Parish Nurse

The parish nurse program promotes the holistic health and well-being of the congregation, taking into consideration the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each individual.
A note from Carolla:

To bring God’s love and caring to those in hospitals, nursing homes and the homebound. The greatest objective, as always, will be to do this with forethought to being that “Channel of God’s Love” to all.

“In the part-time work that I do, my focus has been on personal interactions with members by visits to hospitals, nursing homes and to the homebound and by offering spiritual support and prayer, to them and members of their families. On Sundays I am available for consultations regarding special needs of members and their families by answering questions about medical information which needs clarification, also to discuss upcoming surgery or medical tests. The first Sundays of the month I provide blood pressure screenings with an average of fifteen to twenty readings.”
-Carolla Schmid

This group of 20-25 singles enjoy the fellowship of getting together monthly at various restaurants suggested by the group. It provides an opportunity to meet and socialize with people and enjoy delicious food together in a great environment. All widows, widowers and singles are welcome to join. This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Call for upcoming restaurant information.
Group Facilitators: Lil Strezishar
Carolla Schmid, R.N., M.S.

HOPE GROUP Helping Other People Endure
This support group for cancer patients, spouses and others with long term illnesses meets to share thoughts and feelings with others who have had similar experiences. This provides comfort and spiritual support to each other and spouses. The HOPE Group meets the second Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in the church parlor.
Group Facilitator:
Carolla Schmid, R.N., M.S.

All are welcome to share in a delicious pot-luck luncheon together twice a year. We take time to enjoy some great fellowship and food. There is a summer garden party in the Biblical Garden in August and a Christmas Party in the church parlor in December. This easy-going fun group meets the third Friday of August and December.
Group Facilitator:
Carolla Schmid, R.N., M.S.

BE WELL for Breast Cancer Survivors
This is a support group offering the ability to share experiences of breast cancer in your life. It is in the sharing of your thoughts and feelings with others of like experiences that you c an gain new knowledge and spiritual support. This group is open to all women who have had breast cancer. Meets are every 2-3 months at 1:00p.m. in the church parlor. Call the church office for next meeting date.
Group Facilitator:
Carolla Schmid, R.N., M.S.

This is a virtual support group. Prayers chain requests come to the church through Sunday Pew Prayer cards, phone calls to the church office or emails to Carolla Schmid or the Church office or staff. The prayer requests are distributed via e-mail once a week, or more if necessary. At least twenty-five people pray fervently and daily for those who have requested to be placed on the Prayer Chain list.