Church News
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Women’s Day Celebration
The Women’s Day Celebration will continue with a 5 p.m. service at the Eastern Shore Campground on Cokesbury Road, near Seaford, on Sunday, Oct. 24, with guest preacher the Rev. Cynthia Stanton from Cambridge, Md. The services are a continuation from services at Booker St. Church of God in Georgetown.

Mt. Calvary parenting class
Sharpen your parenting skills. CHILD, INC. is offering a free six-week parent education class entitled, “Children Come Without Instructions,” every Monday evening from Oct. 25 until Nov. 29, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville. Classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. This course fulfills the Parent Education Requirements of Delaware’s Welfare Reform Program, “A Better Chance.” For additional information and/or to register, contact Mary Michalski at 1-800-874-2070 ext. 110.

Community Outreach Day
Community Outreach Day is Saturday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. at River of Life Christian Center, 17 West Market St., Greenwood. There will be candy, refreshments and fun and free food will be given out by the outreach ministry, Royal Mission. Everyone is invited to take a tour during the open house. For more information call 349-9420.

Mt. Olivet UMC dinner
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on High Street in Seaford will have its annual roast beef dinner on Friday, Oct. 22, from 5-7 p.m. Dinner will be served country style or take-out will also be available. Cost is $8.50 adults, $4.50 students, age 5 and under free. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the United Methodist Women Mission Projects.

New Zion UMC service
The United Methodist Women of New Zion United Methodist Church will sponsor the sixth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Service on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m. This worship service is dedicated to the recognition of breast cancer, with a focus on prevention. A special memorial is always given in memory of someone who has lost the fight to this disease. This year we are also honoring members of the congregation who are survivors. The 2004 honorees are Pauline Parker, Deborah Waller, Celeste Jackson and Pauline Hyland. Each of these ladies has witnessed first hand the power of medicine and the spirit of the Lord in their struggle to combat this disease. The message will be the Rev. Jean Wilson, a ministerial associate of Calvary Baptist Church in Dover. The Rev. Timothy Delffieid, Sr. is the host pastor. Dessert fellowship to follow in the church hall.
Christ Lutheran Oktoberfest
Christ Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Shipley and Spruce streets in Seaford, will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, Oct. 31. The festival is free to all and will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Food, games for all ages, live music, and comedy will fill the day’s schedule. For more information contact the church at 629-9755.

Jillian in Concert at CRHS
Jillian will be in concert at Colonel Richardson Senior High School, Richardson Road, American Corner, Federalsburg, Md. on Oct. 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Jilian Englund, a singer, songwriter, recording artists, author, poet, performer and international speaker, was crowned Queen of the Ms. Christian America Pageant and has become their national spokesperson for 2004. She draws her material from her own life experiences. Having been abandoned on a park bench at age 2, Jillian began her troubled journey through 12 foster homes, suffering physical and mental abuse along the way. Her situation seemed hopeless and led her down a path toward self-destruction until Hope revealed Himself to her. For more information call 410-822-7654.

Bishop commissions acolytes
During his annual visitation to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford on Sunday, Oct. 17, Bishop Wayne Wright commissioned nine acolytes who serve not only for Sunday mass but also on other occasions such as weddings, funerals, etc. The acolytes are Diane Burns, Nerissa Burns, Kristen Cunningham, Michael Cunningham, Steven Larsen, Justin Larsen, Jennifer Fonda, Evan Lee and Maggie Lee. They were also given ribbons in the appropriate color to show their years of service.

Coverdale Church Celebration
When a particular area has continuously hit hard times, it may seem hard for those living in such an area to have much hope for tomorrow. But the Rev. Diane Lofland, in conjunction with local and surrounding community churches are trying to change all that in the Coverdale area of Seaford with “Come Alive Celebration and Youth Explosion,” Sunday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. The dynamic preaching from spiritual leaders in the area will continue nightly at 7 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 28. Also, on tap, Rev. Lofland plans to have praise and worship, along with younger children’s ministry. States Rev. Lofland, “I want the people of Coverdale to know that all hope is not lost. There’s a better way, and His name is Jesus.” For more information regarding the “Come Alive Celebration,” call Rev. Lofland at 855-3355.

Mt. Calvary AME service
On Sunday, Oct. 24, the annual Women’s Missionary Society Day will take place at Mr. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord. The service begins at 3:30 p.m. The messenger will be Elder F. Alicia Cephas of Restoration, Faith, Hope and Love Church of Seaford. The event is sponsored by the Women’s Missionary Society. The president is Carla Tingle and the pastor is the Rev. Idola J. Williams.

Union UMC Station Diner
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, in its fellowship hall (across from the bank) will have its ‘Union Station Diner’ on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Price for adults is $6; kids 12 and under, $3. Menu features: chicken and all the fixings.

Union UMC dinner and auction
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, (across from the bank) will hold a Diner and Auction, on Saturday, Nov. 6. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Auction to follow. Bring a covered dish. Dinner is $5.

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