The Blessing of the Inlet at Belin United Methodist Church is an annual festival filled with worship, food, fun and fellowship, highlighted by a ‘Blessing Ceremony”. And the Blessing of the Inlet generates funds for many missions, charities and non-profit organizations. The festival has grown to include a day of entertainment, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, various Murrells Inlet restaurants and local food purveyors, children’s play area and fun events. The entertainment schedule is packed with outstanding groups featuring gospel choirs, dance groups, contemporary Christian music and much more. The festival is highlighted by the Blessing of the Inlet ceremony which starts at 11:30 am and is administered by the Rev. Dr. Mike Alexander and Rev. Walter Cantwell. After the ceremony, all visitors are invited to “Stay and Pray” in the sanctuary. The festival is a free event with no admission or parking charge. For more information about the event schedule or participating as a restaurant or crafter, please visit BlessingoftheInlet.com.