The Parish Health Ministry is a program that encourages an individual’s physical, spiritual and psycho-social well-being in the context of his or her relationship with God, family, neighbor and health care provider. Through this program we can develop creative ways to address personal needs that tap into resources of nurturing health, wellness and healing of body, mind and spirit. The goal is to enhance the quality of life for congregation members in every stage of life, while promoting the concept of the church as a place of healing. Their role is to be a spiritual journey mate with those seeking help with education, facilitate advocacy, referrals to resources and guidance navigating through health care issues and the complex health care system. What the Parish Health Ministry Team does not provide is hands-on or perform invasive procedures, and is not a home care agency. They do not replace or replicate the services of your Healthcare Provider, nor of the agencies and resources available in the community. Instead, they refer you to the appropriate resource, or help you determine a plan of action for self care that includes spiritual care to bring you to a place of peace.
CONCERNS THAT MIGHT BE DISCUSSED WITH A TEAM MEMBER:
Do you need assistance obtaining community services?
Have you questions about our medication?
Are you fearful of an upcoming procedure or surgery?
Are you a new parent and questions about raising children or just need support and assistance?
Are you caring for an elderly relative and need support and assistance?
Do you want your blood pressure monitored?
The Parish Health Ministry…….
BELIEVES that spirituality plays an important role in the healing process.
LISTENS to the whole person (body, mind and spirit) when attending to health needs.
HELPS draw support from the faith community and local services.
PROMOTES understanding of relationship between lifestyle health and God’s gift of life.
ASSISTS people staying strong longer by fostering preventative care and accountable life choices.
Ways to Contact the Parish Health Ministry Team:
Call the church office between 9am-1pm / Mon-Fri (518) 793-1152
Contact Pastor Bill Puckey (Link this to the Pastors form)