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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Camp meeting starts April 17
The Sonrise Independent Baptist Church and members will be hosting their second annual old-fashioned camp meeting in Southport April 17-21.
The old-fashioned camp meeting was started for the “preachin’, practicin’ and promotin’” of old-time religion. Come and experience some old-fashioned preaching and gospel singing. Don’t miss out on the morning or evening sessions.
Lunch will be provided after the morning sessions and dinner provided before the evening sessions in the church fellowship hall.
Old-Fashioned Preachin’ will feature Dr. Tommy Cook, the Rev. Craig Cox, Dr. Duane King, Dr. Bobby Leonard, Pastor Chuck Perkins, Dr. Don Sessions and the Rev. Chris Swiatocho.
Life-Changing Preachin’ will feature preachers called from the floor.
Morning sessions will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Evening sessions are at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Dinner and lunch will be provided in the fellowship hall.
Enjoy spirit-filled singing plus singers from Sonrise, including Beaverdam Boys, Betty Moore, The Osborne Family and The Watts Family.
Sonrise Independent Baptist Church is at 8375 River Road SE in Southport. Visit its website at www.sonriseibc.com for directions and more information.
Church plans bake sale
The women of Shallotte Presbyterian Church will have a bake sale from 9 a.m.-noon April 16 at the church on M.H. Rourk Drive in Shallotte (behind Rourk Library). There will be cookies, homemade pies and cakes for sale to benefit missions.
Camp UMC to have cantata
Camp United Methodist Church Choir will present “Come Walk with Me” on Sunday, April 17, in joint worship services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The church is at 4807 Main St. in Shallotte.
Composer Pepper Choplin’s Easter Cantata retraces Jesus’ last days in human form. Directed by Donna Long, the music provides both drama and passion through its mix of styles that range from classical to Appalachian, bluegrass, and Celtic folk idioms. With the assistance of narrator Betsy Fatzinger, Camp actors will join the choir to share the Easter message.
Church plans Easter egg hunt
Everyone is welcome to an Easter egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Victory Baptist Church, 516 Varnamtown Road SW in Holden Beach. There will be hot dogs, chips and drinks after the egg hunt.
Sale benefits
food pantry
Don’t miss the arts, crafts and bake sale to benefit St. Brendan’s food pantry, Loaves and Fishes, from noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, and from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17.
This ministry helps more than 500 Brunswick County families each month. More than 50 local artists and crafters will be featured. For more information, call Mary Biesack at 754-9036.
Mount Pisgah gets new pastor
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 494 Mount Pisgah Road in Supply, will welcome its new pastor Dr. Joe Brown, former pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Indian Trial, on Sunday, April 24.
The public is cordially invited in welcoming the new pastor and helping to reach the church’s goal of having 300 in attendance for the Easter service. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and morning worship starts at 9:45 a.m.
Church plans celebration April 17
Open Door Baptist Ministry at Brunswick Christian Recovery Center, Kingsway Campus on Little River Road in Ash, will have a celebration beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 17.
Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish. Enjoy singing, praise band, testimonies and have a good time with the Lord. Pastor is the Rev. Larry Shreve.
Church celebrates Holy Week
Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 5869 Ocean Hwy. West (U.S. 17) in Ocean Isle Beach, will celebrate Holy Week beginning with the reading of the Passion at 10 a.m. on Palm Sunday, April 17.
Holy Week continues with Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m. April 21. The Service of Shadows on Good Friday, April 22, will begin at 7 p.m.
St. Luke will celebrate Easter with two services at 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Easter breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.
Dinner benefit set
Sharon UMC-Saints Alive Sunday school class is sponsoring a roast beef dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the fellowship hall at Sharon UMC, 2030 Holden Beach Road. Dinner for adults is $8 and children 10 and younger is $6. Everyone is welcome.
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