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The Morning Manna Story


The Morning Manna Story The Morning Manna story: An inspiring story of community faith in action, born out of the belly of a Faith Community Nurse (FCN). Morning Manna is a prayer group, based in Atlanta, Georgia, that positively impacts people and situations all over the world, through prayer. Dr. Rosalyn Saunders, a Nurse Practitioner and now Faith Community Nurse, started Morning Manna eleven years ago. The seeds of hope and healing were planted in her, at the tender age of four, as she grew in stature and wisdom, observing the works of her grandmother, a [...]

The Morning Manna Story2023-09-13T12:56:08-04:00

AAFCN Member Dedication


Membership Matters Featured Article, June 2023 "Piedmont Park dedicated Tammy Adams as its Faith Community Nurse. It is the first ministry of its kind at Piedmont," says Hugh Davis. "The North American Division Health Ministries department describes Faith Community Nurses as trained nurses who serve a church or congregation to improve the health of its members. Faith Community Nursing, previously Parish Nursing, is a growing specialty recognized by the American Nurses Association. As Piedmont's FCN, her role will consist of health advocacy, educator, counselor, referral agent, volunteer facilitator, and coordinator. Tammy wants to help members focus on [...]

AAFCN Member Dedication2023-09-13T11:39:22-04:00

Betsy Johnson


Jocelyn White Nurse Spotlight, September 2023 Interview with Betsy Johnson, FCN, Emmanuel-Brinklow Seventh-day Adventist Church Please tell us about your being led you into your current role. Initially, I was clueless about the specialty practice of Faith Community Nursing (FCN). However, many years ago Bernice DeShay, a nurse and member of our congregation, asked me and another nurse if we would be interested in taking the Foundations course in Parish Nursing, the former title of Faith Community Nursing. She was teaching at Washington Adventist University, was one of the instructors and instrumental in bringing the course [...]

Betsy Johnson2023-09-13T11:08:33-04:00

Jocelyn White


Jocelyn White Nurse Spotlight, June 2023 I must admit, I’m probably one of the proudest dads in the world because my daughter followed in my footsteps. Her name was Jocelyn Bennett:  but, as of October 2002 she became Jocelyn White, MSN, RN (through marriage and graduation). Jocelyn grew up in a small town in South Carolina, and since her mom was a public-school teacher, Jocelyn was destined to do the same. However, things don’t always work out the way we intend. A few days ago during our weekly call, I mentioned that I was writing a [...]

Jocelyn White2023-08-30T10:58:58-04:00

Utilizing Your Faith Community Nurse Training


Utilizing Your Faith Community Nurse Training Featured Article, June 2023 Are you like me?  Do you ever look at all the materials from your FCN course and feel a bit overwhelmed, wondering how you’ll ever be able to put all that information to good, practical use?  Have you sometimes looked at your nursing practice and felt even more intimidated as you recognize the true effectiveness of your ministry is directly related to your own spiritual health? Reading slowly (again) through the book “Steps to Christ” by Ellen G. White illuminated a template that is proving very [...]

Utilizing Your Faith Community Nurse Training2023-06-29T14:44:52-04:00

What Pastors Should Know about FCNs


What Pastors Should Know about FCNs Featured Article, June 2023 In a world of complexity, riddled with despair, sickness, and crime, it is good to know that there are many pastors with caring hearts. Pastors are usually at the forefront of many of the events taking place in a community and in the church. However, they should be aware that they are not alone.  They should know that there is help within each church congregation in the form of Faith Community Nurses, who can assist in this most important work. Faith Community Nursing (FCN; previously known [...]

What Pastors Should Know about FCNs2023-06-29T15:01:55-04:00

Membership Matters


Membership Matters Featured Article, June 2023 Are you an up-to-date member of the Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing (AAFCN)? If your answer is “No”, then you are the right person reading the right article at the right time – time when matters of membership move to front and center. Are you eligible to be an AAFCN member? Friend Level – If you are a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church and are interested in promoting health ministry in your church, then the answer is “Yes!” Pastors, educators, non-healthcare people, allied health professionals, LPN’s and LVN’s, [...]

Membership Matters2023-06-29T15:08:55-04:00

Nurse Self-care


Nurses Health and Self-care February 2023 The new year of 2023 is here and so is our brand-new Newsletter for the AAFCN in conjunction with the NAD.  The “AAFCN Illuminator” is set to be launched in February 2023.  This quarterly newsletter will feature inspiring articles to enhance the lives of FCNs through providing pertinent information and thought-provoking subjects.  We praise God for the suggestion of developing this newsletter from our leaders and all the committed and creative staff that will be working hard to produce and keep us up to date with the latest, evidenced-based information. [...]

Nurse Self-care2023-02-08T15:54:34-05:00

National Cancer Month


February is National Cancer Prevention Month Social commerce is a part of the greater e-commerce market, which has seen a significant uplift in the past few years. In 2020, amid the COVID lockdown, social commerce got a big boom while people were confined to their homes. The volume of buyers on social media platforms has increased from 18 million buyers in 2018 to 80 million buyers in 2020. However,  after mid-2021, the count decreased to 56 million buyers due to lockdown relaxations and the opening of malls and shopping centers. In 2022, experts estimate 70 million [...]

National Cancer Month2023-06-29T14:34:03-04:00

Eula Winston


Eula Winston Illuminator's Spotlight, February 2023 The AAFCN has recently started a quarterly newsletter called The AAFCN Illuminator. Within it we’ve decided to do a spot on a selected AAFCN called:  The Illuminator’s Spotlight.  It was not difficult at all to choose the first selectee as she (and her husband) are a couple that I have admired from a distance for several decades and for multiple reasons with its crowning reason…well, I will speak more on that later. Now, on to the interview:  A couple weeks ago she and I sat for a telephone interview which [...]

Eula Winston2023-06-29T14:16:32-04:00
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