Church News
Thursday, February 10, 2005
‘The Lights of Home’
Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford will be having a gospel concert featuring “The Lights of Home,” at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 13. The public is invited. Concord U.M.C. is located on Church Road 20A, just off Concord Road, east of Seaford. For more information call the Rev. Diane Melson at 628-8114.

Lenten Series begins
Pastors Jerry Denton and John Van Tine of Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, will be doing a series of sermons on the Apostles’ Creed during the Season of Lent, which begins Feb. 13. Worship services are held on Sundays at 8:45 a.m. for a contemporary worship experience and 11 a.m. for a traditional worship service.

Tsunami Area Missionaries
Seaford Church of the Nazarene at 520 South Dual Highway, on Thursday, Feb 24, at 7 p.m. is hosting Larry and Phyllis West, missionaries from the Tsunami afflicted country of Indonesia. They will be speaking about the mission work there and the impact of the horrific disaster that occurred there as well as in other southeast Asian nations. For more information contact Pastor Glen Clouser at 629-3929 or email

Pentecostal Temple Revival
Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ, W. 8th St., Laurel, will be having a revival, running from Feb. 10-12, at 7:30 nightly at the church. The speaker will be Evangelist Sandra Copes from Fruitland, Md. The pastor is Elder C.L. Blackshear. Everyone’s welcome to worship together.

Four Chaplains Service
The Southeastern Shore District American Legion presents the Four Chaplains Memorial Service on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the event which will take place at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury. Four Chaplains Memorial Services take place in communities across the country on or near the sinking of the Dorchester in order to promote the need for cooperation among all people. Join the community in honoring these four men at the Four Chaplains Memorial Service on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.
Choices of Heart Conference
Ladies of all ages and teen girls ages 13-17 are invited to the 2005 Choices of the Heart Conference, Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford. Christie Miller, wife, mother, English and drama teacher, will be the keynote speaker. Sharing God’s Word from her heart experiences, she’s practical, challenging, entertaining, and transparent. The weekend includes twelve informative workshops:
On Friday - “Secrets Your Mother Probably Never Told You,” Christie Miller; “A Heart For Your Home,” Jimalee Humpton; “Getting Even With Getting Older,” Ruth Voth; “When Things Don’t Go quite The Way You Planned…Single Parenting,” Gloria Burton; “Gifts From The Heart,” Melissa Abbott; “A Beautiful Day, Single Survival,” Maggie Johnson. On Saturday - “Married But Walking Alone,” Christie Miller; “Budgeting From The Heart,” Karen Garrison; “Getting Even With Getting Older,” Ruth Voth; “A Heart For Caring-Aging Parents,” Nancy Reynolds; “A Heart For Entertaining,” Melissa Abbott; “Passion and Purity - Teens,” Maggie Johnson. A local trio, Abundant Joy, will minister in music. Two day registration for adults is $25; one day for adults is $15. Two-day registration for teen girls is $10; one day is $5. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday and the sessions are from 7-10:15 p.m. Saturday begins with a light breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. sessions. Register early as seating is limited. No child care will be available. From Rt. 13, take Rt. 20 west and turn right on Atlanta Road (between Ride Aid and Eckerds drug Store) and continue on Atlanta Road for two miles and the church is on the right. For further information, contact the Atlanta Road Alliance Church at 629-7693.

St. John’s Thrift Store reopens
St. John’s Community Thrift Shop located at 259 Conwell St., in Seaford opened in November, 2002 as a community oriented thrift store. Since then it has grown and a small outreach center has flourished as the needs of the community have shown themselves. The outreach center, called “The Sharing Place” is a place where people can find fellowship, prayer and referrals, depending on their needs. There is always free coffee and caring in this store/outreach center. In November a free Thanksgiving dinner was provided and on Dec. 25, Christmas “Joy Boxes” were distributed. The center is constantly trying to keep up with and meet the needs of the local community. The store has been closed to the public for the month of January so that a reorganization of the stock and layout could take place. Its Grand re-Opening is scheduled on Feb. 9. The store and outreach program are managed by Connie Matthews and are a ministry of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 629-9466.

Trustees day at New Zion
The trustees of new Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel will celebrate their annual Trustee’s Day on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Marie Robertson of Mount Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Timothy A. Duffield, Sr. is the pastor.

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