and service sectors. Several of the resources are designed for use with children.

Click Here to access the toolkit in our Behavioral Health Resources page.


NEW PROGRAM LIBRARY FEATURE

A support program for men with cancer has been added to the program library. It's called Men Only. Check it out as a new program idea for 2024! It is found behind Physical, Emotional, Spiritual and Social/Interpersonal Health.

Research Reviews Available!!

Jean Bokinskie does the work of finding appropriate research articles, gives a brief review of the content and summarizes implications for FCN practice. 

There are new articles posted every two months on the odd months.

Go to Members Only, click on Resources, then  find Research Reviews.

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.  


Evidence-Based
Blood Pressure Measurement/Screening Guidelines

Thanks to the efforts of several of our members, the Program Library now has Evidence based Guidelines addressing Blood Pressure Measurement/Screening. A significant amount of work has been invested to offer these guidelines to our members. The evidence was drawn from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the U.S. BP Validated Device Listing, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of National Institute of Health, the 7th Report of the Joint National Committee on Preventions,
Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, and the American Medical Association.

You will find the following in the library:

· Comprehensive Guidelines including equipment, process, and follow-up and interventions,

· Two (2) consent/disclaimer forms to be used at events and screenings (your choice), and

· 5 handouts that can be used for patient/congregant education.

To find the BP Screening toolkit, go to the MEMBERS ONLY page of the website and find the information within the Physical Health Programs.


LUTHERAN PARISH NURSES INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR 

10-18 September 2024 ALASKA USA 

LPNI study tours provide Parish Nurses and others from around the world an opportunity to learn, network and support one another, share experiences and models of practice, meet with pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and others to enjoy fellowship with like-minded people. Previous study tours have included Palestine, Australia, Finland, USA, Germany, New Zealand, Brazil, England, Canada, Singapore, Romania

For more information about LPNI and the study tour click here.






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.


Living Lutheran Articles

Love and Serving: Faith Community Nurses Care for Body, Mind, and Spirit
Faith Community Nurses promote health and wellness in congregations and also at churchwide and synod gatherings.   Several of our members share quotes and stories about the effectiveness and  joys of faith community nursing that ministers to  body, mind, and spirit.

CLICK HERE for this and two previous articles about Faith Community Nursing.


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
lutheranfcna@gmail.com for further information.

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Last updated: 01/31/2024

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Disclaimer: All information displayed on this website is primarily for educational and informational purposes. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice nor should it replace the reader’s own comprehensive research for desired information. While the information on this website has been verified to the best of our abilities, we cannot guarantee that there are no errors or inaccuracies. External links referenced on this website are vetted for content and consistency with current science and the Lutheran Faith Community Nurse Association’s (LFCNA’s) mission and values. However, their content does not necessarily represent views of or imply endorsement by LFCNA.

Last updated: 10/02/2023

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