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About MaryO

Cushing's and kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) patient, founder, owner and webmaster of Cushing's Help and Support, web designer, piano teacher and mom. I am a Cushing's patient who has dealt with Cushing's symptoms since 1983 (or earlier) and the aftereffects of pituitary surgery since 1987. Because I had very little support for my symptoms, diagnosis and surgery, I decided to try to make things a little better for other patients and started a support site called Cushing's Help and Support in 2000. The site has grown to astronomical numbers. This disease isn't as rare as doctors have told us! In 2006, I was also diagnosed with kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma). My left kidney and adrenal gland were removed. Having an adrenal gland removed complicates my post-Cushing's symptoms. I am not planning to have any more rare and unusual diseases. My entire bio to date can be found here: http://www.cushings-help.com/maryos_story.htm But, enough of that - it's not always about Cushing's, or even Cancer. This one is about Life!

Penny Wars!

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The Pender Turning Point Youth Group is putting on a Penny War to raise money for the World Vision 30 Hour Famine that they participated in back in February. Look for jars marked for local high schools and two colleges in the Church Lobby on Sundays now through the first week in April.

How it works:

Pennies and paper money are positive points.

For example a penny would be +1 point and a $5 bill would be +500 points

All silver change count as negative points.

So nickels are -5, dimes are -10, and quarters are -25.

Therefore you want pennies and paper money to go in your own high school or college jar and silver change to go in your rival’s jar.

All money raised will go to World Vision.

 

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Don’t Forget to Spring Forward

Daylight Savings time begins again!

On Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00:00 AM (or earlier!) clocks are turned forward 1 hour to become Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3:00:00 AM

Daylight Savings Time is not just a way to annoy us when we want to sleep in on Sundays.  The modern idea of daylight saving was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and it was first implemented during the First World War.

Although most of the United States used DST throughout the 1950s and 1960s, DST use expanded following the 1970s energy crisis and has generally remained in use in North America and Europe since that time.

Everybody sing along…

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Posted by on March 11, 2017 in Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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Share Your God Moments During Lent!

 

God works in our lives in so many wonderful ways.  As we spend time during the Lenten season focused on God’s presence, we would love to hear how you see God working in your lives or in the lives of others.  We believe the more you see God, the more you SEE God!  Share your God moments with us!  Look for this box located in the Church Lobby and write down your God moments!  

“Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.” (Psalm 145:4-7)

 

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Sermon Series “The Shack” Begins Today

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Please join us this Sunday, March 5, 2017, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services.

 

Is it possible to heal from unbearable loss?

The powerful story of THE SHACK movie will connect with you-whether you are searching for faith or lost it somewhere along the way. And for everyone who is hurting and knows what it is like to lose someone, THE SHACK film offers a message of real-life hope.

Starting Sunday, March 5, Pender is hosting a five-week sermon series using Scriptures and video clips from the film to help you trust God more completely, connect with Him in a deeper way and experience life-changing love and forgiveness even in the midst of pain.

3/5/17

The Shack

Where Is God When I Need Him Most?

2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (Traditional)

Psalm 13:1-6 (Common Ground)

Listen to past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast. 


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Sunday Childcare

Wondering where to take your children on Sunday mornings? Below is a summary. More detailed information is available at the Welcome desk located in the main lobby and here.

  • NURSERY CARE ~ Birth through 2 years, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 1 ~ 2 yrs. – Adults, 9:30 am – 10:40 am
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 2 ~ Grades 4 – Adults, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • CHERUB CHURCH ~ 3 yrs.- Kindergarten, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP ~ Grades 1-3, 10:45 am – 11:30 am
  • JUNIOR CHURCH ~ Grades 1 – 5, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

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When did United Methodists start the “imposition of ashes” on Ash Wednesday?

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While many think of actions such as the imposition of ashes, signing with the cross, footwashing, and the use of incense as something that only Roman Catholics or high church Episcopalians do, there has been a move among Protestant churches, including United Methodists to recover these more multisensory ways of worship. This is in keeping with a growing recognition that people have multiple ways of learning and praying.

Worship that is oriented to the intellect or to the emotions, both interior, leaves out those who engage in prayer through vision, smell, touch, movement, and so forth. We are increasingly aware that people are formed in faith when practices become embedded in memory, nerves, muscles and bone through sensory engagement.

United Methodists have had resources for worship that include the imposition of ashes since 1979 when Ashes to Fire was published as Supplemental Worship Resource 8. This practice became part of our official worship resources in 1992 when General Conference adopted The United Methodist Book of Worship. See the service for Ash Wednesday, p. 321-324. It is, of course, optional and no congregation or individual is required to use it.

Other such practices were adopted in 1992. See The United Methodist Book of Worship for:

  • footwashing for Holy Thursday, p. 351-354
  • meditation at the cross for Good Friday, p. 363-364
  • incense for Evening Praise and Prayer, p. 574

This FAQ was prepared by Rev. Daniel Benedict, Center for Worship Resourcing, The General Board of Discipleship.

The original article is at http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/when-did-united-methodists-start-the-imposition-of-ashes-on-ash-wednesday

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2017 in Holidays, Lent, Posts of Interest

 

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Tonight: Ash Wednesday Service and Spaghetti Dinner

Ash Wednesday Service and Spaghetti Dinner

Pender’s American Heritage Girls will host an Ash Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner on March 1st, at 6 p.m. (served until 6:45, prior to our Ash Wednesday Service).

Donations welcome, proceeds will help support the needy in our community.

Dinner includes your choice of white or wheat pasta, meat or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, salad & dessert.  Gluten-free option available if requested in advance.

Ash Wednesday Service on March 1st at 5:30 am and 7:30pm

Join us on March 1st at 5:30 am for a Prayer Service with Ashes and/or at 7:30 pm for our Ash Wednesday Worship Service.  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

 

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner and Races

Shrove Tuesday

Join us as we kick off Lent Pender-style with our annual pancake dinner and races!  Enjoy a time of fellowship, dinner and the ever-laughable races on February 28th at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall.

If you would like to help with this event, please meet in the kitchen at 4pm or contact Merri Carnahan.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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