Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous

This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.  Meetings are held in the Center for Spiritual Care, garage side/east entrance (brick house).
Daily meeting dates/times.

General Information.

Al-Anon

This group helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend.  Meetings are held in the Center for Spiritual Care, garage side/east entrance (brick house). Meeting dates/times.

Women’s Step Study

This meeting is open to women who have at least one year of recovery in a 12-step program and a sponsor. This is a nine-month program, September through May. We close to new members after completion of the first three steps. Meetings are held in the Center for Spiritual Care living room, front door/north entrance (brick house). For more information, call or text Mary at 817-600-1388.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Our meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the AE. Room 3201 on the campus of White’s Chapel from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

This group is for caregivers dealing with loved ones with dementia. We share experiences while learning about available community resources and ways to cope with long-term care giving. If you have friends or neighbors experiencing a dementia walk, please invite them to join us.  Registration is not required.

For more information contact Beth Benson at 817-416-9871 or Dana Pierce at 817-372-1077.

Aging Parents

COAP (Children Of Aging Parents) Support Group

The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Adult Ed. Room 3201 on the campus of White’s Chapel.  Registration is not required.

COAP is a group for caregivers whose goal is to offer support and encouragement to one another as we care for our parents. The group exchanges information and learns about new organizations and resources that are helpful throughout this journey.  Join other caregivers in a relaxed, supportive, and confidential setting as our group explores the demands and ways to cope with caring for a parent. The group is open to anyone in the community who is a current parent caregiver.

For information contact Betsy Hay at 817-488-3121 or Cheryl Mart at 817-233-5442.

Cancer

Christians Facing Cancer

Ministry to cancer patients and their families is critical to their health, well-being, and recovery. Christians Facing Cancer, WC’s cancer support group meets monthly to provide support to cancer patients, care-givers and anyone wishing to minister more effectively to those who find themselves on this incredibly journey!

We meet the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m, in Evans Hall room 2129 on the campus of White’s Chapel.

Gatherings involve amazing guest speakers on topics ranging from cancer care to nutrition to spiritual revitalization, and many more.  And, we always make time for prayer and fellowship.  Anyone is invited to attend!   Registration is not required.

For more information, please contact Mary Ann Zrake at 817-481-4147.

 

Grief Support

Our Little Lambs Infant and Young Child Loss Support Group

The group meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in AE Room 3102

Whether your loss has been recent or years, the death of an infant or young child leaves us feeling paralyzed and lost. You are invited to attend a monthly infant loss support group, “Our Little Lambs,” where we will help parents explore the path and emptiness that accompanies grief, with the understanding that each of us grieves differently and in our own time and pace. The group will provide spiritual encouragement for your healing and renewed hope with others who share in this journey. Please join facilitators Samantha and Ryan Kinnebrew, and Macy and Whit Terry, with assistance of Care & Support.

For more information, contact Care & Support at 817-481-4147.

“He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart. He gently leads those that have young.”  Isaiah 40:11 (NIV)

The Compassionate Friends

The group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Evans Hall, 1st floor, room 2129 on the campus of White’s Chapel.

“The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.” –Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends.

The words of TCF’s Founder, Simon Stephens, resonate with those who have come to The Compassionate Friends hoping to find a purpose in a life that suddenly seems so empty.

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.

Information about our local chapter.

The Compassionate Friends is a non-profit 501C3 organization and your donations are welcome and appreciated.

Next Steps in Your Grief Journey Support Group (f/k/a Life After Loss)

The group meets the second Wednesday of each month, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, in the Center for Spiritual Care

Grief is a journey that no one should have to travel alone. It is helpful to gather with others who are experiencing similar feelings. This monthly support group provides a caring and safe environment, as well as a time for mutual support and encouragement. This group is for those who may be taking their first steps on the journey or those who have already been through WC’s Understanding Your Grief class. We will not follow a specific curriculum, but will begin our time with prayer, offer time for sharing, and present a spiritual practice that has been prayerfully chosen to assist you in your journey. Participants are encouraged to share only if they are comfortable.

All are welcome, and you can join at any time; registration is not required.

Understanding Your Grief – Next Sessions will begin Jan 2019

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.

Contact Dianne Will at dwill@whiteschapelumc.com or 817-481-4147, if you have any questions.

Mental Illness

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

The NAMI family support group meets in Evans Hall Room 2130 (1st floor, enter through East Doors of main concourse) the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This is a discussion group open to anyone experiencing the pain of having an adult family member or friend diagnosed with a mental illness. This can include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, OCD, or other psychiatric diagnosis. There is no cost involved.

For more information contact Sue Adams or http://namitarrant.org

 

Care & Support

Care & Support

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.

Funerals & Memorial Services

Funerals & Memorial Services

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.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

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.

Counseling Center

Counseling Center

To provide affordable professional counseling services to church members, visitors and the community within a Christian environment.

Support Groups

Support Groups

There are a variety of groups that meet on campus that serve the community.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a Christian service with a strong focus on God’s love and spiritual encouragement.

Chandler's Hope

Chandler's Hope

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.

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