Church News
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Gospel Sing in Delmar Park
The 14th annual Gospel Sing in the Park will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Delmar Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured groups will be Kings Ambassadors, Lights of House, the Vance Family and the Smith Family. Refreshments (including oyster sandwiches) will be available. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. The playground is available for children.

Family and Friends Day
The eighth annual Family and Friends Day will take place at C.H. Foggie AME Church, Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville, on Sunday, Sept. 19. The Rev. Dr. Wilford L. Oney, Jr. will preach at the 11 a.m. service and the Rev. Leslie B. Davis, pastor of the Patterson-Asbury AMEZ Church in Baltimore, will preach at the 3:30 p.m. service. For more information, contact Virginia Snead at 875-7438.

Nazarene church visitors
On Saturday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., Pastor Gino Jennings and congregation from the First Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Philadelphia, Pa., will be at the Church of the Nazarene, Houston Branch Road, Federalsburg, Md. For information call Sister Paris Twyman at 1-410-754-9135, or call the church, 1-410-943-0900. The public is welcome.

Union Church dinner
On Saturday, Sept. 18, Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, 2 N. Laws St., across from Baltimore Trust, will hold a Ham & Oyster Dinner, rain or shine, in its fellowship hall. Proceeds will benefit the Capital Improvements fund. Tickets are sold in advance: $14/adult and $7/children. Contact the church office for ticket information, 337-7409.

Evergreen at Seaford Mission
Evergreen United Methodist Church, a new unconventional church whose mission is to take church to places where people are, will be having services at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at the Seaford Mission located at 3rd and North streets. All persons who wish to support the Seaford Mission residents are invited to participate in this hour of praise and fellowship. Contact Rev. Sharon Graves for information at 629-5223.

Operation Shoe Box
Operation Christmas Child “Shoe Box” continues through September and October at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford. Everyone can participate by bringing a shoe box filled with toys and other small gifts to church over the next few weeks. Contact Vicki Reinsfelder at St. Luke’s, 629-7979, for complete details. The second discussion in the series “What Episcopalians Believe” will be held in the home of Vicki Reinsfelder on Sunday, Sept. 19, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 629-7979 for details. The fall-winter Sunday service schedule at the church is 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Revival at Bethel UMC
Bethel United Methodist Church on Clayton Avenue in Dagsboro will have a revival at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19, 20, and 21. On Sunday, Sept. 19, Friendship and Friends from Berlin, Md., will perform a Gaither-style concert, and Heather Gemmen will be the speaker. On Monday, Sept. 20, Brave Heart will be performing, and Pastor Fred Smith of Eagle’s Nest Fellowship Church in Bridgeville will speak. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the group Back Door Friends will lead everyone in an old-fashioned hymn sing. For more information, call 732-6918.

Christ UMC homecoming
Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will have its homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 2-4 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Sterling Green. Dinner will be served.

Mt. Calvary Homecoming
Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, will be celebrating its annual homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Timothy Duffield, along with his choir and congregation, of the Laurel-Delmar Charge, will be the guest pastor. There will be a fellowship meal served immediately after the service.

‘No Name Band’ at Grace
The No Name Band will be at Grace Church hall, Georgetown on Friday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. For information call Everett Warrington, 337-7198.
Crossroad Community Church
Crossroad Community Church (CCC) in Bridgeville is hosting its second annual yard sale and auction on Saturday, Sept. 18. The yard sale begins at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning at 11 a.. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the growth fund to help build a new facility. CCC is a growing church with three services on Sunday mornings (8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.) and soon to add a fourth service on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Children’s ministry and nursery are available at all services. CCC is located on Sussex Highway next door to Scott’s Furniture in Bridgeville.

Latin Mass September 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 be celebrated on Sept. 19. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5905 or 302-629-8863.

Mt. Pleasant UMC gospel sing
The King’s Ambassadors, gospel singing group, will perform at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow. For information call 875-5009.

Union Station Diner Sept. 22
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, in its fellowship hall will have its ‘Union Station Diner’ on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 5-7 p.m.; cost for adults, $6; children 12 and under, $3; (featuring meatloaf and mashed potatoes).Call the church at 337-7409 for questions. Proceeds benefit the church.

‘One Voice’ sings at Epworth
Christian singing group “One Voice,” heard at Lamb Jam, will be performing a free concert at Epworth Fellowship Church in Laurel, Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Babysitting will be provided. Love offering will be taken. For more information, call 875-7995.

Nazarene church visitors
On Saturday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., Pastor Gino Jennings and congregation from the First Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Philadelphia, Pa., will be at the Church of the Nazarene, Houston Branch Road, Federalsburg, Md. For information call Sister Paris Twyman at 1-410-754-9135, or call the church, 1-410-943-0900. The public is welcome.

St. Paul’s U.M.C. Hymn Sing
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Laurel, will be the host for the Lancaster, Pa., gospel singing group, “The Royal Sounds.” The Royal Sounds have sung for many different functions and have always presented their music with a testimony. The concert will be on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. St. Paul’s is located on Old Stage Road, just east of US 13. Refreshments will be served. For more information, phone Pastor Don, 856-6107.

Mt. Calvary A.M.E. women’s day
On Sunday, Sept. 19, annual Women’s Day will take place at Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord. Services begin at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The morning messenger will be Licentiate Jean Briggs-Johnson of Mt. Calvary. Music will be rendered by the Mt. Calvary Women’s Day Choir. The afternoon messenger will be Pastor Esse C. Green of Cathedral of Restoration, Salisbury. The theme will be “Women of Mt. Calvary Growing in God’s Fragrant Beauty.” The event is sponsored by the women of Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church. Chairpersons are Darlene Albury, Timah Ricketts, Carla Tingle and Kim West. The pastor is the Rev. Idola J. Williams.

Service will benefit mission
Gethsemane United Methodist Church, located on Rt. 20 near Reliance, will have a love-offering dinner for the local mission church, Betel, on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. Betel Hispanic Ministries is a bilingual church in Georgetown. The dinner will be prepared by members of Betel and there will be games for children and a speaker.

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