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Church plans spring revival
Greater Tabernacle Church of Longwood will be having its spring revival March 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Garry R. Kerr of the First Baptist Church of Hephzibah, Ga. will be the guest preacher each night. Various guest choirs will render the music.
Cathy S. Moore is the pastor at Greater Tabernacle Church of Longwood, 683 Longwood Road in Ocean Isle Beach.
Lecture set at St. Brendan
St. Brendan Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway West in Shallotte, is hosting a lecture by Dr. Herbert Berg, professor of religion and philosophy, on “Misconceptions of Islam” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at UNC Wilmington. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Berg earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Other courses he has taught include: “America and Islam,” “The Qu’ran” and “Modern Movements in Islam.” He has received many awards for excellence in teaching.
For more information, call Mary Hart at 754-8544, ext. 30. No registration is required.
Churches to present concert
The South Brunswick Interchurch Council (SBIC) will present its annual spring fundraising event, “Sing into Spring,” on Sunday, March 20, at Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach.
The concert begins at 2 p.m. and will feature church choirs, groups, hand bells and instrumentalists.
This event is free; however, those attending are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to help stock the SBIC food pantry. These items and the love offering will be included in the SBIC totals for the Feinstein End Hunger Challenge. The SBIC will receive a monetary award based on the totals (food and money) collected between now and April 30.
The Calabash Presbyterian Hospitality Committee will provide refreshments.
The SBIC is a partnership of 19 local churches committed to meeting human needs within the community by assessing needs and resources available, supporting ongoing ministries, nurturing the development of new ministries to meet identified needs and encouraging closer cooperation and improved relationships within faith communities through ministry, worship and other joint ventures.
Spring Sing Fling is March 26
Light Ministries International Inc., will present its Spring Sing Fling from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Rourk Gardens featuring Von Ferguson, the Loflins, the Gospel B’s and Sarah Hughes.
Bring your chair or blanket and come listen to some Gospel music, eat a hot dog or two, get your child’s face painted, and enjoy the day in Rourk Gardens.
A silent art auction will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring pieces from artist Gabriella Lynch.
Hot dog plates are $5 each and include two beef hot dogs (plain or all the way), sweet potato fries and a beverage.
All proceeds benefit Light Ministries International Inc., a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt nonprofit ministry. Rain date is Saturday, April 16.
Trinity sets services
On Sunday, March 20, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, The Rev. Jeff Roberts’ sermon will be “What is your fondest memory of being a child?” As the first of a series of Lenten messages entitled “Fearless: The Courage To Question,” the sermon will be based on scripture from John 3:1-18.
There will be three worship services. The 8 a.m. casual service and the 11 a.m. traditional service will be in the sanctuary. Worship, the Trinity praise team, will lead the contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. in Murrow Hall.
Childcare and children’s church will be available during all worship services. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
For more information, call 457-6633.
Weekly religion column
Editor’s note: Fran Salone-Pelletier’s religion column will not appear this week. She is in intensive care at the Medical University of South Carolina where she is critical but recovering from a medical procedure, according to her husband, Jean Pelletier.
We anticipate the column’s return when she fully recovers.