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Bless your pet service is Oct. 1
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is sponsoring the “Blessing of the Animals” from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Calabash EMS, 9031 Beach Drive SW (across from Ace Hardware).


Church to host Master Chorale
The Carolina Master Chorale opens its 29th season with the debut program, “War No More: Passionate Songs of Peace.” Timothy Koch is music director. The concert will feature many of musical history’s most poignant works written in memorial commemoration of armed conflicts and those who have been affected by them.
Performances will be Friday, Oct. 21, at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach; Saturday, Oct. 22, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Sunday, Oct. 23, at First United Methodist Church in Conway, S.C.
The program will unfold in three parts, opening with great artistic works written in response to the 1515 French Battle of Marignan, the Russian Revolution, the 1945 bombing of the city of Dresden, the internment of Jewish children at the Theresienstadt ghetto, the conflict in Northern Ireland, and Sept. 11, 2001.
The middle section of the concert features works about peace, with settings of texts by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sara Teasdale and St. Francis of Assisi, among others.
The closing section presents works of promise with an emphasis on folk music and African-American spirituals. Featured composers and arrangers on the program include: Sergei Rachmaninov, Jean Sibelius, Samuel Barber, Moses Hogan, Mack Wilberg of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Don Sloan of Coastal Carolina University.
Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased by calling (843) 444-5774 or visit its website at www.CarolinaMasterChorale.com. Ticket outlets are Bodega in Conway; Joan Crosby Shop in Myrtle Beach; NMB Chamber Office; and Seashore Drugs in Calabash. Tickets are $25 at the door.


Missionaries event is Oct. 15
Holy Covenant United Holy Church, 237 Snowfield Road SE in Leland (Snowfield Community), will celebrate a Fall Night Out with the Missionaries in observance of Ministers Appreciation Month on Oct. 15. Guest speaker will be Lori Ann Bryant Dunn of Selma. Service will begin at 6 p.m.
For more information, call 253-5914, 253-5207 or 231-3089.


Revival set at Greater Tabernacle
Greater Tabernacle Church in Longwood have three nights of fall revival Sept. 28-30 starting at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Prophetess Rena Alexandra of Atlanta, Ga., will be the guest revivalist. Cathy S. Moore is the pastor.


Church sponsors gospel fest
Holy Covenant United Holy Church, 237 Snowfield Road SE in Leland (Snowfield Community), will host its second annual fall gospel fest beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 8.
For more details, call 253-5914, 253-5207 or 231-3089.


Immigration office opens at church
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh Inc. has announced the opening of an immigration office at St. Brendan the Navigator Church in Shallotte.
Catholic Charities has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide low-cost or free legal representation by its accredited representatives. The Executive Office for Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals, has granted the request of Catholic Charities for partial accreditation of the Rev. Robert F. Ippolito, M.S., pastor, and Sr. Rosanne Caiazzo, S.C., pastoral assistant to provide services.
Catholic Charities does not discriminate based on race, creed, color or religion. The St. Brendan office is open from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as Saturdays and evenings by appointment. Call 754-8544 for more details.


Church plans homecoming
Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1356 Holden Beach Road SW in Supply, will have a homecoming Oct. 2 to celebrate its 110th anniversary. The Morriss Brothers of Aynor, S.C., will sing starting at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited.
On Friday, Oct. 7, there will be a seafood dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church. Plates are $10 each and consist of fried fish, shrimp, crab, hushpuppies, green beans, slaw, dessert and drinks. Eat in or carry out.


Try a seafood dinner Oct. 7
Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1356 Holden Beach Road SW in Supply, will serve a seafood dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.
The dinner consists of fish, shrimp and crab along with green beans, hush puppies and slaw. A drink and dessert is also included. The seafood is all Brunswick Catch and costs $10 per plate. For pre-orders, call 754-4679. Take out or eat in. Call the church at 842-5121.


Ladners speak at OIB Chapel
Betty and David Ladner will speak at Shallotte Community Chapel, 569 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.


Zion Hill hosts revival
Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival Oct. 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Darryl Hardy of St. John MBC will be guest minister. Various musical guests will perform each night.


Concert coming to Mount Olive
Mount Olive Baptist Church invites everyone to join in for a night of Southern gospel music beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, featuring The Hayes Family from Boone and The Guiding Lights from Bolivia. A love offering will be received.
The Hayes Family has many musical styles, including old convention songs using just the piano and bass guitar for accompaniment, typical Southern gospel-style using the accompaniment of their own soundtracks with piano and bass or an instrumental by the children, and even old hymns of the church.
“They are a fresh package of Southern gospel music...family style,” said the Rev. Anthony Clemmons. “We are sure you will be blessed by their ministry.”
Mount Olive Baptist Church is at the intersection of U.S. 17 Bypass and Galloway Road at mile maker 24 between Bolivia and Supply. Call the church at 754-6808 for additional information.


Sermon on ‘Confession’
“Confession” will be the title of the Rev. Jeff Roberts’ and associate pastor Michelle Sabin’s sermon on Worldwide Communion Sunday, Oct. 2, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport. It will be based on scripture from Exodus 20.
Four worship services will be available: a casual service at 8 a.m., contemporary services at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. The 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services in Murrow Hall will have music by Promise, the Trinity worship band.
Nursery care is provided at all services. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and children’s church is at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 457-6633.


Trinity UMC sets Sunday services
“What Keeps Us On Course?” will be the title of the Rev. Jeff Roberts’ and associate pastor Michelle Sabin’s sermon on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport. It will be based on scripture from Colossians 4:2-3.
Four worship services will be available: a casual service at 8 a.m., contemporary
services at 9:30 a.m. and
11 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. The 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services in Murrow Hall will have music by Promise, the Trinity worship band.
Nursery care is provided at all services. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and children’s church is at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 457-6633.