The Community Counseling Center’s plant sale will be held Sat., April 10, 8am-12noon, 4810 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington. Johnson Farms of Pender County donating an amazing selection of fine garden plants to be sold to benefit the counseling center. The Center provides hope and healing through compassionate counseling by licensed therapists. The Executive Director is Reverend Dr. Jonathan Kelley (former Pastor of Southport Presbyterian Church). When face-to-face meetings are possible, Dr. Kelley counsels one day per week out of our Ministry Center. Call (910)452-7370 to schedule an appointment.
The “Mission Ministry Bunnies” are hopping around the community this week delivering Easter Baskets to SPC’s adopted families whose children attend Southport Elementary School . The baskets are filled with outdoor/indoor fun things together with a Walmart gift card to help families with their Easter dinners.
During Easter, we are invited to give to this special offering to help with disaster relief. The funds are used locally, nationally, and all over the world. When the tornado hit in Brunswick County last month, PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance) was there. When hurricanes destroyed our homes and beaches, assistance was immediate and long-term. The impact of your gift is also felt on all continents and many countries. To contribute, send or drop off a check to the church (make it to Southport Presbyterian Church, with the notation “OGHS”), or use the convenient and safe on-line giving tab on our website: www.southportpresbyterian.com
During much of 2020, our meal ministry was suspended because of COVID. Now with access to vaccines, we feel the time is right to safely resume the ministry. Meals prepared by members are kept in our freezer for anyone to take. Please think of this ministry when preparing soups, casseroles or main dishes. The freezer and containers are in the workroom. You can ask for help in the church office, Mon – Thurs, 9-2. If you know of someone who needs a meal, complete the form noting how many meals you have taken. No permission needed! We serve others with joy!
Brunswick County, with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, is developing a comprehensive travel plan to improve our quality of life. We are asked to complete a brief survey about transportation use. All modes of transportation are included: car travel, buses, ferries, shuttles, walking, biking and rail service. The more people who respond to the initiative the better our transportation options can be and the more funding may be available. Simply complete the online survey at: brunswickcountyctp.metroquest.com, or request a paper copy of the survey by contacting the Brunswick County Planning Department at (910)253-2025. Thank you for your input!
Wallace Presbyterian Church will host a Covid-19 vaccination clinic 9 am- 1:00 pm Thurs. April 1. It is open to anyone at least 18 years old. It is the Moderna vaccine, so a follow-up clinic is scheduled the same hours, April 29. To make an appointment, call Duplin County Health Dept, (910)296-2130 and leave a message. Someone will return your call and set your appointment.
Vaccination Information – Despite who your primary health care provider is, COVID-19 vaccinations for Brunswick County residents is managed by Novant Health. Residents aged 65 and older and now healthcare workers may schedule their vaccination appointments by going to: Novanthealth.org/vaccine. You will be directed to sign up for a Novant Health MyChart. You do not need to be a patient of Novant Health, but the Novant MyChart is the channel for everyone to get a vaccine appointment.
IMPORTANT COVID SAFETY NOTICE
For safety purposes, everyone please follow these vital requirements:
Use the Memorial Garden door.
Sign in at the register in the Narthex.
Spray disinfectant upon all touch surfaces when your meeting is over.
(Spray bottles are in each room, no need to wipe down)
Our next book for Reading Race Book Discussion Group is: Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2020). We encourage our regular book discussion members and also new-comers to our group to order the book. We will begin with the Prelude and Chapter One on Tues., March 9. We meet on Zoom at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact Pastor Joanna – firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-457-6811 for the Zoom link.