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Religion

  • Risk everything for a dream that no one sees but you

    A line from the movie “Million Dollar Baby” made such an impression on me I wrote it down for further contemplation and possible use. It was then put away safely and forgotten. Forgotten, that is, until I stumbled upon it a few weeks ago.

  • Religion briefs

    Light Ministries plans fundraiser

    Help the community by buying candy, flowers, jewelry, goodies and pictures at bargain prices in front of Hill’s Grocery on Main Street in Shallotte Feb. 11-13.

    Proceeds will benefit Light Ministries International Inc., an evangelistic mission-minded ministry.

    Hours are noon-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-13.

    Marriage conference set

  • Are we placing roadblocks to our happiness or intensifying it?

    In his inimitable style, Hubby Dear announced, “We’re going to watch public television tonight. You like music. You’re going to love this program.” 

    My typical reaction, rolling my eyes in dismay and feeling pressured to like something I had not chosen for myself, changed to delight when the interview with Gustavo Dudamel began. It intensified with the following two hours highlighting his conducting the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. To say that it was a celebration is a major understatement.

  • Women’s Day by the Sea set for Feb. 26 at Seaside UMC

    A day of fellowship and spiritual renewal is just a few weeks away.

    For the third year in a row, Seaside United Methodist Church is hosting Women’s Day by the Sea. The event is traditionally on the last Saturday of February.

    The idea to host a women’s event arose after several church members attended woman’s day events in Myrtle Beach.

  • Religion briefs

    Bonaparte Church plans free lunch

    Bonaparte Baptist Church, 9031 Shady Forest Drive in Calabash, is offering a free lunch at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. Bring your valentine and join in for fellowship.

    Church plans gospel jubilee

    Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, will host a Brunswick gospel jubilee at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, featuring gospel singers from near and far singing for Jesus. For more details, call Bill Hill at 209-4927.

    Church to have music on Feb. 6

  • A reader’s e-mail surprise brings delight and a new adventure

    It began as a cyberspace affirmation. I received an e-mail indicating a desire to make contact and a request for me to review some writing. All this emanated from the sender’s reading my Beacon columns. Without doubt, I was pleased and honored. The date to meet was arranged. Little did I know that I was going to be gifted with a wonderful surprise.

  • Religion briefs

    Trinity sets fish fry

    Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, will have a fish fry beginning at 11 a.m. Feb. 4-5.

    Dinners are $6 each, carryout or dine-in. Menu includes fish, slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. 

    Dinner set at Supply Baptist

    All WMU and WOM leaders and their spouses are invited to a special dinner at Supply Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb 11. The dinner is free but a love offering will be taken for BCRC.

  • Christianity is challenging; it impels us to become an ideal community

    Had I known what the readings, especially the Gospel, were for this year’s celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, I think I’d have been silent when the question arose, “Who is going to preach this year?”

  • Save Our Community has Emancipation Day event

    The Save Our Community (SOC) organization of Southport hosted its 19th annual Emancipation Day program at Friendship Baptist Church on Jan. 1.

    Norman Jones, master of ceremonies, opened the program by asking the audience to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Pamela Ferguson of St. James AMEZ read the Scripture from Exodus 3:7-12. Norman Jones of New Hope Baptist prayed and Kyerra Kinsey of Friendship Baptist gave the welcome.

  • Religion briefs

    Church to have fellowship dinner

    Harvest Outreach Assembly of God, 3000-4 George II Highway in Boiling Spring Lakes, will host a fellowship dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the church.

    Come join in for good food and fellowship. All are welcome...bring a friend.

    Grace Missionary sets services

    Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 340 Mulberry St. in Shallotte, has Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.