Workshops and Support Groups
Convinced that our bodies are our gift from God, the ways we care for our physical selves becomes as important as the ways we care for our spiritual selves. White Memorial's Health Ministries team sponsors a variety of education and support opportunities to encourage members and friends to care for their bodies.
Caregiver Support Group
It is in our church community that we find hope. Join others to share feelings, needs and concerns on the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning Wednesday, March 23, from noon-1:00 p.m. in W400 We will talk through:
- Challenges and ways of coping
- Exchange practical information on care giving challenges and possible solutions
- Learn about resources available and support from other people who really understand because
they've been there too.
Bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.
Contact Jean Williams with questions.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, April 18
2:00 - 6:30 p.m.
By appointment only - www.redcross.org
In the "give blood" box, enter sponsor code: WMPC
For more information contact Blair Hughes or Betsy Davis.
Sponsored by Health Ministries and Presbyterian Women.
Intuitive Eating Workshop
Food sustains us. We gather over it. We thrive because of it. Join us on May 18 at 6:45 p.m. in K100 as we hear from Katherine Andrew, a local dietitian and food lover, for an Intuitive Eating workshop. We'll discuss how to eat healthier by listening to your body and ways to develop a positive relationship with food that doesn't involve restriction or negative self-talk. Space is limited to 30 participants so make your reservations today. There is no charge to attend this event sponsored by the Health Ministries Committee.
Cancer Companions Class Fellowship
WMPC will begin a new Cancer Companions class, Seeing God Through Your Cancer Journey, Sunday, April 3 through June 5, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in C204. Each week we will study one of these topics: Faith, Questions, Healing, Prayer, Stress Reduction, Relationships, Communication and Healthy Living. Questions? Contact Jenny Finch.
Cancer Companions is a ministry dedicated to helping people on a cancer journey draw closer to Christ during their struggles. This includes those currently being treated for cancer, those post treatment, their loved ones, and their care givers. Cancer Companions offers nine week church school classes or one-on-one support.
Find additional information on church school classes here, or contact Becky Bock.
Cancer Companions is also seeking volunteers with a heart for cancer patients to train to become involved with this ministry at White Memorial. For more information on training, please contact Mary Clayton. The next training session will be Saturday, February 20 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Ministries hosted a forum on hearing on January 14, 2015. Handouts from the gathering can be found here.
Hearing Matters Panelists
|Dr. Philip Griffin
|Dr. Susan Rawls
|Dr. Ken Thomas
|Moderator: Dr. Robert Keefer
Health Ministries sponsors CPR classes a couple of times a year.
CPR for Officers and Staff
We ask that as many officers of WMPC go through CPR/AED training as possible. We now have three automated Electronic Defibrillators( AED) on our campus and know that in emergencies being able to use them can SAVE LIVES! Please be a part of learning how to be trained for emergencies during activities at our church.
CPR , AED and First Aid training will be held for the pre-school staff on April 25, 2016, 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Pickard Hall. Register online.