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Church plans evening worship

Enjoy an evening of worship at Antioch Baptist Church, 1700 Midway Road SE in Bolivia, beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 29.

The 5th Sunday Night Sing will feature Wilmington’s The Promise bringing a combination of contemporary and Southern gospel music.

Call Elizabeth Williams at 253-6560 for more details.

Church to host students

Beulah Baptist Church, 670 Hickman Road in Calabash, will host 25 students from Bayside Baptist Church in Harrison, Tenn., along with assistant minister Chris Coats, at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 5. 

They will provide special music, a puppet show, drama and Bible study. The group belongs to IMPACT Ministries, which will be in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the summer. Lunch will follow the worship service.

Layne concert cancelled

Due to an emergency in Nashville, recording artist Heather Layne’s May 27 concert scheduled at Generations Church in Southport has been cancelled.

The church’s Safe Harbor program will present the My Secret sermon video series on Friday nights for four weeks, beginning May 27. This video sermon series comes from Craig Groeschel, founder and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and video sermon begins at 7 p.m. Gender-specific support groups meet immediately after the one-half hour video.

For additional information about Safe Harbor and Generations Church, visit generationschurch.com or contact the church office at 454-9302.

Family, friends day planned

Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 4754 Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland, will have its annual Family and Friends Day service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29.

Elder Charles Henry, pastor of New Miracle Holiness Church in Riegelwood, its choir, ushers and congregation will render service for this special occasion.

A Family and Friends Day fellowship dinner will be served following this service.

Gospel sing set for June 18

Anointed Vessels Ministry will present its second annual gospel music celebration featuring Randy Ward and Gospel on Wheels with Tina Sanchez and Debra Burns on June 18 at the “Can You Believe It” outdoor theatre, 3272 Liberty St. in Ash.

The celebration begins at 5 p.m. and admission is free. A love offering will be taken. There is limited bleacher seating so bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Snacks and cold drinks will be available.

Call 287-4276 for directions or visit its website at www.anointedvesselsministry.org.

Sharon UMC sets chicken dinner

Sharon United Methodist Church, 2030 Holden Beach Road in Supply, will host its annual fried chicken dinner day on Friday, June 3. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Adult meals are $7.50 and children 10 years and under are $5 each. Dessert will be available.

Trinity UMC 

sets services

On Sunday, May 29, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, The Rev. Jeff Roberts’ sermon will be “Memorial Stones,” based on scripture from Joshua 4:1-9, 19-24.

Three worship services will be available. 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 or visit its new website at SouthportTrinity.org.

Heifer International Day celebrated 

Saint Luke Lutheran Church of Ocean Isle Beach hosted its annual Heifer International Day on Sunday, May 15, which was also Good Shepherd Sunday. The children participated in the church service and had a collection to purchase livestock and training that can transform the lives of hungry, impoverished families around the world. These are not just gifts of animals, but gifts of hope, dignity and self-reliance that are passed from community to community, generation to generation.

On Saturday, the children practiced their program and decorated cookies to serve at the hospitality table after church on Sunday. The cookies were their way of thanking the congregation for their generous contributions. They ended their morning with a pizza lunch and everyone had a great time.

 See photos from the event on page 9C.