Category Archives: Health Ministry

Stories from the Sozo Health Ministry

John Rich continues to be busy with his work as the Health Minister. He and Mary Damm, RN, are here every Monday morning to talk with people, take blood pressures, and answer a variety of health questions. Much of the … Continue reading

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40 Years: Patchwork Central’s Ruby Anniversary

In 2017, Patchwork Central celebrates 40 years of serving our neighborhood through flexible and innovative programming! We’re excited to be planning some special events to celebrate, starting with our annual Soup, Salad, & Style event on Thursday, February 23 from … Continue reading

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Saving a Life: Right Person, Right Place, Right Time

Every Monday, John and Mary make their rounds. They tell Patchwork’s visitors about Patchwork’s Sozo Health Ministry, they check many people’s blood pressures, they answer questions about prescribed medications, they take a look at wounds and listen to lists of … Continue reading

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Sozo Health Ministry Recognized

Yesterday evening, the Sozo Health Ministry was recognized at Leadership Evansville’s annual Celebration of Leadership. Sozo was the Project Award winner in the Health and Social Service category. It is nice recognition for the work that the health ministry is doing … Continue reading

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A Beacon to the Neighborhood

“I always describe Patchwork to people as a beacon to the neighborhood,” someone told me last week. “I really believe it is.” I wholeheartedly agree with her. Day after day, I see people come to Patchwork for a place to … Continue reading

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Here in the New Year

We’re barely two weeks into 2016, and already we’ve had more than our share of busy days. After a short break for Christmas and New Year, we were open and our programming was in full swing on Monday, January 4. … Continue reading

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Christmas Giving

Advent 2015 Dear Patchwork Friends, He is the opposite of a Christmas miracle. He is surly. He is visibly very ill. He grumbles answers to questions when asked. He is in pain. He likely will not change. John Rich sits … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Blessings

It’s Thanksgiving–the time to take stock of all that we’re thankful for. At Patchwork, it feels like a good time to reflect on all we’ve done in the past year of service to our neighbors and our community. We are thankful for everyone … Continue reading

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Sozo Health Ministry Update

John and Mary remain busy with Health Ministry clients. They continue to follow up with people who have sought them out and have had new clients referred to them from primary care facilities around town. Their work exposes the limits of … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons

The seasons are changing here at Patchwork. There’s a touch of fall in the air, and next Tuesday our Arts & Smarts children’s program will start up again for the school year. The building is very quiet in the afternoon, but … Continue reading

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