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Religion

  • Blood drive set for Sept. 29

    Every two seconds someone in this country needs blood. The Point Church at 324 Village Road NE in Leland is helping make sure that blood is available by sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
    In addition to the blood drive, family entertainment will also be provided, such as a moon bounce, face painting and other children’s games. Free hotdogs and beverages will be served.
    To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 399-3704.

  • Going to other churches: Is it a sin or a means of salvation?

    My age gives me a different perspective, hopefully a vantage point in considering attendance and participation in worship at churches other than my own Roman Catholic liturgy.
    In my youth, before the exploding Spirit of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council opened windows of grace, I was carefully and woefully taught that all denominations beyond my own were to be respected, but no participation in them or with them would be allowed or acceptable.

  • Religion briefs

    Brian Angus in concert
    Tate Music Group recording artist Brian Angus from Cowen, W.Va., will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Full Life Fellowship, 2470 Big Neck Road in Ash. The public is invited to attend this free concert.
    Angus, a songwriter whose music appeals to a variety of musical tastes, will present a mixture of Southern gospel, folk gospel and contemporary Christian music.
    For more information, call the Rev. Donnie Jones at 232-9647.

  • The ‘Devil in Pew Number Seven’ can be found in the church of our lives

    Thanks to the generosity of a newfound friend who let me borrow the book, I just finished a race through “The Devil in Pew Number Seven.” To call it a race is not an understatement, since I pored over the book until I finished it in eight hours. This was not my reacting to a dare or an enticement to competition. It was purely interest-driven. I was captivated by the true story that took place in Columbus County during the 1960s.

  • Religion briefs

    Rosh Hashanah service set for Sept. 16
    Temple Shalom’s Rosh Hashanah evening
    service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 162 Waccamaw Medical Park, near Conway Medical Center. Rosh Hashanah morning service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17. For more information, call 903-6634.
    Country breakfast to be served Sept. 15
    Enjoy a country breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept.15, at Mount Calvary AME Church, 325 Main St. in Leland. This event is open to the public. Orders of $25 or more can be delivered.

  • ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ is a parable for us today

    Good teachers use storytelling to clarify meaning. Great teachers use parables. The greatest of them draw upon both story and parable.

  • Religion briefs

    Spaghetti dinner planned for Sept. 22
    Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach, will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Menu will consist of spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Takeouts are available.

  • Hayes receives doctorate

    The Rev. Donald R. Hayes, vicar of Christ Church of the Isles in southern Brunswick County and rector of St. Patrick’s Anglican Church in Murrells Inlet, S.C., obtained his doctorate of theology from St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary in Charlotte on Aug. 25.

  • A totally tasted life demands complete commitment

    School days have begun. Teams have been practicing for the season’s sports. Volunteers are already in place to assist teachers and students with their tasks.
    Parents sigh with the mixed feelings of relief that routine has returned and sadness that their offspring will again be absent from their gaze.
    There is both a sense of eagerness in the air and one of dismay that vacation has ended. The ease of summer’s less scheduled, perhaps unscheduled, life has morphed into a continuing challenge of marked time, an ongoing impulsion to learn and grow.

  • Religion briefs

    Southern gospel singing set for Sept. 14
    The Southport Senior Center, 1531 N. Howe St. in Southport, will feature Southern gospel singing from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, featuring The Baumans, The Bradleys, The Glory Girls, Don and Beth Bowen and Betty Moore.
    Come out and enjoy some good old-fashioned Southern gospel singing.