Health Ministry

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St. Alban’s Health Ministry has adopted the framework and guidance of Living Compass.  Living Compass is a ministry that helps us live into the wholeness that is God’s gift to us through Christ and through our baptism. As Christians, we seek wellness in response to that gift by looking at the choices we make in our lives and the impact those choices have on our well-being.

The dimensions of wellness that Living Compass addresses – heart, soul, strength, and mind – are not new. These words were written and spoken thousands of years ago in both the Old and New Testaments,

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind” (Deuteronomy 6:5, Luke 10:27).

As these ancient verses reveal, wellness is not a new topic but is actually very ancient. Living Compass provides a way to work proactively on these four dimensions, to create a life that is filled with vitality, both for us and for others.

Monthly Health Ministry offerings:

Monthly Blood Pressure Screenings:  Third Sunday of each month, following the 9:30a.m. service.

Parish Nurse Proposal for Vestry 

 

 

Dear Parishioners:

Six years ago we had no idea of what a role for a Parish Nurse might be in the life of St. Alban’s. We’d never had one, and I was wary when your Health Ministry leaders proposed this new volunteer position. But I soon learned that their well-researched idea contained a deeply creative way to stimulate wellness in St. Alban’s and the community, while building spiritual and supportive connection for our members, staff, clergy and visitors.

 

Their goals were high and their hopes even higher, and for more than six years, Liz Davy has exceeded them all!

A unique presence among us, Liz has made it startling clear that her gifts for caring, planning and leadership are needed right at the heart of St. Alban’s life. She has not only served us on Sundays and Wednesdays, she has been a quiet pastor and friend every day. She has guided the staff and me with grace, experience and good cheer! Liz has co-chaired the Healthy Ministry, served on the Vestry and been key member of our Pastoral Care Team on which she listened and prayed and engaged in so many of our parish’s personal needs. Liz fostered our 2nd Monday lunches for conversation and formation

 

Liz has decided to retire from parish nursing at the end of 2019, and we will miss her in this fruitful role. But we take some comfort she and Dick will not going anywhere, and will remain a vital part of St. Alban’s. I’ll be watching for them in their regular pew! Liz will continue to participate in the Health Ministry as it reaches inward and outward to foster wholeness and  growth in St. Alban’s and God’s good world..

 

On a personal note, I’m delighted to say that in all my long years of working in diverse settings, I have never had a more trustworthy, constructive and joyful colleague. Liz Davy is a delight!

 

In her typical graciousness and compassion, Liz has given us a six-month notice to her choice to retire. In the weeks ahead your Health Ministry, Vestry and clergy will be absorbing the lessons of Liz’s ministry and imagining next steps. We welcome your input and ideas. If you’d like to refresh your understanding of the Parish Nurse role, this link will give you the St. Alban’s policy and hopes for this unique role.

the Rev. Timothy Boggs, Rector

 

 

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Contact

St. Alban's Episcopal Church
885 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Phone: (207) 799-4014
stalbans@stalbansmaine.org