Gov. Ruth Ann Minner will host the 45th annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 5, at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.
Lenny Moore, a former Baltimore Colts running back and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, will speak at the breakfast. Moore has devoted his life to youth programs and other community service and as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he travels the country speaking to churches, organizations and youth groups. Moore works for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice in Baltimore.
“We are very fortunate to have Lenny share his message with us,” Minner said. “It is very admirable of him to have devoted his entire life to helping our nation’s youth. The prayer breakfast also gives an opportunity for all denominations, including our elected officials, members of the judiciary, members of the military, spiritual leaders, representatives from communities and educational institutions to join together to ask for guidance in the pursuit of our common goal of service.”
Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. for the buffet breakfast, and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Modern Maturity Center on Forrest Avenue in Dover.
Tickets are available upon request by mailing a check payable to Governor’s Prayer Breakfast for $15 per person or $150 for a table, to Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, P O Box 988, Dover, DE 19903.
St. Luke’s Bible study
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Seaford) Bible study will resume Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the home of Aileen and Bill Watkins. A study of the Book of Acts will begin. Anyone interested or having questions, call 629-9232.
On Thursday, May 5, Ascension Day, there will be a service at 7 p.m. followed by a covered dish dinner in the Parish Hall.
Mt. Pleasant Spring Festival
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, will have its Spring Festival on Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster fritter sandwiches, homemade vegetable soup, chicken salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade ice cream and bake items will be offered. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road off Rt. 24 west of Laurel. Carry outs are available.
A Day of Reflection May 14
A day of quiet reflection will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, State and Ellis streets in Millsboro, on Saturday, May 14. The Rev. Rod Welles will be the presenter and his topic is “Say What?! Paul’s Story.” This is the fourth in a series of days of quiet reflection on the theme “God’s Call…Our Choice.” All are welcome. Bring a journal and a brown bag lunch. Beverages are provided. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Call 934-9464.
Mt. Calvary fund raising
There will be a Home Interior fund-raising party on Saturday, May 14, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, starting at 2 p.m. Proceeds from this event will help to install a new handicap ramp at the church. The Pastor is the Rev. Marie Robinson. For more information, call 629-9799.
Mt. Calvary Gospel Concert
There will be a Gospel Concert April 29 featuring the Spiritual Vessels of Hurlock, Md., at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, at 4 p.m. All are invited. There will be a free-will offering. The Pastor is the Rev. Marie Robinson. For more information call 337-8543.
Bridgeville Prayer Breakfast
The Bridgeville Community Prayer Breakfast will take place on Saturday, May 7, at 8 a.m. at Union United Methodist Church, Laws and Market streets. The speaker will be the Rev. Raymond Taylor. Tickets are $7 and are available by contacting George Hardesty at 337-3030. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville.
Community Prayer Box
Epworth Fellowship Church in Laurel wants to share with the community about a new ministry called Community Prayer Box.
If you have a prayer need and would like somebody to pray for you, you can find prayer boxes located at O’Neal’s Antiques (corner of U.S. 13 and Sycamore Road) and Dukes Lumber Company (Dukes Lumber Road), both in Laurel.
Requests will be picked up on a weekly basis and prayed for at weekly services. If you are a local business and would like to host a Community Prayer Box, call the church office at 875-7995.
Celebration of America at Christ Evangelistic
“America the Beautiful” will take place at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel on Friday, May 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. The Olde Time Gospel Singers, King’s Ambassadors and others will perform. The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Kenny Cox, who was working at the Pentagon during the attack on Sept. 11. The Rev. Leon Brunner is the host of the event. All are welcome. For more information contact the Rev. Brunner at 629-4858.
Wesley UMC yard sale
Wesley United Methodist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford, will be having a yard sale on Saturday, May 14, on the church grounds. Rain date is May 21. The time will be from 7 a.m. to noon. Spaces are 10 ft. wide and 20 ft. deep. (One vehicle per space). The cost of a space is $10. Provide your own table or rent one for $7 (while they last). For details or to reserve a space contact Pastor Ed Kuhling at 629-3029. The event will benefit the Wesley Church building fund.
Gospel Music May Jamboree
The Seaford Chapter Country Gospel Music Association May Jamboree will take place on Saturday, May 7, starting at 7 p.m. in the Mason-Dixon Auction Building in Delmar. Take US 13 to Delmar, turn west at the light, go through town, and the building is on the left just over the railroad tracks. A free will offering will be taken to help Christian artists. Call 629-9689.
Biker Sunday at Bayshore
Biker Sunday will take place on May 15 at the Bayshore Community Church in Gumboro at the 11 a.m. service. Arrive early to register for door prizes. All motorcycles are welcome with special bike parking. Lunch will be provided: hot fresh open pit beef sandwiches, corn on the cob, baked beans and hot dogs. There will be a bike blessing after the service. For details call Rick Stafford, 629-9228.
New Zion block party
The Sunday School of new Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel is sponsoring its second annual “Balling for God” basketball tournament and block party on Saturday, June 11, on Webb Avenue in west Laurel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year’s block party and tournament are dedicated to the memory of the victims of the April 7 shooting rampage that began in Laurel.
There will be games, vendors and community awareness exhibits. The basketball tournament will consist of teams of four. The age brackets are 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18. The cost per team is $8.
Trophies will be presented to the winning teams. Entry deadline is Friday, May 20. For tournament information contact Sherita Belle at 877-0987. For vendor information contact Amy Handy at 875-4263. The Rev. Timothy A. Duffield, Sr., is the pastor.
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National Day of Prayer
The public is invited to attend the National Day of Prayer service held on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 (Governors Avenue) in Greenwood.
Area churches and members of the Post and Ladies Auxiliary will participate in a meaningful program of song and prayer on behalf of our country. The keynote speaker will be Capt. Barry Ball, a chaplain in the USAF Reserves.
A freewill offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and refreshments will be served by the ladies auxiliary of Post 7478.
For further information call area coordinator Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
Day of Prayer at Seaford
The 54th annual National Day of Prayer will be celebrated in Seaford at City Hall, 414 High St., on Thursday, May 5, from 12:20 to 12:40 p.m.