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Vacation Bible school to be offered in Leland
Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 4754 Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland, will host its annual Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, through Friday, June 15. Its goal is to reach the community, especially the youth, through Christian education and daily life experiences. Activities are planned for all ages.
On Wednesday, members of the Leland Police Department will present “Community Policing and Defensive Driving.” On Thursday, members of the Northwest Police Department will discuss “Bullying.” Games and a cookout are planned for Friday. Everyone is invited.
Gospel jubilee set for June 8
Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church, 4278 Pigott Road SW in Shallotte, will host the Brunswick Gospel Jubilee at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information or directions, call Billy Hill at 209-4927.
Sermon topics set
“Living in 3D” will be the title of the sermons of Pastor Jeff Roberts and Associate Pastor Michelle Sabin on Sunday, June 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport. Based on scripture from Acts 1:8, this is the second of a three-part sermon series on our witness, titled “Just Walk Across the Room.”
Four worship services will be available: 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. traditional services in the sanctuary and 9:30 a.m. contemporary service and 11 a.m. blended service in Murrow Hall, led by Promise, the Trinity worship band.
Childcare is provided at all services. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. and children’s church is at 11 a.m. in the kids’ zone. For further information, call 457-6633 or visit its website at SouthportTrinity.org.
Free meals for children offered this summer
With summer right around the comer, it’s time to think about keeping children eating healthy while school is out. Strong in Grace Ministries provides free meals to children during the summer. Volunteers are needed throughout the summer to help serve meals, supervise children and do outreach in the community.
This summer, meals will be served at New Ebenezer Faith Ministries, 1705 Southport-Supply Road in Bolivia from 8-9 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 207-2355 for more information about volunteering or donating to the summer camp program.
Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Strong in Grace Ministries to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. Any child age 6-13 may come. For more information about the national Summer Food Service program, visit www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer.
Rabbi honored for 30 years of service
On the weekend of June 8-10, B’Nai Israel Synagogue of Wilmington will celebrate and honor Rabbi S. Robert Waxman on his 30th anniversary of his service to B’Nai Israel. Several congregants live in Brunswick County. The associated religious services are open to the public and the gala dinner on June 10 is $50 per reservation.
Rabbi Waxman and his family have called Wilmington home since the summer of 1981. He has served the congregation of B’Nai Israel dutifully for three decades and has contributed to the betterment of the greater Wilmington community. He has served on the Human Relations Commission, the 1898 Racial Riot Commemoration Committee and acted as a chaplain at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center, in addition to making other contributions to the general religious health of the area. He is also an avid tennis player, musician and gardener.
The first event recognizing Rabbi Waxman’s long tenure with B’Nai Israel Synagogue will be on June 8. The Friday night Shabbat services will be at 8 p.m. in the main sanctuary in the synagogue at 2601 Chestnut St. in Wilmington. The modern service will honor Rabbi Waxman with music and a guest speaker. This service will be in Hebrew and English and last about an hour. The Kava Notes Choir and Simcha Players will be performing and Rabbi Waxman is a member of both. The guest speaker will be local author Paul Wilkes, a well-known writer on religious content and lifestyles in the Jewish and Catholic congregations across America. Refreshments will follow in the social hall.
On Saturday morning, the traditional Shabbat services will begin at 9 a.m. in the main sanctuary at B’Nai Israel. The Rabbi will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah and will read the weekly Torah and Haftorah portion. The service is in Hebrew and English. A light early luncheon will follow.
There will be a dinner dance to acknowledge Rabbi Waxman and his family at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Country Club at Landfall. The dinner dance is $50 per ticket and seating is limited. Reservations need to be reserved on or before Tuesday, June 5.
Vacation Bible school scheduled for June
Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road in Sunset Beach, will have Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29, for ages 3-12. Pre-registration is required. There is no cost.
New pastor to lead St. Brendan
The Rev. Robert Ippolito and the Rev. Hector LaChapelle of Saint Brendan Catholic Church have been reassigned to Saint Stephen Church in Sanford. They will be leaving on June 28. The new pastor will be the Rev. Ryszard Kolodziej, current pastor at St. Stanislaus in Castle Hayne. He will be installed as pastor by Bishop Michael Burbidge on Aug. 5 during the 5 p.m. mass.
Gospel singing is June 8
Come out for some gospel singing from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Southport Senior Center, 1513 N. Howe St. in Southport. Call 457-6461.
Men’s conference set for June 15-16
Greater Tabernacle Church Ministries of Longwood will host a men’s conference at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16. All are welcome.
Guest speaker for Friday evening will be the Rev. Gordon Griffin of Moore’s Creek in Leland. The theme for the service will be “The Power of a Praying Man.”
Saturday morning we include a workshop titled, “Lord Teach Me How to Pray.” Guest speaker will be Dr. Naconiel Fullwood of Miracle Restoration Deliverance Revival Center Ministries of Wilmington. Dinner will be served immediately following the workshop.
Yard sale is June 7-8
LMI is sponsoring a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, at 4827 White Lane in Ash (off Big Neck Road). The sale will feature clothes, dishes, toys, books, furniture and more. For more information or directions, call Carla White at 754-6054 or 471-5297.