What is a Faith Community Nurse?

The Faith Community Nurse (FCN) is a registered nurse who is called and committed to serve with the church’s pastoral care team.  The focus of the FCN is on the intentional care of the spirit while assisting members of the faith community to maintain and/or regain health and wholeness in body, mind, and spirit.  The role of the FCN may include:

♦  Visiting members at home, in the hospital, or in other medical facilities
♦  Serving as a health educator promoting awareness & understanding of health-related issues
♦  Providing non-invasive health screenings (i.e., checking blood pressure)
♦  Assisting members to understand a diagnosis or treatment options
♦  Linking members to community resources
♦  Serving as a resource and adviser to the church’s caring ministries
♦  Advocating for health services within the community
♦  Providing spiritual nurture through prayer and sharing of scripture

Contact Me: I can be reached by telephone through the PWCC office at (623) 546-2980 or by email

“Nurses Notes”

Safely dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medications

It is important for everyone to safely dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medications.
Many pharmacies now provide a process for you to drop off these old medications. The next time you are picking up a RX, as them if they provide this service.
The City of Surprise Police Department has a RX drug collection bin in its lobby for easy disposal of unwanted drugs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are located at 14250 W. Statler Plaza, Surprise. Items that cannot be deposited include: needles, ointments, lotions, liquids, aerosol cans, inhalers, hydrogen peroxide, or thermometers. For more information, call their office at (623) 222-4000.
If you read local newspapers, you will also see notices occasionally regarding RX Drug Take Back Services that are provided in our area by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department and/or the POSSE a couple of times a year.

Links to Local Resources
(Web-links in each name below)

Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. – community resource specialists Phone:(623) 584-4999

Sun Health Memory Care Navigator – resources and support for individuals with dementia and their families Phone: (623) 832-9300

Northwest Valley Connect – transportation assistance    Phone: (623) 282-9300

Sun City West Posse – security and welfare checks www.scwpose.com or (623) 584-5808

Meals on Wheels, (note: no website for local program)  Sun City West (623) 455-7680 

Helping Hands Foundation – loans assistive / medical equipment    Phone:(623) 975-5499

Community Fund of Sun City West – confidential financial assistance  or 24 hour hotline (623) 546-1122