All are invited to Souper Bowl of Caring luncheon after the worship service for some delicious homemade soup and an opportunity to support the Southport-Oak Island Interfaith Food Pantry. Wear your favorite Super Bowl LIV team colors and bring non-perishable food items and/or a monetary donation. Go 49ers; Go Chiefs.
Stephen Ministers, Sally Barton and Phyllis Falkenstein participated in a week-long Stephen Leader Training in a week-long training Jan. 12–18. The leader’s training course is an engaging week of learning, discovery, worship, relationship building, and catching a vision for all that Stephen Ministry can be for our congregation. We are grateful to this church and the Congregational Care Ministry for providing funds and support to increase our number of Stephen Leaders in order to meet the future needs of our congregation. Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers all share a common passion—bringing Christ’s love and care to hurting people. See more information about Stephen Ministry.
SPC’s Congregational Care and Stephen Ministries are hosting this community program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern Chapter.
This presentation will cover:
– The impact of Alzheimer’s, including problems with memory, thinking and behavior
– The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia
– Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors
– Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms.
– Alzheimer’s Association resources.
To register, go to alz.org/events and scroll down to “events near me” and input keyword “Southport.” You will be asked for your email and to create a password. Other registration options include calling the church office at 910-457-6811 or the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900. While registration is not required, doing so will ensure enough handouts are available and monitor that the minimum number of 30 attendees have been met.
This is a seven-week study on the New York Times Bestseller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. (New York: The New Press, 2012). The book’s introduction will be discussed at the first meeting. After completion of this book, the group will choose another book and will evaluate meeting day, time, and place. If you have a conflict with Tuesday evenings, but are interested, let us know and we will hopefully be able to include you in the discussion of the next book.
We have moved our meeting day and time to Tuesday evenings in the hope that people who have day jobs may be able to join us. When we have finished this book, we will choose another book and we will evaluate our meeting day, time, and place. If you have a conflict with Tuesday evening, but are interested, let us know and we will hopefully be able to include you in the discussion of the next book.
Because driving at night is difficult for many of us, we have decided to meet in St. James, rather than the church, so we encourage people to car pool. If you are new to our group, please contact Carol Snyder at 910 253-4536 or Sandra Griffith at 910 253-7376 for address location as well as having your name added to the list for entrance to St. James.
Homemade meals were packed up by SPC volunteers on Sunday and delivered as part of the church’s annual participation in a week of Winter Sheltering for the homeless Jan 5 – 11. There are still opportunities to supply food, pack food, visit the homeless and of course, pray for them. For more information or questions, please contact Laura Cacchione.
Join us to watch the “The Forgiven,” a 2017 drama that takes place after the end of Apartheid when Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption. The movie tells the story of the beginning of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa.
The commission was created in 1995 by Nelson Mandela and his Government of National Unity, in which Tutu was asked to be the chairman. Its purpose was:
To investigate violations of human rights that took place between 1960 and 1994.
To provide support and reparation to victims and their families
To compile a full and objective record of the effects of apartheid on South African society.
At its start, no one was certain that such a Commission could work. The film shows Desmond Tutu’s struggle and faith and the power of forgiveness. It also raises hope that we, the people of the United States, may find healing, forgiveness, and transformation from the effects of racism on our society.
Invite your friends and neighbors to join us as we begin the weekend honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Light Refreshments will be served. Please note: Our church is a peanut and tree-nut free zone.
Childcare in the Church Nursery will be available if requested at (910) 457-6811.
All are invited to the annual celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee of Southport. The breakfast buffet will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Murrow Hall. Tickets can be purchased through Ilona at the SPC office for $12.00. For more information, contact Jane Henderson at email@example.com
Join us during fellowship for an opportunity to take a tour through SPC’s updated website, explore new features on the Instant Church Directory, and answer how-to questions. Bring laptops, mobile phones or tablets to participate in the Scavenger Hunt! Sandwiches from Jersey Mike’s will be provided, complementing Bakers’ Dozen donations.
The Presbyterian Women’s (PW) Annual Bake Sale at Southport’s Annual Winter Craft Festival December 15 raised $1,186 for the Southport Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship Food Pantry. PW Representative Laura Cacchione presented the check to Bill Hogue, manager of the Food Pantry just in time for the Christmas holidays. The PW project was headed by Maggie Lhotsky and Martha Brown, co-chairs of the PW Mission and Giving Committee. Volunteers baked holiday treats, and additional volunteers set up and staffed the booth at Southport’s Annual Winter Craft Festival in Franklin Square Park on Dec. 14. Many thanks to all the bakers, packers and other volunteers who helped make this worthwhile local mission project a huge success!
Stop by the Narthex and pick up some Christmas ”Wish Lists” from our Angel Tree for local Southport ministries supported by SPC. The tree is decorated with Angel, Tree and Stocking gift category ornaments. Angels are for two families adopted through Southport Elementary, plus Angels for Providence Home ($25 Walmart Gift Cards). Tree Ornaments are for Matthew’s Ministry and the Food Pantry ($25 Walmart Gift Cards). If ornaments on the tree are taken before you have an opportunity to choose one, you can still support Matthew’s Ministry and the Food Pantry with extra gift cards as well as our two adopted families! Gifts for families should be wrapped and a permanent name tag attached to the gift along with the ornament tag. Gift cards can be placed in the gift envelope near the tree. All gifts should be returned to the church no later than Sunday, Dec 15! Our Mission Ministry thanks you for “Sharing the Gift of Giving and Caring this Christmas Season”!
Many thanks to Sue Meyer, Julia Hill, Doug Morrill, Mike Hill and
Carol Morrill (behind the camera) for setting up the 2019 Angel Tree.