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Religion

  • Religion briefs

    Light Ministries to have fundraiser
    Light Ministries International will be having its annual fundraiser from noon-2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Rourk Gardens on Main Street in Shallotte. Barbecue chicken plates will be available, along with an art and craft sale. All proceeds will benefit the community outreaches and missions of LMI.
    St. Brendan’s to serve baked fish dinners

  • The West High Brothers are models of a universal family

    Iowa City boasts a group of young men who intend to stop the progress of violence, as best they can.
    Their mission is to eradicate the negative effect of bullying by positing the power of affirmations. Jeremiah Anthony is the lead person behind this effort. He is committed to the idea and ideal of empowering through praise and does so by sending messages randomly to his classmates and friends.

  • Religion briefs

    Jubilee and fish fry set for March 8
    Center Point Church (formerly Mt. Gilead Baptist Church), 5420 U.S. 17 in Winnabow, will host a Brunswick Gospel Jubilee and fish fry on Friday, March 8.
    The fish fry is from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and the gospel jubilee begins at 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy the food, music and fellowship. For more information, call Billy Hill at (910) 209-4927.

  • What do we believe? I was a stranger and you welcomed me

    A familiar reaction to strangeness is to recoil from it. Whether the foreign entity emerges from within our very being or advances from outside of us, we begin a flight or fight response.
    Our prejudices and biases rise from depths we never imagined. Instead of living in a world where we is the operative word, we reside in a dominion of us and them. Differences divide and diminish us where diversity could have excited and exhilarated us. Instead of opting to live in a brilliant universe of color, we choose to abide in the invisibility of grayness.

  • Religion briefs

    Yard and bake sale set for March 2
    Anointed Vessels Ministry will host a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m.-
    3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Once Again Consignment Shop, 3218 Whiteville Road/Mill Branch in Ash.

  • Valentine’s Day can be a heartfelt happening every day

    It was late in the afternoon on Valentine’s Day. A long day of chores, tasks, duties resulted in fatigue, frustration and a really funky disposition.
    No chocolates or flowers or special dinners could take me to a long, Calgon moment. Remember those commercials? Besides, Hubby Dear was bereft of ideas beyond, “Whatcha wanta do?” He’d already been plagued by my female friends questioning his intentions for the day.

  • Religion briefs

    Wild Game Banquet to benefit churches
    The fifth annual Wild Game Banquet, a combined effort with the Brunswick Baptist Association, will take place from 9:30 a.m.-
    1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2919 Galloway Road in Bolivia, adjacent to mile-marker 24 on U.S. 17.

  • The future of the church: What does a pope do when he resigns?

    The media is crackling with the unusual news of a papal resignation. Roman Catholics are filled with wonderment. The pronouncement certainly caught everyone off guard. No recent precedent offered a softening effect.
    Questions filled the air. Speculation began in earnest. Who might be the next Pope? In what capacity will Pope Benedict XVI serve? What title might be his? Will he be Pope Emeritus, Bishop of Rome Emeritus? How will this affect the church?
    While the answers are yet to be discovered, or uncovered, there is much to note in response.

  • Offended by comments

    To the editor:
    I was highly offended by Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker’s recent comment, “You really are a case, Mayor.”
    Mr. Parker, whatever the mayor may be, he, unlike you, was elected by the taxpayers of Sunset Beach.
    If you’re unhappy with our mayor, feel free to blame the man in the mirror. The tax-and-spend extravagance during your five years of feeding at the town’s trough is the principal reason we elected Rich Cerrato.

  • Shallotte student is studying in England

    On Monday, Jan. 14, a select group of Lee University students, including Sydney Underwood of Shallotte, departed for the annual United Kingdom Semester Study Abroad trip. This year’s trip leader is Dr. Kevin Brown, a professor of English in Lee University’s Department of Language and Literature.
    Twenty students from a broad variety of disciplines hugged family and friends goodbye, as they huddled in the 40-degree, rainy weather. Despite the unfavorable conditions, all seemed excited for the upcoming 10-week trip.