A New Home In Wilmington NC

It's a loooonggg way from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Wilmington, NC! What an amazing 4 weeks!  Our new friends from Congo, Buza (mom), Joy, George, Morisi, and Zawadi arrived at ILM on February 3 and were met by folks from Holy Cross and staff members from Interfaith Refugee Ministries (IRM).  Ro Daugherty and Dora Alcon rented a truck and moved 4 rooms of furniture donated by Sue and Mark Consentino, delivered it, and a whole team of other church members decorated the apartment .  A B…

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Wine Experience...it's a Wrap!

The saying “it takes a village” is so true – only for us it was “it takes a church”.    It seems like only yesterday we were preparing for our first “Wine Experience” and now it is over.  I think those who attended will agree it was a delightful evening and are looking forward to next year’s event!  So many people helped make the event successful starting with the committee who met regularly for several months of planning.  Thanks go to Jim and Jenny Scott, Pete and Polly Lake, CA Wallin, Chuc…

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Senior Warden's March Message

 "Please take a look at this link" and consider the amazing grace that must be present to love God and your neighbor from a place of scarcity.  Peace and Blessings - Ellen   http://myhome.unctv.org/the-chicken-lady/

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Reflection from Father Dick Warner

  Dear Friends, It has been a while since I have had the opportunity of sharing some thoughts with you in this format and I have missed that opportunity.  As I sit down to write this note to you we are in the middle of the season of Lent.  As many of you know I am a bit old fashioned when it comes to this season for I truly believe it should be (could be) a season when we spend some time not beating our breasts and saying woe is me, but  a time for us to get in touch with what is really import…

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Senior Warden's February message

Ash Wednesday is February 10, which is the beginning of our Season of Lent.  In the Episcopal Church this is traditionally a time for self-reflection and spiritual renewal.   I'd like to invite and encourage you to attend the Ash Wednesday services at 12:00 and 7:00 p.m.  Also, this is a reminder that we will have Wednesday Eucharist services throughout Lent at 5:30 p.m.  As we worship together, we are seeking spiritual direction as individuals, and also as a faithful church community. This ti…

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