Church News
Thursday, February 19, 2004
 
Seaford Ministerium sets Lenten services schedule
The Seaford Ministerium is sponsoring Lenten services according to the following Wednesday schedule. Each service will be at noon. A simple lunch will follow each service. On Feb. 25, a service will be at Gethsemane United Methodist Church; March 3 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church; March 10 at St. John’s United Methodist Church; March 17 at Atlanta Road Alliance Church; March 24 at Grace Baptist; and on March 31 at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Christ Evangelistic Church
Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel is celebrating 30 years of serving the Lord. The following services will be held: On Sunday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Ruth Graham, Powerful Word of God, (daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham). On Sunday, Feb. 29, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Christian singer: Susie Luchsinger (sister of Reba McEntire). A Love Offering will be taken.

Faith Conference
River of Life Christian Center invites you to “Faith Conference 2004” at 7 each night.from March 10-12, at, at 17 West Market St., Greenwood. Speakers: on March 10, Joseph J. Dixon, pastor of River of Life Christian Center, and March 11, 12, Terrell M. Rummage, pastor of Living Faith Christian Center, Gary, Ind., former director of the Bible Training Center of Living Word Christian Center, Forest Park, Ill., ordained minister and graduate of Rhema Bible College, Tulsa, Okla. Pastor Rummage will also minister Sunday, March 14, at 11 a.m. Minister Charlotte Rummage, Gary, Ind. will minister to the ladies on Saturday, March 13 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. For additional information call the church office at (302) 349-9420.

Woodland U.M.C. dinner
The Woodland United Methodist Church Women will hold their chicken and dumpling diner, Saturday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $3.50; and five and under are free. No carry outs. The church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford on Woodland Church Road, near ferry house.

Centenary Church supper
A pancake supper will be held at Centenary Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 6-12. Sponsored by the Sunday School Department.

Youth Conference
St. John AME Zion Church, Ross Point in Laurel (Rev. Oris P. Fields, Sr., pastor) will host a youth Conference/revival on Feb. 26, 27 and 28, at the Citadel of Hope Church on Concord Road in Concord. Minister Demarrius Hardy from New Beginnings Covenant Ministry, Berlin, Md., will preach on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.; Apostle Ivory Jenkins with his congregation from Trenton, N.J., will preach on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.; and the Rev. Scott Moore, Judah Temple AME Zion Church and congregation from Mitchellville, Md., will preach on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. In addition, there will be “The Faithful Ones;” a creative dance team, The Steppers from Millsboro, and many other great singing groups and dance teams, at this Holy Ghost Revival.

‘Snowflake Ball’ February 28
The Laurel Nazarene Church will have its first Snowflake Ball, a purity ball for fathers and daughters, in the banquet room at the RJ Riverside Restaurant in Laurel, on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 11 p.m. The evening will begin with worship through musical entertainment and creative movement. A catered buffet dinner will follow. Fathers and daughters will participate in a ceremony of commitment to purity. Ballroom dancing will crown the evening, as well as a time to publicly bless fathers and daughters. Space is limited. Seats will only be held with payment. The cost is $18 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets call the church office at 875-7873.
Mt. Pisgah Church to visit
On Sunday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m., Pastor Agnes Claggett and congregation from the Mt. Pisgah Church of Easton, Md. will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. The pastor is Ebenezer Williamson, co-pastor is evangelist Mary Harris and the sponsor is Paris Twymon. for information call 410-943-0900 or 410-754-9135. On Sunday, Feb. 29 at 5 p.m., Bishop Bordley and congregation from Dover will be at the church.

St. Luke’s study continues
“Episcopal is Compelling,” a class exploring the Episcopal Church began with an introduction to the booklet and study on Feb. 15, and will continue on Sundays through April 4. Vicki Reinsfelder is conducting the class which is held in the Parish Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. On Sunday, Feb. 22, all women will be honored and acknowledged with flowers and special prayers in celebration of St. Luke’s Women’s Recognition Sunday. On Feb. 24, Shrove Tuesday, there will be a pancake supper from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. On Feb. 25, Ash Wednesday, Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes will take place at the Manor House, 10:30 a.m., Rite I; and at St. Luke’s at 7 p.m., Rite II. Wednesday in Lent - Holy Eucharist, at 7 p.m., followed by Stations of the Cross.

Gospel Search seeking singers
The seventh annual Mountaire Gospel Talent Search is seeking entrants to claim the $30,000 in prize money being offered. The event will take place at the Bay Shore Community Church (formerly the Gumboro Community Church) in Gumboro March 11, 12 and 13. The judges for the three days of competition will be members of the Denver and the Mile High Orchestra. They will also provide mini concerts on Thursday and Friday and a two hour concert on Saturday night (there is a $10 charge for the two-hour concert and the others are free). In addition to the talent search, there will be clinics on starting a choir, locating music, recording, sound systems, lighting, backdrops, video, and still photography. Several new categories have been added including two for children - children’s choir and soloist. Some of the participants in the Gospel Talent Search will be selected to perform with “When You Believe,” a choir of winners and participants in past competitions. The group performs in benefit concerts for churches and non-profit groups, at community fairs, and many other events. For more information or to receive an entry form, phone 934-3123.

Get ‘Rewired’ at Impact 2004
Thousands of high school students and youth group leaders are expected to attend the Impact 2004 Rewired Conference on March 26-28, at the Ocean City, Md., Convention Center. Impact 2004 will feature music by Tait and Lincoln Brewster, national youth speakers Jeff Dean and Reggie Dabbs, who with humor and compassion, teach that “You can’t change your past but you can change your future”; one-man theatre Curt Cloninger who leaves a lasting impression; adult training by “The Ragamuffin Gospel” author, Brennan Manning, and more. Impact 2004, sponsored by Youth for Christ, is only $70 per person with hotel rates addition. Register by Feb. 9 for $50, or by March 8 for $60. Call 1-877-896-3802, or on the web at mmyfc.org.

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