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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. May God bless you with peace and joy!

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:

Back to School Toolkit Mental Health America

As we step into another school year, it remains crucial to recognize the mental health challenges our nation's
school-age children face.

in this Back to School Toolkit offered by Mental Health America, you will find excellent content and messaging to  support children, youth, and parents.

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 form to submit your program offerings is found on the Toolkit page.

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. 

For September/October, find three Interfaith Flu Flyers to post around the church.

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.  


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.

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. 

For September/October the topics are: 2023 Outreach Toolkit, Understanding and honoring the needs of Native American elders, and ). Cardiovascular health promotion

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


Our 2023 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the two 2023 grant recipients of $750.00 each!

Vyneta Barnett, from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Alexandria, Kentucky, has used her grant to complete the Foundations Course. Vyneta will be starting the Faith Community Nurse ministry, including a blood pressure clinic, and developing an appropriate documentation system.

Jennifer Nemeth, from Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS) in La Mesa, California, will be using her grant for The LIFT Project. This is a lifestyle based mental health and wellbeing program. It is an evidence-based, cost effective program to help participants make lasting lifestyle changes.

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

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.

Click here