Wind Chimes

The wind chimes on my front porch are creating a loud, banging concert as the rain begins.  I love wind...especially wind blowing across the water if you're out in a boat.  But I also love the wind because it means that a change is coming...a cold front or a blustery day or rain.  Changes in weather are often energizing - we need this rain!  So we welcome these changes. But, change in the church is often hard!  (More on that in a moment) Ellen Wells, Trevor Hursthouse, Becky and Bob Underwood,…

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LINC

Recently, Ro and I visited LINC - Leading Into New Communities, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides transitional living and case management services for men and women returning from prison.  They also work with specific youth development services for African American young men ages 16-24.  They focus on educating and motivating their clients to make more positive life choices and learn to be productive members of the community. Their Residential Re-Entry Program provides tra…

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Federal Point - Address Update and April Needs

The new address for Federal Point Help Center is: 7 North Third Street, on the corner of Raleigh Street, the former Community Center. Mailing address: Box 54 Carolina Beach NC 28428 Phone: 910-458-2777. Hours of operation: 10: 00 a.m. to Noon, M-F. Donations have to be delivered during these hours unless prior arrangements are made.  Here are the April  needs for The Federal Point Help Center, They are as follows: April 2nd...............Canned Veggies…

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Red Boot Coalition

When we sing “We are One in the Spirit,” it is a wonderful reminder to me of what our call is as Christians. Our call as a Christian community is to be ONE IN THE SPIRIT. This song represents that call to community while showing compassion and humility. Paul says in I Corinthians, “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we are all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slave or fre…

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Easter Basket and Easter Egg Drive

Through the years, Holy Cross has made amazing Easter baskets and stuffed a lot of eggs.  I’m hoping our Holy Crossers will want to help Church of the Good Shepherd support La Familia Sagrada in Newton Grove again this year.   Easter will be April 16th and Church of the Good Shepherd hopes to gather 400 Easter Baskets and 4,000 Easter Eggs for the children of migrant farm workers' children. We will collect baskets and eggs  through Sunday April 2nd for them. Baskets and eggs ready after 4/…

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