Health Ministry

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Blood Pressure Clinics:

  • 4th Sunday of the month

Food Care Clinics:​

  • 2nd  Wednesday of the month, except August 

  • care provided by trained nurses

  • receipts provided

  • $35 at clinic; $50 for home visit

  • call the church office to book apt.

Lunch & Learn seminars:

  • 4th Wednesday of the month

  • seminar on health issue

  • lunch provided

  • free will donation

The Health Ministry is working, together with the Parish Nurse, to promote, plan and support activities that address the health care needs of our congregation and surrounding community.  The Health Ministry emphasizes the wholeness of body, mind and spirit in congregations and communities.

A Parish Nurse is an RN who is called to a health and healing ministry.  As a staff member, the PN is committed to ongoing theological reflection and education, working with clergy, the congregation and community.

Some of the Parish Nurse functions are:

  • Integration of faith and health

  • Personal health and faith counselor

  • Advocate and referral resource

We, at St. Matthew's, are fortunate to have Linda Alldred-Johnson as our Parish Nurse.  Working with the support of the Health Ministry, she has planned many educational (Prostrate Cancer Awareness, Arthritis Self-Management, Medicine Cabinet Sweep), physical (walk-a-thons, yoga, exercise groups) and faith events (Care for the Care Givers, Christian Care Giving).  This began as a pilot project which we trust will continue as a part of the ministry that St. Matthew's offers.  Related work on Flu Avoidance and Emergency Preparedness have sprung from this work as well.

We believe strongly in the need for this ministry - both in our church and in our community.