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STAFF PHOTO BY SUSAN USHE1
A NEW PROFILE for St. James Episcopal Church of Shallotte rises above the trees flanking the
Main Street entrance. At the footway of the stairway are (from left) members Frances Warner, Jere
Comeford, Deacon-in-residence Betty Buck and Bill Potts. The new facility will be consecrated in an
afternoon service Easter Sunday.
Service Of Consecration Easter
Sunday Will Mark Completion
Of St. James Episcopal Sanctuarv
BY SUSAN USHER
A year ago Easier, parishioners of
St. James the Fisherman Episcopal
Church held their last service in the
sanctuary that had served the small
but growing congregation for 30
They stepped forward in faith on
a major capiial building program
that began May 1, 1992, with the
goal of celebrating the project's
compleuon with a service ol conse
cration Easier Sunday 1993.
With parishioners wi;tch.ng then
progress, for the pasi several weeks
contractors have been working day
and night, intent upon honoring that
Sunday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m. the
Right Rev. B. Sidney Sanders, dio
cesan bishop, will consecrate the
new sanctuary and administer the
sacrament of confirmation to seven
individuals, said Dolores Wegge, al
tar guild chairperson. A reception
will follow in Bliss Hall.
"Obviously I'm terribly excited
about the new building, but I'm
even more excited about what it
means for the growth in the people
of God, the people of our parish,"
said the Rev. Richard W. Warner Jr.,
rector. "It provides us a place to be
nurtured and fed."
He is inviting all members of the
community to join the parish in cele
brating completion of the new build
ing, which peeks above the trees be
tween Powell and Main streets in
St. James has its origins in a small
congregation that gathered at Gause
Landing for worship services held
under the live oaks by the Rev.
Arthur H. Marshall, rector of St.
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CALL FOR ONE
Philip's Church in Southport, and
his wife. In the mid-1930s, the iwo
would travel up and down the
Brunswick County coast. An old
bell hung on their flat, roofed boat
dubbed "The Barge" called area res
idents to worship at Calabash, Gause
Landing and Tar Landing as they ap
proached on their route.
The congregation at Gause Land
ing continued to grow in the early
1940s under the guidance ot two
missionaries, Jeilie Odell and Eliz
abeth McMurray. A Gause Landing
merchant named Piggotl provided
land for construction of a small
church in 1944, served pan-time by
a priest based in Whiteville. In 1961,
Chandler Rourk of Shalloue gave
land for a church to be built "on the
highest hill in Shallolic."
Completed in mid-1962, that
building has continual to serve as
worship space for a congregauon
that now includes approximately
115 families. In 1964 a small parish
hall was built. Renamed Bliss HaJl
in 1989 in honor of the Rev. Reg
inald T. Bliss, rector emeritus, the
building was expanded in 1986 and
again in 1990.
The new sanctuary and service
area adds 4,100 square feet of addi
tional space for worship and Chris
A street-level entrance on Powell
Si. leads past a children's play area
to a sheltered cloister, a small, am
phitheater-type space created around
an old cedar tree that stands between
Bliss Hall and the new structure.
Inside the sanctuary, the semicir
cular nave seats 140 and can be ex
pandcd to seat 200. Also included
arc two multipurpose rooms, storage
areas, office space and rector's
study, an entry hall that connects the
new sanctuary with Bliss Hall and
the new entrance from Main Street
An altar is also built into the outside
wall on the west end, facing the
prayer garden and columbarium.
It's going to provide us a lot more
space for our activities such as our
dinners," said Wegge.
She said that a small chapel will
house some items saved from the
former sanctuary. Also, stained glass
preserved during construction has
been placed strategically, including
a round window in the exterior wall
behind the altar and a rectangular
window inserted above the Main
Street entrance. The bell that once
called worshippers to Gause Land
ing will be hung in the wall near the
Powell Street entrance, where it will
continue to call St. James parishio
ners to worship.
The building's exterior is painted
cedar siding and metal roofing, with
a copper roof for the baptismal font.
The new sanctuary was built at an
approximate cost of S400.000, in
cluding a gift from the diocese of
S 100,000. Members raised the bulk
of the balance through pledges and
through numerous fundraising ef
forts such as lobster sales, holiday
craft bazaars, festival booths and a
cookbook, said Wegge.
The sanctuary was designed by
Timbes, Wilung Group Architects of
Myrtle Beach, S.C., with Chancel
Construction as the general contrac
N.C. State University and
The Milliken Company
Who can attend?-Everyone!
Purpose-To exchange information with the public
concerning a proposed residential neighborhood. The
project is to be located near the end of Pender Road in
Shallotte. A graduate student class in landscape
architecture from the N.C. State University School of
Design is masterplanning the site. The students are being
directed by N.C. State University faculty members Robin
Moore and Catherine Alguire.
Design Issues-Emphasis will be on creating a
neighborhood that will respond to the diverse needs of
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Trace Last Footsteps Of Jesus
Several area churches and groups
will cooperate in presenting a series
of Holy Week services at Ocean
View Pentecostal Freewill Baptist
Church near Holden Beach. The ser
vices will trace the footsteps of
Jesus during the last week of his
Each service will begin at 7:30
Monday, April 4, an extension
theology class of Heritage Bible
College will re-enact the cursing of
the fig tree, cleansing of the temple
and other episodes of the final
Monday of Christ's ministry.
Tuesday evening Tom Bias, pas
tor, and New Covenant Church will
focus on the miracles, parables and
teachings of Jesus.
