Nursing Home Ministry

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:5 (NKJV)

The Nursing Home Ministry meets every Sunday at Woodland Grove Nursing Home from approximately 1:30 to 2:30pm at 4325 Southpoint Boulevard in Jacksonville, and volunteers of all ages are welcome.

We meet in the TV room, which is where most of the long term residents are at this time of the day, and are typically joined by 5 to 35 of the residents with rehab patients and their visitors sometimes joining us.

Our service begins with praise and worship, followed by prayer and then we read from the Bible. At the end of each service, the volunteers will visit individuals, hugging, touching a hand or a shoulder and praying when feeling led to do so. Occasionally, a volunteer may choose to stay a little longer to pray or minister to someone or visit someone who was unable to attend the group service.

During the Christmas holidays, we give each resident a gift made by the Calvary Chapel Jacksonville women’s ministry. The gifts are usually items such as prayer blankets, pillows, personal holders that attach to the residents wheel chairs and lap throws.

We keep it simple. God is Love. We are commanded to love one another, and to preach the Gospel to the world.

If you become part of the Nursing Home Ministry, please do not come if you are sick with the flu, or have a fever or a rash. Be sure to wash your hands before you leave the facility.

You are welcome to join us whenever you can. If you have any questions, please contact:

Anita Sheldon or telephone (904) 998-1792