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Religion

  • Misty water-colored memories are the scattered pictures of the way we were

    A neighbor and new dear friend gave Hubby Dear a marvelous book that featured tales of the rural South, as spoken by those who lived in the early years when refrigerators and stoves, washers and dryers, microwaves and toasters were non-existent.

  • Religion briefs

    Church to host clothing giveaway
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will host a free winter giveaway of new clothes and gently used items from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia. Refreshments will be served.

  • St. Paul’s commemorates one-year anniversary

    This has been quite a busy a year for the small congregation at St. Paul’s by the Sea Anglican Church.
    Presiding Bishop Scott McLaughlin, Primate of the Orthodox Anglican Communion and Archbishop of the Orthodox Anglican Church, came for a visit April 16 and two children, Clara and Anna Tyson, daughters of Deacon Mac Tyson and Beth Tyson, were confirmed.

  • There still is a place for us

    Have you ever had a tune pop into your head and stay there, humming its way into your brain and psyche with relentless ardor? Have you ever been inundated with the memories the song elicited? Well, I have.
    Suddenly, without invitation, the lyrics to a poignant song from “West Side Story” burst into my consciousness and would not leave me alone. Unable to recall all the words, I Googled my way to the site that gave me the information. Then came the memories.

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    Coat closet
    seeks donations
    The St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church Neighbor to Neighbor Coat Closet outreach program is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Donations of warm, gently used adult and children’s coats will be accepted on these days. Vouchers will be needed to receive a coat. Call the church office at 754-9313.
    Thanksgiving service set

  • Changing one’s mind is crucial to growth

    Often, unfortunately too often, individuals who change their mind are perceived as shallow, superficial and unable to stick to their guns. Knowing smiles accompany the perception of ambivalence as viewers see weakness rather than strength. Disappointment reigns, vocalized both orally and non-verbally in the chastisement: “Make up your mind!”

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    Gospel sing
    set for Nov. 11
    The Brunswick Gospel Jubilee will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Masonic Temple, 5072 Main St. in Shallotte. Enjoy gospel music from near and far. For more information, call Billy Hill at 209-4927.
    Learn about genealogy Nov. 12
    Learn about genealogy websites and software and connect to your ancestors via online access at a genealogy workshop open house from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on the corner of Mintz and Copas roads.

  • Salaam, shalom, peace to all...that is our cry for justice

    The day dawned gray and chilly, a portent of winter’s proximity. It was also a reminder that we often enter a state of gray chilliness when confronted with folks who do not share our culture, heritage, educational and life experience.

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    Oyster roast is Nov. 5
    Nothing is better on a cool day than hot roasted oysters, hot cornbread, pickles and a cold soda. Bring yourself over to Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church, 190 Varnamtown Road near Holden Beach, from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
    Oyster roast is $20 for adults, $8 for children. Fish plates are $10 adults, $5 children. Enjoy hot dogs, soft drinks, homemade baked goods and crafts. Bring your own knife and any special sauces you like. No coolers permitted.

  • Religion briefs

    Oyster roast is Nov. 5
    Nothing is better on a cool day than hot roasted oysters, hot cornbread, pickles and a cold soda. Bring yourself over to Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church, 190 Varnamtown Road near Holden Beach, from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
    Oyster roast is $20 for adults, $8 for children. Fish plates are $10 adults, $5 children. Enjoy hot dogs, soft drinks, homemade baked goods and crafts. Bring your own knife and any special sauces you like. No coolers permitted.