New Life Assembly and its pas
tor, Bobby Norton, will lead Wed
nesday's service, focusing on the be
trayal plot and preparation for
On Thursday Ocean View will re
enact the last supper and the wash
ing of the disciples' feet, with the
congregation celebrating Commun
ion and practicing footwashing.
"That evening we will follow Jesus
into the Garden of Gcthsemane
where he was betrayed," said the
host pasior, Dwarka Ramphal.
During the final service Friday,
Lcttics Grove Primitive Freewill
Baptist Church will present the trial
and crucifixion of Christ.
More information on the services
is available from Ramphal, 754
2506, or deacons Harold Varnutn,
Ray Carlisle and Richard Heil.
Bake Sale Set
St. Brendan's Catholic Church
Ladies Guild will hold a bake sale
featuring homemade baked goods
Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. in front of Wilson's grocery
store, Coastal Plaza, Shallottc.
Musical Marks Easter
The choir of Sabbath Home Bap
tist Church of Holden Beach will
present an Easier musical, "Jesus Is
Alive," Sunday, April 4, at 7 p.m.
The message will be in song, said
Clyde Yarborough, and members
will enact the story of Christ's suf
fering and resurrection so that others
might have eternal life. The public is
invited to worship.
Palm Sen/ice Set
May Queen Chapter No. 599,
Order of Eastern P.H.A. will hold its
annual Palm service Sunday, April
4, at 3 p.m. at St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church in Winnabow.
The Rev. Vaughn Cherry and
choir will lead the service.
Proceeds benefit a scholarship
presented annually by the chapter.
Choir Presents Musical
The adull choir of Brunsick Is
lands Baptist Church will present
'The Day He Wore My Crown," at
two different times Sunday, April 4.
A resurrection musical created
and arranged by David T. Clydes
dale, the story in songs features
works by Dallas Holm, Dottic Ram
bo, Phil Johnson, Tim Sheppard,
Bill and Gloria Gaithcr, Brent Lamb,
Lanny Wolfe and Lari Goss.
Pete Barncuc will narrate. Solo
ists will include Kerry Craig, Wade
Hcnslcy, Eddie Long, Kcnnie Garn
er, Lynda Dennis, Alice Gamer and
Performances will be given at the
10:55 a.m. worship hour and again
at 5 p.m. The public is invited to at
tend either, said Kate Jackson, music
The church is located temporarily
in a storefront on Holdcn Beach
Road (N.C. 130 East).
Von Ferguson and the Coastal
Voices will perform at nine local
churches over the next two months,
starting April 5 at Thomasboro
Baptist at 7 p.m.
Marie Gray and Jennie Vamam
will provide music for the perfor
mances. Other scheduled appear
ances arc New Britton, Ash, April
11, 7 p.m.; Dixon Chapel, Varnam
town, April 13, 7:30 p.m.; Zion
Baptist, Ash, April 15, 7:30 p.m.;
Oak Grove Baptist, Supply, April 18
and 21, 7 p.m.; Church of Christ,
Conway, S.C., April 25, 7 p.m.
Performances next month include
Peace Memorial, Bolivia, May 3, 7
p.m.; Pleasant Grove, Conway, May
23, 2 p.m.; and Mount Pisgah, Sup
ply, May 30, 7 p.m.
Easter Musical Set
The choir of Jennies Branch
Baptist Church will present a musi
cal for Easter, "Behold the Empty
Tomb," by Joe E. Parks.
The musical will begin at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 4, at the church on
N.C. 179 near Brick Landing.
Easter Skits Slated
The drama team of Harvest Fell
owship Pentecostal Holiness Church
will present an evening of dramatic
skits Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.
The program will include the
Easter presentation, "Watch the
Lamb," and special singing.
Director Diane Payne and Pastor
Danny Harris invite everyone.
Haxvcst Fellowship is located at
238 Gray Bridge Road, off Holdcn
Beach Road (N.C. 130 East). For
more information coniact the church
The Rev. Roland Penny of Beula
villc will be the evangelist for re
vival services April 5-10 at Thomas
boro Free Will Baptist Church at
Services will begin at 7:30 p.m.,
with gospel music by a different
group each night.
Featured will be Von Ferguson
and the Coastal Voices, Shallotte,
April 5; Lakeside Baptist Church,
North Myrtle Beach, S.C., April 6;
Glory Road, North Myrtle Beach,
S.C., April 7; Thomasboro Church,
April 8; The Coatcs Family, Holden
Beach, April 9; and Crossroads,
Marion, S.C., April 10.
A gospel sing will be held
Sunday, April 11, at 6 p.m. featuring
Bill and the Southern Gospel Sound
of Conway, S.C.
Last Supper Drama
The deacons and choir of first
Baptist Church of Boiling Spring
Lakes will lead in a dramatization of
the Last Supper as the church ob
serves communion this Sunday, April
4, at the 11 a.m. worship service.
Visitors are welcome at all ser
Bible School Training
The Brunswick Baptist Asso
ciation has scheduled two identical
clinics for training Vacation Bible
The meetings will be held at
Supply Baptist Church on April 6.
One will take place from 9-11 a.m.
and another from 7-9 p.m.
Persons attending should bring
1993 VBS leadership material. Units
of study are offered for all age
groups from birth through adults.
Specially trained teachers will
lead the conference, including Doris
Trexler, Mary Walls, Betsy Sellers,
Cynthia Smith, Karin Conner, Rose
Brinson and Lena Early.
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