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Religion Briefs

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

lpha Course set at Trinity UMC
The Alpha Course, a practical introduction to the Christian faith, is being offered free to the public at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14, through Nov. 23.
The class begins at 6:15 p.m. and is preceded by an open church buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5; free for first-timers.
A series of videos and discussions will cover key questions of life, such as, “Why am I here? Does God have a plan for my life? How is Jesus relevant to my life today? Who is the Holy Spirit?”
To register for the introductory class on Sept. 14, call Rick Loehr at 854-0093. The church’s website is www.SouthportTrinity.org. Visit the Alpha website at www.alpha.org for more information about the course.
St. Luke has preschool registration
Saint Luke pre-school registration for the new school year continues from 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday. Saint Luke Lutheran Church is located on Ocean Highway West (U.S. 17) in Ocean isle Beach. Visit www.stlukeoib.org.
Church plans revival Sept. 9-11
Friendship Baptist Church, 2546 Ash-Little River Road in Ash, will have fall revival Sept. 9-11. Evangelist Jimmie Suggs from Scotts Hill Baptist Church in Wilmington will be the guest speaker.
Friday, Sept. 9 service begins at 7 p.m. with special singing (Greg Holden) and preaching by Suggs.
Saturday, Sept. 10 service begins at 6 p.m. with The Guiding Lights providing special singing. Suggs will be preaching at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11 is the regular Sunday service. Come join us for powerful preaching and uplifting gospel music.
Church of God plans service
Southport Church of God, 5526 Calhoun Drive (behind Ina Oil) in Southport, will have its inaugural homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, featuring “His Voice” (www.hisvoicemusic.com) from Clinton.
Join us for fellowship, free food and fun as we worship the Lord. Call Pastor Elmer Bauman at 237-9128 for more information.
Documentary
to air at
Highest Praise
Highest Praise Worship Center, U.S. 17 and Red Bug Road, will be showing the documentary movie, “The Cross and The Towers,” as part of a special service at 10 a.m., remembering the attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001.
A day that will never be forgotten. A day when ordinary men and women would face the unbelievable, and experience what few ever dreamed or thought possible: A terrorist attack in the heart of New York claiming nearly 3,000 lives and leaving a scene of incomprehensible destruction.
As rescue and recovery began, a select group of men and women would be forced to endure their worst nightmare: living and working within ground zero. Day after day, they worked to restore the broken city. As weeks turned into months, a feeling of desperation and despair overwhelmed the hearts and minds of these people.
Yet in the midst of the devastation, an amazing discovery would bring hope when it was needed most. Some called it a mere phenomenon; others saw it as miraculous. The media noted its appearance. Newspaper and television reporters sought to see it for themselves.
The movie documents the story of seven individuals whose lives were changed forever, not only by the horrific day of Sept. 11, but by the stunning symbol of hope they found buried beneath the rubble of ground zero. Witness through first-hand accounts this stunning story of hope, a story that has never been told.
Highest Praise Ministries is inviting everyone to attend this special memorial service. For more information on services times, visit its website at www.hpwc.org or call the church office at 754-4809.
Zion Hill Baptist plans conference
Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, will host Women in Red Woman’s Conference at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. The theme will be “The Fragrance of His Beauty... let’s empower one another and smell the fragrance of His beauty together.”
Guest minister will be elder Marie Griffin of New Hope Freewill in Leland. Testimony will also be given by Edith Alvarez.