The third Sunday in November is traditionally recognized as Hospice Sabbath. This is an opportunity for local faith communities to recognize the special mission that hospice work addresses as well as to educate their congregations as to the resources hospices offer to patients and their families as well as the general public.
Hospice Sabbath 2017 will be Sunday, November 19th. We are asking for your support in one of several different ways. Across the nation on Hospice Sabbath, many churches will hold a special offering benefitting their local hospice – we ask you and your congregation to consider doing this for Hospice of Rockingham County. We serve all patients needing end-of-life care regardless of their insurance coverage or ability pay for services. Due to strong community support through the years, we are very proud to be able to say we have never turned away a patient due to lack of insurance or financial means. All monies received through the Hospice Sabbath love offering would be used to help offset the cost of uninsured patient care. Hospice work is recognized throughout the month of November so if the 19th does not suit your congregation to hold a love offering, feel free to do so on another Sunday of your choosing.
Another opportunity is to use our special Hospice Sabbath bulletin insert in your Sunday bulletin. It has information about Hospice of Rockingham County and Hospice Sabbath on one side and our wish lists and dates for volunteer training classes on the other. Click here for a printable copy of the insert, which is designed to fit into most church bulletins.