(920) 743-4705

Health and Wellness

As part of Bay Views Health and Wellness Ministry we are proud to offer “PARISH NURSING”

Lou Ann Brown, Parish Nurse

The Health and Wellness Team is lead by the Parish Nurse at Bay View Lutheran Church. The programs, support groups, and educational opportunities are offered to the church family, and also the surrounding community.

DivorceCare
A 13 week program designed to help people experiencing Divorce or Separation find help and hope for a new future.  Everyone is welcome.  

Food Ministry
The “Cooking Cuties” provide soups and casseroles to church family returning from the hospital, or experiencing acute illness or unexpected circumstances.

Bible Study groups
On subjects that are closely interwoven with Health and Wellness, such as Prayer, Self Esteem, Forgiveness, and Addiction. Open to everyone. No Charge.

Blood Pressure Clinics
Offered between services the first weekend of every month.  Also offered at Loaves and Fishes (at NWTC) and at the annual Health Fair at the YMCA in the fall.  Always Free.

Prayer Shawls and Baby Blankets
Prayer Shawls are handmade by the “Caring Crafters” in our church and given to anyone who may be sick or suffering, lonely or shut-in, to remind them that they are ‘wrapped in God’s love, and the love of this church family’. Offered to community as well. Free.

Surviving the Loss of a Spouse
A Grief Support Group that meets the second Thursday of every month from 10-11 am. Now in it’s 4th year of offering healing and comfort to the people of Door and surrounding communities. Non-denominational, no charge- all are welcome.

Education Programs
Workshops are offered on subjects of interest to the church and community. Suicide Prevention, Resources Available to People over 50 in Door County, Elder Abuse, etc. have been done. Education on understanding the options when your loved one needs care, understanding Power of Attorney for Health and for Finances, Understanding the drug situation in Door County, etc. are being planned. Often we collaborate with Door Co. Human Services in community Education. These “inservices” are always offered for the church and the Community. All are welcome. No charge.

Grief Support for Men
Men grieve differently than women.  Some are embarrassed to cry in front of women they don’t know. A grief support group, lead by a man, meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10-11am out at Tanum Forest Lutheran Church. Non-denominational, no charge.  All are welcome.

Education in the Newsletter
A monthly newsletter is mailed to everyone the first of the month. This is an excellent opportunity to write something of interest that affects our Health and Wellness, and it’s called Nurse’s Notes!

Bereavement Care
Church members receive bereavement care for up to 12 months following the death of a family member or loved one.

Visiting the Sick
Church family that are sick, in the hospital, coming home from the hospital, in long term care or rehab can expect a visit from the Parish Nurse.

Personal Health Counselor and liaison with Community Resources
The Parish Nurse is available in her office every Wednesday and Thursday to discuss anything that you are concerned about, and to help you find resources that you may be unaware of.

Blood Pressure Screenings are held in the Parish Nurse office as follows:
First Sunday of the month from 9 A.M. to 10:30 A.M

If you have questions or concerns, please contact a Parish Nurse via the following e-mail link:  parishnurse2@bvlc.org  or  call Parish Nurse LouAnn Brown (920) 743-4705.

The Parish Nurse is available to answer questions or make visits on Thursday’s from 9am – 3:30pm.  Feel free to stop and see her.