Faith Community Nursing, Chaplains, Ministers, Healthcare and Community Volunteers serving on the frontline of community needs, bringing positive impacts to Social Determinants of Health to reduce health disparities and promote health, healing and wholeness of mind, body, and spirit.
Organized in 2002 as the Texas Chapter of the national Health Ministries Association (HMA) the Texas Health Ministries Network (THMN) was formed in 2009. In 2022 the name was changed to Health Ministries Network of Texas (HMNT). Health Ministries Network of Texas has made tremendous impact thanks to the help of members and volunteers across the State of Texas. The core of our work lies in the continuous passion and dedication we bring to the range of projects we take part in. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
From Wedding Rings to Nose Rings, Generational Differences in the Pews
By Faith Roberts, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Sponsored by the Lutheran Faith Community Nurse Association
Have you been wondering why some churches elect to rent a high school gym or area hotel for worship? Or why the front of the worship space is an electronic haven? For some, church attendance is a given for others it is "nice if you can make it". At the time of this presentation worship is being done with up to SIX generations attending/ watching/listening. The world we live in changes continually as has attendance patterns and financial support of places of worship. Understanding what defines each generation helps the practicing Faith Community Nurse (FCN) to support programming and services that speak to different age groups.
Faith Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Masters of Science Degree in Nursing-Health Care and Nursing Administration. She served as the Director of the Community Parish Nurse Program for Carle in Urbana IL from 1997-2021. During that time, she taught the FCN preparation course to 500 plus nurses representing over 220 congregations. Concurrently she held other positions at Carle and served as the Executive Director of Magnet, Pathway, Professional Practice and Faith Community Nursing. Faith is well known to the FCN community. Her gift of storytelling captivates her audience to both the drama and humor found in nursing practice.
OBJECTIVES Participants will:
1. Define date spans of each generation presently in your congregation
2. Explore the styles of worship associated with traditional and contemporary faith groups
3. Discuss the impact of Covid on attendance, types of services offered by places of worship
While the primary audience for this event is Faith Community Nurses, nurses who are not members of LFCNA, and non-nurses are welcome to attend. See the registration link below.
DATE: October 10, 2023 TIME: 3-5 pm AKT, 4-6 pm PT, 5-7 pm MT, 6-8 pm CT, 7-9 pm ET Registration fee: $30 for LFCNA members/ $50 for non-members Nursing Contact hours provided: 2.0 (see below) TO
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://lutheranfcna.org/event-5408822
This activity has been submitted to Montana Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Montana Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive contact hours for this event, attendees must attend the entire event and submit a completed evaluation form.
Free Event for Children with Functional Diversities, Houston Texas
10030 Scarsdale Blvd, Houston Texas, 77089
Every last Saturday of the Month
Last Event is October 28th
Crossroads United Methodist Church will have a free 'Parent's Day Out' style event for children with functional diversity between 4 to 10 years of age.
Invited Children with the ranges of Physical Disabilities and Intellectual Disabilities but not limited to, Autism, Down Syndrome, Muscular Distrophy, etc.
They will provide Trained volunteers to care for children with functional diversities and a loving environment while parents and caretakers have time for respite.
Call to Reserve
+1 (832) 247-3145
This network allows Faith Community Nurse (FCN) from across the state to find each other, network, communicate, share and learn about resources, exchange ideas and enhance the ministries they serve. The FCN is a registered RN who is committed to the healing mission of the faith community they serve. This organization encourages the FCN to complete the national FCN Foundations Curriculum. This role varies depending upon the need of the faith traditions and beliefs the FCN is serving
This network is available to anyone who wants to make a difference in the health of their community. The Health Ministries Network allows Ministers, Chaplains, Healthcare and Community Volunteers to have a place to meet, network, problem solve and find resources to assist the community for health improvement.
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This is a volunteer organization. Each officer volunteers their time to support community health, in their own area as well as at a state level. Each leader is passionate about community health and health improvements. We serve as connectors for networking, resources, innovation, and calling a need to action for needs that can arise.
What Is Faith Community Nursing?
Westberg Association is part of the FCN National Affiliation through the Spiritual Care Association (SCA). They share a website together.
SCA partners with chaplains and ministers nationally.
Westberg and SCA collaboration mirror the endeavors of Health Ministries Network of Texas
Health Ministries Network of Texas is a 501c3 organization. Your donations will be used to support the work, resources and scholarships provided by this organization to help support those who are making an impact in our communities