Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m., Room 3201
The Children of Aging Parents (COAP) monthly support group is pleased to present Jennifer Wilson, Occupational Therapist with Texas Health Harris Methodist at our February 5 meeting. Ms. Wilson will share information on driving skills assessments and return-to-driving therapy offered by their occupational therapists.
Patients can be referred to this therapy due to several reasons including physical, neurological, sensory or cognitive conditions. A patient or family member may be concerned about driving safely or need an evaluation following an illness or injury. Comprehensive treatments include improving reaction time, scanning skills and problem-solving skills. This presentation is open to anyone interested in learning about driving skills referral and assessment.
COAP is a group of caregivers whose goal is to offer support and encouragement to one another and reduce the challenges of caregiving for their aging parents. Our meetings are the first Tuesday of each month in Adult Education Room 3201, 7-8:15 p.m. All are welcome.
Wednesdays, Jan 16, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Center for Spiritual Care
Whether it has been recently or some time has passed, the death of a loved one often leaves us feeling paralyzed and wondering how we can move forward. You are invited to attend one of these 11-week studies that uses scriptural wisdom to explore the pain and emptiness that accompanies grief with the understanding that each of us grieves differently, and in our own time and pace. As a participant, you will receive spiritual encouragement for your healing and reconciliation that includes a life of renewed hope, and yes, even joy. The class will be helpful in offering specific coping strategies to guide the way back to fullness of life. If you or someone you know is grieving the death of a loved one, we invite you to join us; both church and community members are welcome. We will be following Alan Wolfelt’s Understanding Your Grief Participant book and Journal; both books are available for purchase in our Circuit Writers bookstore.
Tuesday, Feb 12, 6:30pm, Founder’s Chapel
Our Service of Healing and Wholeness centers on the healing of mind, body, and spirit as an integrated whole – on the healing of the entire person God created us to be. The service incorporates prayer, scripture reading, music, and the laying-on of hands to invite God’s healing into all aspects of our lives. This service is open to all who are suffering for any type of ailment or pain, and to those who wish to pray for the healing of others. Please join WC Pastors and Stephen Ministers for this special time.
Ever wonder what happens to Sunday’s altar flowers? White’s Chapel shares the beauty of these flowers with those who have been unable to attend Sunday Services. Weekly, talented volunteers change the large arrangements into smaller arrangements and personally deliver the arrangements to individuals of our church community who are ill, in healthcare facilities, homebound or hospitalized.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Knitters and crocheters… pick up your needles! White’s Chapel has an opportunity for you to remind others of God’s love. By following a simple set of instructions at home (or on the road) your completed shawls are delivered by the pastoral staff or care teams to the hospitalized, ill, those in the midst of a crisis, or suffering a loss.
Card Care Ministry
Members of this team write and send cards once a month to uplift and comfort those dealing with long-term illness, or those needing continued encouragement. White’s Chapel provides the cards and postage. Volunteers may perform this ministry from home.
Meals in Time of Need
If you can provide an occasional meal to members of our church community, Meals In Time of Need would like for you join their team. Volunteers of this ministry are compassion in action, as they extend the love of Christ through delivering meals as needed to those of our church community. Meal requests are sent via email from “MealTrain” where you can see the requests, the calendar and signup online.
Volunteers who serve as funeral ushers provide a warm, loving presence of Christ as they assist the officiating pastors, funeral director and families during the worship service celebrating the life of a loved one. Ushers, serving with the Coordinator of Care and Bereavement, greet, seat, and recess guests.
Funeral Reception Hostesses
White’s Chapel may offer to host a reception to bereaved families, preceding or following a funeral/memorial service. Individuals serving on this committee provide a caring, comfortable atmosphere as the family and friends gather to share in a time together and a light snack. Working in conjunction with the Coordinator of Care and Bereavement, volunteer hostesses assist in the set-up, serving, and cleanup for this ministry.
The above ministries would not take place without our loving and dedicated volunteers. If you would like to serve in one of these ministries or know someone that is in need and would benefit from one of these ministries, please contact:
Coordinator of Care and Bereavement
Stephen Ministers are trained lay people who have a heart for caring for the needs of their church members and neighbors. Through a one on one relationship, a Stephen Minister meets with a person who has a need for someone who can listen and provide caring support during a difficult period or crisis in one’s life. For more information contact the church office at 817-481-4147 or email email@example.com.
There are times individuals in our church community are unable to attend the activities or worship services at WC. This may be long term for a variety of reasons (i.e., illness, age, or recovery from surgery). Yet, with the support of our Good Samaritan volunteers, the fellowship of WC’s love of Christ are extended to the homebound, those in assisted living facilities and hospitals through personal visits. If you would like to become a Good Samaritan or know of someone who could benefit from a visiting Good Samaritan, contact the church office at 817-481-4147.
We want to be there in your times of need and in your times of celebration. By offering classes and events, our dedicated staff seeks to continue to support you.
At a funeral or memorial service here, we seek to worship the living God – for God to continue to bring comfort those mourning. We have materials available to help you maneuver this difficult time.
Taking care of your mind, soul and body is important to us! We offer many exercise classes such as Stretch & Strengthen or Chair Yoga, as well as give you the chance to help others through donating blood or receiving a flu shot.
To provide affordable professional counseling services to church members, visitors and the community within a Christian environment.
There are a variety of groups that meet on campus that serve the community.
Stephen Ministry is a Christian service with a strong focus on God’s love and spiritual encouragement.
Chandler’s Hope is a ministry that brings awareness and answers to questions of what to do, where to go, and who to turn to when faced with addiction.