Worship News and Directory for December 31st, 2014

By / Life on the Island / الثلاثاء, 30 كانون1/ديسمبر 2014 05:00

Deily Launches Most Comprehensive Online Platform to Collect, Organize and Explain the World’s Religious Content

Anyone who wants to learn more about religion or share their understanding of any faith has a new online destination, Deily.org.  Deily today launched a new online community dedicated to an open and respectful discussion of religion through the sharing and explanation of religious content ranging from canonical texts to the sermons, prayers, hymns and teachings that happen every day.
Unlike many existing websites in this category, Deily.org is not focused on a single religion, but encompasses an open marketplace of faith-based information and ideas.  The site combines elements of education, knowledge-sharing, social interaction, and fundraising, depending on the needs and interests of the individuals and institutions who register or visit the site.  Deily.org is designed to be equally useful and of interest to anyone including religious scholars, clergy, devout believers, and people simply curious to explore religious information.
“We believe that a collective exploration of religion, and the way we make sense of religious questions, will connect us to our faith, our understanding and ultimately to one another in a manner that benefits the common good,” said Shawn Bose, CEO and Co-founder.  “Deily’s mission is to modernize the way people interact with their religious study or experience, transforming it from a passive to an active state.  This allows members to explore and engage in this part of their lives in the same way they do almost everything else – online, on demand, and personalized to their own needs and wants.”
On the site, members can create content, share knowledge, and broaden their understanding by experiencing the content, while organizations can extend their reach and receive donations from around the world.  For example, in one section of the site, scholars, clergy, believers, and experts may be explaining specific verses of religious doctrines.  In other sections, registered users may be learning about how to talk to children about the ways different religions celebrate the year-end holidays, while others may be watching a sermon or lecture from their own place of worship and making a gift to that organization.
“In developing the concept for Deily.org, we saw a void or need unmet by other faith-based websites,” said Justin Halloran, COO and Co-founder.  “Deily.org is a living, breathing site with a contemporary outlook, and a place to learn and ask questions.  At the same time, we have developed operating principles and tools for the community to guide other members, to ensure that Deily.org does not become a platform to judge others or disparage the faiths of those who do not share each other’s specific religious beliefs.”
Members and organizations can engage with Deily.org on three primary levels:
•    Learning: Everyone can watch, listen, and read Deily’s quickly growing 200,000+ pieces of content, including canonical texts, sermons, hymns, prayers and teachings from the world’s major religions.  See examples, such as this video of the history of Hinduism in India and explanations of Exodus 20 in the King James Version of the Bible.
•    Sharing: Individuals and organizations who join (at no cost) may create their own profiles and pages to add, praise, explain, flag (when inappropriate), and request explanations of religious content.
•    Fundraising: Churches, temples, synagogues, universities and other charitable organizations may claim their own pages to share content, extend their reach and raise funds.  An organization’s tax-free status is verified before they may accept donations.
“Deily has the potential to be the platform that is needed to bring the study of religion into the digital age,” said John Holt, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities in Religion and Asian Studies at Bowdoin College.  “The mission to bring together all the audiences for which this type of information is central, including scholars of religion, clergy, and individuals, can create new opportunities for learning that have not existed before.”
About Deily
Deily.org is an online community dedicated to the sharing and explanation of religious content, including canonical texts, sermons, prayers, hymns, lectures and teachings.  Deily counts among its members clergy and leaders of religious communities, scholars and academics in the field of religious studies, and lay people, both devout and curious.
- See more at: http://pressreleases.religionnews.com/2014/12/08/deily-launches-comprehensive-online-platform-collect-organize-explain-worlds-religious-content/#sthash.S7hGcERH.dpuf

Kure Memorial Lutheran News
117 North 3rd Ave, (910)458-5266 • Kure Beach, NC 28449

Encouragement for the week:  Lord, make us instruments of your peace: where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where they is sadness, joy.  Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love.  For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  -- St. Francis of Assisi
Sunday Schedule:
  9:00 Sunday School      
10:00 Worship
11:00 Fellowship Time     
  4:30 Youth Group
Surfin’ on God’s Grace,
Pastor:  Dan Keck  
email:  عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.
Website: www.kurememorial.org

Carolina Coast Vineyard Sunday Morning Worship At the CB Pier
High Tide Lounge 1800 Carolina Beach AVE (top floor)

 Carolina Coast Vineyard Church and Sunday Morning Worship have a unique and special story. Cathy Chester, Pastor, moved to Wilmington in 2012 from Columbus, Ohio with her husband Jon, a retired Deputy Sheriff, to plant CCVC in Wilmington, a call they felt very strongly about. Just two weeks after their arrival, they began meeting with neighbors in their home.
But in less than four months after starting the church, Jon, a passionate tattooed Harley riding cop turned pastor, died unexpectedly, after a routine surgery. Cathy, a retired Special Education teacher, knew that she was to keep the church going. So, she took the lead as pastor, continuing to meet with the group. She is still amazed at how she was able to keep going, knowing without any doubt that she was stay here, even while still grieving.   Rick and Lisa Courtney had been an active part of the Vineyard Church in Virginia Beach. Rick, a Navy veteran had done some ministry while serving and after retiring, they both connected with the church and immersed themselves in ministry there.
Both Wilmington natives, they decided to return to their roots a number of years ago.  In early 2014, Rick and Lisa connected with Cathy through Facebook when searching for Vineyard churches in the area. They had an almost instant connection to each other.
When Rick and Lisa started Sunday Morning worship at the Pier, they started attending each other’s gatherings. 
It became quite evident that God had connected them to serve together in ministry in Carolina Beach. And so, Sunday Morning Worship merged with Carolina Coast Vineyard Church. 
CCVC’s mission is to provide a Christ-centered faith community on the Island that is casual, current and comfortable for everyone.  (Flip flops are encouraged) You will experience a welcoming environment with an amazing view. The gathering starts at 10am with coffee and donuts and a chance to meet new friends, and we begin at 10:30.
You can contact Rick, Cathy and Lisa through the Carolina Coast Vineyard Church Facebook page, or through our website. Learn more about Carolina Coast on our website, www.carolinacoast-vc.org Life is hard enough. Come and get refilled. Our motto is NEVER WALK ALONE. That meaning is twofold: You never walk alone when you walk with Jesus and you when you are part of a faith community that truly believes in the power of both. Come and check it out. High Tide Lounge 1800 Carolina Beach Avenue (top floor).

Love In Action

These are tough times right now for so many. And Jesus calls us to love, not only with our words, but in Truth with our actions, as 1 John 3:18 says.
At Beach Community Worship Service, we seek to do just that, by doing things a whole lot different. We seek to impact the community of Carolina Beach and beyond with the love of Christ. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you thought you had no one to call for help?
Well, we at BCWS want you to know that you now have a new place to call if you find yourself in need. If you get unexpected news and need someone to pray with you, please call us.
If you are recovering from an illness or surgery or are a caretaker for a family member and you just need a hot meal brought by or some groceries or medications, please call us. If you find yourself in an urgent situation, please call us, we’ll make every effort to help you the best we can. If you need clothes, shoes, or food, we want you to please call us. Pastors Tim Russell and Paul McCracken want you to know we all love you and we’re here for you. Galatians 6:2 tells us, “Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ”. Our services are on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm and Sunday mornings at 11:00am. We are casual, come as you are and spirit filled. Come see Love In Action! We are located at 5 North 4th Street, CB and our phone number is (910)398-8509



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