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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!

The COVID Corner

Are Your Patients Using This
Anti-COVID Secret Weapon

The evidence is piling up that physical activity can lower the risk of getting very sick from COVID. The CDC, based on a systematic review of the evidence, has reported that "physical activity is associated with a decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, while inactivity increases that risk." Other research has linked regular physical activity with a lower risk of infection, hospitalization, and death from COVID.

To read the entire article, click HERE

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. 

Covid Vaccine Facts for Nurses Another GREAT Resource

The American Nurses Association is proud to partner with the American Nurses Foundation and other leading nurse and healthcare organizations to bring critical and current COVID-19 vaccine information to nurses on the frontlines of the pandemic.

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 Parish Nurse Ministry Tools.  Check it out now!!

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.  

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.  

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.

Position Openings

LFCNA will post Position Openings for Faith Community Nurses on our website. They will be featured under the Parish Nurse index tab, on select regional pages, and on our Home Page! Each listing will be posted for 30 days. At that time, it may be reposted for 30 additional days. To submit an opening, please submit the information to

No positions posted

Grants Available for Parish Nurse/Faith Community Nurse Ministries

We have an exciting opportunity for Lutheran congregations! Members of the LFCNA have long been supportive of new parish nurse ministry start-ups and are 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, 2023.

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


Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

For more information, click HERE. The registration fee is only $10. 

Faith+Lead Dare to Lead

Faith Community Nurse are Leaders too! Click Here for more information!

The course features Rev. Sarah Ciavarri and Brene Brown. 

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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6626 Eliot View Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Last updated: 03/27/2023

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