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Religion

  • N.C. Boys Choir to perform at Shallotte Presbyterian Church

    The North Carolina Boys Choir will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11 at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main St., Shallotte.

    The North Carolina Boys Choir is one of the relatively few existing boy choirs in the country, perpetuating a centuries-old art form, according to a news release.

    The 75-plus members of the organization have a strenuous rehearsal and performance schedule. They sing every thing from classical music by Bach and Mozart to simple ballads and polkas, and their music is sung in several languages.

  • What is left in the aftermath of a Papal visit?

    We are accustomed to seeing pictures of city workers doing a massive cleanup in the wake of a celebratory parade or the return of conquering heroes, but there was no cleanup needed after Pope Benedict XVI left the United States. No litter was strewn along Main Street USA. In fact, his departure was amazingly quiet, at least in this neck of the woods.

  • Church briefs

    Seaside UMC men to have golf tournament

    Seaside United Methodist Men will have its ninth annual Caring and Sharing Golf Tournament at Brierwood Golf Course on Saturday, May 17.

    Check in time is 8 a.m.

    There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. with a Captain’s Choice format for four-person teams; ladies, mixed and men’s A and B flights. Cost is $60 per person ($240 per team) and includes l8 holes of golf with cart, refreshments and lunch.

  • Remember to have a blessed day

    Among the many things I love about living in the South is the custom of being blessed.

    Along with the paper or plastic question, many cashiers send me on my way home with the words, “Have a blessed day” ringing in my ears.

    For some, it may be a substitute for the ubiquitous “Have a good day,” but I suspect most folks really mean the benediction. They feel God’s graciousness in their lives and wish to share that giftedness.

  • Holden Beach Chapel to be part of Days at the Docks

    The Holden Beach Chapel has several events planned for Saturday, April 26, during the festivities of Days at the Docks.

    A silent auction will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bids are placed during the day and the final high bidder receives the item.

    Items open for bidding include: original art work, service projects, jewelry and collectables. Special recreational offerings include: beach home rentals, a quail hunt, golf packages and tickets to a UNC football game.

  • God's wisdom provides new understanding

    Each year laywomen provide a unique worship service in an effort to unite us in prayer and to surface the reality that women across the globe continue to suffer a variety of abuses.

    Without denying the fact men and children are included among the ranks of the deprived, underprivileged and impoverished people, it is specifically women who help us to understand challenges particular to their world. They are the ones who give voice to the universal cry of the poor and vulnerable ones who often are too proud or fearful to speak for themselves.

  • Church briefs

    Strawberry festival planned

    Calabash Presbyterian Church will host a Strawberry Festival from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the church.

    Admission is $5.

    For more information, call the church at 579-7356.

    Temple Emanu-El hosts Passover Seder

    Temple Emanu-El will have its annual Passover Seder (second night) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, in the Rosen Center, 65th Ave. North and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • There are many ways of finding grace

    One of my favorite Sunday treats is watching the television program, “Sunday Morning.”

    I love the variety of topics and enjoy the fact it is a way of keeping in touch with friends who are simultaneously involved with the program from afar.

    Nestled among pieces that reminded viewers of events from years ago and commented on the comparative value of vinyl records over iPod downloads, there was an intriguing interview Maria Shriver conducted with a multimillionaire—whose name I have unfortunately forgotten.

  • Church briefs

    Operation Inasmuch set for April 19

    On April 19, 12 Baptist churches in Brunswick County will join with hundreds of other churches across North Carolina in a statewide Operation Inasmuch Day, according to a news release.

    Volunteers from all over the state will work together to provide assistance to those in need, including: working at food pantries, building wheelchair ramps, handyman repairs, care packages for soldiers and their families and taking blankets to nursing homes.

  • Keep the inner eye focused on goodness

    Those who know me well also know I love to tease, especially to tease those who are near and dear to me.

    Obviously, my husband is the most frequent recipient of my jesting comments. I exaggerate the effects of his contemplative nature, describing in great detail his many prayer chairs and their many accompanying books. I wonder aloud at the procrastination that emerges from hours spent in pondering rather than in practicality, but all the while, part of me is watching the power of that prayerfulness. I am being impelled to a similar lifestyle, even if I express it differently.