• Religion Briefs

    lpha Course set at Trinity UMC
    The Alpha Course, a practical introduction to the Christian faith, is being offered free to the public at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14, through Nov. 23.
    The class begins at 6:15 p.m. and is preceded by an open church buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5; free for first-timers.

  • Help is wanted, needed and must be honored

    When I spoke with one of my daughters about the treat in store for me, she got a case of the giggles. I told her that my friend Rita, who is a registered nurse, asked if I’d like to join her and her daughter plus another pal in viewing “The Help.” She felt that it would be a great venture to offset my increasing cabin fever. My daughter’s comment had me laughing. She said, “Isn’t that your first name these days, Help?”

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    Usher celebration planned

    Greater Tabernacle Church Ministries, 683 Longwood Road NW in Ocean Isle Beach, will have its annual usher’s anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Guest speaker will be the Rev. John Williams of Holy Light Holiness Church in Tabor City.

  • Assuming God is God: Words that are true and believable

    When I was a young girl, my family spent the entire summer at the beach, a marvelous Italian enclave on the Connecticut shoreline. I have wonderful memories of sun-drenched fun and scores of visiting friends, otherwise known as the children of vacationers. 

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    Gospel sing set for Aug. 14

    Woodmen of the World will present a gospel sing and family social beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Woodmen of the World Lodge 160, 136 Commerce St. in Shallotte.

  • My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people

    Every time I go to a funeral and hear the Gospel proclamation, “In my house there are many mansions,” I am both relieved and uplifted. Being cognizant of my own multiple failings and the variety of individuals who have come to church to pay their respects to the family of the deceased, it feels good to hear that God has prepared a place for us. 

  • Locals help with tornado relief

    At 7 a.m. on July 12, a big 26-foot Penske truck filled to capacity pulled out of the parking lot at Bible Baptist Church in Holden Beach bound for Moulton, Ala. 

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    Stuff the Bus at Generations

  • The family that plays together stays together

    While preparing to go home after nearly five months in various hospitals and rehabilitation centers, I received a missive from Sr. Joan Chittister, who spoke of the value of playing. 

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    James to be at Generations

    John James, former lead singer and co-founder of the Christian band, The Newsboys, will speak at Generations Church, 4874 Long Beach Road in Southport, on Sunday, July 31.