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The Faith Community Health Network (FCHN) supports a growing group of dedicated Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) bringing healthcare access to vulnerable and diverse populations in a non-traditional setting.

Flying in to Fall

Here we are at the end of September! Things have not slowed down for this busy team of passionate nurses and health ministers! Community health assessments are underway in several of our faith communities. This is an interesting project – and in most cases, full of surprises! – for those involved. We will be sharing some of those discoveries in our grant update to the Intercommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization’s Delivery Systems Transformation Team. That presentation is scheduled for later in October. More to come.

The Faith Community Health Network hosted the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce Friday Greeters on Friday, September 22, 2023. We had a great turnout and were able to let the business community know about our need to bring nurses into service in our faith communities and beyond. Deb delivered a peppy 15-minute presentation which was followed by a lively question and answer session and introductions and announcements all around.

We have an excellent educational session lined up for our September 27, 2023 meeting. Check it out on the Events page on our website. We also try to post them on the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce and on Eventbrite. Follow the Faith Community Health Network on Eventbrite to get notified when we schedule an educational offering!

We will be presenting at the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Auxiliary Board Fall Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Friday, November 3, 2023 and are excited to be able to share our vision for faith community nursing with these active and passionate volunteers.

We are in the final days of registration for our annual Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Course. If you are planning to attend and have not yet registered, please do so right away! We will need a couple of weeks of lead time to have books shipped to you, so registration will be closing in early October. Register here:

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Congratulations, St. Martins’ Episcopal Church Homeless Outreach!
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Congratulations, St. Martins’ Episcopal Church Homeless Outreach!

Wendy Fierro, Health Minister, accepted the Faith Community Health Network’s first annual Matthew 25:35-40 Award on behalf of St. Martins’ Episcopal Church Homeless Outreach at the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Awards Gala on February 23, 2024.

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