Faith Community Nurse

Enid Rank, FCN, BSN, RN

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”  — Galatians 5:22-23a NIV

enid-rank-nurseFaith Community Nursing:  The specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as well as the promotion of Wholistic Health.

Wholistic Health:  Based on an understanding that a healthcare consumer is an interconnected unity of physical, mental, social, environmental, and spiritual factors.

These are the clinical definitions of Faith Community Nursing and Wholistic Health, but how does that translate to my service to the Faith Community at Christ Lutheran Church?  Who am I, beyond the obvious professional roles of education, advocacy, pastoral support, and caregiver?

 

I am, your reminder that you are a Child of God.
I am, your faithful and compassionate listener.
I am, your shoulder to cry on.
I am, the arms that hold you and comfort you.
I am, your cheerleader for self-awareness and wellness.
I am, your companion and connection to the Faith Community.
I am, your partner in prayer.
I am here, in service to God, for you and for this Faith Community.

Care To Share: Durable Medical Products & Equipment

Care to Share items are donated items that are shared free of charge. Please contact Enid Rank, Faith Community Nurse with inquiries at 610-838-0400.

Assistive Mobility Devices:

  • Foldable green walker w/ travel bag
  • Foldable walkers x 3
  • Wood, metal, and Quad canes

Assistive devices for Activities of Daily Living:

  • Reachers x 2
  • Sock Aid

Safety Devices:

  • Side rails for bed x 2
  • Brand new side rail in box
  • Toilet rails (new in box)

Incontinence Products:

  • Adult disposable briefs X-large (new)
  • Men’s disposable underwear size sm/med
  • Skin barrier disposable wipes x 3 packs (new)
  • Unisex disposable underwear size large (new)
  • Waterproof pads x 2 packs (new)

Misc. items:

  • Baby Bath cleansing washcloths
  • Bedpan (new)
  • Emesis basin (new)
  • Blood sugar monitor CVS True result (new)
  • Commode x 2 (1 new in box)
  • Exercise pedals
  • Heel Well Soft Ease suspenders 1 pr L/XL (new)
  • Walker removalbe carrying tray (new)

Wellness Programs

Bingo Service Projects

Sunday, May 6 — Bingo service projects for the Hellertown Senior High-Rises sponsored by Confirmation class & Faith Community. 10:00am-12:00 noon. Donations of non-perishable food items, personal care items & household cleaning products requested for Senior...

Chair Yoga

Saturday, April 14 & 28 — Chair Yoga, 9:30-10:30am, Fellowship Hall. $5.00 suggested donation. Open to church members & the community; bring a friend! Questions? Contact Nancy DeVogel, certified instructor at 610-838-4845.

Lecture: Grief is a Journey

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:30pm —  Grief is a Journey. Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series at Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA.

A Matter of Balance

Tuesdays, April 24 – June 12, 10:00am-12:00pm. An 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels.

Color Me Calm

First Wednesday of the month, 6:00pm (before the Contemplative service) in the church library.

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