Worship News and Directory for October 1, 2014

By / Life on the Island / Wednesday, 01 October 2014 04:00

3rd Annual Prayer Walk

If we ask anyone between five-years old and one hundred what “Holiday” falls on October 31st, 100 percent will resound: “Halloween!” If we ask the same individuals what the next day proclaims, I guess 90 percent would stare back bewildered, because All Saint’s Day, November 1st, remains unknown by many, even Christians, as does All Souls Day on November 2nd.
Nevertheless, my Letter to the Editor in the Daily News, Jacksonville, North Caroline, two years ago brought added attention to All Saint’s Day. I announced that my wife and I would walk once around one of our city’s landmarks, Jacksonville Commons’ Pool, at 6:00 p.m., praying for God to continue to guide and bless our nation. In my letter, I invited other Christians to join our ten minute walk. A small group arrived and shared our praying. Last year, another Letter to the Editor about our All Saint’s Day Prayer Walk drew more praying walkers.
This third year, God’s Spirit touched me to invite more of God’s people to share in our All Saint’s Day Prayer Walk. Therefore, I am sending this same invitation to every Newspaper and Christian church email I can find, local and afar, throughout America. I encourage churches to tell their congregations of this prayer walk or at least tell them of this National effort. Further, I encourage Christians, wherever they worship, to gather at a landmark in their city or community. Then, on November 1st at 6:00 p.m., praying Christians can join spiritually over vast distances with Jacksonville, North Carolina souls in our Third Annual All Saint’s Day Prayer Walk.
Regardless of the distance between us, what a blessing God will bestow on our nation if two or three (thousand) gather in Christian spirit every All Saint’s Day. If we walk worthy of our calling, praising God, humbling ourselves, praying and seeking His face, God will forgive our sins and will heal our land as He promised in Second Chronicles 7:14.
If we invest a few minutes in an Annual All Saint’s Day Prayer Walk until Christ returns for us, His living saints, we will no longer hide our light under a bushel. We will shine it from the highest hilltop for all to see.

Sunday Morning Worship at CB pier

Rick Courtney and his wife, Lisa, are sharing love through worship, prayer and scripture with a Sunday morning worship service at High Tides on the North End Pier, Carolina Beach.  While Courtney was in the navy, he did ministry work. After retiring from the navy, he and his wife stayed in Virginia for a while, but, decided to move back to the area.
He then chose to share his ministry with others and he always felt Carolina Beach had this special charm about it. His mission is to share scriptures while singing His praises with an open invitation to all who want to share the same.
The gathering starts at 10 a.m., for fellowship, coffee/water and donuts are provided. Breakfast can be ordered from the grill, if you would like something more. They offer positive music and food for thought from the bible, and with the music, songs and worship you have the best view. He also has a Facebook page, where he offers words of encouragement each day; to get your day started on a positive note or pick you up if you are down; something to get you through or to get you thinking. You can contact him through the page also. Follow him at www.facebook.com/sundaymorningworship.
Courtney feels that life is hard enough, so church should refill that spirit and make you smile. So, stop in at High Tides on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. to get a smile and spirit through the message received. He is also working on a worship-driven album. Yes, if his name sounds familiar, it is because he is a member of the band Beachbilly Brothers that plays at different venues in the area.

“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.

Ministering Circle celebrates 125 years of service with its Annual Fall Gourmet Sale
Proceeds from the Nov. 1 sale will benefit non-profits & scholarships with a healthcare focus

The Ministering Circle of Wilmington is celebrating its 125th Anniversary on November 1 with its annual gourmet sale. For 30 years, the Ministering Circle has been selling gourmet foods, relishes, pickles, baked goods and one-of-a-kind specialty dishes to support healthcare programs at local nonprofits and educational facilities. Cape Fear Community College, UNCW, Nourish NC and Saint Mary's Dental Clinic are among the groups who have received support from the Ministering Circle's efforts throughout the years. Founded in 1888, the Ministering Circle of Wilmington is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that supports health care projects and scholarships in the Wilmington community. In honor of of the group's 125th anniversary, a local charity will receive a $25,000 gift. The recipient of the gift will be announced at the sale.
This year's sale will be held on November 1 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Elk's Club on Oleander Drive. Admission is free. For more information, contact M.Robison 910.251.8783 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St. Paul’s United Methodist  Church: “Island Pumpkin Patch Opens October 4th"

