Soon Seaside will have our very own Labyrinth that will be a great tool for meditation, prayer and spiritual practice open both to us and to the whole community. We encourage you to come to a Labyrinth Workshop on Tuesday, March 20th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Led by Sue Amyx, this workshop will give you the opportunity to learn more about this ancient practice and how it can be used for spiritual formation and discipleship in your own faith journey. There is no cost to attend but we ask that you please register below so that we have enough materials for everyone!
The Annual Lenten Luncheon series, sponsored by the Greater Shallotte Ministerial Association begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14 at noon. Churches in Southwest Brunswick County will gather together to share in fellowship, a light meal, and a lenten message by an area pastor. All are welcome to attend. The hosting church provides a light meal for the participants. The Ministerial Association requests a donation of $5 per person, the proceeds of which go to area hunger ministries.
For Seaside members who would like to travel together on the church bus, please be in the Seaside church parking lot ready to leave at 11:20 am.
This year’s schedule is as follows:
Theme: “Rediscover God by Fasting from External Show”
Texts: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12
Host Church: St. Brendan’s Roman Catholic Church, Click for directions
Homilist: Ms. Katherine Moore
Theme: “Rediscover God by Being Tested and Tempted”
Texts: Psalm 77; Proberbs 30:1-9; Matthew 4:1-11
Host Church: Seaside United Methodist Church, Click for directions
Homilist: Rev. Joe Needham
Theme: “Rediscover God in Praying/Prayerfulness”
Texts: Psalm 105
Host Church: Shallotte Presbyterian Church, Click for directions
Homilist: Ms. Fran Salone-Pelletier
Theme: “Rediscover God through Relationship”
Texts: Psalm 84
Host Church: St. Luke Lutheran Church, Click for directions
Homilist: Rev. Mary Jane Wilson-Parsons
Theme: “Rediscover God from Trusting Sight”
Texts: John 8:12-20
Host Church: Calvary Baptist Church, Click for directions
Homilist: Rev. Won Namkoong
Theme: “Rediscover God by Putting God’s Word into Action”
Texts: Haggai 2:1-9
Host Church: Camp United Methodist Church, Click for directions
Homilist: Rev. Henry Rehder
The Christ-Centered Woman
Category: Women’s Bible Study
Facilitator: Sandra Shuford
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Begins: Monday, February 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m. (6 weeks)
In this six-week Bible study for women, based on Ephesians 3, Kimberly Reisman provides a guide to finding balance at every age and stage of life. She leads us to the biblical answer to stress and imbalance: living a Spirit-filled and Christ-centered life. Using a wheel as a metaphor for the journey, she identifies barriers to balanced living and explores what the Bible teaches about Christ-centered living. Class format is DVD, Group Discussion and Activities.
Fill out this form to register:
Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course
Category: Discipleship Development
Facilitator: Len Bernauer
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Begins: Wednesday, February 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (5 weeks)
“God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ. …Lay Servant Ministries is the first step for many laypersons toward their faith journey as they strive for a closer relationship with the Lord,” the authors write in the introduction. The Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course is a foundational course designed to equip new church leaders and renew current leaders in The United Methodist Church. It explores personal spiritual gifts, servant leadership, each leader’s role in developing future leaders, the importance of consistent spiritual practices, the core ministries of Leading, Caring, and Communicating and much more. Class format is a blend of Teaching and Group Discussion.
Fill out the form below to register:
The Coastal Blue Band will be at Seaside on Tuesday February 13 at 7:00 pm for a Benefit Concert sponsored by the United Methodist Men. Tickets are $10 and are available from the church office or many of our United Methodist Men. Proceeds from this concert will provide resources for a variety of area ministries and programs that are supported by our United Methodist Men’s ministry.
Download a poster:
For more information contact Bob Kogler.
We hope to see you at our next Faith & Film event. Join us on Tuesday, January 30 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall as together we will watch a contemporary film with a time of group discussion to follow. There is no cost to attend and a light dinner, snacks and drinks will be provided. (Donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of food.) Please sign up so we know how many to expect. Feel free to bring a comfortable chair from home and be ready for this next installment of our Faith & Film Series!
In October 2017, our Welcoming Ministry (formerly Witness Ministry) began hosting a Guest Reception following each worship service on Sundays. This provides guests who are new to Seaside the opportunity to meet folks from the congregation as well as some of the staff, ask any questions they may have about the church, receive information and even a Seaside mug! Held in the Church Parlor, this is a part of Seaside’s way of saying “hello” and welcoming our guests into our community.
In order to make these receptions successful, we ask all members of Seaside to serve as hosts after their worship service once per quarter. Hosting is easy! All you need is a smile, a warm handshake and an enthusiasm for Seaside. Hosting requires only about 15 minutes of your time. If you would like to be added to the Hosts List, please fill out the form below and you will be contacted by someone from the Welcoming Ministry Team.
This Advent we invite you to participate in a church-wide Advent Devotional reading through the book, Expecting the Unexpected by author Blair Gilmer Meeks. Each week you will be introduced to a “big idea,” and each day led through various scripture readings, prayers and meditation exercises. Additionally, each week the Sunday Sermon series will follow the book and offer a more in-depth perspective. Prepare your hearts and minds this Advent and learn how to “Expect the Unexpected” gifts that God has in store for you and the world! Books go on sale beginning Sunday, November 19 at a reduced cost of $10. Books may be purchased Sundays after services and during the week in the church offices. Please plan to pay by check or credit card.
Join us on Sunday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for this annual family event! We will gather together, sing some Christmas carols together, hear from some of our soloists and then simply enjoy some time of fellowship over appetizers and finger foods. This year, for the first time ever, we are even hosting an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” contest, so be sure to get yours best and ugliest sweater out of the closet to show off to your Seaside family! Bring an appetizer to share, and come ready to welcome the spirit of Christmas this year!
Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and
Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?
Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:
- How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
- What to do about traditions and other coming changes
- Helpful tips for surviving social events
- How to discover hope for your future
A Surviving the Holidays event lasts for about two hours. You’ll be welcomed by warm,
caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help.
Join us Thursday, November 16 at 1:00 pm for Surviving the Holidays. We will meet at Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Rd. SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468. There is a $5.00 fee for materials and Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, contact the church office (910.579.5753) or complete the form below. For additional information, please contact Jim McNeil at 910.393.9548.