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Spring concert and pancake dinner set
Calabash Presbyterian Church will host the SBIC spring concert beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Local church choirs and groups, along with other area talent, will perform. A love offering will be taken and attendees are requested to bring non-perishable food items for the food pantry.
The annual pancake dinner fundraiser at Sunrise Pancake House in Calabash will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available in the narthex before and after each service from any elder or deacon, or by calling the church office at 579-7356.

Sermon set at Trinity March 18
“The Apprentice Paul” will be the title of the Rev. Jeff Roberts’ and associate pastor Michelle Sabin’s sermons on Sunday, March 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport.
Based on scripture from Acts 9:1, this is the fourth 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 more information, call 457-6633 or visit its website at SouthportTrinity.org.

Fundraiser planned for Billy Hewett
There will be a special cancer patient fundraiser for Billy (Fletcher) Hewett at Oak Grove Baptist Church on Holden Beach Road on March 23.
Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until all the food is gone. The menu consists of barbecue chicken, baked beans, slaw, bread, dessert and drinks. Cost is $8 per plate; eat in or take it home. Call Marry Fay McCall at 754-4679 to pre-order Boston butts. They are $25 each.
Billy Hewett resides in Shell Point with his family and this special fundraiser raiser 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. 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.

Seder set for April 6
Temple Shalom’s community Passover Seder will be at 6 p.m. April 6 at Horry Georgetown Technical College Conference Center. It will be a traditional Seder with a catered meal. Cost for members is $36, non-members $45 and children $18. Paid reservations are due by March 31. For more information, call 236-2574.

Easter concert is April 1
An Easter concert, “Without His Cross,” will be presented at Seaside United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 1. Performances will be at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Free tickets are now available through the church office at 1300 Seaside Road SW in Sunset Beach. Call the church office at 579-5753 to reserve tickets.

Christ in Passover explained March 27
Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Jeremiah Zaretsky of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Camp United Methodist Church, 4807 Main St. in Shallotte.
Zaretsky will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. He will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today.
Jews for Jesus has presented “Christ in the Passover” at more than 38,000 churches and Christians who appreciate learning more about the Jewish backgrounds of their faith have enthusiastically received it.
Moishe Rosen founded Jews for Jesus in 1973. David Brickner, a fifth-generation Jewish believer in Jesus, succeeded Rosen as executive director in 1996. Brickner has kept Jews for Jesus on the cutting edge as the ministry has expanded and established branches in 11 countries, including the United States, Brazil, Israel, Russia, France and South Africa.
Zaretsky will be available to answer questions after the presentation. Call the church office at 754-4840 for more information.