HEALTH MINISTRY

 

Meets quarterly: Thursday, 4:30 PM
February, May, August, November

Members: Diane Landstad, Rebecca May, Jean Prickett, Lynn Kellerman, Sue Landsverk, Sandy Wilson

Goal: To oversee the healing ministry of the congregation; to promote the well being of individuals, families, and the community; to recognize that health involves the whole person – body, mind and spirit; to work closely with the parish nurses to help plan health ministry projects.  Included with this ministry is Note Writing. The goal is to send notes to camp kids, college students, military personnel, birthday cards to persons 90 + years, persons with long term illness, and visitors to FLC.

BEFRIENDERS MINISTRY

Members: Tom Plagman-Coordinator, Elaine Palthe, Bob Munneke, Betty Spigarelli, Barb Wernli and Karen Newton

About the Ministry: The Befrienders have received pastoral training to enter into caring relationships with others at times of special need, crisis, and transition. They are always looking for referrals.

BONE BUILDERS MINISTRY

Leaders: Nancy Lamke and Jean Prickett

About the Ministry:  An exercise group. Anyone wishing to become a member of this group may do so. You must have a release form signed by your physician.  You may get this release form from Diane Landstad (927-4380). Weights are provided, but you may bring your own if you wish. There is no floor work.
Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM in the Gymnasium at FLC.

DINNER AT YOUR DOOR MINISTRY

Coordinator: Carla Hakes

About the Ministry:   To give support by preparing and delivering meals to those in special need; after hospitalization, birth of a baby, illness or death. If you are aware of anyone in our congregation who may benefit from this type of service, please contact Janet.

PARISH NURSES

Members: TJean Prickett-Coordinator,Lynne Kellerman, Sue Landsverk, RebeccaMay, Diane Landstad.

About the Ministry: The parish nurses are RN's who have received special parish nurse training. They work with the congregation to integrate faith and health while providing health education and counseling.  They make home and hospital visits, refer people to appropriate health agencies and check blood pressures twice a month between services and monthly at the community meal.  They also plan healing services
once or twice a year.
 

Lynne Kellerman          927-3517

Sue Landsverk              927-2381

Rebecca May                 927-3481

Jean Pricket                   927-2267

Diane Landstad            927-4380

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Rides for Health (927-4077) – Tues. and Fri.
    10 a.m.—2 p.m., Westside Church

  • Diabetes (927-5152) – Melissa Magnuson, 2nd Thurs., 5 p.m. Riverwood Outpatient South Bldg., 601 Bunder Dr.

  • Domestic Violence (927-2327)

  • Memory Loss/Caregivers (927-7206) –
    Tricia Martin – 1st Wed., 1 p.m. – Aicota

  • Sexual Assault (927-6226)

  • Sleep Apnea (927-3113) – Ted Dabill, every other month 4th Tues.

  • Breast Cancer Support Group (927-3469) – Elaine Hill,
    4th Mon. 6:30 p.m. – Security State Bank

  • Stroke Support (927-5580) – Riverwood Rehab
    Aitkin Health Service Conference Room, 4th Mon., 2-3 p.m.

  • Singles (927-3153) – Bob Reis. Tues., 5:30 p.m.,
    American Legion

  • Cancer Support Group – Riverwood Healthcare Center,
    3rd Tues., 6:30 p.m.

  • Grief Support for Men - First Lutheran,
    2nd & 4Th Wed., 1 p.m.

DIRECTIONS

First Lutheran is located at 107 2nd St. SE, Aitkin, MN, at the corner of 1st Ave. SE and 2nd St. SE

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CONTACT US

107 2ND ST. SE

AITKIN, MN 56431

218-927-2028

office@flc-aitkin.com

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