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Religion

  • What would you do if you had only one month to live?

    Members of the group meandered into the church hall. Their steps were not reluctant so much as they were deliberate with the slowness that comes with familiarity and with the desire to make each moment last. We were eager to be with the others, to enjoy their presence, to laugh, perhaps to cry together.

  • Jesus had a dream that has not disappeared

    In Walt Disney’s original production of “Snow White” there is a beautiful song that tells us “a dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep.”
    I once had a plaque that reminded me: “Today’s dreams are tomorrow’s realities.”
    The Man of La Mancha sang, “Dream the impossible dream!” Martin Luther King announced hope to overflowing crowds of enslaved blacks in his four words, “I have a dream!” As a child, I loved to play the piano piece “Beautiful Dreamer.”

  • To learn is to harness the power of signs

    I am a sign reader. I read billboards. I look for indicators of change. I observe gestures, facial expressions—all to understand more clearly the nonverbal messages being delivered. I am not always accurate in my assessment, but I definitely believe there is power to be harnessed in the signs.

  • Beth Moore event planned

    A Beth Moore simulcast event, “So Long, Insecurity,” will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at Calabash Presbyterian Church on 8820 Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach. 

    The simulcast is free but reservations are required for lunch at a cost of $6. Each attendee is asked to bring a canned good for local food pantries. 

    Contact the church office at 579-7356 for more information.

  • Zion Hill plans women's event

    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road, Bolivia, will have a Woman’s Day Program at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, May 9.

    The guest minister will be the Rev. Marie Griffin from New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. The theme will be “Women Of Faith Serving The Church.”

  • Grace Missionary Baptist Church services

    Grace Missionary Baptist Church has worship services at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings.

    Pastor is Larry Milliken.

  • Building HOPE bike rally April 24

    Building HOPE Ministries and Beach House Harley-Davidson are sponsoring the annual “Riding for Hope” ride and rally from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the parking lot at Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 in Shallotte.

    The public is invited to bring a chair and join in for a time of praise and worship, food on the grill and testimonies. You do not have to ride to participate.

    Churches, ministries and entertainers are invited to set up a booth by calling 842-9418 for details.

  • Last Call Ministries plans revival

    Last Call Ministries will have a One Voice United revival services under the tent on the field at Physicians Drive, Supply, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 2, and nightly at 7 p.m. May 3-8.

    For more information, call 409-1162.

  • Do we want to spend our lives ‘Up in the Air?’

    Oscar night is long over. The subsequent days and nights agonizing over who should have won and didn’t, which outfits were outrageous and which were breathtaking, the back-stabbing and Monday morning quarterbacking have all been relegated to a distant past. All questions and comments will likely be resurrected next year.
    Now is the time for me to view the work of the contenders and to offer my own review and/or appraisal.

  • Services set for 'reason for the season'

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services are scheduled throughout Brunswick County and the surrounding area this week.

    •Candlelight Christmas service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24, Bethel United Methodist Church, 3909 U.S. 17 Business, Bolivia. Come dressed as you are. Brief Christmas service to include singing Christmas carols, a message and communion. For more information, call the Rev. Mark Murphy at 617-3245.

    •Christmas Eve candlelight service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24, Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road SW (N.C. 904), Sunset Beach. 579-5753.