WHAT WE DO
The Healthcare Ministry at FBC St Pete main priority is COMMUNICATION with our congregation through personal talk, announcements, E-news, and our Health Ministry Web Page. See our options below:
- 2021 SPEAKER EVENT: An exciting special Guest.
- HEALTH EDUCATION: Health Education Topics and Resources.
A. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! JUNE 20, 2021:
B. ALZHEIMER’S: 10 Warning Signs
C. EYE SAFETY: Preparing for 4th of July Fireworks Eye Safety is an important consideration. Fireworks are dangerous any time of year. Children and young adults are frequent victims. Children age 15 and under accounted for 36% of the total injuries.. Your regular eyeglasses do not protect your eyes from impact, debris or damage. Watch the YouTube video Fireworks: The Blinding Truth Fireworks Eye Safety - American Academy of Ophthalmology (aao.org). Read some more safety information for you and your family under the Fireworks Safety Tips and What to Do for a Fireworks Eye Injury.
- MONTHLY BLOOD PRESSURE: (Closed due to Covid-19 until further notice)
- VISITATION: With Covid-19 visitation is mostly verbal calls, send a card, limited in person contact.
The Healthcare Ministry at FBC St Pete team members include Faith Community Nurses (FCN) and Congregational Health Promoters (CHPS) working as a team. An FCN is a volunteer registered nurse licensed in Florida and has completed the FCN course sponsored through St. Anthony’s Hospital. A CHP is a volunteer, non-licensed health worker who has completed St. Anthony’s training course and works with the FCNs in our ministry. Our program is a community, and faith-based ministry offered to individuals of all ages who are associated with our congregation.
***The Faith Community Nurse or Congregational Health Promoter does NOT perform clinical or invasive procedures with the EXCEPTION of blood pressure monitoring.
The Healthcare Ministry at FBC St Pete is supported by and functions under church leadership and collaborates with the Faith Community Nurses at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Our mission is to identify, respond, and meet the health and spiritual needs of our congregation with a whole person non-invasive approach.
The Healthcare Ministry at FBC St Pete is to apply the whole person wellness with emphasis on health promotion, education, advocacy, and referrals to community healthcare resources.
The values of the Healthcare Ministry at FBC St Pete are Trust, Respect, Dignity, and Excellence of care with our responsibility to meet the healthcare and spiritual needs of our congregational members individually or, in a group setting.
If you are interested in being part of this dynamic Health Ministry team as an FCN or CHP, please contact the church office (727) 576-5508 to leave a message or, email Pastor John Rice. We will contact you to answer any questions that you may have about becoming involved in our Health Ministry.