The extended open hand symbolises the Faith Community Nurse (FCN) putting their faith in action, expressing hope, providing support and compassionate care which they afford to people within and beyond the faith community. The open hand demonstrates the empowerment approach that promotes health and wellbeing, enabling the person to grow and become all God intended them to be.
The unfolding flower symbolises the Person or the Community the FCN serves, seeking to enable every person to live an abundant life. The FCN facilitates in people their God-given potential, supporting their journey toward health, healing and wholeness in and through Jesus Christ. The FCN is connected to, and in relationship with the faith community they serve.
The descending dove symbolises the Holy Spirit
The unfolding flower is also interpreted as a descending dove symbolising the Holy Spirit’s empowerment of the FCN, enabling them to respond to others with God’s love. The Holy Spirit is central to the FCN’s life and professional practice and the faith community’s growth and vitality.
The outer circle represents God in whom humans find their being, their belonging and their healing.
The shaded inner circle represents Jesus Christ who fills our lives with love, peace, hope and joy, enabling us to live abundantly - here and now, and in eternity when we die.