Church Events
Thursday, October 26th, 2000
Mt. Olivet to host dinner
The women of Mt. Olivet Church are serving their annual roast beef dinner on Friday, Oct. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. in the church's fellowship hall, 315 High St. Dinner is served family style. Take-outs will be available. Cost for adults is $7.50 and for students, $3.50. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The hall is accessible to the handicapped.

Recital to benefit organ fund
Ralph Holland , church musician, will present a pipe organ recital at St. Johns United Methodist Church, Seaford, Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit a fund to complete and enlarge the pipe organ. Admission for the concert is $10. The Moller pipe organ in the sanctuary was installed in 1949, with seven ranks (rows) of pipes. When the new church building was completed in 1972, the organ was re-installed, but not enlarged. In 1980, a four-rank mixture was added but the pedal organ, the division played by the feet, was left incomplete. Holland is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. His concert will include works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Mendelssohn and Gail Smith and his own composition. The church is located at Pine and Poplar streets in Seaford about three blocks north of High Street.

Promise Keepers plan meal
The Centenary United Methodist Church Promise Keepers will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids under 6.The church is located at Poplar and Market streets, Laurel.

Mt. Olivet to collect for UN
The Church School classes (both children and adults) of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Seaford, will be collecting again this year for UNICEF, on Saturday, Oct. 28. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF." Since 1950, more than $105 million has been raised to support UNICEF programs around the world. These programs have helped 7 million young people.

Octoberfest set for Oct. 29
The members of Christ Lutheran Church will host an Octoberfest Sunday, Oct. 29, 1 to 4 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be a moon bounce, hay rides, pie eating contest, egg toss and pumpkin carving. Food will be served. The church is located at Shipley and Pine streets in Seaford. Sunday worship takes place from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information call 629-9755.

Melson's homecoming set
Melson's United Methodist Church, Delmar, will hold its annual homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. Music will be furnished by the Lights of Home, Laurel. Dinner will be served immediately following the church service. The church will hold its 16th annual Harvest of Talents Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The church is located approximately 4 miles east of Delmar at 32705 Melson Road. For details, call 846-2425.

Bethel UMC homecoming set
On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m., the Bethel United Methodist Church, Oak Grove, will hold a homecoming service. This service will feature special singing and the guest speaker will be a former pastor, William J. Thompson. Following the service a luncheon will be served in the fellowship hall.
Homecoming set at Galestown
Galestown United Methodist Church will hold its homecoming service Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. The program will include a guest speaker and special music. Immediately following the service, a sit-down family style dinner will be served at the Galestown Community Hall.

ACTION Ministry to visit
ACTION Ministry, a non-profit Christian organization, will be in the area Oct. 29-31. The group travels the country sharing the gospel through mime and drama. Performances are set for Oct. 29, 7 p.m. at Atlanta Road Alliance Church, and Oct. 31, 4:30 - 7 p.m. at Gateway Park. They will also be teaching drama and mime workshops for kids 10 and up on Oct. 30 and 31 at Atlanta Road Alliance Church. For details call Christina Poe at 337-3063.

Gospel concert set for Nov. 3
United Bible Deliverance Center, Laurel, will host a Gospel Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from an offering will benefit Gladys and Skip Briggs, who were burned out of their home on Oct. 1. Donations can also be made to the Briggs Family Fire Fund, c/o Seaford Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 120, Seaford, DE 19973.

Portsville bazaar planned
The annual fall bazaar sponsored by Portsville Church United Methodist Women will be Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church hall. Lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m. A drawing for a handcrafted Christmas tree skirt is set for 2 p.m. The church is located 3 miles west of Laurel at Portsville Road and Dogwood Lane.

Election day lunch set
Our Lady of Lourdes Church will host an election day luncheon at the hall, 528 Stein Highway, Seaford, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carry outs will be available. Call 629-2806 for more information.

Hollis to speak at breakfast
John Hollis of the Seaford Boys and Girls Club will be the guest speaker at the One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast which will be held at Christ United Methodist Church on Central Avenue in Laurel on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Healing service planned
The Mt. Pleasant Charge will hold a Prayer, Healing and Reconciliation Service on Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Church, Laurel. It is open to anyone who has a need for this service.

St. Johnstown service set
St. Johnstown United Methodist Church, first organized in 1779 and located east of Greenwood on old King's Highway, will host its annual homecoming on Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Everett Isaacs, a former pastor, will speak. Activities are being arranged by a committee, chaired by Dorothy Lofland. Homecoming announcements, dating from 1930, will be on display along with pictures and newspaper clippings highlighting St. Johnstown's historical past.

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