Calendar: Leadership Development Workshops in Concord, NC
3rd – Mike Burner, James Rodney Quesenberry, Jr.
4th – Judy Lowder, Shirley Moose
6th – Buzz Thigpen
11th – Amanda Weatherly
14th – Janice Owens
15th – Reid Biggers
16th – Dale Drye, Chris Griffin, Gay Lee
20th – Jimmy Hoffman, Ginger Knight
22nd– Wayne Thompson
23rd – June Long
24th – Deb Peters
25th – Jeremy Wilson
26th – Pat Crowell, Angie Irwin, Kiersten Jacobs,
Barbara Palmer, Renee Steadman
27th – Sherry Almond, Haleigh Honeycutt, Laney Merrinkers
28th – Jean Cox
4th – Jimmy & Tricia Hoffman
23rd – David & Timmie Beaver
April is National Autism Awareness Month
Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before age three. Interestingly, autism’s diagnosis rate has grown steadily over the past 20 years, and affects 1 in 88 children. Boys are affected at a rate 4x that of girls. Autism often has other associated medical conditions, which may include Fragile X syndrome, allergies, asthma, epilepsy, gastrointestinal/digestive disorders, persistent viral infections, feeding disorders, immune or autoimmune disorders, plus other behavioral health issues such as anxiety, ADHD and Tourette Syndrome.
The term autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) refers to a group of developmental disabilities that may cause significant social, communication and behavior challenges in children or adults Symptoms can range from very mild to severe and can also vary in the ways in which the symptoms begin. The autism spectrum runs from the “classic” autism to pervasive developmental disorder. In the “classic” autistic disorder, individuals experience significant challenges in communication, social interactions and behavior. People with Asperger Syndrome may have social challenges and unusual behaviors or interests, but generally do not have problems with language or learning disability. People diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder have some of the symptoms of autism or Asperger Syndrome, but to a much lesser degree – such as in social situations or when their communication skills are challenged.
Symptoms that may appear before age 3 include: not responding to name by 1 year; not pointing to objects by 14 months; not playing “pretend” games; avoiding eye contact and delayed speech and language skills. Children may also repeat words over and over; get upset by minor changes; and have obsessive interest or unusual reactions to how things look sound, taste or feel. Physical manifestations may include rocking, flapping hands or spinning in circles.
The exact cause of Autism is unknown. Genetics is believed to play a major role and ingestion of certain drugs during pregnancy (thalidomide, valproic acid) have been shown to correlate with a higher incidence of ASDs. The belief that ASDs are caused by poor parenting practices has been proven to be untrue.
Although there is no “cure” for autism or ASDs, early intervention therapies can play a significant role in improving a child’s development. If parents are concerned their child might be displaying signs of autism, they should first consult their pediatrician to discuss their concerns. Pediatricians are connected with a broad range of services through agencies such as Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDA) for testing and evaluation. Referrals may also be made to pediatric neurologists or psychologists as appropriate.
The Autism Society of America provides a wealth of information on autism and ASDs at www.autism-society.org. Visit www.ninds.nih.gov for information on current research funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Another resource (also used in researching this article) is www.cdc.gov.
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