Church News
Thursday, September 9, 2004
 
2004 Seaford CROP Walk
The 2004 Seaford CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3. The Walk starts at 2 p.m., registration begins at 1 p.m. A recruiters meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Seaford Presbyterian Church. Registration materials, route maps and guidelines for the Walk will be available. Dr. Ted Farrar, mid Atlantic director for Church World Service, will also be attending the meeting to answer any questions or concerns. For more information contact Eleanor Terrell at 628-1515 or John Blevins at 629-8722 (after 5:30 p.m.) or www.churchworldservice.org.

Christ Evangelistic Hero’s Day
On Sunday, Sept. 12, Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel, will hold a special service entitled, “Hero’s Day.” The church will be remembering those who lost their lives on 9-11 and will be honoring police officers, firemen, Armed Service members and veterans, and Emergency Medical Technicians, all those who sacrifice daily to help others. Special guest speaker will be Buddy Farris, a Virginia State Trooper, who in 1979 was struck and “killed” by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop. Chief Farris will tell of his journey through this life-after-death experience and back. A special gift will be given to all who attend. For details call 875-2915.

Musical Ministry at First Baptist
The public is invited to attend a special presentation by the Bob Jones University Musical Ministry Team at First Baptist Church, 543 N. Bradford St., Seaford, on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. The group will present a program of hymns and gospel songs consisting of piano, vocal, and instrumental solos, duets and trios, as well as testimonies from team members. The leader of the team, Nathan Hill, will close the service with a brief message. The Mixed Musical Ministry Team is touring the Mid-Atlantic this fall. The members of the group are students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. Bob Jones University is a Christian liberal arts university with an annual enrollment of 5,000 students from every state and more than 30 foreign countries. BJU offers more than 120 undergraduate majors in its College of Arts and Science and Schools of Religion, Fine Arts, Education, Business Administration and Applied Studies.

New Zion U.M.C. Homecoming
Homecoming service at the New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel, will be Sunday, Sept. 12, at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Timothy Duffield Sr. will be delivering the morning message followed by fellowship dinner. The Rev. Myrtle Scott, her choir and congregation of “Beacon Lighthouse Church” in Dover will be the messenger for the 3:30 p.m. service.

Church holding seminar
Seaford Christian Church invites you to a Money Management Seminar, “No Debt, No Sweat!”, on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 15 and 16, from 6:30-9 p.m. This is a free seminar to the public and child care will be provided. Today total household debt exceeds 100 percent of disposable income for the first time in history. Last year Americans increased their debt load by another 20 percent. Surveys indicate that money problems are the leading cause of divorce in America by a rate of 4-1 over anything else. The average family is now spending 20 percent of its income paying off short-term, high-interest rate debt. And, the kids are following their parents’ lead. Today, the average college graduate leaves school with a diploma in one hand, and about $3,400 of credit card debt in the other hand. The “No Debt, No Sweat!” seminar shows people how to get out of debt. People learn how to develop a spending plan and the six secrets of the great investors, how mutual funds work, and how to plan for retirement. Attendees learn how to buy cars without making payments to the bank. The seminar is taught by Steve Diggs of Nashville, Tenn. Diggs is an author, minister, and financial counselor. Having served as chairman of the Franklin Group, Inc. for more than 25 years, he spends his time teaching people how to use their money without allowing their money to use them.

Bible Study Fellowship
The Dover/Milford Women’s Bible Study Fellowship class resumes meetings on Sept. 16. Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is an in-depth, interdenominational study, with 1004 classes meeting throughout the world. This year’s study will be The Acts of the Apostles. Classes meet each Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 S.E. Front St., Milford. All ladies are welcome to attend an introduction class on Sept. 16 or 23, or on the first Thursday of each month to learn more about Bible Study Fellowship. BSF is designed to be helpful and interesting to all ladies, regardless of church background or previous Bible knowledge. A preschool program for children age 2-6 is offered for relatives of attending class members. However, childcare is not provided for visitors attending the introduction class. Call Jimalee Humpton at 337-7815 for further information.

