Never Forgotten

04
Oct
Red oak umc

Never Forgotten

The Red Oak United Methodist Church Community has much to celebrate in the month of October.  Our Rise Youth department has its annual fall festival along with our congregation  celebrating our clergy with Clergy Appreciation Month. This year we will also be celebrating our 155th church anniversary!  Even with all of these events, one cause that Red Oak UMC cannot forget about is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month, we are committed to showing that no matter who you are, if you or a loved one is facing cancer, or you lost someone due to this disease, know that God hasn’t forgotten you. Red Oak United Methodist Church would like to provide ways to cope with the various stages of Breast cancer:  

Feelings about Diagnosis

According to Breast Cancer Now.org, the way you feel about your cancer and how it has affected you and your body will change over time. Some people feel they must keep putting on a brave face, while others prefer to let their feelings show. No matter your approach, be reminded that God will be there for you.

Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God: I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.—Isaiah 41:10

The Stress that Comes With the Diagnosis

After a diagnosis of breast cancer, you may feel more stressed or anxious than usual. Some people may experience anxiety for the first time. Breast Cancer Now. org reports that most people have low moods or depression after a diagnosis of breast cancer.  You don’t have to ignore these feelings and struggle on.

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.—Isaiah 40:29

Life After Treatment

Even though many men and women go into remission, many people find it difficult to adjust to life after treatment. You might feel that you should be able to move on with your life, but instead you’re still experiencing many different emotions. You may have been left with reminders of what you have been through and a sense of loss for how things were before.  Keep in mind that there can be joy after this ordeal.

So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though the going is rough for a while down here.—1 Peter 1:6

Remember that God’s love for you lasts forever in the midst of such a storm. We would like to honor our breast cancer survivors and those that have succumbed to this disease in our Red Oak United Methodist Church Community and around the world. 

And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.—Matthew 28:20