Parish Nurse

Committed to a Healing Mission

The Parish Nurse Program is a specialized ministry of our church in partnership with Spectrum Health Lakeland. Our Parish Nurse is a member of our staff who focuses on health education, health promotion, and health advocacy in all aspects of body, mind and spirit for members of the church family. St. Joseph First UMC's Health Ministry involves:

  • Visitation in homes, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities

  • Healthcare advocate

  • Referral agent

  • CPR & First Aid training offered

  • Homebound communion and prayer

  • Flu shots in late fall/early winter

  • Blood pressure screenings offered once a month on Sundays at 10:00am

  • Resources, support and information

In need of health care support? Contact Parish Nurse Terry Flaga at (269) 983-3929 ext. 16 or terryflaga@sjfirstumc.org.