outstandingCongregation Hatboro Baptist Church (HBC) was one of two churches who received the Outstanding Congregation –Based Health Ministry Award on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Abundant Life Symposium at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, PA. The award was presented by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies and the Health Promotion Council. Churches received an invitation to complete an application and include the type of health screenings offered, literature distributed, describe how emergencies are managed, and reasons why the ministry should be considered. Marilyn D. Harris, RN, MSN, represented HBC at the symposium and participated in a panel discussion titled “How to Develop and Enhance a Health Ministry”.

Marilyn serves as the Faith Community Nurse Coordinator at Hatboro Baptist Church, Hatboro, PA and the Faith Outreach Coordinator for the Volunteer Resources Department at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA. She is active in the Health Ministries Network in the Delaware Valley of Southeastern PA.
By Marilyn Harris

Pictured L-R: Martin L. Williams, MBA, Director of Policy & Advocacy Services, Health Promotion Council, Philadelphia, PA; Marilyn D. Harris, RN, Hatboro Baptist Church, Hatboro, PA; Dr. Laura Miraz, MPH, SPHR, Associated Executive Director, Board & Mission Services American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Valley Forge, PA.