DOWNINGTOWN PA – Clergy, ministry leaders, nurses and others who want to learn how churches can make effective use of existing resources to meet individuals’ and family needs within their congregations and communities may be interested in the fourth annual Congregational Health Ministry Development Workshop, sponsored by the Chester County Faith Community Nurse Network.
The free, non-denominational event is scheduled April 12 (2014; Saturday) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Downingtown United Methodist Church, 751 East Lancaster Ave.
Linda Witmer, a 23-year missionary of health and development in Guatemala and currently a faith community nursing instructor at Eastern Mennonite University in Lancaster, will be the featured speaker. Sister Helene McGroarty of the St. Agnes Parish Hispanic ministry in West Chester will lead a time of spiritual renewal.
Faith community nurses, estimated at more than 10,000 nationally, focus on wellness, disease prevention and health promotion. They often are part of congregational wellness councils that address overall health needs of church members.
For more information or to register for the event, call by April 1 to 610-696-6511, Ext. 113, or send an e-mail here.
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