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Religion

  • Mount Olive Baptist Church to have homecoming celebration Nov. 14-17

    The congregation of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Bolivia invites everyone to join as they observe their annual homecoming celebration and revival services Nov. 14-17 with the inspirational theme “In His Image.”

    The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, with a concert featuring The Hayes Family from Boone. 

  • Remembering service and sacrifice on Veterans Day

    I can remember the excitement of people gathering to march in parades, a holiday atmosphere, as we celebrated Veterans’ Day when I was young. There was a special note of appreciation since we had just come through a world war, a major life-changing event in my young life. Too young to serve in the military, we were yet called to serve in whatever way we could. Mostly, it was serving by sacrifice. 

  • Religion briefs

    Calabash Presby hosts bake sale

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Old Georgetown Road (N.C. 179) will host a craft fair and bake sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, including fall and Christmas handcrafted items. Lunch will also be available. Call 579-7356.

    Alternative Giving Market set

  • There is a universe of wonder dwelling in little things

    The event occurred many years ago, when I was a graduate student immersed in the large universe of theological thoughts and historical ramifications; however, the incident remains as vivid to me today as it was then. 

    Accompanied by a dear friend, I was strolling to the college cafeteria. It had rained hard all day and we were walking in the midst of a superfine drizzle that was dampening my spirits. I fare well in sunny weather and am a bear when the skies darken and grayness falls upon the earth.

  • Dresses for Haiti

    BY RACHEL JOHNSON

    STAFF WRITER

    The desire to make a difference for the youth of Haiti led one local church to break out sewing machines.

    Earlier this year, it was placed upon the heart of Big Macedonia Church senior mission director Dale Williams to reach out to the people of Haiti. At the time, she wasn’t sure what mission project the church should undertake.

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans homecoming

    Help celebrate homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church at 4754 Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland.

    Guest speaker will be the Rev. Gordon Griffin of Moore’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Currie. 

    Dinner will be served following the morning service and will include ribs, turkey wings, rice and gravy, potato salad, peas, butter beans, okra, corn on the cob, rolls and assorted desserts.

  • Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place

    Congregational chatter in the sanctuary before the dedication began indicated the delight of God’s people in their new place. The excitement rose by degrees as folks entered pews, smiling welcome and receiving greetings in turn. 

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans yard sale

    Beach Assembly of God Church will host a yard sale at Jerome’s Steak and Seafood in Shallotte from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Barbecue plates will also be available.

    Space is still available to rent for the yard sale or for business. Call 575-5888.

    Group is collecting gloves

  • Change is in the air and I am breathing deeply of its fragrance

    President Obama claims change as his policy for and promise to our nation. The seasons change quarterly. With incredible rapidity, impending drought changes to hazardous flood conditions. Election time draws near. Candidates cry out for change. Change governmental strategies, change political parties, change your voting process. Change and choose differently.

  • Religion briefs

    Friendship plans homecoming

    Friendship Baptist Church, 2546 Ash-Little River Road in Ash, will celebrate homecoming at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. Dinner will be served following the service.

    Trinity UMC plans fall festival

    The annual fall festival at Trinity United Methodist Church, on the corner of Nash and Atlantic streets in Southport, will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.