In church, no one should have to whisper about their struggles.
Lunch & Learn
Who says there’s no free lunch? Join us for lunch on the following Sunday just after Noon. We will meet in the Parlor for about an hour to discuss these important topics. Be sure to share & invite a friend to join you!
May 28: Caregiver Compassion: Dealing with Stress and Fatigue
Noon-1 p.m. | Parlor
For the caregiver dealing with loved ones suffering from memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer’s, chronic illness or special needs, we will look at creative ways to diminish the effects of stress and fatigue.
Save the Date: THE CURE for the Chronic Life Retreat, Part II
Friday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. thru Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. | Stephen Olford Center
Are you tired of living in the same old broken patterns of life? Would you like to go deeper in your journey with Christ? What would life be life if you could move from living in crisis to living in Christ?
The CURE for the Chronic Life Retreat, Part II* provides both a ‘diagnosis’ and a ‘treatment plan’ for life that has developed a pattern of ‘chronic living.’ The chronic life allows the worries, stressors, anxiety and crises of life to define, distract and finally to dominate the ongoing spiritual journey of a person. But, God did not create you to live in chronic crisis. You are an original , created by a loving God with a purpose. Cost: $35; meals and rooms are provided as part of the registration cost. Stay tuned for registration link.
*For those who attended last year’s CURE for the Chronic Life Retreat, Friday will be a review and is optional.
Current Services Offered
A Coordinating Team has been formed to lead this ministry moving forward. The Coordinating Team of the No Whispers Initiative is developing a list of support services.
1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS | 6 PM | WILSON/ROSS 405
If you or a family member is struggling with mental, emotional, physical or any other of life's challenges, join us for encouragement, resources and support so you know you’re not alone. Questions? Contact Dr. Cynthia Davis, 261-4386.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS | NOON | DUNNAM 335
For anyone who struggles with the challenges of caring for someone with a chronic illness; led by Dr. Cynthia Davis, 261-4386.
NO WHISPERS at EAST MINISTRY CENTER
9056 POPLAR PIKE, SUITE 107, GERMANTOWN
- Men's Bible Study: Tuesdays | 6:30 a.m.
- Counseling Hours: Tuesdays | 8-10 a.m. (by appointment)
- Women's Bible Study for Moms of Special Needs Children: Wednesdays | Noon
- Counseling Hours: Wednesdays | 1-4 p.m. (by appointment)
- Support Group: Wednesdays | 4:30 p.m.
Summary & Description
To provide a safe, informative, responsive and supportive culture for individuals and families/friends of individuals dealing with emotional, relational, spiritual and physical health issues. The ministry works with any and all spiritual communities willing to stand up for voiceless individuals currently struggling with mental illness.
Our Plan Model
- Care about the issue with direct/affirmative responsive
- Help with practical issues for support
- Use volunteers to respond to the needs of those dealing with issues as listed above
- Remove stigma by providing public support and advocacy
- Collaborate with others in the community to provide services and broaden the scope of support
- Offer Hope--provide a voice of hope and optimism that moves the community to respond
What can you do? We believe every believer:
- Has a moral imperative to care about this issue particularly as it affects so many of our brothers and sisters
- Has a spiritual gift and passion area that allows for him or her to support the work of No Whispers in some substantive way
- Must act now as a means of stabilizing the effects of mental illness, family breakdown and the scourge of rejection and addiction in our community
- Must select ONE area of our plan to begin--just ONE--so that God can open the way for further support and significance in our response together
- The Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network: Learn about depression, anxiety, risky drinking & suicidal feelings & find resources to help you on the road to recovery.
- MentalHealth.gov: One-stop access to U.S. government mental health & mental health problems information
- Great article for pastors in distress
- Videos from Reshaping Our Thinking on Forgiveness & Redemption | Spring 2017 No Whispers Conference