Lift Him Up,
‘Tis He That Bids You:

The fullness of life is cradled in the arms of good health. Yet we look all around and see healthcare workers, stressed, burned out and leaving in record numbers or perhaps, considering leaving. How are you holding up? Have you been called for such a time as this? NAD Nurses Appreciation Sabbath was May 6, 2023. Nurses can be appreciated any day of the year. Use these resources on a date that is best for your church.

Available resources


Use the video recording to play the sermon during your worship service. Run time is 28 minutes.


This script is available to anyone who would like to present this sermon at your church.



Imagery, wording, and resources for spreading the word about Nurses Sabbath. Includes flyers with space for you to write in the date of your event.

How to participate
in Nurses Appreciation Sabbath:


Talk to your pastor about designating your church’s May 6, 2023 worship service to recognize how nursing in faith communities facilitates wholistic health for the congregation and community.


Download the Nurses Appreciation Sabbath sermon resources to present on May 6, 2023.

Jump to Resources


On May 6, play the sermon video during your church’s worship service, and discuss ways your congregation can take an active role in supporting Faith Community Nursing.

Barbara Harrison

Barbara Harrison is an Associate Professor and Interim Chair for the School of Nursing at Andrews University. She is board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, has over two decades of clinical experience in Cardiology, and is presently completing a PhD in Leadership (Healthcare) at Andrews University. She is passionate about empowering nurses to seek understanding to inform solutions for themselves and others, in their personal and professional lives. Barbara and her husband Vincent have been blessed beyond measure, and are the proud parents of 3 adult sons.

Nurses Appreciation Sabbath

Nurses Appreciation Sabbath is designed to encourage trained nurses in our local churches as they serve as Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) and facilitate wholistic health for their congregations and communities. The Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing (AAFCN) is a network of FCNs and friends who believe in the value of Adventist Health Ministries.