Pender will be sponsoring the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
5K WATER STATION on May 18th
Please join us in providing water (H2O and the Living Water) to participants of the NOCC 5K!
What: NOCC 5K To Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer
When: 8-9:30am, Saturday, May 18
Where: Fairfax Corner
Who: Outreach Through Fitness Ministry and YOU
Why: Spread God’s love (& refreshing water) in the name of Jesus!
Sign up in the Narthex, or email Sean Niehoff HERE
Tags: cancer, Conditions and Diseases, Gynecologic, Health, Jesus, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, NOCC, Ovarian cancer
New Care Notes
New Care Notes are available in a rack on the right wall near the Sanctuary entrance. These 8-page booklets offer spiritual encouragement, help and hope.
Four of the booklets in the rack are:
- ‘Being There’ for a Frail or Elderly Parent
- Overcoming Loneliness After Loss
- Letting the Bible Inspire Your Prayer
- When Someone You Love Has Cancer
Tags: 'Being There' for a Frail or Elderly Parent, Bible, booklets, cancer, Care Notes, encouragement, help, hope, Letting the Bible Inspire Your Prayer, loneliness, loss, Overcoming Loneliness After Loss, parent, prayer, sanctuary, spiritual, When Someone You Love Has Cancer
Since Jan 2012 our ministry has undergone many new changes. Not only do we knit, we now have people who crochet, cross-stitch and do other needlecrafts to support our ministry. These changes allow our ministry to meet the goals and projects of our church, both on going and new ones for each of us. We continue to bring together members of our church and others who wish to learn or have experience knitting and crocheting or any other hand crafts which benefit our church family and neighbors.
Our projects have included creating chemo hats for the local cancer treatment center, confirmation crosses, baby blankets for both our new babies born to church family members as well as donations to local hospitals. We also furnish the Healing Services with cross-stitched crosses for our Pastors to distribute during this service. During the churches semi-annual Flea Market, our ministry has a table set up in the Boutique area next to the Jewelry table where we have many different items for sale.
Our main on-going project is to provide prayer shawls for those who are experiencing distress or going through a difficult time and need reminding of how much God loves them. Each shawl is prayed over by our members, our church members and our Pastors.
We meet for fellowship each Thursday evening at 6:30 in room 200. We have on-going classes, both knitting and crocheting, during this time as well. This gives newcomers or beginners the opportunity to learn with those who have experience. Our beginning class created many beauty crocheted baby blankets this past year. All levels of skill are welcome to join us and if you find you cannot make it, you are encouraged to continue to work at home. You can choose which project you want to participate in as your time schedule permits. We understand if you can’t and love it when you can.
Tags: babies, baby blanket, Boutique, cancer, Casting God's Love, chemo hats, confirmation cross, crochet, cross, cross-stitch, Flea Market, God, hospital, knit, love, ministry, needlecraft, pastor, Prayer Shawl