5 Reasons Your Church should have a Nursing Home Ministry
1. Nursing Home ministry gives Christians who desire to serve God but believe they have little or nothing to offer, a chance to discover that they truly do have much to offer.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 &11 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 11: All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He gives them to each one, just as He determines.
2. It is a command, to believe Him enough to reach out in love to those who are less fortunate and in need.
1 John 3:23 And this is His command; to believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and to love one another as He commanded us.3. The people in nursing homes are starving for Christian fellowship.
Psalms 38:11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds my neighbors stay far away.4. Nursing Home ministry gives us the opportunity to touch the very heart of God.
Matthew 25:40 The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
5. Nursing home ministry gives the church an opportunity to be a witness of Christ’s character in its own community.
John 13:35 By this all men will know that you are may disciples, if you love one another.
If each church would faithfully and consistently reach out to just one nursing home, the people living there would not die of spiritual malnutrition! There are less than 20,000 skilled care nursing homes and more than 350,000 Christian churches in America. Over 2,000 people die in nursing homes each day, many without a friend to hold their hand.
James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.
This wonderful Christmas tradition has been growing every year; please join us at any of the following locations: Join Santa, Pastors and other Visitors in the Parking Lot, look for the smiling faces. Note (cell phone #’s) you have questions
Thursday Dec. 19th
10:00 AM Join Pastor Irish, Pastor Peter, Newell & Judy (949-422-8132) at Orange Wellness and Healthcare (714) 633-3568
920 W. La Veta Ave. Orange (Fwy #22 toward Long Beach, exit #15, Main St. go RT to La Veta, Home is on the RT
1:00 PM Join Pastor Irish, and Dave Lyons (949-422-8132) at Lake Forest Nursing Center (949-380-9380) Next door to Catholic Church
25652 Old Trabuco Road, Lake Forest. (Fwy#405 south exit #1B – Bake, go LT then to Lake Forest Drive go LT, then RT on Old Trabuco, Home is on left
Friday Dec. 20st
9:30 AM Join Pastor Irish and Judy (949-422-8132) at Park West Care & Rehabilitation, Tustin (714) 547-7091
2210 First Street, Santa Ana (Between the #5 & 55 FWY on 1st St. across from Avila Mexican Restaurant)
******** Saturday Dec. 21nd ***** No Scheduled Visits
Sunday Dec. 22rd
2:00 PM Join Pastor Irish & Friends (949-422-8132) at St Edna’s, Santa Ana (714) 554-9700
1929 W. Fairview St. , Santa Ana 92706 (22 FWY exit Haster Left to Garden Grove Blvd. to Fairview
Monday Dec. 23th
10:00 AM Join Pastor Bruce & Pastor Irish (949-422-8132) at French Park, Santa Ana (714) 973-1656 600
East Washington Ave., S.A. (5 FWY to 17th to Main St. Left onto Washington facility on right)
1:30 PM Join Pastor Irish & Friends (949-422-8132) at Country Villas, Laguna Hills (949-837-8000)
24452 Health Center Dr. Laguna Hills 92653 (405 to El Toro right to Paseo de Valencia)
Christmas Eve Tuesday –Dec. 24th
10:30 AM Join Pastor Irish & Judy (949-422-8132) at Care House Health Care, Santa Ana (714) 835-4900
1800 Old Tustin Road, S.A. 92701 (55 FWY exit 17th (toward S.A.) right at the 1st St. after Tustin Blvd. Care House on left.
2:00 PM Join Pastor Irish & friends (949-422-8132) at Manor Care, Fountain Valley (714) 241-9800
11680 Warner, F.V. 92708 (#405 FWY exit Warner East left to Manor Care on Rt. Corner of Harbor & Warner)
Christmas Day Wednesday Dec. 25th
10:30 AM Join Pastor Irish & friends (949-422-8132) at Victoria Health Care, Costa Mesa (949) 642-0387
340 Victoria St., Costa Mesa (55 FWY & Victoria)
May you each have a Blessed and Joyfilled Christmas. Irish & Judy Kane