Church Events
Thursday, March 16th, 2000
 
Mt. Calvary plans activity
Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, will host Steward's Day Sunday, March 19. The Rev. Delmus Neal of A.M.E. Zion Church, Wilmington, will speak at 3:30 p.m. For details, call 628-1392.

Photos in time for Easter
On Saturday, March 18, Easter family photos will be taken at Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. The photographer will be from Images Photography. For details, call 628-0412.

Ninety and Nine to meet
The Ninety & Nine is holding a dinner meeting at the Methodist Manor House, Seaford, Monday, March 20, 6:30 p.m. Celeste Savage, president of Savage's Travel & Transit Inc., will speak. Singer will be Karen Nicewarner of Centreville, Md. For reservations, call Joyce Thomas, 629-2248 or Mildred Fager, 629-7228.

Revival services March 17-19
Trinity United Methodist Church, Dublin Hill Road, Bridgeville, will hold revival services Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 19, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Bill Dorey of New Beginnings Worship Center in Felton is the evangelist. There will be singing each night.

Church plans luncheon
Bethel Community House, Oak Grove, will hold a soup and sandwich luncheon and bake sale Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.

St. John's to host luncheon
St. John's United Methodist Women will present a soup and biscuit luncheon in the church's fellowship hall at Pine and 3rd Streets, Seaford, Tuesday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from Esther Circle members or at the door on the day of the luncheon for $4. Carry-outs will be available.
Proceeds will be used to pay for camp fees for children and for local missions. Carolyn Stoner, 875-2005, may be contacted for further information.

Rainbow Rally scheduled
On Saturday, March 25, at 6 p.m., the 10th annual Rainbow Rally will be held at Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, sponsored by the homecoming choir. For more information, contact Otelia Oliver at 629-9722.

Portsville to host breakfast
Portsville United Methodist Church, Portsville, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday, March 18, 7 to 10 a.m. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Portsville Church is located on Kenney Road just west of Bethel. For details, call 875-4672.
King's to celebrate history
King's United Methodist Church, Laurel, will celebrate its heritage Saturday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. The service will commemorate the early beginnings of King's, which was started in 1842.
A prelude will begin at 6:30 p.m., with horse and carriage bringing the present and former pastors to the sanctuary. The horse and carriage will be provided by Ed and Lois Evans of Pepperbox.
A booklet has been compiled and will be available to purchase that night. Also being planned is a time capsule that will buried on Aug. 6. A church history board will be on exhibit. After the one-hour program, refreshments will be served in the community hall.
The church is located 4 miles southeast of US 13, Laurel, on Gordy Road (Sussex 70).

St. Philip's plans for Lent
St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Laurel holds a celebration of Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and each Wednesday at noon, to keep the Lenten season holy. There will be special services during Holy Week.

Ministerium will meet
The Greater Laurel Ministerium will meet at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at the Laurel Wesleyan Church. The meeting will focus on forming action teams and planning.
The Greater Laurel Ministerium is open to, and comprised of, all the ministers, pastors and pastoral representatives of the churches in the greater Laurel area. The ministerium is designed to serve the churches and the pastors of our community.

Christ UMC to host speaker
A Lenten message will be given on Wednesday, March 22, at 7:15 p.m., by the Rev. Paul E. Mc Coy at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 Central Ave., Laurel.
McCoy was born in Rising Sun, Md. On Dec. 20, 1916, where his father, the Rev. Jesse C. Mc Coy, was pastor. After deciding to follow his father into the ministry, he graduated from the University of Delaware and three years later from Drew Theological Seminary with a Divinity Degree.
He became a member of the Wilmington Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1938. After becoming a Lt. Chaplain in the U.S. Army, he assumed pastorates all over the peninsula, from country circuits to five of the largest churches, Ebenezer, Easton; St. Paul's, Wilmington; Trinity, Salisbury; Grace, Wilmington and Newark University Church.
He served as district superintendent of the Seaford and Wilmington districts and was elected delegate to the General Conference by his peers.
Mc Coy retired from the University Church in Newark in 1981. He and his wife, Althea, who died several years ago, had two daughters.
He recently was married to Jean Rogers of Milford.

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