Parish Nurse Ministry

Parish Nurse Ministry

Parish Nurse News

“New Beginnings - Change for Life” Baby Bottle Program

In honor of our Christian mothers and fathers, given to us by a gracious God, the parish nurses at David’s Star will sponsor another “Change for Life” baby bottle fund drive! On May 13th, Mother’s Day, baby bottles will be available in the new Gathering Space for you to take home and fill with your loose change, cash or even a check that will go to support “New Beginnings – A Home for Mothers”, a ministry sponsored by Christian Life Resources. The mission of “New Beginnings” is to help a single mother with God’s Word to grow spiritually, make God pleasing decisions, be a responsible citizen in society, and be a competent and loving Christian parent

New Beginnings offers the single mother a chance at independence by living in her own apartment, while she also becomes part of a larger family. Guidance by the staff and outside sources help the mothers adjust and grow in the many skills needed to transition into a healthy thriving home of their own. Won’t you please prayerfully consider participating in this opportunity?  Each year that David’s Star has participated our support of the ministry has increased! Return your baby bottles on or before Father’s Day but if you forget… just bring them the next time you come to the Gathering Space or the Health Office. Thank-you in advance, for faithfully and generously supporting this Ministry!

Dan and I will bring our baby bottle in loving memory of both of our parents who are now enjoying heaven! We are thankful that they raised us in the nurture and admonition of our Lord, Jesus Christ! God’s plan for us as families is good. Thanks be to God! Please consider helping to support single parent families at “New Beginnings” who are trying to do the same for their children.

Blessings from our Great Physician,           
         
Sue Bolha RN, 677-3485
parishnurse@davidsstar.org
 
PS: Washington County Caregiver Coalition is offering a “Confident Caregiver Conference” on May 23rd at Moraine Park Technical College. More info on the Health Office window ledge or call Mona at the ADRC of Washington County, 262-335-4497. Registration deadline is May 16th.


 


5|150 Wellness Circle Program

The 5|150 Wellness Circle is a Scripture-based program centered on improving the overall health and wellness of individuals desiring to live a healthier life.  In 1 Corinthians 10:31, Paul reminds us that whether we eat or drink, we should do it for the glory of God.  

The Wellness Circle is designed to help people adjust their priorities to include better nutrition and exercise habits, one fruit/vegetable serving and 10 minutes of exercise at a time.  After 2-3 months, our goal is that each participant is achieving 5|150 or 5 servings of fruits & vegetables per day and 150 minutes of exercise per week.  The program consists of 10 sessions to help you meet the 5|150 goal as a circle.  

The David’s Star Wellness Circle will begin meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room September 14th from 8:30-9:30am.  For more information, please contact:  

RSVP to Pam Lee RN   262.377.9419 or brianandpam1@att.net

What happens at support group meetings?
  1. Each session will explore a topic related to fruit & vegetable intake and exercise;
  2. Participants are asked to set weekly goals (and track progress) based on the topics to help them improve their fruit & vegetable intake and exercise habits;
  3. Barriers and successes are discussed within the group with the purpose of supporting each other and identifying areas to improve.


Know Any Nurses?  Maybe You can help!  

Christian Nurses are richly blessed-blessed to know Jesus as savior and blessed with valuable medical knowledge and skill-sets.  So it's only natural for them to want to network in order to grow their knowledge and skills, to fellowship with like-minded Christian nurses and to team up to help others in need.

That's what brought together a group of WELS nurses in the greater Milwaukee area last spring.  Since then they've been working toward establishing a national association of WELS nurses to facilitate all of the above.  To learn more, please check out their new website: www.welsnurses.net