A Note from the Parish Nurse

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Mary Sophia Hawks Parish Nurse

Dear Messiah family, 

Last Thursday, our delivery team comprised of Mary Ellen Whitson, Steve Hess, Doris Featherston, Mike Driskill and I delivered 24 meals to our homebound members. In addition, OWLs member picked up 20 meals at the church. What a joy and blessing! On Friday, I was able to secure a speaker for the OWLs meeting on September 17th. In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, we will have Dr. Bob DuBois from UT as our guest. The subject will be “How to talk with someone who is having suicidal thoughts and how to help.” I am very excited about this. Once Messiah can meet in public again with the whole congregation, Dr. DuBois has agreed to return and speak with the congregation. 

Tuesday this week, I made a quick trip to the church to drop off Kristin’s card and gift. What wonderful chalk art, decorations, sign, cards and tributes you gave in honor of Kristin’s 25th anniversary! 

Wednesday, Sept. 16, I will be attending the East TN Committee on Aging and Disability meeting and the Badenhop Steering Fund Committee meeting. Thursday, Sept. 17 will find me attending a Speaking Grief webinar and the Executive Committee meeting of the Council on Aging. 

Throughout the week, I will be continuing to track COVID-19 data for our team, making calls, answering emails, and serving you as needs develop.

Peace and blessings,

Mary Sophia