Church Events
Thursday, March 13, 2003
Church to sell sandwiches
The Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North, Delmar, will hold a sandwich sale Saturday, March 15, beginning at 9 a.m. Included will be oyster sandwiches, soft crab sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked goods, soups and chili.

Bethany Church plans buffet
A fried chicken buffet will be held at Bethany Church, Saturday, March 15, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost for adults and carry-outs is $8.50; for children, $4.The church is located at Lowes Crossroads near Millsboro.

Group to perform in Blades
“Spirit Wynd” of Goldsboro, Md., will perform Sunday , March 16, 2 p.m. at Blades United Methodist Church, 306 S. Market St., Blades. This full-time evangelistic ministry has traveled the East Coast and has been heard throughout the world.

Concert to benefit Brown
An evening of southern gospel music featuring Ole Time Gospel Singers Pam Rush, Redeemed, the Robinson Family and Brittany Swift will be Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at Christ Evangelist Church, Bethel Road, just west of US 13, Laurel. An offering collected by Laurel firemen will benefit Laurel fireman Gerald Brown, who is suffering from leukemia.

Bus trip to Easter show set
Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, is sponsoring a bus trip to the Easter Production 2003 at the Evangel Multimedia and Arts Center, Upper Marlboro, Md., Saturday, April 19. The bus will leave the church parking lot at noon. The show will feature artist Beverly Crawford as well as a live nativity scene and a laser show. Cost is $30 before March 20, $35 thereafter. For details, call the Rev. Marie Robinson, 337-7877, or Karen Gibbs, 337-8079.

St Luke’s Lent programs set
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, is sponsoring Lenten programs each Wednesday evening through Lent. At 6 p.m. in the parish house there will be a covered-dish supper featuring simple Lenten fare followed at 7 p.m. by Stations of the Cross in the church. The church is located on Front Street in Seaford and the Parish House is at North and King streets. The weekly Wednesday morning services will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the church and will include Holy Eucharist and the Litany of Healing with Laying on of Hands. On the second Wednesday of each month, the service will be held at the Manor House Chapel (multi-purpose room) on Middleford Road in Seaford.

Mid-week Lent services set
The Greater Seaford Ministerium is sponsoring a series of Lenten mid-week worship services and luncheons. These half-hour services will be on Wednesdays at noon and will be followed by a light lunch at 12:30 p.m. On March 19, the service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on Shipley Street, with the Rev. Sam McGarvey, pastor of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, as the preacher. On March 26, the service will be held at the Seaford Presbyterian Church, Bridgeville Highway (Rt. 13A), with the Rev. John Harrison, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church as the preacher. On April 2, the service will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, High Street, with the Rev. Andrew Watkins, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, as the preacher. On April 9, the service will be held at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, with the Rev. David Humphrey, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, as the preacher.

Indoor flea market planned St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine Street, Seaford, will hold an indoor flea market Saturday, March 22, 7 a.m. to noon. Vendors are welcome. For details, call 628-1131. St. John’s will hold a roast beef dinner Saturday, March 15, 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12.

Bethel Church plans luncheon
Bethel Church will host a luncheon in its community building Saturday, March 15, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Members of the church will serve soup, sandwiches and desserts. The church is west of Seaford on Oak Grove Road. For details, call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.

Mothers pray for peace
Delaware’s 2002 Mother of the Year, Joyce E. Schaefer, presented a prayer service for world peace Monday, Feb. 10, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Seaford. People who participated in the service were Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, 1993 Mother of the Year; Patricia Richardson, retired minister and missionary for 43 years in Argentina, now living in Asheville, N.C.; the Rev. David B. Humphrey, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church; Ralph Holland, organist; Carol Lynch, vocalist; Nelson Richardson, retired minister and now a missionary working with the French Canadians in Northern Quebec, Canada; Dr. Sharon Yoder, 2002 Merit Mother of the Year; and Rosemary (Dusty) Betts, Delaware State president American Mothers Inc. and 1994 Mother of the Year. The ushers were Emily and Herman Black, Jennings Spicer, Sylvain Gauthier and Wes Schaefer. Charlotte Wheatley, president of St. John’s United Methodist Women, and the members of St. John’s United Methodist Women, along with GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford, provided refreshments following the service.

