No Whispers

In church, no one should have to whisper about their struggles. 

Spring No Whispers Conference

Dealing with Shame & Forgiveness
Saturday, May 20
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Wilson/Ross 415-416

Join us as we continue our conversation on shame and redemption with Rev. Dr. Phil Jamieson, President of the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences. Also joining us is Rev. Lenn Harris Milam, an Ordained Elder in the Memphis Conference who is a Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice.

Discussion will focus on Dr. Jamieson’s book, The Face of Forgiveness: A Pastoral Theology of Shame and Redemption, and how we navigate our thoughts, feelings and actions in relationship to forgiven and redeemed people of God. 

REGISTRATION: FREE (lunch included) 

 

Lunch & Learn: Save these dates!

Who says there’s no free lunch? Join us for lunch on the following Sundays 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!

April 23: Savvy Financial Management
12:15-1:30 p.m. | Parlor

Our panel will address various stages of life where financial planning is key—newly married couples, couples with young children, families with students preparing for college and those facing the empty nest and beyond.


May 7: Information Session for Parents
12:15-1:30 p.m. | Parlor
This lunch & learn will help answer questions that WebMD can’t answer! Feel free to ask all kinds of questions while speaking with a child health care professional. Conversation will include questions related to behavioral, social, (social media too!) emotional and relational issues. 

 

May 28: Caregiver Compassion: Dealing with Stress and Fatigue
12:15-1:30 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.

 

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. 

SUPPORT GROUP
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 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.

 
 

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 

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