Calendar: Leadership Development Workshops in Concord, NC
1st – Gracie Wilson
3rd – Jonathan Hinson
4th – Margaret Whittington
9th – Missy Nowlin
11th – Addison Hartz
12th – Brittany Parrish
15th – Colby Stegall
20th – Robert Cassidy
21st – Kristin Coberly, Kevin Furr, Sophia Maciel
25th – Rodney Quesenberry
26th – Ruth Wentz
27th – Vickie Bollinger, Cynthia Mitchell
28th – Tim Tucker
31st – Juanita Clay
“I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to
endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.”
21st – Jim & Elizabeth Pritchett
NEW THERAPY SHOWS PROMISE IN TREATING GBM
Recently the United States lost Senator John McCain to glioblastoma, or GBM, which is a type of primary brain cancer, meaning that is has not been caused by cancer in another part of the body. Senator Ted Kennedy died of the same diagnosis on August 25, 2009, the same date as Sen. McCain nine years later.
GBM is more likely to appear in older adults, and more commonly in men than women. Each year in the United States approximately 12, 500 new cases of GBM or brain tumors that may develop into GBM are diagnosed. Like pancreatic cancer, it is one of the less commonly diagnosed cancers but has limited treatment options.
As the tumor grows, it can cause nonspecific symptoms such as headaches, nausea and vomiting or drowsiness. Other symptoms may include seizures, vision changes, problems with memory or speech, or even weakness on one side of the body. GBM is a fast-growing tumor that can spread quickly. Surgery is an option but may sometimes not be able to remove the entire tumor. GBM can also reoccur after treatment with chemotherapy and radiation.
A new therapy known as Optune is showing promise for people with recurrent GBM. It is a device worn by the patient which looks similar to the setup for a brain electroencephalogram, or EEG. The device is carried in a purse or backpack and is worn for at least 18 hours daily. When turned on, the device creates low intensity electric fields known as tumor treating fields, or TTF. These TTF fields directly target rapid growing cancer cells to stop their rapid growth or even destroy them. It does not affect normal body cells, which tend to grow more slowly and do not divide as often. The patient’s quality of life is often better with this device as compared to chemotherapy alone, which often makes patients very sick.
A recent study showed that Optune added to chemotherapy doubled the
5-year GBM survival rate to 13%, compared to 5% for chemotherapy alone. The 2-year survival rate for Optune is 43%, compared to 31% on chemotherapy alone. Patients also reported their mental, emotional, and physical well- being were greatly improved. For more information visit www.optune.com.
Sunday January 14th
|8:30 am Nursery:||Everette & Renay Dunlap|
|10:00 am Sunday School:||Marsha Gaskey|
|11:00 am Nursery:||Hilda Burr & Judy Lowder|
|11:00 am Toddlers:||Kevin & Jackie Furr|
|6:00 pm Nursery:||Kristi Gurley & Ashley Quesenberry|
|6:00 pm Toddlers:||Jessica Cox & Scarlet Jones|
Wednesday January 17th
|Nursery:||Hilda Burr & Judy Lowder|
Sunday January 21st
|8:30 am Nursery:||Dana Campbell & Martha Simpson|
|10:00 am Sunday School:||Barbara Lowder|
|11:00 am Nursery:||Crystal & Olivia Mahaffey|
|11:00 am Toddlers:||Chris & Tracy Love|
|6:00 pm Nursery:||Paul & Lorene Gurley|
|6:00 pm Toddlers:||Jean Blackwelder & Teresa Blackwelder|
Wednesday January 24th
|Nursery:||Joni Hinson & Rhonda Hylton|
Sunday January 28th
|8:30 am Nursery:||Judy Allen & Becky Wright|
|10:00 am Sunday School:||June Robbins|
|11:00 am Nursery:||David & Timmie Beaver|
|11:00 am Toddlers:||Sam & Jenny Knight|
|6:00 pm Nursery:||Jackie Rivera & Mandy Curlee|
|6:00 pm Toddlers:||Keith & Angie Irwin|
Remember to label bottles & sippy cups!
To volunteer in the nursery, contact Scarlet Jones at email@example.com.
|Today||8:30 am & 11:00 am||Worship|
|10:00 am||Sunday School|
|4:30 pm||Evangelism Class|
|6:00 pm||Worship, Middle Choir Sings|
|Monday||24-Hour Prayer Day||Midnight Sunday to Midnight (In ½ hour blocks)|
|5:30 pm||Youth Bible Study|
|6:00 pm||St. Andrews|
|Tuesday||10:00 am||First Assembly|
|9:00 am||Bible Study|
|7:00 pm||Prayer Meeting, OFH, Upper Room, Youth Choirs|
Please join us Wednesday night for dinner, 5:30-6:15. If you know a family that needs a hot meal, please invite them to join us. If you’re pressed for time, can’t cook and get to Wednesday night service, you come!
The item of the week for the food pantry is BEEF STEW (any brand). Please get some for the pantry when you buy groceries. Remember to check expiration dates! If you know a family that needs food, contact Richard Hurt.
Opportunities of the Week
Our Outreach and Evangelism class, led by Jim Pritchett, is on Sundays at 4:30 pm. We continue to study, The Book of Daniel: Chapter 1, Verse by Verse. Join us!
TODAY – Winter Jam. See Kevin Coberly for details.
JANUARY 25 – Senior meeting in the sanctuary, time TBD, with lunch after.
JANUARY 28 – Robin Riggins singing at 5:45 pm.
NEW ADDRESS FOR: -- Flossie Passmore. 5240 Davidson Road, Davidson, NC 28036. Please update your address book…
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Randi Allen, Joe Barringer, Dale Beamon, Linda Blackwelder, Hilda Burr, Sherrill Calloway, Dot Campbell, Drew Dantzer, Margaret Ferguson, Frances Fisher, Daisy Grant, Jerry Green, Tim Green, Courtney Greenway, Sandye Gurley, Michelle Hall, Stoney Harrison, Jack & Mae Hatley, Jim & Sarah Hunter, Ronnie Isenhour, Tressia Isenhour, Gay Lee, Jeannette Lefler, Brian Litaker, Wayne Mitchell, Shirley Moose, Robin North, Amanda P, Barbara Palmer, Brandi Patterson, Chandra Patterson, Jim Pritchett, Aaron Putnal, Hubert & Peggy Ritchie, Molli Smith, Sean Stanley, Kelly Stutts, Steve & Sara Swink, Angel Thompson, Jace Thompson, Buck & Shirley Troutman, Calvin & Mae Tucker, Tim & Barbara Tucker, Tink Wade, Howard Weaver, Ruth Wentz, Billy White, John Williams, Kristin Wilson, Kelly & Baby, Morgan & Baby, Rachel & Baby, Rhea & Baby and for Elizabeth Seahorn’s Dad, Shane & Amanda
Ministry needs at Broadus: All Law Enforcement Officers, Caregivers, Family Issues, Those with Mental Illness, Addictions, Nursing Homes & Residents, Our Called Preachers, Our Mission Homes, Missionaries, Our Nation, Military, Schools & Government, Our Seniors, Youth, New Converts, Those Who’ve Fallen Away, Unsaved Family Members, Friends & Acquaintances, Those Traveling, Christians Worldwide, First Responders, Victims of Violence & Terrorism, Israel and for Our Nation’s Leaders
Pray without ceasing.
I Thessalonians 5:17