Promoting the Integration and Well Being of Body, Mind & Spirit
This programme is designed to discover how faith complements our well being. It views health as a balanced integration of the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions of human life. Under the direction of the Parish Nurse, the programme aims to develop a holistic approach to health and healing for the church and its members.
What is a Health Ministry?
Health is not simply a lack of disease. It is a balanced integration of the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual dimensions of human life. The mandate of the Health Ministries team is to discover how faith compliments our well being and to develop programmes such as parish nursing that have a holistic approach to health and healing for the church and its ministries.
By reclaiming the biblical and historical healing mandate of the church, the Health Ministries Team seeks to provide opportunities for health and wholeness in the context of faith.
What is the Role of the Parish Nurse?
The Parish Nurse is a registered nurse who is a part of the Health Ministries Team and who works to identify and help to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the whole person to promote wellness.
Beth Mackay Reilly is a registered nurse who is a graduate of the nursing programme at McMaster University (BScN). Beth has been a member of Central for many years and also functions as its Programme Director. She has taken advanced preparation in Parish Nursing in order to provide holistic health care in a congregational setting.
How can I contact the Parish Nurse?
Beth may be contacted through the church office on Tuesday, Wednesday morning or Thursday. Please call for appointments or information.
165 Charlton Ave. West. Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 2C8