Church News
Thursday, March 3, 2005
Seaford Ministerium Services
The Seaford Ministerium announces the following Lenten services to be held on Wednesdays at noon to be followed by a light lunch. Persons of all religious affiliations are invited to attend. March 9 - Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Preacher: Paul Alexander of the Seaford Mission; March 16 - St. John’s United Methodist Church, Preacher: Charles Whaley of the Seaford Mission. A Good Friday service will be March 25 at 7 p.m., at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on the last seven sayings of Christ. Preaching will be pastors from Concord United Methodist Church, Seaford Church of the Nazarene, the Atlanta Road Alliance Missionary Church, Seaford Presbyterian Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. For details call the Rev. Drew Christian, president of the Seaford Ministerium, at 629-2862 or 628-8895.

‘Choices of the Heart’
Ladies of all ages and teenage girls 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. The weekend includes 12 informative workshops: On Friday - “Secrets Your Mother Probably Never Told You: Teens,” 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. For further information contact the Atlanta Road Alliance Church at 629-7693.

Alliance Church adult classes
Three new adult classes will be offered beginning Sunday, March 6, at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford. They will meet from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. each week and are as follows: “Studies in the New Testament books of 1 & 2 Peter,” taught by Dr. Khalil Gorgui. They give short yet very clear instructions to encourage and direct Christians in their life journey. Participants will gain insights that will strengthen them against corruption from within and temptations from without. Finances and parenting are topics that will be discussed in “Building a More Loving and Intimate Marriage.” Participants will experience small group relational dynamics as they share together the practical and challenging issues of a Christ-centered marriage. Several couples will facilitate the discussions in this class. Can we rob God of His glory and are unaware that is happening? In the class entitled “Unveiling Glory,” participants will learn how to re-ignite a passion to live for God’s glory. This class will use a prepared DVD presentation. Each segment contains study questions designed to help participants see the difference between God-centered theology and a people-centered theology. Pastor Andy Kerr and his wife Marilyn will facilitate this study. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is 1.5 miles north of the Nylon Capitol Shopping Plaza. Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m., Kids Church is at 11 a.m. and the evening service is at 7. Additional information on these classes can be obtained by calling Kerr at 629-7693 or by visiting
St. George’s Gospel concert
St. George’s United Methodist Church will hold a gospel concert on Sunday, March 6, at 7 p.m. The guests will be the Rev. Don Murray and family. The church is located on St. George’s Road between Laurel and Delmar. Phone 875-7656.

St. Luke’s Bible study
Sunday night Bible study continues in the Parish Hall, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This is a round table discussion led by Vicki Reinsfelder on the coming Sunday lessons and Gospel. On Wednesday, March 9, there will be a celebration of Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, at 10:30 a.m., at the Manor House. Beginning Friday, March 11, another Bible Study will begin at the home of Aileen and Bill Watkins beginning at 7 p.m. This study will begin with a three-week video study on the Gospel of John. For details contact the church office. Continuing Wednesdays in Lent is Holy Eucharist with a Healing Service at 7 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

World Day of Prayer
The annual World Day of Prayer will be Friday, March 4, at 10 a.m., at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on High Street in Seaford. This year’s program “Let Our Light Shine” was written by Christian women in Poland to promote peace and justice throughout the world. Child care is provided and a light lunch will follow. World Day of Prayer is an international event that unites Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women and men in more than 170 countries in prayer. Throughout the day, from the first sunrise to the last sunset, prayers follow the sun’s path around the globe. For details contact Suzanne Barnes, 629-9894.

Mt. Pisgah celebrates
Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church, Townsend Street, Laurel, will be celebrating Hunt and Higgins Family Day, on Sunday, March 6. Worship services begin at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Evangelist Gerry Hunt Horsey and Sister Hester Hunt Waters.

Greater Faith Quartet
Greater Faith Quartet from Knoxville, Tenn., will be at the Seaford Church of the Nazarene, 520 South Dual Highway, Seaford (on U.S. 13 South next to The Guide) on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments will follow. No charge for admission. There will be an offering to support the ministry. For details call Pastor Glen Clouser, 629-3929.

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