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Revival features musical guests
Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, will host a revival, “Hold on tight to your faith,” March 12-16 featuring various musical guests each night. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. James Smith of Mount Calvary No. 2 in Brooksville, S.C., will be the guest minister of the week.

Archie Watkins to play May 19
Archie Watkins and Smoky Mountain Reunion from Bryson will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, U.S. 17 and Galloway Road, between Bolivia and Supply. For additional information, call the church office at 754-6808.

Flip Flops set spaghetti dinner for March 13
Team Holden Beach Flip Flops, a nonprofit organization, will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m. March 13 at Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothschild St. on Holden Beach, to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, roll, salad, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 per person. To-go orders are available. Call 616-6550 for more information.

St. Luke sets Holy Week schedule
Holy Week schedule for Saint Luke Lutheran Church:
•April 1, Palm Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school, pastor’s faith formation class; 10 a.m. Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday service of Holy Communion.
•April 5, Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service of Holy Communion.
•April 6, Good Friday: 7 p.m. Service of Shadows.
•April 7, Saturday: 10 a.m. Easter egg hunt.
•April 8, Easter: 7:30 a.m. early Easter service of Holy Communion; 8:30 a.m. Easter breakfast; 10 a.m. Easter service of Holy Communion.

Bible history classes set at Sunset Beach
For those who want to know a little more about the history of the books of the Bible, join the Rev. Richard Farrand at 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Sunset Beach Community Church, 1641 Seaside Road (behind Hardee’s), as he leads an informal study on the authors, themes, key divisions and key verses of each book of the Bible.
Also included in the teachings will be a discussion of the main purpose of these books to both the readers of ancient times, as well as the message they bring today. Handouts will be given to enhance the study. Make plans to learn about the best selling book of all history...God’s Word to mankind.

Bunswick Gospel Jubilee set for March 9
Brunswick Gospel Jubilee is at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Unity Community Worship, 1119 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte. For more information or directions, call Bill Hill at 209-4927.

Fundraiser benefits cancer patient
There will be a special fundraiser for cancer patient Billy (Fletcher) Hewett at Oak Grove Baptist Church on Holden Beach Road on March 23. Call Marry Fay McCall to pre-order Boston butts.
The menu consists of barbecue chicken, baked beans, slaw, bread, dessert and drinks. Cost is $8 per plate. Eat in or take it home.
Hewett resides in Shell Point with his family and this special fundraiser is in conjunction with his home church, Shell Point Baptist. He is an Iraq War veteran, having served aboard a naval ship.
There will also be $5 tickets sold for a hand-crafted fryer made by Dwight McCall Jr. It has a gas burner and is a unique and a safe way to cook. The drawing will be in the afternoon and the winner need not be present to win.

Liberty Tabernacle celebrates anniversary
Liberty Tabernacle Church, 380 Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte, will celebrate its 16th anniversary March 9-11.
March 9 will feature Carla Monds and Redemption at 7 p.m.
March 10 will be the Rev. Dennis Frink and choir at 7 p.m.
March 11 will be the Rev. Helen Adams at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call Betty or Linda Marlowe at 287-5510.

March 11 sermons set at Trinity
“The Apprentice James and John” will be the title of the Rev. Jeff Roberts’ and associate pastor Michelle Sabin’s sermons on Sunday, March 11, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport.
Based on scripture from Matthew 4:21-22, this is the third in a sermon series titled “The Apprentice,” based on the TV series, a look at some of the followers of Jesus.
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 further information, call 457-6633 or visit its website at SouthportTrinity.org.

‘Don’t Quit’ youth program is March 11
Greater Tabernacle Church will feature a youth program, “Don’t Quit, Don’t Faint, Just Go Higher,” at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Chad Horne of Freewill Pentecostal Holiness Church along with its choir.
Pastor Cathy S. Moore is pastor of Greater Tabernacle Church.
Sacred Heat Catholic Church, 5269 Dosher Cutoff in Southport, will host the All-Choir Festival III at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Admission is free and there are no tickets required for the concert. Monetary offerings will be accepted at your kindness.
There will be 15 interchurch fellowship choirs performing, including: Bald Head Island Chapel, Brown’s Chapel, First Baptist Oak Island, First Baptist Southport, Friendship Missionary Baptist, Mount Carmel AME, Oak Island Presbyterian, Ocean View United Methodist, Sacred Heart Catholic, Saint Peter Evangelical Lutheran, Southport Christian School, Southport Presbyterian, St. James AME Zion, St. Philip’s Episcopal and Trinity United Methodist. In addition, the children from Southport Christian School will be joining the choir festival this year.
Sacred Heat Catholic Church’s local food pantry served more than 4,300 families last year, totaling more than 16,700 individuals. The church currently rents the food pantry building. This event is the kick-off campaign to raise funds to buy that building.