Worship News and Directory for December 14th, 2016

By / Life on the Island / Tuesday, 13 December 2016 05:00

Church News - The Story of Christmas at Beach Community Church

 We at Beach Community Church invite you to celebrate Christmas with us. Please stop by the church on December 18th at 6:00 PM. There will be a program called “The Story of Christmas.” I can’t tell you what to expect. But considering we do things “A lotta bit different,” I’m sure you will be blessed. Beach Community Church is located in Carolina Beach at the corner of Cape Fear Blvd. and 4th St. It’s a place where we love God, our neighbors, and ourselves.

Carolina Coast Vineyard
Church News & Updates

Carolina Coast Vineyard Church located at 1328 N. Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach can be reached by calling (910) 707-1777 or (614) 425-2026. Cathy Chester- Senior Pastor; Rick and Lisa Courtney- Associate Pastors. Website  carolinacoast.org, Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sunday Worship service 9 am and 10:30am
October 30th- combined service at 10am
FAITH makes all things possible.
LOVE makes all things easy.
HOPE makes all things work.
Never heard of a “Vineyard” church? We are one of about 1500 churches worldwide. Carolina Coast was started in June, 2012 in a living room. We are located in the Pavilion, at the foot of Snows Cut bridge.  
November 12th 1 day class: GriefShare: “Surviving the Holidays” 10-12 @ CCVC Dealing with grief? Get some tools to help you…
Jonah. We are a lot like this guy. When we are asked to do something tough, we often run in the other direction. And usually it doesn’t work out well for us! The book of Jonah is not just about that whale. And a story of survival. It’s about not running away. Jonah’s story is about a journey. Faith. Obedience.
Join us as we begin a study from the Old Testament book of Jonah. See how Jonah’s tory related to you. We are a very friendly faith community who really believe in providing a “no judgment” zone, accepting each other just as we are, and together, growing in our Christian faith through worship, studying the Scripture and serving others. What to expect? A casual style service with contemporary worship, a relevant Scripture based message and a sense of community.
Mondays: Holy Yoga
6-7pm (small fee)
Thursdays: GriefShare  
10-noon

Kure Memorial Lutheran Church: “Rejoice Always. Pray Without Ceasing.”
117 North 3rd Ave, (910)458-5266 • Kure Beach, NC 28449

Words of Encouragement:  Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign:  Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.  Isaiah 7:14
Advent and Christmas Calendar of Events:
December 14:  Midweek Advent worship and Preschool Christmas Program!  7:00 pm   
December18:  Forth Sunday of Advent.  Worship at 10:00 am.  Also at 7:00 pm we will have a Blue Christmas Service of Care, Hope and Healing. This is a service of comfort and hope for all of us, but especially for those who find this time of year filled with sadness, grief and sorrow.  Please come and bring along your family members and friends to gather for a time of comfort and support.
December 21:  Midweek Advent worship with Holden Evening Prayer 7:00 pm  Reflection:  Believing!
December 24:  Christmas Eve candlelight service 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm.   
December 25:  Sunday Christmas Day worship at 10:00 am.
Regular Sunday Schedule:
  9:00 Adult Sunday School
10:00 Worship & Children's Sunday School
11:00 Fellowship Time   
  4:30 Youth Group
Surfin’ on God’s Grace,
Pastor:  Dan Keck   
910-458-5266
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.kurememorial.org

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 abrewer @nccommunityfoundation.org, 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 nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook or follow on Twitter @NCCF.

Youth Group Performs a Christmas Story

Last week the Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church Youth Group performed a Christmas Story. The audience enjoyed the story of Jesus along with songs.“A special thank you to our Director of Music Bob Norem, the children and youth, parents, teachers, and everyone that made this a special day” Please make sure to mark your calendars for Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church’s upcoming events; CBPC Choir Cantata, Dec. 18 at 4pm followed by refreshments. Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion, Dec. 24, 7pm. Christmas Day Worship, (combined service) Dec. 25, 10am. Worship on New Year's Day (combined service), Jan. 1, 9:30am.

Market Street Brass to Perform Christmas Concert at St. Paul’s

WILMINGTON – Music at St. Paul’s is pleased to present the Market Street Brass Christmas Concert on Friday, December 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 16th & Market Street in Wilmington. The Market Street Brass Christmas Concert is a highlight for many communities in the state of North Carolina featuring favorites of the season for all ages. In the first half of the recital well known sacred selections like Go Tell It On The Mountain and Once in Royal David’s City will enchant all who attend. Christian McIvor’s recent original compositions like Still, Still, Still and O Christmas Tree are fresh and exciting renditions of well known Christmas pieces. Edward Bach’s transcription of Dan Forrest’s A Cradle Carol as well as many other works in the concert will demonstrate the vocal qualities of the brass family. The second half of the concert will feature jazzed up versions of popular music associated with Christmas. Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride – originally for orchestra - features the sheer virtuosic possibilities of five players. Favorites like Winter Wonderland and I’ll Be Home for Christmas will leave people singing in their seats and children and adults alike can sing along to Jingle Bells and We Wish You A Jazzy Christmas. The relaxed presentation will include interesting commentary of each piece and is guaranteed to be fun for all.
Hospitality receptions follows concert.

St. Paul’s Guest Artist Series Continues with Acclaimed Jazz Pianist Benny Weinbeck

WILMINGTON –  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is pleased to present jazz pianist Benny Weinbeck in concert on Friday, January 27th at 7:30 p.m. (hospitality reception following concert), in the sanctuary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 16th and Market Street in Wilmington.  This is the second of five concerts in the 2016-17 St. Paul’s Guest Artist Series.
Benny Weinbeck has performed, composed and arranged music for over 25 years. He has worked with some of the top musicians and producers in the music industry. Involved in film scoring, corporate projects, and teaching at Macalester College, he has also produced four albums of original compositions and one of solo piano jazz standards.
His most recent release is a solo jazz piano album of famous jazz standards, and was 26 weeks on KBEM-FM jazz radio.
Always a class act, Benny has been called Minneapolis’ version of Bobby Short.
 Don’t miss your chance to see this acclaimed pianist perform in the exquisite acoustics of the St. Paul’s Episcopal sanctuary.
https://www.facebook.com/events/533378030205488/
 TICKETS:   $15
910-762-4578
https://st-pauls-guest-artist-series-benny-weinbeck-piano.eventbrite.com
 FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ronnie Wise, Music Director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 910-762-4578 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website is www.spechurch.com 

St Paul’s will be a distribution site for Hanover County Schools – Child Nutrition Department’s Summer Food Service Program

This summer St Paul’s will be a distribution site for The Hanover County Schools – Child Nutrition Department’s summer food service program (SFSP). The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. Through this program free healthy meals will be provided to children and teens during the summer months when school is not in session.
Meals will be provided Monday through Thursday 11:30 am – 12:15 pm. Church members will provide age appropriate crafts and/or games for children who wish to participate. Meals begin June 21st at 11:30.

 

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