Worship News and Directory for March 9th, 2016

By / Life on the Island / Tuesday, 08 March 2016 00:00

Malteser International Americas announces second annual “Make Lent Count” Campaign to Help Feed the Less Fortunate

Building on the success of their inaugural 2015 campaign to remind believers that Lent is a time for giving, not just giving things up, Malteser International Americas is again going to help “Make Lent Count” and enable friends and supporters to help feed those who are struggling to find their meal, or those who do without food altogether.
“Lent is a time for giving and not just giving up. Fasting encourages to easily put ourselves and our needs aside for a bit so that we can walk in the shoes of our  fellow human beings,” said Ravi Tripptrap, Executive Director, Malteser International Americas, ‘The selflessness of it helps  individuals to grow, and brings together families and communities. Often, this makes us realize more acutely the problems faced by others in the Americas and around the globe.

For the seven Fridays leading up to Easter (beginning February 10), Malteser International Americas is encouraging all supporters, friends and colleagues to help “Make Lent Count” by fasting from their usual lunch or dinner and instead eating a simple bowl of rice or vegetable soup instead, and donating the money saved to Malteser International’s food and nutrition projects. Malteser International Americas is looking for local organizations which would be interested in participating to contact Julie.Angulo@malteser- international com. Malteser International Americas is asking all who are fasting to visit www.orderofmaltarelief.org and make their donation. Exchanging one $10 meal is enough to feed a child in Peru for one month. Eating simply for the seven weeks of Lent results in enough  to feed a family for two months.
Each of the weeks of Lent will feature a different nutrition project in one of the countries in which Malteser International Americas is active. The campaign will again feature the social media hashtag #MakeLentCount to connect supporters and encourage them to share about their contributions from around the world.
Malteser International Americas is a global humanitarian organization with a mission of supporting the vulnerable and marginalized so that they may live a healthy life with dignity. Through our U.S. headquarters, Malteser International Americas provides immediate disaster response and preparedness as well as vital healthcare and nutrition to vulnerable people in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.
We are part of Malteser International, the humanitarian relief agency of the Order of Malta. With more than 100 projects annually in some 25 countries worldwide, we provide emergency relief after disasters and support recovery efforts, bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and sustainable development. For nearly 60 years, we have been standing by those affected by poverty, disease, conflict and disaster. -
See more at: pressreleases.religionnews.com/2016/02/02/malteser-international-americas-announces-second-annual-make-lent-count-campaign-to-help-feed-the-less-fortunate/#sthash.CszqnFfI.dpuf

Mustard Seed Fund Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted by the Mustard Seed Fund, which provides support for high school or college students or adults from southeastern North Carolina who plan to participate in mission trips through qualified nonprofits or faith-based organizations.
The fund was established in 2011 as a perpetual legacy to the memory of Wilmington residents Byron Stratas and Fred Rippy. It is administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).
The 2016 application is available on the New Hanover Community Foundation page on NCCF’s website (nccommunityfoundation.org). All application packets (completed application and two letters of reference) must be received by April 30, 2016.  The review committee will announce awards in May 2016. The review committee will only consider applications for mission trips that begin after June 1, 2016. A breakfast was held at Saint Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church Feb. 12 to honor past award recipients Chris Sutton, Caroline Lemley, and Caroline Balderson.
To contribute to the Mustard Seed Fund:
Gifts to the fund may be made in many forms, including cash and gifts of stock.  Visit NCCF’s website for information on how to give or to make a gift online.
For additional information, please email NCCF Regional Associate Angie Brewer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call her at 910-202-6727.
About the North Carolina Community Foundation
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $101 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $237 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.
For more information, visit www.nccommunityfoundation.org  and Facebook or follow on Twitter @NCCF.

Carolina Coast Vineyard Church has now Moved to their New Location 1328 N. Lake Park Blvd

We are excited to announce that we have finally moved to our new location! We were the church located at the boardwalk, outgrew it, and we are now located in the Pavilion building, across from Food Lion. We meet on Sunday mornings at 10:30.
Carolina Coast has a contemporary style service, with a casual feel. No need to dress up. You are among friends, even if it the first time you have visited us. CCVC is growing, and we would love for you to be a part of this 3 year-old church community.
If you are looking for a church home, come and visit! You can find additional information about our church, and the Vineyard at carolinacoast-vc.org.
Cathy Chester-Senior Pastor
Rick Courtney-Associate Pastor

Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church Updates & News

Lent is a period of time beginning with Ash Wednesday (February 10, 2016) and ending with Easter Sunday.  The length of the Lenten fast was established in the 4th century as 46 days (40 days, not counting Sundays).
Lent is a time to focus on repenting of sin and consecrating oneself to God.
Please join us at St. Paul’s as we observe the season of Lent.
Sunday, March 13
Scripture: John 12:1-8 (Mary washes Jesus’ feet with her hair)
Sermon: “Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise”
Theme: Like Mary, when we understand what Jesus has done for us, we will respond with extravagant gestures.
BOOK DRIVE Help our kids keep reading!  We're working to provide as many books as we can to  Carolina Beach Elementary School so that each child will have 5 books to take home for summer reading.  For more information, call 910-458-5310
LEGO CLUB: 5:45-6:45 pm for elementary school aged children (first through fifth grades).  The LEGO club combines fun, fellowship and faith for younger children. The club meets upstairs in the main church building.

7 pm - Wednesday at the Well Worship Service
Wednesdays at the Well is our mid-week time of study, reflection, and play designed to help us grow in our faith in Jesus Christ. It is a time of gathering with others, drinking from the well of God’s grace as we share with one another about God’s work in our lives. Please join us.
THURSDAY - Prayer & Coffee - "The More the Better!"  8:00am – 8:30am Start the day with group prayer and a cup of hot coffee!

Kure Memorial Lutheran Church Updates

Words of Encouragement:   Therefore, as God’s chosen people, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Colossians 3:12.
Lenten Schedule:
March 2, 9 and 16 – 6:00 p.m.  Dinner Church:  Soup, Songs, Bible study, Holy Communion and fellowship
3/20    Palm Sunday – Sunday of the Passion Service
3/24    Maundy Thursday Service – 7:00 p.m.
3/25    Good Friday Service -  7:00 p.m.
3/26    Easter Vigil -  7:00 p.m.– Service begins in our courtyard
3/27    Easter Sunrise Service – Ocean Front Park near Kure Pier
Easter – Resurrection Service – 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Schedule:
  9:00    Adult Sunday School
10:00    Worship & Children’s Worship
11:00    Fellowship
  4:30    Youth Group
Surfing on God’s Grace,
Pastor: Dan Keck
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Website: www.kurememorial.org


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