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Religion

  • ‘The Gates of Hell: Rodin’s Passion in Stone’ is a real eye-opener

    Arline Boucher Tehan has aptly titled her book, “The Gates of Hell: Rodin’s Passion in Stone.” It is a detailed description of the life of an artist whose passion both emerged from and led to an anguish that was both hellish and heavenly. 

    His work may have been cast in stone, but its effect on him and the world was, and is, both alive and lively.

  • Religion briefs

    Church to host soup cook-off

    The north area Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center’s second annual soup cook-off will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, in the Life Center at Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17 N in Little River, S.C.

    Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 4-12 years old and free for children younger than 3 years old.

  • Be it resolved that I am unresolved

    I am usually a decisive person. A classical “J” on the Myers Briggs indicator, I make and then check off lists of things I need to do should do and want to do. I am a happy camper when my list is complete and all deeds are done, but come New Year’s Day with its call for resolutions to be accomplished during the upcoming 12 months, I balk. 

  • Religion briefs

    Gospel jubilee set for Jan. 14

    Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, will host a free Brunswick Gospel Jubilee at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. Come out and enjoy some gospel music from near and far. Refreshments will be served following the singing. For directions call 754-4018.

    Trinity sets 

    Jan. 2 services

  • The whole world awaits Mary’s yes; it’s also our Christmas gift to a wounded world awaiting the birth of newness

    Many years ago, an abbot named Bernard of Clairvaux offered a homily in praise of the Virgin Mary. His presentation focused on the importance, the crucial nature, of Mary’s response and he positioned it within a framework of a waiting world, a universe living in anticipation of her response and hoping it will be a positive one.

  • Religion briefs

    Free hot Christmas meal

    Faith Building Missions will pass out hot Christmas meals from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, in Rourk Gardens on Main Street in Shallotte.

    The group will also give away free socks while supplies last. The group is prepared to feed 2,000 people but it needs help with distribution, as they don’t have the capacity to deliver meals. 

    Anyone wishing to volunteer to deliver may call Dean Siler at 755-6888. Anyone in need of a free meal on Christmas Day is invited to attend.

  • It’s an experience of a lifetime to be ’Grandpa to a Children’s Village’

    I love listening to the segment on NBC Nightly News that features people who make a difference. It is so uplifting to learn of good news in the midst of all the horrors, disasters and sadness that assault our senses, dampen spirits and cause discouragement. 

  • Church launches ministry outreach programs

    Several months ago, members of St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Shallotte began looking at ways to use an available room for outreach to the local community. Forming a committee to examine various methods, their work culminated in the establishment of a multi-faceted Neighbor To Neighbor Program.

    On a cold and blustery Dec. 7, they cut the ribbon to open the doors of this parish program that conducts three Community Outreach projects: Coat Closet, Orthopedic Equipment Lending Closet and a Benefit Bank.

  • Church launches ministry outreach programs

    Several months ago, members of St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Shallotte began looking at ways to use an available room for outreach to the local community. Forming a committee to examine various methods, their work culminated in the establishment of a multi-faceted Neighbor To Neighbor Program.

    On a cold and blustery Dec. 7, they cut the ribbon to open the doors of this parish program that conducts three Community Outreach projects: Coat Closet, Orthopedic Equipment Lending Closet and a Benefit Bank.

  • Religion briefs

    Trinity UMC plans services

    On Sunday, Dec. 19, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, the Rev. Jeff Roberts’ sermon on the fourth Sunday of Advent will be “Average Joe?” based on scripture from Matthew 1:18-25.

    The 8 a.m. casual service and the 11 a.m. traditional service will be in the sanctuary. Worship, the Trinity praise team, will lead the contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. in Murrow Hall. The Turning Pointe Worship Dancers will perform at all services.