300 Harper Avenue • Carolina Beach, NC
When October rolls around, pumpkins are everywhere!  You can get one at grocery stores, the big bulk stores, produce markets and even other churches.  So, why take a special trip to Carolina Beach?  Well, other than the fact that it’s the BEACH, and the ocean breezes beckon for a peaceful stroll looking for shells on the sand and dolphins jumping in the water, and the boardwalk is quieter without the tourists, allowing everyone to linger and walk slowly through the shops -- we invite everyone to the St. Paul’s UMC’s 11th Annual Island Pumpkin Patch! 
Our pumpkins are beautiful, we have all sizes for every price range!  We have decorative gourds and white pumpkins to decorate your table.  We have scary and fun decorations for photo ops, and we have the nicest, most laid-back “ sales” team ever.  We have a community  "circular walking path" that allows you to slow down, contemplate, consider and think, waiting for a God-breakthrough to your questions, concerns or life stresses.  Sometimes we just need to slow down and listen for the answer to our problems. 
Plus, every year, the profits from our pumpkin sales stay right here in our community.  Needy youngsters receive Christmas gifts - because no matter what your circumstances, every child deserves a visit from Santa!  So, please make the extra effort to visit and purchase pumpkins from us.   We are located in the churchyard at 300 Harper Avenue in Carolina Beach, and we officially open at 3pm Saturday, October 4th, and are open daily until Halloween.   (Monday - Saturday:  11am - 7pm;  Sunday:  noon - 7pm).  You can call the church office at 458-5310 for information on the pumpkin patch, and our worship services, events, and ministries.”

Kure Memorial Lutheran News

Encouragement for the week:  “This is the day that the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm 118:24.
9:00 Sunday School      
10:00 Worship
11:00 Fellowship Time
  4:30 Youth Group    
Youth Group: Our Youth Group has begun meeting again after the summer break.  We meet on Sundays from 4:30 to 6:30 in the fellowship hall.  If you are a middle school or high school student looking for friendship, worship, joy, fun, mission, music, food, laughter, trips and more, we'd love to have you join us.  Find us on FaceBook at "KMLC Youth."
Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor:  Dan Keck 910-458-5266 email: pdannybeachguy@ gmail.com
Website: kurememorial.org
117 North 3rd Ave, (910)458-5266 • Kure Beach, NC 28449

New Film from Rick Santorum’s EchoLight Cinemas Receives Endorsements from Leaders Including Oliver North

Franklin, Tennessee, August 28, 2014 – At a time when religious liberty and persecution are appearing in the headlines daily,EchoLight Studios’ “One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty in America,” will world premier in churches and universities across America between September 1 – November 15, 2014. (http://onegenerationawaymovie.com/)
One of the most pressing issues confronting our culture today is the challenge to our religious liberties.
“One Generation Away” provides a powerful open exchange of Ideas from viewpoints across the spectrum that will equip audiences with knowledge to engage in this important conversation.
“One Generation Away” explores both sides of the religious freedom debate and is gaining a number of well-known supporters from both faith-based and political backgrounds.
“The producers of this film chose their title well by quoting Ronald Reagan,” said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, EVP at Family Research Council and author of “Never Surrender,” “We are watching American Christians progressively marginalized from the larger culture to its great detriment. This film does a brilliant job of detailing the problem and offering solutions. Every church in America should get behind this movie.”
EchoLight Cinemas offers a new method of screening films, where churches and other community venues can convert their meeting spaces into movie theaters.
Over 3,000 churches have expressed interest in becoming an EchoLight Cinemas partner, with more signing on daily. “Our First Freedom, the right to worship as we please, is ordained in our Bill of Rights and unique in all the world,” said LT. Col. ( Ret.) Oliver North, host of “War Stories” on FOX News & bestselling author of “American Heroes.” “Americans have fought and died defending this privilege since the founding of our Republic; but it’s now under attack like never before.
‘One Generation Away’ shows how ‘We the People’ can defend this essential liberty. Get your church behind this great movie and join the fight for our future.” “One Generation Away” focuses on seven cases of religious freedom disputes throughout the United States: the Mt. Soledad Veteran’s Memorial in San Diego, wedding service providers in Oregon and Washington, Hobby Lobby, chaplaincy in the military, as well as two education cases with a collegiate counseling program, and high school cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas.
Each case clearly presents both sides of the issue, and reflects on how the First Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, Free Exercise Clause and Religious Freedom Restoration Act are interpreted and applied.
Over 70 interviews are shown in the film. From politicians, thought leaders, business leaders, to religious leaders and opposing sides of freedom advocates, participants include Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Rick Santorum, Eric Metaxas, Steve Green, Dr. Robert Jeffress and Todd Starnes.
“One Generation Away” will release from EchoLight Cinemas on September 1, followed by “The Christmas Candle” in November and “Hoovey,” which is scheduled for February 2015. To learn more about EchoLight Studios and other EchoLight films, visit http://echolight.com/.
To find where “One Generation Away” is showing nearby or to sign your venue up as a cinema, visit echolightcinemas. com/cinemas. EchoLight Studios is committed to bringing first-class, redemptive media to the marketplace.
The studio produces, directs, funds and distributes faith-based films, hoping to bring both religious and secular communities together. Many of its films have broadcast on the Hallmark Movie Network, including “The Redemption of Henry Myers” and “A Christmas Candle” based on the novel by bestselling author, Max Lucado. -
See more at: pressreleases.religionnews.com/2014/08/28/one-generation-away-shines-light-erosion-religious-liberty-america/#sthash.3jLkL8H4.dpuf

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