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Spirit of Giving: Photos, Recap, Angel Awardees

December 8, 2018

Thank you to all who joined us at the Spirit of Giving to support health ministries in the north sound region!

On December 8, 2018 we celebrated the many individuals who work together to improve the health of our community including clergy, local nonprofit leaders, faith community nurses and health ministers.

Thanks to the generous support of attendees and sponsors we raised more than $3,500 for Health Ministries Network!

There were quite a few snowflakes on display at the event (ornaments, cupcakes, lights). As board chair Joni Hensley pointed out, faith community nurses are like snowflakes, “each unique and different in their own beautiful way.”

Angel Awardees

Please join us in congratulating the following 2018 Angel Awardees:

  • Routine visits/wellness checks: Pam Coylar of Hope Lutheran Church of Lynden, with 23 visits in one month and 57 hours.

  • Blood pressure clinics: Carole Kornelis of First Reformed served 18 individuals in one month.

  • Disease specific consultations / referrals: Ellen Warren of Laurel Baptist, with 12 consultations or referrals in one month.

  • Palliative care visits: Kathryn Sellereit of Bellingham Covenant, with 5 visits in one month for a total of 15 hours.

  • Transitional care contacts: Norma Maarhuis of Sonlight Church, with 25 visits or phone calls for a total of 30 hours.

  • Continuing education/ health care meetings attended: Barbara Cheyney of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon, with 12 events and 48 hours of continuing education in one month.

If you did were not able to attend and would like to support Health Ministries Network, please considering giving online or sending a check to: HMN, 800 E. Chestnut St., 1A, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Thank you again for making this a very special recognition lunch and Happy Holidays from Health Ministries Network

If you are a Faith Community Nurse or Health Minister and have not yet submitted your hours, please do so now by clicking here.

Thank you to Smith Gardens, First Congregational Church of Bellingham, and our wonderful event volunteers. And,

Thank you to our sponsors:


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