New Wesleyan church construction under way
Many things in life are so much sweeter when the wait has been long. This was true Sunday afternoon as the Laurel Wesleyan Church celebrated a groundbreaking. The church's new location is on alternate US 13, just north of Laurel.
Following a responsive reading celebrating God's faithfulness, the bulldozer fired up and headed across the land, cutting a swatch where the 15,000-square foot structure will soon stand.
Celebrations also included the ceremonial first spade of dirt being turned over by Mary Catherine Hearn, who has been a part of the church since 1927. "I've been here a long time and seen many wonderful things," she said. "I have also seen many wonderful saints from this church who have gone home to heaven."
The Laurel Wesleyan Church sold its facility of 71 years last December and currently worships in the high school.
Human chain to protest abortions
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Seaford, will sponsor a Life Chain on Good Friday, April 13, 10 a.m. to noon.
The chain, to protest abortions, will begin in front of the church and extend along Stein Highway.
For details, call Jim or Ann Elliott, 875-7772.
Trinity to host revival
Trinity United Methodist Church of Laurel is having a revival Friday, March 30, through Sunday, April 1, with speaker Rick Bonfim. The Epworth Quartet will perform and on Friday night, pastor Mike Truitt is the host. For more information call 856-1506.
Youth conference planned
The Bridgeville Church of God, 1 mile west of Bridgeville on US 404, is hosting its first annual Storm Youth Conference for teens, youth workers and pastors March 30 and 31.
Workshops include evangelism, praise and worship and drama.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door.
St. Stephen's to serve dinner
St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 101-5 E. State Street, Delmar, will hold a chicken and crust dinner Saturday, March 31, 4 to 7 p.m. in Camelot Hall at the church.
The price for adults is $7 and for children, $3.50. Carryouts will be available.
Tickets may be bought at the door.
Nazarene plans silent auction
The Single Mom's Ministry in Laurel is planning a spring silent auction of work by local artists and craftspeople. Proceeds will benefit the ministry.
Interested parties who would like to donate an item may call Bobbi at 875-8708. A reception will be held before the auction.
Also to benefit the ministry, the Odd Shop, 124 E. Market St., Laurel, is selling clay paperweights featuring paw prints of favorite pets or hand prints.
The cost is $4. For an appointment, call 875-8708.
Hymn sing set for April 29
Wesley United Methodist Church, 3 miles northwest of Seaford on Atlanta Road, will host a hymn sing Sunday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be The Lights of Home.
Free refreshments will follow. For information telephone 629-7222.
Church to celebrate 10 years
Rock Church Fellowship celebrates 10 years of ministry on the Eastern Shore, March 30 through April 1, with evangelist David Manely and Bishop John Gimenez.
On March 30 and 31, at 7:30 p.m., Rock Church at 538 N. Central Ave., Laurel, will hold services with Manely. On April 1, at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Gimenez will be the guest speaker.
For details, call 875-7275.
Gospel concert set
Woodland United Methodist Church, Seaford, will host an evening of gospel music Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Doug Fluharty of Easton, Md., who has played for such groups as "Faith," "The Singing Prouses," "The Randalls," "The Disciples Band," "Straight Up" and "Refuge," will perform.
For details call 629-5404 or 875-9124.
Blades to host hymn sing
A hymn sing featuring Ken and Mable Huffman, Earl Hoopes and Jim and Patty Jennette will be held at Blades United Methodist Church, South Market Street, Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m.
Light refreshments will follow.
Portsville to host quartet
The Epworth Quartet of Laurel will present a program of Christian music at Portsville United Methodist Church Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m.
The seven-member gospel group is in its 38th year. Manager Dale Dukes is the only original member remaining with the group.
The group consists of, from Laurel - Dukes, tenor; Charles Haddock, baritone and piano player; Anthony Lecates, guitarist; from Salisbury - Harold Schor, bass guitarist, and Robley Hastings, drummer; and from Greenwood - John Warfel, bass singer and lead singer Kevin Yoder.
The church is located on Dogwood Lane, just west of Bethel. For details, call 875-4672.
First Baptist revival continues
A revival headed by the Hal Webb Evangelistic Team continues Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, at First Baptist Church, Seaford.
Featured will be sermons as well as music.
The Hal Webb team consists of Dr. Hal Webb, evangelist, and Dr. Theron Babcock, his associate and musician, along with their wives.
For more than 40 years they have conducted evangelistic campaigns, along with radio, recording, camp and missionary activities.
Services will begin at 7 p.m. both evenings.