The Presbyterian Health Network includes parish nurse ministry, presbytery and congregational health ministries and advocacy for health, healing and wholeness and welcomes your participation.
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Celebrate Caregiver Sunday
NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Rest for your soul...
PHEWA’s Presbyterian Health Network (PHN) offers annual resources for recognizing and celebrating those who Offer Care. The Presbyterian Planning Calendar designates November 10, 2013 as Caregiver Sunday, but this can be done at any time in the life of your congregation or worshiping community. More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year. The responsibilities and challenges of caring for a loved one can cause significant stress to the family caregiver. The Church is in a unique position to pray for and offer practical help to caregivers through a variety of means to share hope, care, and provide rest for the soul. We offer these resources, and those from previous years, to guide you in this ministry.
Health Awareness and Day of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness
February 17, 2013
PHEWA’s Presbyterian Health Network (PHN) offers resources to assist in observing Health Awareness and Day of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness. This year’s theme is Trusting in God Reduces Stress in our Lives; “Consider the Lilies… “ (Luke 12:22-28). This emphasis can be observed at any time/times in the life of your worshiping community, throughout the year.
- Title Page, “Consider the Lilies…"
- Bulletin Insert
- Back O’ the Door Wellness Tips
- Sample sermon & sermon illustration
- Scripture passages focusing on Trust in God
- References related to Stress
February 19, 2012
PHEWA’s Presbyterian Health Network (PHN) has developed resources for observing 2012 Health Awareness and Day of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness. This year’s theme is Faithful Care of Our Bodies: Our Most Important Tool for Ministry.
- Linking Faith and Health
- Who Cares?
- How a Congregation Can Help Promote Healthier Living & Eating
- Ten Commandments of Faith and Fitness
- Sample Sermons
- Suggestions for Prayers
- Suggested Hymns & Scripture
- Suggestions for Congregations for Observing a Day of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness
- Resources for Faithful Care of Our Bodies
- Contact the PHN Leadership Team & Consultants
2011 Health Awareness Sunday packet
Journey Through the Valley: A Presbyterian Resource for End of Life Issues
Celebrate Caregiver Sunday
November 11, 2012
Use this packet with your congregation as you recognize Caregiver Sunday 2012, which occurs on November 11 this year but can be observed at any time during the year. Our theme is "Shelter from the Storm" with a focus on helping family caregivers plan for evacuation events.
2012 CAREGIVER SUNDAY PACKET
2011 Caregiver Sunday packet: "Journey In the Desert; For Caregivers Of Those Living With Mental Illness"
2010 Caregiver Sunday packet: "Honor Your Gifts; 'Do not neglect the gift that is in you...' 1 Timothy 4:14"
On Supporting Single Payer Universal Healthcare Reform
PC(USA) Wellness Connection
The PC(USA) Wellness Connection helps to identify Presbyterian congregations who are working to live out, sustain and promote whole health and wellness within their own life and within the wider community. Through this directory PHN can identify and lift up outstanding models of ministry. It also enables congregations to contact each other directly to learn about health ministries. Individual members of congregations can use the directory to learn about health ministries that may be able to assist with such issues as long-distance caregiving. The directory is all about being Presbyterian — a connectional church, living out our call to be a community of health, healing and wholeness.
I would like to share the attached which represents an example of the on-going Health Ministry of Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church. http://www.prostatehealthed.org/page.php?id=138 Feel free to contact me should you have any questions. Rev. Lawrence L. Willis, D. Min.