United Methodist Church to hold ‘Last Supper’ drama LUMBERTON — Chestnut Street United Methodist Church will present a dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
The youth of the church will reenact the scene of the painting while dressed as disciples. The Adult Choir will present choral interludes appropriate for this occasion.
The church is located on the corner of Chestnut and Eighth streets in Lumberton. For information call 910-739-3304.
Missionaries share stories at St. Paul’s Jolisa Canty
ST. PAULS — The death of their son didn’t stop Drs. Leslie and Cindy Morgan from pursuing their lifelong mission of helping others — in fact, it only energized them to do more.
The two doctors, missionaries in Bangladesh for 24 years, lost their middle child, Everett, to bone cancer in 2008. After taking about nine months off, the Morgans decided to go back to Bangladesh to continue their service.
Catholic church gets new social hall LUMBERTON — St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church broke ground on Sunday for a social hall at the church’s current location on Elizabethtown Road.
Several church officials, including Monsignor David Brockman from the Diocese of Raleigh, took part in the groundbreaking, with at least 100 parishioners on hand, according to Rev. John Gillespie.
St. Francis De Sales was established in April 1916 in downtown Lumberton, and moved to its current ...
Church happenings for March 9 Special events
The Fellowship Among Christian Churches has announced its schedule of services.
Pastor Maxie Dobson will speak at Tabernacle of Miracles on April 29.
Bishop Ricky Deese will speak at Praise and Worship Ministries on July 29.
Buie will speak at St. Joseph Miracle Revival Center on Sept. 30.
The Hometown Quartet will be at the Hyde Park Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Sr.’s Joy Club.
Quiz bowl winners Contributed
Children from the First Baptist Church Lumberton Youth Department and Antioch Baptist Church participated in the 2012 annual African American History Quiz Bowl on Feb. 25. First Baptist Church, at the conclusion of the second game, had a point total of 196 points — the highest of all three teams. The team received medals, trophies and a plaque for the church. To learn more about First Baptist Church visit www.firstbaptistlumbert...
Church Happenings for May 13 Yard sale
The Freedom Fellowship Church Ladies Ministry will have a yard sale on Saturday at Buddy’s Bait Shop on N.C. 72 West. The yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m., and will include a Sears sewing machine and many other items for sale.
The Pembroke District Church of God Camp Meeting will be Sunday through Friday at The Rock Church of God, 2209 W. Carthage Road, Lumberton.
Sunday’s meeting will star...
Following God’s Way In Life There are certain qualities that make some people rise above the crowd.
Boaz was one of those people who, when faced with a situation, responded in a way that makes him stand out even today as a great example.
First, let’s consider that there are legal ways to address a situation. He assembled ten of the city’s elders to sit as judges in a legal matter concerning Naomi. Land owned by Naomi and her late husband, Elimelech, had been sold du...
God teaches us to help the poor When Naomi and Ruth settled in Naomi’s homeland, Scripture shows us Ruth was sincere in her loyalty to her mother-in-law.
The chapter begins with an introduction of Boaz as a wealthy man who was kin to Naomi’s late husband. Immediately following this, Ruth asked for permission to go to the field and “glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace.”
Gleaning was a common practice by the poor. Gleaning was the gathering of g...
Starting well with children Starting well with children
August 7, 2011 Sunday School Lesson
Judges 13:1-8, 24, 25
Again and again, Israel was found to be evil in the Lord’s eyes, and the thirteenth chapter tells us He had handed them over to suffer at the hands of the Philistines for forty years.
In the third chapter of this book, we were told that God left some people in Israel for the purpose of discipline and to teach succeeding generations how to go to battl...
God, not Gideon, won the battle July 24, 2011 Sunday School Lesson
Judges 6-8; 21:25/Judges 7:2-4, 13-15; 8:22-26
Gideon’s story begins like others in the Book of Judges. Israel, having strayed from the Lord and living under the control of the Midianites, cried out to Him for His help, and the Lord raised up a man to lead them out of their oppression.
The first thing we see in the story of Gideon is that God chose him. There were many other men, but in the wisdom know...
God takes notice of one man’s disobedience July 3, 2011 Sunday School Lesson
Joshua 7:1, 10-12, 22-26
Just as soon as the account of triumph over Jericho ends, God’s Word tells us about defeat for Joshua and Israel.
Joshua 7:1 begins with: “But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing.” The Lord made it clear to His people that they were not to take any of the spoils from Jericho.
Scripture refers to the forbidden spoils as “the accursed thing.” The ac...
Jericho: The Lord is in control Jericho: The Lord is in control
June 19, 2011 Sunday School Lesson
Often we hear about the providence of God, but what does this mean to us and what does it say about God?
One of the greatest scriptural reminders of the providence of God is given to us in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans...
The eternity that awaits believers May 29, 2011 Sunday School Lesson Revelation 22:1-9, 13-17
Perhaps you have wondered what you will experience in eternity. God will, most certainly, provide in the most wonderful ways for us.
There will be a “pure river of water of life,” John tells us. It is reasonable to believe that in a new heaven and earth God will create a river, and it will be a perfect river flowing with the water of life. The river flows from God and from Christ ...
A new heaven and a new earth May 22, 2011 Sunday School Lesson
Revelation 21:1-8, 22-27
Christians know this world grows less attractive by the day. The world’s beauty gradually fades physically and spiritually the longer we walk with the Savior.
The Apostle John tells us that he saw “a new heaven and earth” because the first heaven and the first earth “were passed away.”
Recently, tornadoes swept through our area and other parts of the South, resulting in death ...
The redeemed praise God As another scene of praise and worship opened up to the Apostle John, he tells us he saw a great multitude of people at the throne of God.
John said there were so many people that it was simply not possible for anyone to count them.
This multitude was made up of people from all over the world. Every tribe, nation, people and tongue was represented in that group.
Notice that these people had a place of high privilege as they were at God’...
Eternal praise to God May 8, 2011 Sunday school lesson
After he was given the messages to the seven churches, John said he saw an opening in heaven and heard a voice that he described as sounding like a trumpet. The trumpet-like voice invited John into heaven, and he would be shown “things which must be hereafter.” Thankfully, God also shows us some of the things will be hereafter. According to John, he was suddenly “in the spirit” when he was bro...