to accompany and give back hope

About Parish Nursing at Tri-Churches

  What is Parish Nursing ?  

Parish Nursing is a health ministry within a faith community. In the tradition of the disciples whom Jesus sent out to heal the sick, parish nurses seek to promote health and healing within our congregations and the community. We are whole people (spirit-mind-body). What affects part of us affects the whole being. A physical disease (eg. heart disease) can lead to mental (depression) and spritual dis-eases (hopelessness), and this can work in any direction. Parish nursing seeks to help in ways that will reverse this process, leading back to health. Parish nursing also recognizes that we live in community with others (family, friends) and with God. Whatever affects our relationships with others or with God also affects our health. Parish nursing works to strengthen relationships.

The focus is on promoting health, preventing illness, and promoting recovery in individuals, families, congregations and the community through supporting people and empowering them to take more control of their own health.

  Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Award
April 5, 2018

Margaret Black, Parish Nurse, attended an awards ceremony at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College which provides Clinic Interns (4th year students) to lead the SWIFT Seniorsí Exercise Classes, The SWIFT Program (3 classes/week) won an award for being a Community Partner with CMCC, providing experience to their students. Margaret also won an award for being the organizer of the program. Congratulations to all our leaders and class members for making this happen and thanks to CMCC for the recognition.


  New Parish Nurse Joins the
Tri-Congregational Parish Nursing Ministry

March 2016


Margaret Black (right), who began the Tri-Congregational
Parish Nursing Ministry in 2001, welcomes our new associate,
Maureen McNeish (left), RN, BScN. Maureen is very well
qualified for this position as she has completed all three levels
of the InterChurch Health Ministries Parish Nursing Program.
In addition she has a post-graduate certificate in Mental Health Nursing
from the Canadian Nursesí Association. Maureen has 3 years
experience as a parish nurse at both an Anglican and a
Presbyterian church in Toronto, so clearly God has prepared
her well for the Tri-Congregational Churches! Marg and
Maureen, who have complementary areas of expertise,
will be sharing the Parish Nursing pastoral ministry to
provide the best care for all clients.

As well as volunteering with the Tri-Congregational Parish
Nursing Ministry, Maureen works full time as a home care
nurse contracted through the Community Care Access Centre.
She is also married with two teenage children. She and her
family have recently moved into our neighbourhood from
downtown Toronto.

We are blessed indeed to have her on our team.
Please welcome her in true Tri-Congregational Churches fashion.


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