A skilled pianist, she often lent her talent to worship as well as enjoying the solace of music at home. Her husband learned to gage the temper of her mood by how firmly she keyed Hyden’s Credo. Equally skilled in the kitchen, she loved to host holiday feasts with family and friends. From her childhood, she envisioned her dream home, and through the years actually put many designs on paper. But when an opportunity to buy land in Due West and build a home of her design fell through, the house of her dreams became theirs. As she told her pastor not many days before her death, “I had to come home to go home.”
Though buffeted by the headwinds of chronic, debilitating illness, “a strong faith in God and a good sense of humor,” as she would say, buoyed her through life. Her sweet, compassionate spirit won her lifetime friendships and bore witness to foundation of her faith. To that end, she commends to you this prayer of an Orthodox saint, the Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow: “Grant unto me, my Lord, that with peace of mind I may face all that this new day is to bring. Grant unto me grace to surrender myself completely to Thy holy will. For every hour of this day instruct me and prepare me for all things. Whatsoever tidings I may receive during the day, do Thou teach me to accept tranquilly, in the firm conviction that all eventualities fulfill Thy holy will. Govern Thou my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say. When things unforeseen occur, let me not forget that all cometh down from Thee. Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonably toward everyone, that I may bring confusion and sorrow to none. Bestow upon me, my Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day and to bear my part in all it’s passing events. Guide Thou my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive and to love. Amen”
Carolyn is survived by her mother, brothers Jim Dendy, Frederick Dendy, and wife Barbara, brother-in-law Charles Beaudrot, and wife Virginia, sister-in-law Nancy Fulmer, and husband Chip, cousin Ginger Dendy, nephew Robert Dendy, and wife Claire, nieces Allison Penn, and husband Brian, and Adrienne Stone, and husband Dave, three great-nieces and a great-nephew, and her husband, Leland.
The memorial service will be 11:00 Saturday February 3 at Due West ARP Church, with a reception to follow. Memorials may be made to PSC Partners Seeking a Cure http://pscpartners.org/donate/ or Due West ARP Church http://www.duewestarp.com/.
Carolyn Beaudrot, wife of Reverend Leland Beaudrot, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her home in Due West, SC. Leland is the Assistant to the Director of Central Services at the ARP Center in Greenville, SC. Please pray for Leland and family during this time.
“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4-5).
January/February 2018 ARP Magazine
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! The ARP Center will be closed today, December 22, as well as December 25 and 26.
Arrangements for Sherry McMullen
Sherry McMullen, wife of Reverend Ken McMullen, passed away December 17. The family will receive friends and family at Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church, 3326 Archdale Drive (http://sovereigngrace.org/) in Charlotte on Thursday, Dec. 21, from 5:00-6:30 PM, followed by a memorial service at 7:00 PM. Interment will be at a private family graveside service at Rehobeth Presbyterian Church.
Sherry McMullen, wife of Reverend Ken McMullen, First Presbytery Clerk, passed away December 17 after a long battle with cancer. Please be in prayer for Reverend McMullen and their three daughters.
Margaret Doss passed away on December 9, 2017. She was the wife of Retired Minister Milad Doss. Reverend Doss served as pastor in the Northeast Presbytery. They also served as cooperative missionaries for World Witness. The funeral is planned for Saturday, December 16th at Collison Family Funeral Home in Florida. They have been attending Grace ARP Church, FL for many years. Please remember Milad Doss and family during this time.
WALK IN THE STEPS OF JESUS IN AN OCTOBER 2018 TOUR OF ISRAEL
Making a journey to the Holy Land is one of the most rewarding and exhilarating experiences of a lifetime. It’s a special opportunity for bringing the gospel of Jesus to life. Join, Rev. Matt Kuiken, Senior Pastor of First Gastonia ARPC and one of the hosts for this tour of Israel in October 2018. The tour will follow in the footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land. Dates of this tour are October 1-10, 2018 at $3879 from Charlotte, NC. For a detailed brochure and itinerary for this trip, email Pastor Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 704-864-3468.
The ARP Church collects a special offering at Thanksgiving to support specific ministries of our denomination.
The Thanksgiving Offering is for the benefit of: Christmas Benevolent Fund, Outreach North America, Erskine Theological Seminary and The American Bible Society.
We are called to give sacrificially (over and above our tithe). So, these offerings provide an avenue for us to worship through giving and to support ministries of the ARP Church. To read more about this offering, see page 12 of the November/December ARP Magazine.
Happy Reformation Day!
Florida Church Presented Good Samaritan Fund
Moderator Lee Shelnutt presented Rev. Ray Cameron, First Presbyterian Church Lake Placid, with a check during the Florida Presbytery meeting to help with damage to the church. The money was raised through donations from ARPs to the Good Samaritan Relief Fund.
November/December 2017 ARP Magazine
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