Aug 10 2020

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.

In the midst of the current pandemic, getting a flu shot is important to prevent disease. It is especially important this year, to prevent co-current diseases. What that means is to have both flu and Covid-19 at the same time or near the same time. Medical professionals and researchers are concerned that vulnerable populations, such...
Jun 02 2020

God’s work through Deaconess Nurse Ministry

“See, the home of God is among mortals. He dwells with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them.” (Revelation 21:3) My heart is heavy with grief and concern. There is so much worry and anxiety in the world right now. People dying with Covid – 19, other losing their jobs,...
Apr 30 2020

Deaconess Nurses – Then and Now.

The person was fine in the morning, and dead by nightfall. Sounds like now with Covid – 19. But is also from Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918. Until Covid – 19, the Spanish flu pandemic on 1918-1919 was the only recent pandemic experience. This devastating influenza pandemic lasted only about a year, but ultimately claimed...
Mar 19 2020

Dealing with stress during this time

Stressful times. We are living uncertain times with the pandemic of Covid-19. The outbreak and all the changes it brought about in our daily lives can bring stress and anxiety. What will the next day bring? Coping with the stress today helps us to make through to a next day with hope. Everyone reacts differently...
Feb 24 2020

Good Samaritan Fund through Deaconess Nurse Ministry

The Good Samaritan Fund through Deaconess Nurse Ministry provides financial support, subject to available fund, for UCC active and retired clergy and their partners/spouses who reside in the Missouri Mid-South and Illinois South Conference. Deaconess Nurse Ministry assumes no financial liability or fund-raising responsibility for this program and only the Good Samaritan Fund will be...
Aug 10 2020

Deaconess Nurse Ministry’s Partnership with St. Louis City Senior Fund.

  We would like to say thanks to the St. Louis City Senior Fund for their support throughout the years. This year, through the St. Louis City Senior Fund,  three Deaconess nurses were able to help 104 seniors in the city of the St Louis receive 253 different referrals, adding up to $20,115 increase in...
May 07 2020

Deaconess Nurses’ work in the community during these uncertain times. 

We would like to share one of many stories of how Deaconess Nurses are helping others during this difficult  time. Late Saturday afternoon, Elizabeth George from the St Louis Community Foundation, reached out to our Executive Director – Donna Smith-Pupillo. A person had emailed her pleading for her family with needs and asked if Deaconess Nurse...
Apr 03 2020

Anxiety and Grief in this time.

The world is different today. Life has changed, dramatically. The Covid-19 pandemic has struck with all of its ripple effects in many aspects of our life together. Every day we are hearing the news of tragedy and loss. Hearts race in the “what if’s”. Anxiety and grief are everywhere. As the Covid-19 spreads, anxiety does...
Mar 02 2020

Coronavirus Prevention

Prevention is the best medicine for the Coronavirus! Daily in the news media we have heard about the spread of the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus is a respiratory virus that is spread by droplets as we cough and breathe. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The best way to prevent illness...
Feb 07 2020

Deaconess Nurse Ministy Partnership with the Salam Clinic

As you know, Deaconess Nurses have been working along side volunteer physicians from Muslin Community Services at St. Peter’s UCC for many years to provide free medical services to the uninsured and under-insured who don’t have access to healthcare system.  Starting January, 2020, The Salam Clinic extended their services to mental health services, we served our...