• December Newsletter 2017

    We have been invited to the Annual Joint Meeting with our Parish Nurse friends from Northwest Wisconsin – Thursday December 14, 2017 at Aces on 29th in Superior WI. (2827 Oakes Ave, 715-392-2546).  Starting at 5PM  Please bring a wrapped white elephant gift for part of entertainment for the evening.

    RSVP to Pam by Saturday Dec. 2nd ; email at:  parishnursenemn@gmail.com  or 218-310-0613.  AND   If you would like a ride over the bridge – let me know.


    From Duluth: From the Intersection at 21st Ave West – Take the 35 S (East into Wisconsin) exit, go 2.9 miles Stay in the Left Lane (going straight) follow the Fifth St/Hammond Ave exit.  I-535 S becomes Hammond Ave.; Turn RIGHT onto Belknap St/US-2 W; Turn Right onto N 28th St.  Take the 2nd Left onto Oakes Ave. :  Aces will be on the RIGHT.


    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. . . He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs3:5-6      Remember those in prayer on their birthday – What a wonderful gift!

    4  Ruth Juntune                                   13 Marilyn Moore

    8  JeanPrickett                                     18 Penny LaBerge

    12  Joan Guite                                      20 Craig Carlson

    Keep in your prayers:

    • Pray for those that have this ministry on their hearts; to serve their faith community
    • Thank God for a year filled with many blessings – and more to come.
    • New opportunities our funding has provided for us.
    • Pray for wisdom in leading this health ministry in the coming New Year.


    Program Planning Helps: – – Just a Few suggestions, go to www.health.gov  OR www.nationalwellness.org           


    Safe Toys and Gifts Month:   Media@aao.org

    Dec 4 – 11:  National Influenza Vaccination Week;   fluinbox@cdc.gov

    Dec 4 – 10:  National Hand washing Awareness Week:   www.henrythehand.org

    December 21 – Host a “Blue Christmas Service” on this day.  www.mentalhealthministries.org


    Cervical Health Awareness Month:  www.nccc-online.org

    National Birth Defects Prevention Month:  www.nbdpn.org/national_birth_defects_prevent.php

    National Glaucoma Awareness Month:  www.aaa.org/eysmart

    Thyroid Awareness Month: www.thyroidawareness.com

    Jan 8-14: National Folic Awareness Month:  www.nbdpn..org/faaw.php

    Other resources that you can sign up for:

    Journal of Christian Nursing, National Institute of Health  www.nih.gov , or for Health Observances (like those listed), go to:  www.healthfinder.gov/nho

    Mental Health Resources: http://freshhope.us/  ,



    Plan now for 12/21 for the Darkest Day Service: www.mentalhealthministries.org

    Care Transition Program – –

    I hope you have had a chance to listen-in on the conference calls; there has been some good tips and info.  Our new St Luke’s Contact is Amanda Klinghoffer RN- Discharge Advocate in the Discharge Planning office 249-5699. She has our Professional Listing. PHR forms are printed and available in the Case Manager office on 2W – (Just outside the 2W main doors).

    Please take note of the Projects we have coming forward:

    1. Transitions Coach program still ongoing. We have been keeping up with what is being done on a national level. Keep practicing on those in your congregation when discharged.
    2. There is a new “round” of grants through the Northland Foundation’s Rural Aging Initiative Grant. I will keep you up to date on what our focus will be. Check out the REPORTS tab on our Website

    Do you have your July through September Quarterly report in? If not – please consider sending this in as soon as you are able.  Thank you .

    UPCOMING Events/Educational Opportunities:

    December 6:  St Luke’s BioEthics Conference, “Ethics of Pain Management: Do no harm?” 8am to 12:30pm (4.8CEUs) $40 at St Luke’s Hospital Auditorium. RSVP: at the web address www.slhduluth.com/EthicsConference

    December:  14th OUR Joint Christmas Party with our “fellow parish nurses in Superior”.

    January 11, 2018:  Parish Nurse Meeting of the New Year – Watch for details in Jan Newsletter.

    March 3, 2018; Meeting of the Minds, Dementia Conference, St Paul River Center.  Early Registration opens 12/18 – 1/26 $165  then 1/27 -2/26  $185.   (Professional rates for Certificates of attendance) Register online:  alz.org/mnnd   or call 952-857-0548

    April  9 -11, 2018: International Westberg Symposium for Faith Community Nursing in Memphis TN

    Spring 2018: Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course, For RN’s Interested in this Health Ministry. Hosted by the Faith Community Nurse Network (FCNN Office) in St Paul. Monday – Friday,  April 9 -13, 8:30am to 5pm (Closing convocation at 2pm on Friday). 41.5 CEUs/$450 – with possibility of scholarships to assist.  Call 651-204-0904 or email  contact@fcnntc.org

    Elim Care of Mnpls- associated with the Free Church offers an online course.No dates as of yet.

    THRIVENT  Reminder:

    Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who is eligible to direct Choice Dollars?

    You and Your Choice Dollars recommendation can make a world of difference to OUR Organization. Look for Arrowhead Parish Nurse Association to direct your dollars. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to find us OR Call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.  Thank you to those who give so generously!

     Highlights from our November meeting:

    Thank you to all those that attended our meeting at First Covenant – Sara McCumber  DNP, presented to us on Advance Care Planning. Advance Care Planning is a process focusing around conversations about healthcare choices for the future.  Go to www.HonoringChoices.org  for more information

    Once you have an Advance Care Directive here are 5 D’s of reviewing your directive:

    D  You start a new DECADE (Or reach a significant age milestone)

    D  There is a DEATH that affects you

    D  You experience a DIVORCE or other change in relationship status

    D  You receive a significant DIAGNOSIS.

    D  There is a DECLINE in your health status

    If you would like to be trained in FIRST STEPS of the Advance Care Process – Please let Pam Know so you can be added to a list.


    In Jerusalem our first stop was the Church of the Visitation –where Mary and Elizabeth met to share in the joy of each child they were expecting. May you find JOY in the birth of our Lord this Christmas-tide.

    The Magnificat, taken from Luke’s Gospel (1:46-55), is the Blessed Virgin Mary’s hymn of praise to the Lord. It is also known as the Canticle of Mary in the Liturgy of the Hours, a special collection of scripture readings, psalms, and hymns that constitute what is known as the prayer of the church.

    Although the Magnificat has had numerous musical settings from such composers as Palestrina, Bach and Mozart, it can be recited as well as sung. Its name comes from the first line of its text in Latin (“Magnificat anima mea Dominum”) translated in the first line below. Mary proclaims the Lord’s greatness with characteristic humility and grace here.

    My soul magnifies the Lord
    And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
    Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;
    For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
    Because He who is mighty has done great things for me,
    and holy is His name;
    And His mercy is from generation to generation
    on those who fear Him.
    He has shown might with His arm,
    He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
    He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
    and has exalted the lowly.
    He has filled the hungry with good things,
    and the rich He has sent away empty.
    He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of His mercy
    Even as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever

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