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Religion

  • 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.

  • Pastor turns tragedy into new CD single

    Tim Greene, Grammy and Dove Award-winning music producer, and David Pickett, talent scout and TV producer, have joined forces to help a singer who is also a pastor, actress, poet and playwright, turn her sorrow and subtle-anguish concerning a national tragedy into a CD single.
    The recent school shootings at Sandyhook in Newtown, Conn., and across the United States has led Yushonda Midgette-Spriggs to write “Keeping Kids Safe.”

  • Interact Club talks about trip to New York

    On Jan. 25, the West Brunswick High School Interact Club gave a presentation about their visit to New York City on Nov. 3, 2012, for Rotary UN Day to members of the South Brunswick Island Rotary Club.
    Jennifer Vanasse, SBI president-elect, was determined to make the trip happen, even though they arrived in NYC on the heels of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Women to take part in Bible program Feb. 17

    Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. North in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. will present its Women of the Bible program at 4 p.m. Feb. 17. The program is free, although donations will be accepted.
    Mary Modica of Sunset Beach will represent Rizpah, while Jo-Ann Ajjan of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., will be Queen of Sheba.
    “She was courageous,” Modica said of Rizpah.

  • Religion briefs

    Lenten lunch worship services begin Feb. 13
    For Christians, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent, a time of study, prayer, self-reflection and penitential acts in preparation for Easter.

  • Prayerful preparation for Easter: What does Lent mean to us today?

    It seems that we’ve only recently ended a holy season, one that is familiar to all and celebrated publicly with bell ringing, gift giving and parties galore. Though not true for all, most people are uplifted by the camaraderie they experience, the gathering of family and friends. We color the time in red and green, warm colors that lighten and brighten even the dimmest of days.

  • Religion briefs

    St. Brendan begins gun control campaign
    In response to the massacre in Newtown, Conn., St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte has begun a campaign to curb the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. All people of goodwill are invited to participate.
    Petitions are available for all parishioners and other members of the community to sign. Once signed, these petitions will be sent to lawmakers on the federal, state and local levels.