Church camp includes crafts, trips
The success of Kids' Club at Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel, resulted in the formation of Kids' Camp, initiated in July. Registration for the camp, which takes place in the church's Miracle House, quickly reached capacity of 36. Children in kindergarten through the sixth grade meet every Tuesday and Thursday and do crafts under the leadership of Bernice Brittingham, assisted by Betty Ringrose, Shirley Summers and Lucy Lutz.
The Bible lessons and music are led by Janet Walker, assisted by Theresa Littleton and Wendy Wharton. Former nursery attendant Janet Smith leads the recreation and games.
Most Wednesdays are all-day field trips, including swimming at Killens Pond, a rainy day at Assateague, the Delaware State Fair and the Salisbury Zoo. The activities and trips are all on the theme of God's creation and their theme song is "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands." The program runs for four weeks.
Church welcomes new pastor
The Laurel Church of Christ is welcoming a new minister. Ely Lambert and his wife, Becca, arrived yesterday, to begin working with this congregation.
Lambert recently graduated from Harding University School of Biblical Studies with a bachelor's degree in ministry. He also has an associate of science degree from Rand Lake Community College in Ina, Ill.
He is a native of Illinois and worked as an architectural draftsman in firms there and in Kansas before going to Harding in Searcy, Ark.
Lambert has most recently served as pulpit minister of the Stuttgart Church of Christ in Stuttgart, Ark. He has also served at churches in Benton, Ark., and Salina, Kan. In addition to pulpit duties, he has worked as a youth minister and participated in evangelistic campaigns in Illinois, Oklahoma and Brazil.
Regular services at the church include: Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 10; Sunday evening worship at 6:30; and Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
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.
Bible school to be in park
The Seaford Church of the Nazarene will hold its vacation Bible school in Blades Park through Aug. 3 for children 3 years old through the sixth grade. The program will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each day. There will also be a free picnic, with games, food and live gospel groups, in the park on Aug. 4 from 3 p.m. till dusk. For more information call 629-3929.
Gospel artists to be honored
The Second Generation Gospel Music Hall of Fame will honor area gospel music artists on Saturday, Aug. 4. A banquet at the Preston Fire Hall, Preston, Md., will feature the Nichols Sisters of Mardela Springs, Md.; the Sensational Royal Lights of Cambridge, Md.; guitarist Kendall Magee of Federalsburg, Md.; and Rosemary Martin of Seaford. The artists will be inducted into the hall of fame.
The dinner will get under way at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, and attire is semiformal or formal.
For tickets or more information, call Shirley Jones at 302-629-5259 or Ambia Hooper at 410-754-8489. The program is sponsored by the Second Generation Community Chorus.
Bike give-away part of VBS
Seaford Presbyterian Church will have vacation Bible school on Aug. 6, 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. till noon. The theme is "Discovering The Bible." Each participant will receive a Bible and a bike will be given to a child who registers each day. For further information call Fran at 629-8442.
Trinity plans Bible school
Trinity United Methodist Church (near Trap Pond) will hold its annual vacation Bible school Aug. 6 through 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. The theme is "Son Creek Junction." For information call Brenda at 238-7139.
Nazarenes plan Bible school
"Kingdom Quest, The Ultimate Challenge" will be this year's theme for vacation Bible school at the Laurel Church of the Nazarene.
The week of Aug. 6 through 10, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., will offer Bible teaching, crafts, games, skits, refreshments and music. Old favorites such as the dollar line and the mystery box will once again be a part of this year's event.
Director is Tracy Hill. The school is open all children in the community ages 2 through sixth grade.
The church is located at 100 Walnut St., Laurel. For more information contact the church office at 875-7873.
Mt. Pleasant plans Bible school
SonCreek Junction Vacation Bible School is coming to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, from Aug. 6 through 10. Classes are held for ages 3 through the 12th grade, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church is approximately 6 miles west of Laurel off the Laurel-Sharptown Road. For information and to register, call 846-0636.
'Exaltation' to sing at church
The music ensemble "Exaltation" from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Ga., will perform at Atlanta Road Alliance Church on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. For more information call the church at 629-7693.
The church is located on Atlanta Road, 1 and 1/2 miles north of the Nylon Capital Shopping Plaza, next to Seaford Animal Hospital.
Ice cream sale, social set
Blades United Methodist Church will hold an ice cream sale and social Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Blades Community Hall on West 4th Street, beginning at 10 a.m.
Homemade ice cream will be available by the dip, pint and quart.
Youth ministry plans dinner
Union Church Youth "One80" Ministries will host a spaghetti dinner Wednesday, Aug. 15, 4 to 7 p.m. Admission for adults will be $5 and for children under 10, $2.50.
The church is located at 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville. For more information call 337-7409.
Yard sale set for Aug. 18
A multi-family yard sale will be Saturday, Aug. 18, 7 a.m., at the Good Samaritan Christian Fellowship Church. The church is located on alternate US 13, about 1 mile south of Blades.
Bible school set for Mondays
Blades United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible school on Monday evenings, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The theme is Son Creek Junction from Gospel Light. There is no fee, but an offering will be taken each night. Call 629-7265 to register.
Traditional mass to be Aug. 19
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will next be celebrated on Aug. 19. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5905 or 302-629-8863.