Adapting to A COVID-19 Era

By Guest Blogger Helen Bhagwandin During this most unprecedented time of our lives, I know many of us have done things we did not think we would be doing. Well, it was the second Sunday of Lent after an evening Lenten service when I found out that we might have a positive COVID-19 case in [...]

Adapting to A COVID-19 Era2020-07-22T11:39:02-04:00


By Guest Blogger Ruth Syre, FCN  This piece was originally written as an online devotion for the church I belong to and serve as a Faith Community Nurse: Winter Park Presbyterian, Wilmington, NC. We began sharing online devotions early on in the pandemic, as we were forced to find alternative ways to be church and [...]


Executive Directors Message July 2020

By now you have been inundated with messages on the virus, how many tested, how many deaths, possible vaccines, phases of reopening and how this will affect our lives going forward. You have listened to the news on racial tensions, police brutality, looting and violence. All valid and extremely important information. However, sometimes I find [...]

Executive Directors Message July 20202020-07-15T13:30:58-04:00

Planning For End-Of-Life . . .

To all of my HMA friends, no matter your age, please take the time to read this article linked below. Not the easiest topic, but timely. When we are hearing the deaths from COVID, these numbers are translated to lives. People. Family members. NOW is the time to pull out your advanced directives and read [...]

Planning For End-Of-Life . . .2020-07-15T13:20:51-04:00

HMA Wants to Serve You Better!

Hi to all, I hope this note finds you and your families healthy and safe. We are most certainly living in uncertain times and need the expertise of health ministers now more than ever. Our roles will be vital to the healing of body, mind and spirit, going forward. We may feel vulnerable in a [...]

HMA Wants to Serve You Better!2020-07-15T13:33:27-04:00

Statement from HMA Board President and Board Member

TRYING TIMES To put it simplistically, these are trying times. We were already dealing, physically and emotionally, with a global pandemic that’s claimed more than 105,000 lives in the United States, and more than 375,000 lives around the world.  It’s upended life as we know it and thrown so many of us into grief. Now [...]

Statement from HMA Board President and Board Member2020-06-09T09:18:34-04:00

Reopening our Houses of Worship – A Health Ministry Response

Many of us have been challenged to meet ministry needs during the COVID 19 pandemic. These challenges have provided new opportunities to do ministry, to creatively maintain connections, to seek resources to meet emerging needs. We are now in another place of transition, that of reopening our places of worship. It is another opportunity to [...]

Reopening our Houses of Worship – A Health Ministry Response2020-05-26T10:34:23-04:00

Executive Directors Message May 2020

Dear friends, As we have been sheltering in place to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our communities safe, we may have found ourselves with a bit more time to think. I have found myself thinking a lot about what I would like do to make sure this time is not wasted; that it is [...]

Executive Directors Message May 20202020-05-13T11:17:19-04:00

Executive Directors Message March 2020

Years ago, I read the book, The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, which was recently turned into a movie. It is a beautiful story about a family coping with crisis, narrated by the family dog, Enzo. Enzo has an old soul and teaches us a lot about being human. One of [...]

Executive Directors Message March 20202020-05-13T11:09:43-04:00

Contagious Living

by Guest Blogger Marilyn Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Psalm 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His continence. I have numerous daily devotional books on my bookshelf that I read on a periodic [...]

Contagious Living2020-05-07T11:47:36-04:00
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