Religion News: Thrift store celebrates a year selling God's goods

July 30, 2011 

Volunteer Pat Griffith checks items for price tags last July at God's Goods Thrift Store in Bluffton. The store, located at 53 Persimmon St., is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a party today.

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God's Goods Thrift Store, a ministry of The Church of the Cross in Bluffton, will celebrate its one-year anniversary with live music, food, drink and birthday cake from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The nonprofit store was inspired by a mission trip to Belize in 2009, said thrift store manager Kim Perri. Money raised by the store benefits missions and ministry work in the local and regional area. The church's mission council oversees the store and distributes money generated from the sale of clothing, furniture, toys, books and kitchen appliances. Anniversary sale items will include half-price clothing and discounts on housewares, linens, furniture and televisions.

Live music begins at 10 a.m. Doughnuts and coffee will be served from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and hot dogs and cold drinks from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Birthday cake will be served from 1 to 3 p.m.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Donations are accepted any time the store is open and from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. The store is at 53 Persimmon St., Suite 103, off Bluffton Parkway.

Details: 843-757-2024, 843-305-0004

ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH

St. Peter Catholic Church continues its Nearly New Clothing sale from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today.

Details: Judy Daigle, 843-846-6025

SHEPHERD'S HOUSE MINISTRIES

Women of Destiny will present the Women Empowerment Weekend at 9:30 a.m. today. The theme is "Created and Designed to Fulfill Purpose." Speakers will be co-pastor Theresa Roberts of Love House Ministries; prophetess Dr. Tonia Brooks of Disciples of Christ Ministries of Ridgeland; and senior pastor Tracy Blassingame of Power for Living Ministries of Greenville. Continental breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $15. The sanctuary is at 15 Sheldon Baptist Church Drive, Sheldon.

Details: 843-252-5530, 843-812-4195

FAITH OUTREACH MINISTRIES

A gospel singing featuring The Redeemed of Beaufort begins at 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 201 Jennings Road, Beaufort.

Details: 843-368-8039, faybuz@yahoo.com

BEAUFORT CHURCH OF CHRIST

Family and Friends Day services are at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the message of "Education, Inspiration and Motivation!" presented by minister Jonas Gadson. The church is at 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort.

Details: 843-524-428, jg@jonasbonus.com

ST. JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH

Family and Friends Day begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Giselle White-Perry will speak. The church will celebrate its 125th church anniversary at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Guests are: Monday, First African Baptist Church and the Rev. Dr. Alvin Petty; Tuesday, Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev. Louis Johnson; Wednesday, Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church and the Rev. Edward Alston; Thursday, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev. Ben Williams; and Friday, First Zion Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev. Tyrone Beckett. The anniversary will culminate with a Holy Communion service at 10 a.m. Aug. 7. The church is at 209 Dillon Road, Hilton Head Island.

Details: 843-681-6446

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Participants who have completed the inaugural GED Camp will be recognized during the 9:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The Kenya mission team also will be commissioned during morning worship services. The team will visit the Bahati scholars in Nairobi. The third school uniform drive for children in need in Beaufort County schools runs through Sunday. The church is at 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head.

Details: 843-681-3696, mhall@fpchhi.org.org, www.fpchhi.org

FIRST ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

The church's Scholarship Fund Committee is featuring Herbert Ford as speaker at 10 a.m. Sunday. Ford is a native Hilton Head Islander. Ford's professional career reflects more than 29 years of service to the federal government. He retired from the CIA in 2009. He is also a member of St. James Baptist Church on Hilton Head where he serves on the usher board. The committee is offering its latest cookbook for $15. The committee announced this year's scholarship recipients, who are 2011 graduates of Bluffton High School: Shannon Gadson and Chantel Graham, who will attend the University of South Carolina Beaufort; Anthony Gardner will attend Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y.; and Janiecia Mitchell who will attend Sweetbriar College in Lynchburg, Va. All recipients received an award of $1,300.

Details: Anne Cooke, 843-757-3417; Julie Cordrey, 843-705-2509

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY OF BEAUFORT

"Love" will be the subject of the Bible lesson at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School also begins at 10:30 a.m. The society meets at Temple Beth Israel, 401 Scott St., Beaufort

Details: 843-441-2262

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF BEAUFORT

As part of the Standing on the Side of Love series, participants are invited to walk the labyrinth Sunday in a study of mindfulness in the Buddhist and pagan traditions. The labyrinth was designed by Frances Kuzinski and Stephen Burton. Kuzinski is an Order of Interbeing member in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn, a Vietnamese Zen teacher. She organized and led mindfulness programs and taught meditation at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and facilitates Sea Island Sangha at Yoga Chandra. The fellowship meets at 178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island.

Details: 843-838-1399

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

The Rev. Dr. Nannette Pierson will discuss "The Voice Of The Shepard" at 10 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton.

Details: 843-837-3330

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH

The church will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its pastor, Dr. Edward Johnson, with services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Speakers and guest churches are: Tuesday, the Rev. Paul Graham and Laurel Bay Baptist Church; Wednesday, the Rev. Albert Chatman and Bethlehem Baptist Church; Thursday, the Rev. Charles Griswold and Israelite Baptist Church of Laurel Bay; and Friday, the Rev. Charlie Powell and Good News Baptist Church. Services will conclude at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 with the Rev. Joseph McKnight and Israelite Baptist Church of Lady's Island. Dinner will be served after the service.

Details: 843-524-8589

LUNCH HOUR OF POWER

The Rev. Bert Murray, associate minister at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Port Royal, will speak from noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday in Helen Galloway's Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals, 808 Bladen St., Beaufort.

Details: 843-524-6634

CARTERET STREET UNITED METHODIST

The next church-sponsored American Red Cross blood drive is from noon-6 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Red Cross blood donations are distributed throughout the world and are the primary sources for blood used by the U.S. military. There is a need for type O blood donations this summer. To make an appointment, call 866-611-7137 or go to www.givelife.org

Details: www.redcross.org

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