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.
Flu Shot Clinic
The Flu Shot will be given by Hayes Barton Pharmacy on Thursday, September 15 from 10:30 a.m.-noon in C204 and on Wednesday, October 5 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in C200. Please note that you must be 14 years old or older to receive a flu shot from Hayes Barton Pharmacy. Sponsored by Health Ministries.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, October 17
2:00 - 6:30 p.m.
By appointment only - www.redcross.org
In the "give blood" box, enter sponsor code: WMPC
Sponsored by Health Ministries and Presbyterian Women.
Beginning to Understand…Addiction and Recover
Wednesdays, October 12, 19, 26 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
While more families are touched by addiction than not, public conversation about addiction is not yet the norm. Whether addiction has touched your family or not, join others for this three week forum where we will explore what constitutes an addiction, how recovery works and why all of us should be concerned. Presenters from within WMPC and from the broader community will help us begin to understand what many are calling the epidemic of our time: addiction.
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 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.
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 classes or one-on-one support. Cancer affects many people in our lives. Please consider joining WMPC's Cancer Companion Ministry and receive training on how to best support and encourage those dealing with this difficult time. For details, contact Jenny Finch or Jean Williams, Parish Nurse. The next training will be Saturday, September 10, at Cary Presbyterian Church from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cancer Companions Class
Join us beginning Sunday, September 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in C203 for Cancer Companions. This class will use Cancer Companions devotionals, videos and Bible lessons to explore how we can draw closer to God as we go through difficult times. Each week a new topic will be discussed: Faith, Questioning, Healing, Prayer, Stress Reduction, Relationships, Communication and Healthy Living. For questions contact Lisa Hebacker or Jenny Finch.
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.