November 7, 1996

Nurse Taking On Service Role For Central Methodist

Nina Culver Correspondent

A volunteer registered nurse will soon begin an assistance service at Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third.

Katie Krauss, a nurse who also has a master’s degree in social work, will be formally installed in the volunteer position at a special 10 a.m. service Nov. 17.

Currently she’s surveying the congregation’s needs, Krauss said. Activities under consideration include starting a grief support group, doing blood-pressure checks after Sunday worship, and offering education programs on how to take medications, do living wills, and plan for retirement.

Krauss’ primary role will be to refer members of the congregation to appropriate agencies and to visit church members who are ill at home, in the hospital or in nursing homes.

Krauss, a registered nurse since 1957, says, “I wanted to connect my profession with my faith.”

She said it doesn’t matter that she’s a Lutheran volunteering at a Methodist church.

“We’re all members of the body of Christ,” said Krauss. “I consider it a privilege to be a part of this worshiping community.”

Krauss plans to have office hours one day during the week and also on Thursday evenings to help people who attend the church’s weekly community dinners.

Workshop on violence will be Friday

Church Women United will examine issues of violence against women and the role of the church in handling such issues in a workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Central Lutheran Chuch, 309 W Fifth.

The Revs. Marie Fortune and Thelma Burgonio-Watson of the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence in Seattle will present an 11 a.m. worship service included in the day’s activities.

Later, Mary Stamp will speak following a soup luncheon at noon. Stamp, editor of the Fig Tree, a publication of the Spokane Council of Ecumenical Ministries, will discuss the Clergy Families in Crisis program.

Child care will be available.

For more information, call 328-1707.

Central Methodist plans bazaar , Central United Methodist’s annual fall bazaar is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drawings will be held for a quilt and boutique baskets. Crafts, quilts and baked goods also are among the items available.

Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are $4 and for children, $2.50.

For more information call the church office at 838-1431.

Turkey dinner scheduled

Enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at an annual harvest dinner and bake and craft sale Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Adults pay $6, children ages 6 to 12 pay $4.50, and dinner is free for children ages 5 and under.

The church is at 2004 E. Ninth. Proceeds will be used to replace the church roof.

For more information, call the church office at 535-2513.

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