Rethink Church Lenten Photos 2016: Week 5

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RETHINK CHURCH

LENTEN PHOTOS 2016: Week 5

March 10-March 16, 2016

During 2016 Rethink Church, a ministry of the United Methodist (Church) Communications, is sponsoring a Lent photo-a-day challenge based on reflections and perceptions of their word for the day.

Each Thursday during Lent I will post the coming week’s words and matching photos—sometimes with an explanation.

Previous

A Devotion for Ash Wednesday: Ashes to Ashes

Rethink Church Lenten Photos 2016: Week 1

Rethink Church Lenten Photos 2016: Week 2

Rethink Church Lenten Photos 2016: Week 3

Rethink Church Lenten Photos 2016: Week 4

The words for week 5 of 2016 Lent, March 10-March 16 are surround, world, listen, celebrate, path, remember, people.

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SURROUND

The former Foothills Writers Group in 2000

The former Foothills Writers Group in 2000

Since becoming a writer I surround myself with other writers. The former Foothills Writers Group met in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, until about 2002. They know the power of the written word in getting their message to the world.

WORLD

My aunt, Nyllis Gardner, and I in 2001

My aunt, Nyllis Gardner, and I in 2001

By the time I met my Aunt Nyllis, separated from my life by my parent’s divorce, her world was limited to her bedroom, and occasionally her dining room. Many of us are coming to a point where our world will be just as limited. How will we serve God during this time of our lives? Aunt Nyllis hand sewed Barbie clothes for her church craft sales, even though her hands were crippled by arthritis.

LISTEN

Vince colored his hair---fun before having it all shaved off.

Vince colored his hair—fun before having it all shaved off.

Will you listen to Vince's message?

Will you listen to Vince’s message?

Seeing an almost-12-year-old with dyed  hair or a shaven head might make you draw conclusions about him. However, listen to his message:

I’m shaving my head to raise money for childhood cancer research! Did you know that kids’ cancers are different from adult cancers? It’s true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. So I decided to do something about it by raising money for cures. Read about this fundraiser @ Four Years of Shaving Vince’s Head for St. Baldrick’s Foundation and ask yourself What would I dye my hair for or shave my head for?

CELEBRATE

Pipes and Drums with dancers celebrate Celtic (Irish) heritage

Pipes and Drums with dancers celebrate Celtic (Irish) heritage

Although we all have a common heritage eons back in history, we also share our most recent heritage from various countries. Once a year I thank God for and celebrate my very diluted Irish heritage (from immigrant Patrick Googins, Saco and Trenton [Lamoine]) Maine. More pictures @ Celtic Music by the River City Brass in Greensburg, PA

PATH

The ascension of Schoodic Mountain begins...Monte pictured

Beginning to ascend Schoodic Mountain on a leaf-covered path. From the top of the mountain we could see Rosalie de Leval’s promised land (as being told in my novel-under-construction, She Saw Her Promised Land) Read @ OH, TO CLIMB SCHOODIC MOUNTAIN (Maine)

REMEMBER

Holocaust survivor Bob Mendler, Latrobe PA

Holocaust survivor Bob Mendler, Latrobe PA

Need I say more than we need to remember the Holocaust? Do holocausts follow God’s plan for a loving world? Read THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 1) and a remarkable story, AN UNEXPECTED VISIT WITH BOB MENDLER ON DECEMBER 8, 2009

PEOPLE

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People I had fun with while on a 5K run (walk) in Pittsburgh. They were raising money for local women’s shelters. See more @ Color Vibe 5K Run & Color Dance Party: Pittsburgh 5/30/2015

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Links to previous Rethink Church Lenten Photos 2016:

A Devotion for Ash Wednesday: Ashes to Ashes

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See also:

Ash Wednesday: Sackcloth and Ashes

(Guest Writer: The Rev. Monte W. Holland)

A Lent Quiz 11 Facts About Lent

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NOTE: Lent Studies:

(on CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS,

the predecessor to Carolyn’s Online Magazine {COMe}

Three Lent Studies…Begin Ash Wednesday 2/13/2013

Ash Wednesday: Intro to Lenten Study on the Seven Deadly Sins

Post List for the Lenten Study: The Seven Deadly Sins

Post List for A Daily Online Lenten Study

26 Devotions Based on the Alphabet: Introduction

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About carolyncholland

In several if my nine lives I have been a medical lab technician and a human service worker specializing in child day care, adoptions and family abuse. Currently I am a photo/journalist/writer working on a novel and a short story. My general writings can be viewed at www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. My novel site is www.intertwinedlove.wordpress.com.
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