Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Religious Services and Spiritual Care

The chaplaincy program at BHNRC seeks to provide for the religious and spiritual needs of each resident and family in a manner that ensures respect for their own tradition and preferences. We recognize that a variety of denominational and interfaith backgrounds are represented and therefore seek to reflect that diversity in a way that promotes meaningful spiritual growth and practice.

 

A variety of services are available during the week, including:

  • Daily Devotions ¬†at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Weekly Bible Study
    – Thursday 11 a.m.
  • Catholic Services:
    – Celebration of Mass
    – Second Wed. of each month at 2:30 p.m.
    – Catholic Eucharistic Service
    – Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m.
    – Rosary Group
    – Fourth Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm
  • Protestant Services:
    – Thursday Service – 2:30 p.m.
    – Sunday Service – 2:30 p.m.
  • Service of Remembrance – quarterly

 

Caregiver Support Group

Held on the second Tuesday of each month in our Interfaith Chapel, the facilitated Caregiver Support Group offers comfort, coping strategies and opportunities to share experience. All caregivers, spouses, adult children and community caregivers are welcome, and light refreshments are served. For more information please call 370-4700 x119.

 

Rev. Mark Chaffin

Rev. Mark Chaffin

Our Chaplain

A full-time, interfaith chaplain is available to visit residents and discuss individual needs; offer spiritual, emotional and bereavement support; contact local clergy; arrange for sacraments or a volunteer to make friendly visits; etc. We respectfully minister to individuals of all faith traditions and spiritualities, while being sensitive to individuals’ personal beliefs. The chaplain is always ready to join with residents, their families, and staff in moments of prayer.

 

Interfaith Chapel / Meditation Room

The Interfaith Chapel on H3 is open 24 hours for private prayer and meditation. A book to enter personal or anonymous prayer requests may be found by the chapel entrance. Requests for prayer will be offered during daily devotions. Sacred scriptures and a variety of prayer books (including large print) are available for use, as are music, videos, and guided-meditation tapes to comfort the human spirit.

Interfaith Chapel

Interfaith Chapel

The focus for the interfaith chapel/meditation room space is “Seasons of Life, Seasons of Faith, Seasons of Nature.” Residents, visitors, and staff are always welcome. Tax-deductible donations to the Chapel Fund by individuals or congregations help to enrich the spiritual life of our residents.

 

When to call the Chaplain

  • When seeking the comfort and strength of prayer
  • When seeking encouragement through scripture and religious sacraments
  • When facing questions about life and death
  • When feeling distant from God
  • When facing fear and anxiety
  • When experiencing a loss of meaning and purpose
  • When facing change or loss
  • When an ethical dilemma arises
  • When wanting to rejoice and give thanks
  • When celebrating good deeds
  • When questions or concerns about one’s relationship to God arise.

Resources

A Travel Guide for Journeying Together (PDF)
What Do I Say When… Discussing Difficult Issues With A Loved One (PDF)

To contact the Rev. Mark Chaffin: call 518-370-4700, x 119, or email to chaffinm@bapthealth.com