Supporting Health Ministries Network in a Season of Gratitude and Hope


Dear Colleagues in Faith, For over 20 years, Health Ministries Network (HMN) has trained and supported more than 230 nurses and HMs serving 63 communities of faith in Skagit Whatcom, Island and San Juan Counties. Today, in pandemic time, we continue to serve with prayer, passion and vigor. Though we are unable again to host our popular, live, Spirit of Giving in-person event, we hope you've had an opportunity to join us in our Season of Hope and Gratitude this month, which we celebrated through a number of video interviews with FCNs/HMs, partners and HMN Board Members. We also invite you to celebrate all that we've been able to contribute to our faith communities and our greater community in 2020-2021 by taking a look at our Annual Report. And we hope that you will partner with us, by supporting Health Ministries Network with your donation, in accordance with your budget in this challenging time. To summarize just a few of the ways we've supported our community through this time: Outreach: We remain connected with faith community leaders, members and ministries, gathering, sharing and offering support for health, safety and reopening in faith communities. We provide regular, quality, free continuing education opportunities to our volunteers. Education: We continue to provide our Foundations course, graduating 6 new FCNs/HMs this year and support regional Foundations courses online, across the miles. Equity: We have initiated the Ask a Nurse program through a grant from Aging Well Whatcom, to support older adults and families in East Whatcom County. Through this program, we provide support, education, and healthcare connection to healthcare to Slavic and Spanish-speaking community members, among many others. Ministry: We support our Faith Community Nurses and Health Ministers, Community Health Advocates and Community Health Workers in their ministries and offered critical connection, support and prayer throughout faith communities and the greater communities in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties. Collaboration: We have hosted WWU RN to BSN students in their community service project: keeping people connected during pandemic. We support partner organizations in food deliveries, program support and sharing and envisioning the expansion of health equity and spiritual well-being in our area. Thank you for joining us in a moment of gratitude that we are able to serve in these dynamic and growing times. Please consider supporting HMN into the future with your financial contribution today. The needs are great and growing! Thank you so much, Joni Hensley, President Mike Massanari Emily Gibson LeAna Osterman, Vice President Charles (Chaz) Nelson Dick Cathell Kate Massey, Secretary Melanie Cool Sunny Garza Pam Colyer

HMN Board of Directors 800 E. Chestnut St., Ste 1A, Bellingham, WA 98225 Please send donations to the address above or use PayPal. We are affiliated with Chuckanut Health Foundation and are a 501(c)3.

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