As part of Southport’s July 4 celebration SPC will be participating in a Children’s Activity Celebration July 3 from noon – 2 pm on the Southport waterfront Garrison Lawn. Our church is sponsoring an activity table where children can make patriotic sun catchers. Volunteers are needed to set up and staff the table. If you would like to help, please contact Judy Wetzig at email@example.com or 910-444-1324. We hope to share our church activity with an expected 200-300 children.
After the dedication of our new ministry center in 2019, the final phase is being completed this week with the paving of our parking lot. Completion of this phase is being made possible through our “Living the Vision” capital campaign, which is also helping to pay down our mortgage and provide funding for expanded mission outreach.
The Reading Race book discussion group will be offering a three-week study on All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles, winner of the National Book Award 2021 for Nonfiction. The book can be ordered from Amazon or other book stores. We invite church members and friends to join us Tuesday, June 21, June 28, and July 12, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. on the Rocking Chair Porch at Southport Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Carol Snyder – firstname.lastname@example.org, 910-253-4536
Tiya Miles is a professor of history, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.
Mark your calendars – It’s Summer and that means SPC Beach Night! The last Friday of the month there will be fellowship gatherings on the beach at the West end of Oak Island at 5:30 pm., June 24, July 29, and August 26. Meet on the western end of Oak Island on the beach. Bring a chair, your own meal (please remember for allergy-sensitive members, all food must be nut-free!), and a beverage. These are perfect evenings to spend together! Directions: Take Midway Road South, cross Swain Cut Bridge, and continue on Middleton Drive to Beach Drive. Turn right (West) on Beach Drive. Proceed to the western end of the island, staying LEFT at the fork in the road. You will find yourself in a parking lot. After parking, take the beach access to the beach and look for familiar and smiling faces!
Building and Grounds Ministry invites SPC members and groups to “Adopt a Bed” for weeding and maintaining our trees and shrub beds throughout our beautiful church grounds. Adopted beds are labeled with numbers on small white stakes. According to Building and Grounds Elder Joe Lhotsky, the new continual-maintenance project will be more effective than just holding bi-annual workdays. “For this project, we are asking individuals, families, groups, or committees of the congregation to adopt one or more shrub or tree beds and maintain, weed and keep trash-free year-round,” said Joe. “Most of the beds are small and can be tended by one or a few individuals, and some require a larger team. Maintenance schedules for weed and cleanup are determined by individuals or teams.”
To sign up, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FA8A72FAAFAC07-adopt
If you need assistance signing up or have additional questions, contact Joe Lhotsky at (704) 516-0964 or email@example.com.
In keeping with a goal to continue to expand its Mission Ministry outreach, Southport Presbyterian Church has joined forces with other area churches, individuals, organizations and foundations to provide much needed transitional housing through Brunswick Partnership for Housing (BPH).
Over the past several years SPC has been working with individuals facing homelessness to providing funds to cover many nights of emergency respite shelter for clients at cooperating local motels. The church recently donated $40,000 for BHP transitional housing projects in Brunswick County. According to BPH Executive Director Sally Learned, the organization has raised $400,000 of its $600,000 capital campaign goal for a building purchase and renovations on 11th Street in Southport, and a capital reserve fund. Shown from left to right are BHP Vice Chair, The Honorable Judge William F. Farley, Sally Learned, Stephen J. Dillon, BHP Board Chair, SPC Missions Ministry Chair, Bob Lambert, Robb Lapp, SPC Interim Senior Pastor and Jonna Hipp, SPC Associate Pastor.