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Worship News and Directory for July 9th, 2014

Religion News Service releases iBook about Pope Francis

Washington, D.C. — Visit the iBookstore today to download a free copy of Pope Francis: A Pope of Firsts from Religion News Service. This new ibook offers a collection of stories and graphics about Pope Francis.
The book covers Pope Francis’s election and early days in office, to his impact as the first Latin American and first Jesuit to rise to the papacy. Download your free copy today by searching “Religion News” in the iBookstore.
This is the first e-book from Religion News Service. Upcoming e-books will include reporting guides and other topics of coverage. This book is published by the Religion News Service, an award-winning non-profit news corporation with editorial offices in Washington, D.C. RNS creates and distributes across the globe exceptional and unique non-sectarian news, analysis and commentary about religion, values and ethics. For more information, visit

Sunday Morning Worship at Carolina Beach Pier

Rick Courtney and his wife, Lisa, are sharing love through worship, prayer and scripture with a Sunday morning worship service at High Tides on the North End Pier, Carolina Beach.
While Courtney was in the navy, he did ministry work. After retiring from the navy, he and his wife stayed in Virginia for a while, but, decided to move back to the area.
He then chose to share his ministry with others and he always felt Carolina Beach had this special charm about it. His mission is to share scriptures while singing His praises with an open invitation to all who want to share the same.
The gathering starts at 10 a.m., for fellowship, coffee/water and donuts are provided. Breakfast can be ordered from the grill, if you would like something more. They offer positive music and food for thought from the bible, and with the music, songs and worship you have the best view.
He also has a Facebook page, where he offers words of encouragement each day; to get your day started on a positive note or pick you up if you are down; something to get you through or to get you thinking. You can contact him through the page also. Follow him at
Courtney feels that life is hard enough, so church should refill that spirit and make you smile. So, stop in at High Tides on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. to get a smile and spirit through the message received. He is also working on a worship-driven album. Yes, if his name sounds familiar, it is because he is a member of the band Beachbilly Brothers that plays at different venues in the area.

Celebrate Summer with Family Fun Nights at St. Paul’s

300 Harper Avenue • Carolina Beach, NC

 Families and kids of all ages are invited to celebrate summer with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church’s second annual series of free Family Fun Nights. The church, located at 300 Harper Avenue, is hosting the events the last four Wednesday evenings in July—July 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Each Family Fun Night will begin with a kid-friendly supper at 6:30, followed by indoor and outdoor games and crafts until 8:00 pm. Outdoor Games Night will kick off this year’s series July 9, and a Scavenger Hunt will be featured July 16. You’ll need your thinking cap for this adventure, a returning favorite from last year.
July 23 will bring a campfire sing-a-long—complete with s’mores-- and Water Night will end the series July 30.  Be ready to get wet! Each Family Fun Night will also include indoor games and crafts for all ages. Come make a jellyfish! You may call the church at 458 5310 for more information about Family Fun Nights.

Kure Memorial Lutheran News Beach Worship, Church Yard Sale, Faith on Tap and Much More

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is now enrolling preschoolers for the 2014/2015 year. Classes are available for 2, 3, and 4 years of age with two year-old class meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, three year-old class meeting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and four year-old class meeting Monday through Thursday.
The preschool offers children a fantastic opportunity to get a jump-start on their education and prepare them for their scholastic future.  You are invited to explore the possibilities at the Kure Beach Memorial Lutheran Church Preschool.  Call (910)409-5572 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today and inquire about enrollment for the 2014/2015 school year.  Kure Memorial Lutheran Church is located at 112 N 3rd Ave in Kure Beach. Keep an eye out in the Island Gazette for additional information about the non-profit preschool.