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Religion

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Memory is a living metaphor for eternal life

    I have previously mentioned I love to read novels, both as a kind of palate cleansing from more serious theological and scriptural texts and just for the sheer fun of letting the words flow over and through me.
    Though it had resided in my library for a long time, I finally got around to reading Sue Miller’s book, “While I Was Gone.” Perhaps my waxing and waning health was the cause, but it took a while before I could be gone within the book and begin to enjoy it.

  • Religion briefs

    Church offers winter clothing
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, will have a winter clothing giveaway from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Bring what you don’t need, and take everything that you do need. All clothing is free to all.

  • What does it mean, what will it take, to love without exception?

    I wasn’t there. I didn’t see for myself, experience for myself, the wonder of Jack Jezreel’s prophetic call for the parishioners of St. Brendan Church and the people of Brunswick County.
    I feel a bit like Paul, the letter writer of the Christian Scriptures. He also was not there in the physical company of Jesus of Nazareth. He did not see or experience for himself the power of Jesus’ presence among the people of Jerusalem and its environs. Yet, he felt the call and command of Jesus’ message witnessed in his words and works viewed from afar.

  • Church honors Ross for service

    STAFF REPORT

    BOLIVIA—Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia will continue to honor retired pastors in the area during its Sunday, Oct. 23, evening service at 7 p.m. This month the church will honor the Rev. Jason Ross.

    As a young man Ross was called to preach the Gospel. After serving in the Army, He felt in his heart it was now or never to answer the call to preach.
    He attended Wake Forest University for two years and then enrolled in the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY. While in school he was the pastor to two small churches.

  • Bazaar includes breakfast and barbecue

    Sharon United Methodist Church will have its annual bazaar Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, on the church grounds on Holden Beach Road. There will be about 20 tents erected to house all the goodies, such as fried bananas, baked goods and canned goods.
    This year is the 16th bazaar and could be the largest yet if Sharon gets the support from the community, members and friends. The church’s new worship center was built primarily with money raised from these annual bazaars and periodic dinners.

  • No longer silent: The empowerment of women in the Gospels

    When I was asked to read Susan Dehn Matthews book, “No Longer Silent: The Empowerment of Women in the Gospels,” I had no idea I would be embarking on a journey with a visionary and prophet. The trip is wild and wonderful, for those who wish to expand their comprehension of Scriptural vignettes beyond a literal translation and beyond a “reasonable” one.

  • Religion briefs

    Church has revival
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, will have a revival Oct. 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Darryl Hardy of St. John MBC will be guest minister. His theme will be “But God” (Ephesians 2:4-6).
    Musical guests will perform each night, including: Wednesday, Zion Hill; Thursday, Pleasant Hill; Friday, St. John MBC of Chadbourn.
    Donations for the free winter giveaway are now being accepted. Drop-off box is at 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, behind the cafe.

  • Lessons offered by the life and death of Steve Jobs

    The media—print, radio and television—was flooded with coverage of the death of a brilliant man whose life was made ever more real in his death. I am a Macintosh fan, cannot say aficionado, since I rarely do more than word processing and emailing. Occasionally I’ll surf the net, but I do not possess an iPhone, iPad, iPod or any other Apple product. I’ve only taken a small bite out of the apple.