Night features music, poetry
New Zion United Methodist Church, 428 W. Sixth St., Laurel, holds Joy Night the second and fourth Friday of every month, 7 p.m. This month’s services will be March 14 and 28. Everyone, including musicians and poets, is welcome. For details, call the Rev. Carol Sessoms Hopkins, 875-3064.
No Name Band to perform
The No Name Band will perform at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, Friday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington, 337-7198.

Woodland UMC plans dinner
The Woodland United Methodist Church women will host a chicken and dumpling dinner Saturday, March 15, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.). Price is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 to 12 years old and free for children 5 and under. No carry outs will be available. The church is located next to the Woodland Ferry house, 4.5 miles west of Seaford on Woodland Church Road.

Baptist to present bluegrass
The Timmons Family will perform bluegrass gospel music at Grace Baptist Church fellowship hall, 805 Atlanta Road, on March 16, at 7 p.m.

Hymn sing set at Shiloh
Shiloh Community Church, Laurel, will present a hymn sing Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. Virginia Mitchell, Bob and Ernie and Cornerstone Notes will perform.

Gospel concert planned
A gospel concert with Pam Rush & The Rementer Trio +1 will be Sunday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church on Mt. Pleasant Road, Laurel. Refreshments will be served following the performance. For information, call 875-5009.

Dinner to benefit sick child
Bridgeville Church of God will hold a beef and dumpling dinner Saturday, March 22, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults; $3 for children 12 and younger. The proceeds will benefit the Dixon family, whose 7-year-old child is suffering with leukemia. The church is located at 7046 Seashore Highway, Bridgeville. Call 337-3044 for details.

Dinner, concert planned
New Beginnings Worship Center, 2 miles south of Harrington at the corner of Williamsville Road and US 13, will hold a pot-luck dinner and concert featuring the Lights of Home Saturday, March 22, starting at 6 p.m. For information call 337-0161.

Church to mark Women’s Day
C.H. Foggie AME Zion Church, Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville, will celebrate Woman’s Day Sunday, March 23. The theme will be “Recycling Our Life for Christ.” At 11 a.m., evangelist Alice Williams Martin, B.M. Oakley Memorial Temple, Philadelphia, will speak. At the 4 p.m.service, the speaker will be Essie Greene, pastor of Salisbury Revival Center. For more information call Felicia Matthews, 875-1290.

Ninety & Nine to meet
The Ninety & Nine will hold its regular quarterly dinner meeting at the Seaford Golf & County Club Monday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. C. Melvin Marine of Federalsburg, Md. Marine has a master of theology degree from the International Bible Institute and Seminary. He completed a prophetic series through Moody Bible Institute, and is an ordained minister with Lester Sumrall Ministries. Eschatology, which is the study of things to come, is Marine’s area of expertise. He has taught throughout the Untied States and has spoken around the world, including at the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem. Guest singers will be Abundant Joy (Kim Willey from Greenwood and Reneé Wyatt and Mindy Hatch, both from Laurel). For details, call Joyce Thomas as 629-2248, Mildred Fager at 629-7228 or Arvalene Moore 875-4387.

Union UMC plans dinner
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will hold a spaghetti dinner Wednesday, March 26, 5 to 7 p.m. Price for adults is $6 and for children 10 and under, $3. Proceeds will benefit the church.

Episcopals to attend convention
The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware will hold its 218th convention in Dover on March 28 and 29. Pre-convention meetings for clergy and lay delegates are being held this week. Attending from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford are the Rev. Jeanne W. Kirby, rector, and lay delegates Jane Watson and Vicki Reinsfelder. Alternates are Sarah Quick and Amy Larsen.

Galestown plans yard sale
Galestown United Methodist Church will hold its annual craft & yard sale Saturday, March 29, beginning at 7 a.m. Homemade beef vegetable soup, scrapple sandwiches and oyster sandwiches will be available. Table rental is $5. For details, contact Randy Marine at 410-883-2149.

Group to perform at Centenary
Bruce Willey and the Band of Brothers and Sister will present a concert of gospel music at Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market Streets, Laurel, on Sunday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Admission is free. The United Methodist Women of Centenary Church will hold a chicken and dumpling dinner Saturday, April 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12. Baked goods will be available for sale.

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