Carle Faith Community Partners

In support of the Carle Health mission, our Partners strive to be spiritual leaders in community, healing and wholeness for all through mutual education, reflection, and action.

Involvement of the local faith community has been a cornerstone at Carle BroMenn Medical Center for nearly 40 years. Currently, there are nearly 90 faith communities involved in this partnership.

For more information, call (309) 268-5499 or email our coordinator for faith community relations.

See a listing of our Faith Community Partners.

Shared Ministry Projects

Partners in Healing
A ministry in which faith communities pray or send good thoughts/blessings for patients, family, and staff in specific healthcare units or departments at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Carle Eureka Hospital or Carle Cancer Institute Normal.
See our current list of Partners in Healing.
Compassion Closet
Faith communities organize efforts to provide new sweatpants, T-shirts, and other clothes to the closets located at Carle BroMenn Medical Center and Carle Eureka Hospital. Patients without other options – most often from the Emergency Department – leaving the hospital can do so with dignity. Faith communities also donate crocheted, knitted, and other blankets for patients. We are so grateful for our donors
Compassion Cupboard
Many patients enter our hospitals and clinic food insecure and are discharged with few options at home. The Compassion Cupboards at Carle BroMenn Medical Center and Carle Eureka Hospital provide a small cloth bag of food items such as canned fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains and other miscellaneous food itmes to help in the short term. Information about local food pantries and support programs is also provided. To donate or see a preferred food list call (309) 268-5499 or email our coordinator for faith community relations.

Partners in Smiling
Faith communities provide toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss to the McLean County Health Department and other area resources.
Faith Community Nurse Ministry
Provides support to congregations and Faith Community Nurses affiliated with Carle’s Faith Community Nursing program by offering consultation on nursing ministries, providing networking opportunities, and promoting care-giving teams within congregations.
No One Dies Alone (NODA)
No One Dies Alone (NODA) is a volunteer-based program that provides support for our end-of-life patients and their families. NODA offers a compassionate, reassuring presence to hospital patients who may have no available support or have family/friends who are either unable or unprepared to be present during this end-of-life journey. Volunteers are available for dispatch at any time time, day or night. Team members, patients or families can make referrals. If you are aware of a patient who could be assisted by NODA, contact the on-call chaplain by dialing "0" from a hospital phone or (309) 451-1400 externally and ask the operator to page the chaplain. If you would like more information or to be trained as a NODA volunteer, contact the Spiritual Care department at (309) 268-5499.

Faith Leader Training
All area faith leaders are invited to attend occasional training specifically for faith communities at Carle BroMenn Medical Center and Carle Eureka Hospital. The purpose of these gatherings is to foster relationships that promote faith, healing, and wholeness in our mutual communities. The meetings also provide leaders with a space and time to meet with other colleagues, as well as an opportunity for continuing education in the area of faith and health.

Reserved parking spaces for clergy are available outside the Spiritual Care office at Carle BroMenn.To receive a parking tag and BroMenn Community Clergy badge to use while visiting hospitalized members, please stop by the Spiritual Care office or call (309) 268-5499 for more information. HIPAA and hospital visitation training is also available for a faith community’s lay visitation team

The Brokaw Mennonite Association was incorporated on April 1, 1984, to support and encourage healthcare services. The member churches previously were members of Brokaw Health Care, Inc. and of the Mennonite Hospital Association. The name changed after a 2010 merger with Advocate Health Care. On July 1, 2020, the name changed again to the Carle BroMenn Delegate Church Association. In fall 2022, the organization became the Carle Faith Community Partners to reflect our efforts to meet more of the area’s healthcare needs. Current association participants range from faith communities involved with either Brokaw or Mennonite to those who became members in 1984 and some that started participating more recently. All are welcome.