The Healing Initiative stands in solidarity with those people who suffer in body and mind. Healing the sick was a cornerstone of Jesus’ ministry. At BUMC we take this call to heal as the foundation to our mission of making disciples for the transformation of our world. The Healing Initiative connects our church to organizations and clinics that are working to provide healthcare to Communities with limited medical resources locally and globally. This lay-led ministry matches the passions and skills of our congregation to provide hope and healing for our neighbors near and far.
SILOAM FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
Refugee Health Promotion
Each month, Siloam is visited by 120 to 160 newly arriving refugees. Adjusting to their new home is often overwhelming, particularly as they attempt to navigate the complexities of the American healthcare system. While Siloam has been providing medical screenings to all refugees entering Middle Tennessee, in 2016 and 2017, they are broadening their services to also include a new program which provides health literacy to newcomers. Volunteers for RHP have the opportunity to connect with refugee families in the first few months of their arrival and teach them basic concepts of health and nutrition, as well as other vital information that will aid in their transition.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Click here for more information.