Mar 14, 2014

Chapel Rededication Planned for March 17

A brief ceremony will be held on Monday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. on the second floor of BRMC for the rededication of the hospitalsandrsquo; chapel. Sharon Camp, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of Women & Newborn Care Center, will sing “Be Thou My Vision” with Callie Marsh of Salem High School providing music for the prelude and postlude on the oboe.
The public is invited to attend and view the renovations gifted to Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation by the Gary Tennison family in honor and memory of his mother, Eva Kearbey Tennison.

Rev. Tom Baker, BRMC Chaplain, would like to thank the following for their endeavors in updating the chapel:

  • Tom Lester and his crew for their work putting in new lighting, carpeting, and fresh paint. In addition, special thanks to interior designer Lori Kauffman for her design influence.
  • Rev. Rodney Steele, Pastor of First Methodist Church, Mountain Home, for his donation of beautiful photographs of the beauty that surrounds our area.
  • A andldquo;rose window” photograph on a 40x40 canvas. The “rose window” is reserved for a circular window, sometimes of a highly complex design, which can be seen to bear similarity to a multi-petaled rose. In such windows, Jesus is often understood as the center light. These windows are found in many of the world's most beautiful and famous Cathedrals. Chaplain Baker provided the photograph, and Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation provided the canvas.
  • An 11x16 canvas of Psalm 23. A clear decal of Psalm 121: 1-2, written in script, is also featured on one wall.
  • The chapel will also feature a Tree of Life. "And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” (Revelation 22:2). People will be welcome to write a prayer concern, request, joy or thanksgiving on a paper leaf and tie it to a branch of the Tree of Life, using a strand of yarn. Both leaves and yarn are provided in the basket on the table near the tree.

According to Baker, andldquo;Our hope is that these prayers will be a visible reminder that the healing presence of our loving God is here."