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Religion

  • Save Our Community hosts Youth Bible Quiz Bowl

    SOC (Save Our Community) hosted its fourth Youth Bible Quiz Bowl on Sept. 10 at St. James AMEZ Church in Southport.
    The program opened with the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Deacon Norman Jones served as master of ceremony; Robin Bernard (Friendship Baptist Church) read the scripture from Matthew 19:14-19; and TyQuan Brown (First Baptist Church) prayed.

  • Religion briefs

    Bless your pet service is Oct. 1
    St. Paul’s Anglican Church is sponsoring the “Blessing of the Animals” from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Calabash EMS, 9031 Beach Drive SW (across from Ace Hardware).

  • It’s not fair! It’s right! Justice comes to us in surprising ways

    At best, life is a mystery to be celebrated. At worst, it is a problem to be solved. In either case, it is a topsy-turvy world of surprises. It is the experience of living with a God who is inscrutably transcendent. At the same time, this God holds out the ultimate promise of intimate presence. We read in Scripture: “I am the Savior of all peoples. Whatever their troubles, I will answer their cry, and I will always be their Lord.”

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans fall festival
    Brunswick Island Baptist Church, 1672 Mount Pisgah Road, Supply, will have a fall festival from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.
    There will be a dunk tank, a rock wall, inflatables, midway games, free cotton candy and hot dogs. Several bands will perform throughout the afternoon and the youth group will have a fundraising bake sale.

  • Accept freedom of forgiveness or be bound in a prison of retaliation

    One ever said Christianity was an easy course to take. Nor has it been reported one who consistently and continually claims God as master has smoothly sailed through life. Probably the biggest obstacle in the path of all who would seek sanctity is the need to be eternally forgiving. Humanly, we ask for limits.
    Seven...70...70 times seven—let’s count it up and total the cost, sum up the payment due. Then we’ll be able to calculate risks, make decisions, and go on our way.

  • Jezreel to speak at St. Brendan

    Jack Jezreel, a nationally known speaker and creator and director of JustFaith Ministries, a conversion-based social justice formation program, is coming to St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. His inspirational presentation, “Love without Exception,” advises that to face the challenges of life, we must enlarge our hearts.

  • Mount Olive honors pastor

    Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia will continue to honor retired pastors in the area during its Sunday, Sept. 25, evening service at 7 p.m. This month the church will honor the Rev. Ravon (Ray) Sutton Webb.

  • Religion and club briefs

    Church plans fundraiser
    New Life Baptist Church, 5420 Ocean Hwy. E. in Winnabow, will have a barbecue chicken/pork chop fundraiser from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
    Barbecue chicken and pork chops plates will include green beans or baked beans, potato salad, roll and dessert.
    Spaghetti dinner set for Sept. 24
    Calabash Presbyterian Church will have its fifth annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the fellowship hall.

  • God’s hands and feet are visible in human form if we have the eyes to see

    Life is an exercise in learning if it is anything at all. Certainly, Hubby Dear and I have had ample opportunity to experience it, especially during the past two years or more. Food arrived when we least expected and most needed it. Company came to visit and lift our spirits. Cards galore, including birthday greetings and well wishes both comic and otherwise, were lovingly read and placed within sight and smiling review.

  • Religion Briefs

    lpha Course set at Trinity UMC
    The Alpha Course, a practical introduction to the Christian faith, is being offered free to the public at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14, through Nov. 23.
    The class begins at 6:15 p.m. and is preceded by an open church buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5; free for first-timers.