Social issues illuminated for visiting teens
Students and advisors from St. Paul's Episcopal School in Brooklandville, Md., visited Sussex County recently. In collaboration with First State Community Action Agency, the Way Home Prison Ministry and the Sussex Mission of the Episcopal Church, youngsters were exposed to some of the culture and social issues of the Eastern Shore. The students visited the Delmarva Poultry Justice Alliance in Pocomoke, Md., and a chicken farm. They spoke with chicken catchers and others who work in the poultry industry.
In the Coverdale Crossroads community students worked at the New Coverdale Outreach Mission and Soup Kitchen. They cleaned out the upstairs of the recently opened mission and prepared clothing for a clothes closet.
The Way Home Prison Ministry provided the youth an opportunity to visit the Violations Center at Sussex Correctional Institution where they were able to interact with inmates.
The students were housed at St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford.
Joining the students were four students from the Strong Communities in Sussex County from Coverdale and Ellendale. This project has been planned over the past year by Father Mike Wallens and Kit Slakofsky from St. Paul's School, Father Jim Lewis, Episcopal missioner to Sussex County, and the Rev. B. Leslie James, community development specialist with First State Community Action Agency in Georgetown and pastor of Macedonia AME Church in Seaford.
WOLC finalist for award
For the third time in its 25-year history, WOLC, Princess Anne, Md., has been named a finalist for the NAB Marconi Award. The award is presented annually by the National Association of Broadcasters for overall excellence in radio. It is named for Guglielmo Marconi, who won the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in the creation of modern radio.
Winners in each Marconi category will be determined by a vote of NAB member radio stations. The winners of this year's Marconis will be announced at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Friday, Sept. 7, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
WOLC is a finalist in the religious radio station category. It was also nominated in the same category in 1995 and in 2000.
The Ark plans Bible school
Seaford Wesleyan Church (The Ark) invites all children age 3 through grade 6 to its vacation Bible school, "Diving Into the Depths of God's Faithfulness."
According to organizers, every day will include a rally in the Worship Rally Submarine. Then kids will scuba dive through adventure-filled Bible stories, create ocean crafts, explore missions reefs, experience Ocean Odyssey music, taste snacks, and dive into recreation.
The Fantastic Good News Ocean Odyssey will be July 17 through 22, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. For more information, call (302) 628-1020.
The church is located at 26630 Sussex Highway, Seaford.
Donations sought for auction
The third annual charity auction sponsored by Take My Hand Ministry Inc. of Greenwood will be Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company on US 13. Donated items (excluding clothing and appliances), baked goods and cash contributions are tax deductible. All proceeds will help poverty level clients of Take My Hand Ministry Inc. obtain many necessary items (food, fuel, medicine, etc.) that their limited incomes cannot cover. Call Dr. Michaele Russell, executive director, at 349-4220 for details.
Vacation Bible school set
Bethany United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible school July 16 to 20, 6 to 8:30 p.m., for children from age 4 and up. The theme will be Rodeo at Son Creek Junction. For more information call Tammy Wharton, 238-7798, Michelle Kirk, 875-5194, or Jesse Hudson, 875-2051.