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Area Church Events for November 27th, 2013

Friday After Thanksgiving Concert November 29th
Kure Beach First Baptist Church : 208 S. 6th Ave • Kure  Beach, NC 28449

Come join us the Friday November 29th for our concert featuring Ed O’Neal and the Dixie Melody Boys, The Dove Brothers Band, The Anchormen and Derwin Hinson starting at 7:00pm at Kure Beach First Baptist Church located at 208 South 6th Avenue Kure Beach, NC. For more information call 910-470-1291

Kure Memorial Lutheran Church 117. N. Third St, Kure Beach NC (Behind Big Daddy’s)

As we draw closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, this may help us to keep things in perspective -- help us to realize and be thankful for things that really matter.
A Thanksgiving Prayer - by Samuel F. Pugh
 Oh, God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work, help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a warm home, help me to remember the homeless;
When I am without pain, help me to
remember those who suffer;
And remembering, help me to destroy my
complacency and bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough to help,
by word and deed, those who cry out
for what we take for granted.
“For I was hungry and you gave Me food.  I was thirsty and you gave Me drink.  I was a stranger and you welcomed Me ....
                                                        Matthew 25:35
Have you passed by Kure Memorial lately?  If so, you may have seen the sign inviting people to write their prayers on the sidewalk with chalk.  If you have a special concern or prayer and write it on the sidewalk, it will be incorporated into our Sunday prayers.
Need fellowship with others on Thanksgiving?  Don’t be alone. Join us for our family Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday.  Turkey will be provided; bring a side dish. For planning purposes, call Anne (520-2710) to make a reservation or for more details
Sunday Schedule - 9:00 Sunday School, 10:00 Worship, 11:00 Fellowship Time, 4:00 Youth Group.
“Faith on Top - Young(er) Adult Ministry - Hang Ten Grill Mondays: Dec. 2 and Dec. 16 - 7:00.
Advent Schedule - Holden Evening Prayer Service - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4 and December 20
Preschool Christmas Program - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11
Island of Lights Open House - Saturday, Dec. 14, 4:00-9:00 p.m. Live Nativity
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - Tuesday, December 24, 7:00 and 11:00 p.m.
Don’t forget our Thanksgiving Family Dinner, which will be held on Thanksgiving Day in our Fellowship Hall.  If you face the prospect of spending the holiday alone or are unable to prepare dinner, come and join us.  Turkey will be provided, but we ask that you bring a favorite holiday side dish to share.  Everyone is welcome, but please make a reservation for planning purposes.  Call Anne (520-2710) for more information. Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website:

'Forgotten Christmas' Brings Holiday Good Intentions to Reality to Benefit South Asia's Most Impoverished

As merchants anticipate $400 billion to be spent on decorations, parties and gifts this Christmas season, "Forgotten Christmas" offers an alternative for those with long-standing good intentions to skip the commercialism and return the holiday to its foundation in Christ's birth. "Forgotten Christmas" ( offers extensive free resources to help churches and individuals move beyond consumerism to communicate the love of Jesus to some of South Asia's poorest people who lack life's basic resources. "As shoppers in the West head out to malls with their gift lists, people in other parts of the world are straining for their next meal," said Dr. K. P. Yohannan, founder and international president of Gospel for Asia (GFA), sponsor of "Forgotten Christmas." "But these gifts of a goat, a sewing machine or a vegetable cart not only make a difference in their lives; they help break their cycle of poverty and literally change a family's life."
Last year nearly 100,000 of these gifts were purchased for impoverished families in South Asia. The free church kit includes a choice of 11 videos to share in a church service on a December Sunday and an unlimited quantity of catalogs to distribute in church bulletins. Individuals may also request a catalog or shop directly online at "'Forgotten Christmas' will change the mindset of the members of your church-- to move away from consumerism and move toward changing lives," said Jerry Witham, pastor of the Ridge Church in Carrollton, Texas.  The Christmas gift of a vegetable cart from an unknown donor a world away forever changed the lives of Dandak and Kala and their three children ( Caught in the caste system, with little food, no access to medical care and a makeshift home, their outlook was hopeless. Everything changed when Pastor Namuchi arranged for Dandak to receive a "Forgotten Christmas" pull cart. By delivering and selling vegetables at the market for local farmers, Dandak is now providing food and shelter for his family, and his three children are able to attend school. The GFA Christmas Gift Catalog is full of gifts that change lives, not only for a holiday season, but perpetually. A sewing machine can end a life of begging for a South Asian woman and enable her to earn a living to support her entire family. A pair of chickens will produce enough eggs to feed a family and earn an income. Fishing nets provide a livelihood. These and many other gifts help both giver and receiver remember that Jesus came to this world to save the lost and to provide a direct means to meet their needs. Bible study groups, sports teams, extended families and friends are encouraged to join together for a group project, such as a well that will provide clean water for an entire community. Some donors will choose to give these Christmas gifts in honor of a loved one or in lieu of traditional gift exchanges.
"Forgotten Christmas does a great job of putting things in perspective," said Mark Dallalio, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Carrollton.  "Our people have been able to see the transcending purpose. Christmas has been forgotten, but now we're able to do something to nail down what Christmas is really all about."
Direct online shopping is available at To order free catalogs, church resource kits and DVDs, go to
"Forgotten Christmas" ( was established in 2010 to help Christians rediscover the true meaning of Christmas in giving to others in need. Since that time, their videos and catalogs have been used by hundreds of churches to challenge Christians to give to "the least of these" in South Asia.
Gospel for Asia ( is a mission organization based in Carrollton, Texas, involved in sharing the love of Jesus across South Asia. To schedule an interview with a Gospel for Asia representative, contact Taun Cortado at 972-300-3120 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas Nelson to Release The YOU Plan: A Christian Woman's Guide for a Happy, Healthy Life After Divorce

 You never thought divorce would happen to you. But it did. You may feel traumatized, relieved, hopeful, afraid, or all of the above. And you're probably wondering what comes next? The YOU Plan: A Christian Woman's Guide for a Happy Healthy Life after Divorce, available January 14, 2014 from Thomas Nelson, answers the tough questions: What choices will help you heal? How can you minimize the trauma for your kids? When is too soon to date...and what about sex? How can you learn from your mistakes? And where is God in all of this?
Co-authors Michelle Borquez and Connie Wetzell have been where you are. They're Christian women who are a little ahead of you on the journey. Michelle was divorced for seven years and is now happily remarried. Connie is ten years into the journey and at peace with being single. They've each made good choices and their fair share of mistakes. In this book they rally their collective experience to help you navigate some of the twists and turns of the post-divorce lifestyle, avoid pitfalls, and emerge stronger and more confident.
The YOU Plan is a woman-to-woman, faithful, and hopeful approach to topics like acceptance, forgiveness, loneliness, online dating, sex, money, finding friends, and caring for your physical, financial, and spiritual health. Most of all, this book is a powerful reassurance that no matter what has happened or what may happen next, God still has good plans for you. You will live and laugh and love again. This book can help you do it.
About Thomas Nelson: Thomas Nelson publishers is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit