Church News
Thursday, October 28, 2004
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.

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.

Friday Nite Alive
Laurel Wesleyan Church will be hosting Friday Nite Alive, Oct. 29, from 7-9 p.m. A night of fellowship, refreshments and music. No admittance charge. Jumping Bean Café will be open for business and Braveheart, the worship rock band, will perform. For information call 875-5380.

St. Luke’s events
The Rev. Jeanne Kirby is conducting an Adult Forum in the parish hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford. Coffee is served and topic of discussion is the lessons appointed for the day. Time is 9:10 a.m. between the two services. Everyone is invited to attend this fellowship and study. Children and young adult classes continue each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. every Sunday. On Sunday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. parishioners will gather in the parish hall at 5 p.m. for a light supper and fellowship. Everyone is invited.

Menno’lite Quartet at St. Paul’s
Appearing at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Laurel, the Menno’Lite Quartet, will be in concert on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. St. Paul’s is located on Old Stage Road, just east of U.S. 13, in Laurel. For more information, call 856-6107. Menno’lite is a play on words, combining Mennonite and Men of Light). Holly Grove Mennonite Church in Westover, Md., is the home for this quartet. Menno’Lite Quartet members are Kenny Good, bass vocals, Bill King, baritone vocals, Lee Daniels, lead/tenor vocals, Nate Stucky, tenor/lead vocals and guitar. The Menno’lite Quartet blends old and new gospel selections with traditional favorites in their own unique bluegrass style of harmony.

New Living Water pastor
A new day is dawning for Living Water Church in Laurel. Recently the Rev. Timothy Jones was installed as the new pastor. Following the installment by former interim Pastor Jack Jester with deacons Maynard Nisley and Wayne Dykes, the members of Living Water Church enjoyed a meal at the Olive Tree Living Water Church has undergone many changes and challenges throughout its almost 30 years of ministry, but Pastor Jones is excited about the challenges which lie ahead. “I envision our church as a place of refuge for those who have been pained by past experiences and decisions. I want our church to be a place of healing, a place where the hungry can get fed, and reach out to those who feel they have no hope in their lives, to have our flock restore others — not with condemnation — but rather, with the true love of Christ,” he said. Jones has a heart for the wounded, because he has been wounded in his own life, both emotionally and physically. For example, in August of 2000, he was almost killed in a head-on collision; it left him in the hospital for 28 days with a shattered hip, among a variety of other injuries. “At the time, the accident seemed to be the worst time frame in my wife’s and my life, but, everything is working together for good out of that situation. And I believe that Living Water Church will be a vital force of change for good in the lives of those in Laurel and the surrounding area,” he said. Living Water Church began in 1977 during a ladies prayer meeting, and grew. They once occupied a church building on County Seat Highway. But, challenging times befell the group. Currently, they are meeting in 14c, Hickman Commercial Park, as they await word on permits to place a church building on 14.9 acres of land along Kaye Road in Laurel. “We’re eagerly anticipating the prospect of moving to the next level of ministry that God has in store for Living Water Church,” Jones said. Jones lives in Seaford with his wife, Rebecca, and their three children. Services at Living Water Church are on Sundays at 10 a.m., and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Harvest Festival
Games, food, and fellowship at the Trunk or Treat Harvest Festival at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford, for kids grades 1-6, Sunday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. For more information call 629-8434.

Laurel Wesleyan concert
There will be a concert of Christian music on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Laurel Wesleyan Church on Alternate 13 in Laurel. This concert, featuring all local musicians, is for the benefit of Hope House, a transitional shelter in Laurel. Some of the musicians appearing are the Rev. Todd and Diane Crofford, The Signs of Light, Sierra Spicer, Gary Holloway, Julie Lewis, the Praise Team and the Bells of Grace from Christ United Methodist Church. Hart and Soul, Ginny Van Tine, Mary Bing and others will also be volunteering their time and talents. The public is invited to this event to enjoy some great spiritual music and at the same time contribute to a very worthy cause for the community. For further information, call 302-629-5456.

Fall Youth Festival
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Seaford is hosting a Fall Youth Festival for youth groups (sixth grade and up), youth leaders and their pastors on Saturday, Nov. 6,from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Church of God Campground, Cokesbury Road, Seaford. This is a praise and worship celebration featuring Christian rap, rock and gospel music. (including John the Baptist and local bands L.O.F and Braveheart). For details, call 629-7979.

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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