Presidents Message

Calling all “Movers, Shakers and Faith-Leader Difference Makers”!

I cannot contain my enthusiasm about the upcoming 2016 Health Ministries Association Conference being held in sunny Chandler, Arizona this September. The conference planning committee is a diverse group of national leaders and local members from the Phoenix area. They are committed to making this years’ event relevant to our members’ practices, along with information [...]

Calling all “Movers, Shakers and Faith-Leader Difference Makers”!2016-11-30T17:31:10-05:00

President’s Message – Winter 2016

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” –T.S. Eliot The HMA Board of Directors wants to send their greetings to each of you and wishes for a healthy, happy and hope filled New Year. 2015 was an outstanding year for the Health Ministries Association with many [...]

President’s Message – Winter 20162016-11-30T17:31:11-05:00

President’s Message – Fall 2015

Blue Holidays “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayer, letting God know your concern.  Before your know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down.  It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center [...]

President’s Message – Fall 20152016-11-30T17:31:11-05:00

President’s Message – Summer 2015

Working Through the Grief Process “Five days ago none of us thought we would be sitting here”.  Those words spoken by the priest officiating at my brother’s funeral mass continue to resonate as truth.  None of his family and friends thought that this tragic event was a possibility.  Yet within a matter of seconds, on [...]

President’s Message – Summer 20152016-11-30T17:31:11-05:00

President’s Message – Spring 2015

Timing Is Everything “Patience is power.  Patience is not an absence of action, rather it is “timing”, and it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.”- Fulton J. Sheen We’ve heard the expressions, “Timing is everything” or, “The right place at the right time”.  Creating anything [...]

President’s Message – Spring 20152016-11-30T17:31:11-05:00

President’s Message – Winter 2015

Make This Your Year To Connect Health Ministries Association is an organization about people, about relationships. Our mission to equip health ministry leaders is essential to the future as the health ministries membership organization. HMA's goal is to build groups of health ministry leaders who have purposeful, practical conversations about issues in health ministries. I [...]

President’s Message – Winter 20152016-11-30T17:31:13-05:00

President’s Message April 2013

Spring Has Sprung... Spring has a way of sneaking up on us - it is only with the arrival of the crocus's first green shoots that we realize winter has faded and it is time to get excited about the many rites of spring. I don't know what the weather's like where you live, but [...]

President’s Message April 20132016-11-30T17:31:14-05:00

President’s Message February 2013

"And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been." --Rainer Maria Rilke I am always excited about the ball dropping in Times Square on New Years' eve. Not only does it symbolize the end of a year, it also launches a [...]

President’s Message February 20132016-11-30T17:31:14-05:00

President’s Message November 2012

Health Ministries: A Practice Which Stands on Holy Ground Marlene Feagan What exactly does it mean to stand on holy ground? When those who practice in Health Ministries stand before their parishioners/patients they are standing on holy ground; they are a caring presence to their pain, fear, loneliness and despair. The intimacy of their life's' [...]

President’s Message November 20122016-11-30T17:31:14-05:00

President’s Message July 2012

Interfaith Worship There are two approaches to interfaith worship: (1) avoid mentioning anything unique to his or her religion for fear of offending others. (2) Recognize that different religions are represented and each participant is encouraged to speak clearly and frankly from the perspective of and in the language of his or her own faith [...]

President’s Message July 20122016-11-30T17:31:14-05:00
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