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.

AARP Driver Safety
Wednesday, October 29
1:00-5:00 p.m., C200

Five Good Reasons to Attend

  • Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and much more.
  • Find out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
  • Get an insurance discount. Course participants MAY be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance premiums. (Consult your insurance agent for details.)
  • You don’t have to take a test.
  • Millions of people have taken advantage of this valuable course.
The AARP Driver Safety Class is open to all licensed drivers. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others. Fee will be collected on day of class. Make checks out to AARP. Register online or contact Tonya Higgins at 919-834-3425, ext. 216. Class size is limited to 35 people, with a minimum of six.

American Red Cross Blood Drive - Power in the Blood
Monday, October 20, 2014
Pickard Hall
2:00 - 6:30 p.m.

By appointment only -
In the "give blood" box, enter sponsor code: WMPC

Childcare is available upon request while you donate.
For more information or to request childcare, contact
Jean Williams or Betsy Hinton.

Sponsored by Health Ministries and Presbyterian Women.

Flu and Pertussis Vaccine Clinics Scheduled
The flu shot, the nasal spray flu vaccine (FluMist®), and/or the dTap shot that provides protection against tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) will be offered at WMPC (Room C102) on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from noon - 7:00 p.m. Private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid will be filed. For private pay or if your insurance does not cover you, the cost will be $25 for the flu shot, $32 for FluMist®, and $59 for the dTap shot. If you have any questions about these vaccines or your insurance that you would like answered before the clinic days, you may contact Dr. Terry Brenneman.
Sponsored by Health Ministries.

Seeing GOD in your Cancer Journey -- Sunday Church School Class
This new 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.

Sundays, beginning September 7 - November 2
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. C203

Need help in seeing God in your cancer journey? Here’s a look at weekly topics.
‐September 7: Introduction
‐September 14 : Faith
‐September 21: Question
‐September 28: Healing
‐October 5: Prayer
‐October 12 : Stress Reduction
‐October 19: Relationships
‐October 26 : Communication
‐November 2: Healthy Living

Questions: contact Becky Bock or Lisa Hebacker (staff). 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.

Heartsaver/AED and CPR for Family and Friends Classes Offered

This fall, Health Ministries will offer two CPR classes taught by CPR consultants. Both Heartsaver/AED and CPR for Family and Friends will be offered on each date. AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are on our campus in three locations. Please note their locations in the Narthex, Pickard Hall and the Witherspoon Building.

Dates and Times:
Thursday, September 25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.; deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 17.
Wednesday, October 1, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 24.

CPR for Family and Friends includes education for those interested in learning basic life skills but having no need for certification. This instructor-led class includes infant, adult and child CPR with full-size mannequins; adult AED; and adult, child and infant relief of choking. An AED demonstration will be included. Cost is $33. Heartsaver includes education for those who need certification documenting completed training in CPR/AED and first aid for job or other requirements. This class teaches adult/child CPR with mask; adult/child choking management; adult/child AED training; infant CPR with mask; infant choking management. Cost is $59.
Registration is required for these classes. Please make checks out to WMPC; note on the check “CPR class.” Questions? Contact Ann White or Tonya Higgins at 919-834-3425, ext. 216. 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.

2014 Goal: Weight Loss
If one of your 2014 goals is to lose weight, 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.
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.