Parish Health Ministry Team

Parish Health Ministry was established in 2018 to attend to the health of the congregation.

The vision of the Parish Health ministry is to share the love of Christ through promoting safety, health, and wellness in the lives of the Church Street United Methodist Church (CSUMC) family.

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of this ministry is to provide supportive health related and spiritual care to the CSUMC family by the Parish Health Team (PHT). The Parish Health Team (PHT) is a group of trained volunteers from a variety of healthcare backgrounds and experiences (e.g., nurses, dietitians, social workers and other mental health professionals, pharmacists, and others).

GOAL: The goal of the Parish Health ministry is to enable CSUMC to respond more fully to the health needs of the CSUMC family through organized programs and visitation designed to extend a positive, Christ-centered response to those who are dealing with their own health issues or those of a loved one.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Promote the ability of the CSUMC family to care for one another.
  2. Provide advocacy, education, and support while promoting safety and well-informed decisions for health care needs.
  3. Assist individuals in navigating complex medical care systems.
  4. Empower individuals to be good stewards of their health. Encourage and support spiritual growth and well being, to include spiritual resources for health and healing.

For more information about Parish Health Ministry, please contact Vicky Shelton.

Click below to read articles from our Parish Health Ministry Team:

2020 Articles

2019 Articles

2018 Articles

Questions?

For more information about the Parish Health Ministry, please call the front office at 865-524-3048.

HARP

Learn more about the Hearing Aid Repurposing Project (HARP), by clicking here.

To apply for a hearing aid from the Hearing Aid Repurposing Project (HARP), please download the application here.

Scripture for Anxiety

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NRSV
 
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19 NIV
 
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. John 14:27 NRSV
 
Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NRSV
 
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3 NRSV
 
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 NSRV
 
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NRSV
 
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God. Psalm 42:11 NRSV
 
I sought the Lord and He answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 NIV
 
He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40 29-31 NRSV
 
Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11: 28-30 NRSV
 
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 NRSV
 
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 NRSV

Parish Health Ministry’s Mental Health Moment Emails

Click below to see correspondence from the Parish Health Ministry Team during the Covid-19 pandemic.
September 21: https://conta.cc/32PMVRo
June 4: https://conta.cc/3mEaBQF
April 8: https://conta.cc/3mJnYPN
March 31: https://conta.cc/3kAJVyu