Category Archives: Health Ministry

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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Celebrating Victories Regardless of their Size

At Patchwork, it’s as much about the small victories as the larger ones. Take yesterday morning, for example. It was full of important, yet small victories. A man in his 40’s sat at a table with his laptop. He took a shower … Continue reading

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Sozo Health Ministry

Monday mornings are generally busy at Patchwork. Now they’re even more so as Nurse John makes his rounds, catching up with people who are already clients of his Sozo Health Ministry and introducing himself to others who are hearing about … Continue reading

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Sozo Health Ministry: Yes, We’ll Take a Look at That

The new Sozo* Health Ministry launched January 5 at Patchwork Central (*Sozo is a New Testament Greek word meaning both “to heal” and “to save”). In just two short weeks, it has already made a difference and met needs. Nurse … Continue reading

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The Reverend Nurse is In

Several years ago, John Rich began to think about what Jesus’ ministry would look like had Jesus lived today instead of 2000 years ago. John thought about all the healing that Jesus did and wondered what it would look like with our modern … Continue reading

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