Welcome to White Oaks United Church!


Navigating Changes in Life Circumstances

From Surviving to Thriving

  • to identify what survival looks like as a result of change
  • to understand change from multiple perspectives
  • to find new ways to adjust to changes in one’s life
  • to gain resilience and grow out of the experience of change

Saturday March 24, 2018

9am – 3pm

$10 (Registration required)

To Register for this event click here or call 519-681-3229

Guest Speakers :

EuniceEunice Gorman RN, B.S.W., M.S.W., Ph.D., RSW, of King’s College


Eunice has worked in the areas of oncology, palliative care, bereavement, perinatal bereavement, professional caregiver support and chronic illness as a clinician, teacher, researcher, administrator, and speaker throughout her career.

Her current research interests include: end of life care, hope, chronic sorrow, loss across the lifespan, interprofessional education, legacy leaving, bereavement support groups, professional caregiver stress in palliative care and bereavement.

She is involved in a number of community research partnerships with LHSC, Parkwood, the SouthWest LHIN, Goodwill and Daya Counselling, CHWO and Sickkids in Toronto, Ontario. Eunice sits on a number of local committees including patient and family and education committees at the CCAC, and the Bereavement Services Committee of London, Ontario.

Eunice is a member of numerous Canadian, American and International professional associations related to illness, palliative care, grief and loss. She is a member of a national work group creating educational materials to support the social work competencies in end of life care developed by a cross section of highly skilled senior social work clinicians from across Canada. Eunice volunteers at The Carpenter Hospice and Bereaved Families of Ontario.



audrey.jpgAudrey Stringer      Counselor, Author and Motivational Speaker,                                                                                A String of Hope INC.


Audrey Stringer is a well–known Bereavement Counsellor, Author, Motivational Speaker and Laughter Yoga Leader. She enjoyed producing and Hosting “Present Company” with TV Cogeco in Lambton County. The Children’s Chapter from her first book “Get Over It” was featured in Canadian Living Magazine. Her many interviews included CBC Radio Windsor, Rogers TV London, Sarnia TV Cogeco , First Monday Magazine, The Observer, and London Free Press.

Audrey’s first book, “Get Over It”: Surviving Grief to Live Again was published in 2005. Her second book, “Scaling the Mountain of Grief: Creating a New Normal Through Loss and Healing was published in 2011. Her third book, “Buddy’s Life Lessons”: My Paw Prints on Grief and Loss came out in 2014. Audrey is busy writing her fourth book. In 2015, Audrey created greeting cards for people who have lost their pets.

Her Business “A String of Hope Inc” is located in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.


Workshop made possible with funds from the Jim Peden Legacy and Bread of Life Trust



Sunday morning worship is at 10:25 where we seek to connect God’s ways with our lives through scripture, music and prayer. Sometimes with presentations of video, drama, and liturgical dance.

Our active Sunday School grows the children of our younger families and teaches the Way of Jesus.

A well-equipped and professionally staffed nursery is available for children age 3 and younger at any point during the worship service.

Refreshments and Fellowship Time follow the Service.