Church Events
Thursday, May 24th, 2001
Church to celebrate history
On Saturday, May 26, at 5 p.m., Macedonia AME Church will present "A History of African-Americans in Delaware: Past and Present," by Professor Newton of the African American Studies department at the University of Delaware. The program, which is presented through the Delaware Humanities Forum, will kick off the church's 140th anniversary celebration. An exhibit, "The First 140 Years," will focus on the history of the church. Dinner will be served following the program. The church is located on North and Clarence streets, Seaford. The Rev. B. Leslie James is pastor. Susie Perkins is anniversary chairwoman.

Leading up to pastor's departure
Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., Laurel, is holding a series of special services through June 24, Dr. Brooks Reynolds' last day as pastor of the church. Sunday, May 27, will be Agriculture Service Day. Guests will include the state Secretary of Agriculture Jack Tarburton and other dignitaries. On Sunday June 3, the church will celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the church. Members will burn the mortgage for the recently purchased Miracle House that is next door to the church. Reynolds will be speaker.

Centenary plans patriotic service
Centenary U.M. Church, Poplar and Market streets in Laurel, will hold a patriotic service Sunday, May 27, at 11 a.m. Members of the American Legion and its ladies auxiliary will be guests. The earlier worship service, which begins at 8:45 a.m., will also feature patriotic music.

New Zion celebrates women
New Zion United Methodist Church, Laurel, will hold its annual Women's Day Sunday, May 27. The Rev. Helena Bailet will speak at the 11 a.m. service. Dinner will be served after the service. The Rev. Nadine Henry will speak at the 4 p.m. service.

Yard, bake sale planned
The Seaford Presbyterian Church will hold a yard and bake sale Saturday, June 2, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting at 11 a.m., hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecued chicken dinners will be sold. The church is located on alternate US 13A north, next to the Army Reserve Center.

Spring Fling set for June 2
Christ United Methodist Church, S. Central Ave., Laurel, will host a Spring Fling Saturday, June 2. A yard sale begins at 8 a.m., and beginning at 11 a.m. oyster, hamburger and hot dog sandwiches, along with homemade ice cream, will be available.

Ice cream and a clown
Mt. Pleasant UMC Sunday school is sponsoring an ice cream festival Saturday, June 2, 4 to 7 p.m. Homemade ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and soda will be available. Entertainment will be provided by Susan Davis, Keith Elliott and at 6 p.m., Bo Dickerson. Glory the Clown will visit and there will be face painting for the kids. The church is west of Laurel on Sussex 493. For details, call 875-1102.

Ninety & Nine plans dinner
The Ninety & Nine, a women's ministry, will hold its quarterly dinner meeting at the Methodist Manor House, Seaford, Monday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. Edna Dunn of Salisbury, Md., will be the guest speaker. She is a retired supervisor of Verizon, formerly C&P Telephone . She has attended Parkway Church of God in Salisbury most of her life, where she taught Sunday school, supervised a bus ministry, led the choir and directed the ladies ministry. She's active in the Salisbury Christian Women's Club and has served as regional representative for Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Brenda Harper, Salisbury, will be the guest singer. She is Dunn's daughter. For more information call Joyce Thomas, 629-2248, or Mildred Fager, 629-7228.

Jericho to host Best speaker
Jericho Fellowship International will welcome Agatha Best as the guest speaker for its June 12 at Mt. Olivet Church, High Street, Seaford. Best is from Princess Anne, Md., and is an evangelist, speaking up and down the Eastern Seaboard. She is the widow of the late Robert Best and the mother of four children. She is minister at New Life Church in Cambridge, Md., and is the director of the play, "Love Brought Me Back." For more information call 302-629-5664 or by e-mail at

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