St. Luke’s offers video study
Beginning Sept. 12 and continuing on Sept. 19 and 26, a video series with discussion will be held 5-6:30 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford. This learning opportunity is open to everyone. The series includes: “The Holy Scriptures;” “ Our Worship and Sacraments;” “What Makes a Family Christian?”, “How Moral decisions are Made;” “Our Mission in the World;” “Our Angelican Heritage and Authority.” Bishop Wayne Wright will be visiting on Oct. 17 for sacraments. Call Vicki Reinsfelder at 629-7979 for more information.
Concord hosts ‘Signs of Light’
On Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. “Signs of Light” will perform at Concord United Methodist Church, near Seaford. Young girls ranging in age from nine to 23 perform interpretive movements in black light with music to explain the life and teachings of Christ. Under the direction of Stephanie Jones, this group from Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel started their ministry four years ago. The public is invited to attend this event as part of Concord U.M. Church’s year-long celebration commemorating the 200th anniversary of its founding. The church is located on Rt. 20A, just off Concord Road, east of Seaford. For details call 628-8114.

Nazarene church visitors
On Sunday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m., Pastor Carlos Brisco and congregation from Cambridge, Md., will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. Contact Pastor Ebenezer Williamson for more information at 1-410-943-0900. The public is invited.

St. Luke’s Rally Day
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, Rally Day will be Sunday, Sept. 12, with services at 8 and 10:15 a.m. and church school registration and classes at 9 a.m.; a Church Periodical Club offering will be taken. The “Pro Anaphora” (Children’s Chapel) will be during the 10:15 a.m. services for ages 4-9. “What Episcopalians Believe” discussions begin Sept. 12, 5-6:30 p.m., at the home of Vicki Reinsfelder, 502 Linden St., Seaford. Education for Ministry (EFM) begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13. The Church Periodical Club is part of the National Books Fund. Grants are made to libraries, schools, seminarians, churches and many other areas when requests are made — all provided free.

St. John’s Alpha course
“Is Christianity Boring, Untrue or Irrelevant?” This question begins the Alpha course, an opportunity to learn, listen, discover and explore the Christian faith in small groups where no question is too simple or too hostile. This 10-week course begins Monday, Sept. 13, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church located at Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Call 629-9466 for details and child-care needs.

Alliance women to meet
The “Guiding Hands of a Teacher” will be the theme of the Alliance Women meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church. Alliance Women is designed for all women whether single, married, mothers, professionals, caregivers or widows. Women have the opportunity to discover relationships of mutual encouragement and support through being together and learning from God’s word. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, in Seaford. Morning worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Kids Church is at 11 a.m. and the evening service is at 7 p.m. For more information on services or Alliance Women, call the church at 629-7693 or visit www.atlantaroadcma.org.

Alliance Church club program
Pioneer Clubs will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6:45 p.m., at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford. Pioneer Clubs is a weekly club ministry for young people from age three through sixth grade. Pioneer Clubs helps kids have fun, learn new skills, build relationships, study the Bible, and ultimately, learn to live for Christ in every aspect of life. Pioneer Clubs serves over 3,000 churches and more than 140,000 children throughout North America. For more information or to pre-register children who have not attended previously, call Millie Sherman at 422-6800. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the Nylon Capital Shopping Plaza, next to Seaford Animal Hospital. Morning worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Kids Church is at 11 a.m. and the evening service is at 7 p.m. For more information on services call the church at 629-7693.

Wet Wild Wednesday
All seventh-12th graders are invited to “Wet Wild Wednesday” on Sept. 15, from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Laurel Wesleyan Church. Recommended dress is a bathing suit under clothes. There will be dinner and a live band with water games. Bring a friend. For more information call 875-5380. The event is sponsored by Lost & Found Ministries.

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