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Spiritual Development at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina is an active pursuit and includes a variety of events. Click on the headings in blue to see additional photos, videos and details for each topic.

Christmas Open House

Ocean View Baptist performance of Shepherds and Kings 

Ocean View Baptist Church returned to share their time and talent with the 2016 Christmas Open House theatrical presentation of Shepherds and Kings: A Dramatic Musical for Christmas. The performance brought tears to the audience's eyes and snow to the Leamon E. Rogers Memorial Chapel. A reception following the performance allowed the audience to meet the performers while enjoying a time of fellowship with each other.

Campus Thanksgiving


The holiday season truly kicks off on campus each year with the Campus Thanksgiving Dinner. For 2016, our longtime friend Larry Hewett provided the gathering's keynote address on gratitude.

Marsha King Ministries Visit

Marsha King Ministries Puppets  Marsha King Ministries

Our longtime friend Marsha King brought her Puppetry group to entertain the youth during the Wednesday evening Lifehouse session. Marsha King Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing hope and comfort to those who are hurting, hopeless and heartsick.

Christmas Open House

2015 Christmas Open House Performance by Ocean View Baptist Church 

Ocean View Baptist Church provided the theatrical entertainment with the dramatic musical Under A Starry Sky as part of the 2015 Christmas Open House.

Alumni Gospel Concert

Ben McGilliard Bill Thompson Randy Ward 

Alumni Randy Ward and Ben McGilliard shared their musical talents at a Gospel Concert with a special appearance by President Emeritus Bill Thompson.

Vice City Brass Concert
The Vice City Brass 2015 Concert

The Vice City Brass Concert nearly filled the chapel with residents and members of the community. Check out additional photos from the event in the Facebook photo album.

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Baptism Service

August 2015 Baptism Service 

Each August, Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina holds a Baptism Service to complete the Summer Spirit Week activities. Recent years have seen as many as 12 residents commit themselves to Christ at the special activity.

Summer Focus Week

Each summer, one week is designated as Spiritual Focus Week. This special event provides a week of activities focused on spiritual development for the residents with field trips, games, and guest speakers.

Summer Focus Week Glow in the Dark Moon Ball 

Focus Week Activities Summer 2015

1st Annual Block Party


Forgiven performed as part of the Community Block Party.

The Community Block Party included inflatables and face painting activities as well as a dunking booth and pony rides.

For more photos, visit the Community Block Party Photo Album on Facebook.

Among the Thirsty Concert

View more Among the Thirsty performance photos in the Facebook Photo Album.

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More Than Just A Man Good Friday Open House

Each year, Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina presents an Easter Open House event. Recent performances have been provided by Oceanview Baptist Church.

Spring Focus Week

Each spring, the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina devote a full week to Spiritual Focus. The week includes field trips, activities and guest speakers designed to help bring residents to another level in their spiritual development.

Spring Focus Week 2015 at Wrightsville Beach 

Christmas Tree Decorating

Christmas Open House
Four Tickets to Christmas by Oceanview Baptist Church 2014 Open House Event

Fourth of July
Fourth of July Community Celebration 2013