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.

Beginning to Understand Depression
“I am lost in an immense underground cavern with tangled, unending passageways. What distant light I could once see soon shrank to a glimmer and now is gone. Earlier I tried mightily to get out, to find the light of day again, but it is no longer possible and I no longer care. I’m very, very tired.” So begins Howard Stone’s book, Depression and Hope. Understanding depression is a daunting task, both because depression is hard to understand and because it is frightening to understand.

A three-week seminar at WMPC will offer a safe place to at least begin to understand how depression works, what depression affects and how depression can be treated. Whether you suffer depression, suspect that you might, or love someone who suffers depression, join us in C200 on Wednesday evenings, April 15, 22 and 29, from 7-8:30 p.m. to begin to understand. Register today to reserve your space today. Companions
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.

The next church school class begins on February 8 and continues through April 12. Find additional information here, or contact Becky Bock or Theresa Jeffers.

Cancer Companions is also seeking volunteers with a heart for cancer patients to train to become involved with this ministry at White Memorial. The next training is Saturday, February 21. For more information on training, please contact Mary Clayton.

Hearing Matters
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

Flu Shot Clinic
Each autumn Health Ministries sponsors a flu shot clinic for the convenience of our members. The flu shot, the nasal spray mist flu vaccine (FluMist®), and the dTap shot that provides protection against tetanus and pertussis are administered. Certification
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. Watchers
White Memorial offers Weight Watchers because we are all called to be good stewards of the bodies and the lives we have been given. Since October 2011, WMPC has offered a Weight Watchers group. Everyone is welcome to attend one meeting at no charge.

Come join the Weight Watchers group that meets in W400 on Thursdays from 6:30-7:00 p.m. with weigh-in starting at 6:00 p.m. Information on cost will be available at the meeting.

Open House
Weight Watchers will host a special Open House on January 22, 2015. Weigh-in starts at 6:00 p.m. in W400. The program follows from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Contact Ray Watson for additional information.
Why Do You Want to Lose?

Maybe you want to lose weight because you are tired of struggling up the stairs, or are worried about your heart health, or simply do not like what you see in the mirror. On a weight-loss journey, you will find that other reasons pop up as you recognize just what losing weight can do for you.

Why ask why? Because the more reasons you have, the more points of strength you’ll have to lean on, the firmer your resolve, and the more tangible your weight goal. A simpler way to put it: the more “want power” you have, the more willpower you have.

Don’t wait...anyone can join. Meetings are held at White Memorial Presbyterian Church every Thursday in W400 from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. with weigh-in starting at 6:00 p.m. Contact Lisa Hebacker for more information, or if the current time or day does not fit your schedule and you would like us consider another time.