Church Events
Thursday, October 31, 2002
Foggie A.M.E. to sell dinners
Foggie A.M.E. Zion Church, Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville, will sell dinners Friday, Nov. 1, beginning at noon. Oyster platters cost $8, fried chicken $7, chicken and dumplings, $7. For more information call Blanche Puckham, 875-2965, or Virginia Snead 875-7438.

Roast beef dinner coming
The Women of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, will serve their annual roast beef dinner Friday, Nov. 1, 5 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Take-outs will be available. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for students and free for children 5 and under. The hall is accessible to the handicapped.

Christmas crafts to be sold
A Christmas craft sale will be Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, 28714 Seaford Road, Laurel. Admission is $1. For details, call 875-8150 or 875-0771.

Mountain craft show coming
The Red Bird Mission, located in the southeastern Kentucky mountains and a part of the outreach program of Red Bird Missionary Conference, will hold a craft show at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Seaford, Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Red Bird Mission has a school, medical center, community outreach and retail operations. Because it provides a market for local handcrafters, the craft program is a vital part of economic development. Bringing the craft show to Gethsemane will be missionaries Shirley Crouse and Dennis and June Sparenberg. They will have many handicrafts made within 75 miles of the mission. The church is 4 miles west of Seaford, on Delaware 20. For details, contact Karen Bell at 629-9161.

King’s Ambassadors to sing
The King’s Ambassadors will perform Sunday, Nov. 3, at St. George’s Church, Laurel, at 7 p.m. A covered-dish supper will be served at 6 p.m.

Bethel plans homecoming
Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethel, will hold its homecoming Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Robert O’Kelley Wallace, director of Barrett’s Chapel. Bruce Willey & Band of Brothers and Sisters of Salisbury, Md., will perform. The Bethel U.M. Women will serve a beef and dumpling dinner afterward at the community house.

Grace Baptist to host musician
Gospel singer Doug Fluharty, Easton, Md., will perform at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, Sunday, Nov. 3. He will be featured at the 10:45 morning service and in a concert that evening at 7. Fluharty has been performing for 34 years in churches across the U.S. eastern seaboard and up into Canada. He has played concerts with many of the prominent southern gospel and contemporary groups of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. For details, call 629-8434 or visit the church’s web site,

Epworth plans conference
Epworth Fellowship Church, Laurel, will hold a Signs and Wonders conference with the Rev. Don Rogers, Nov. 3 through 6, at 7 p.m. There will be singing each night. For details, call 875-7995.
Sunday school lunch set
Cokesbury United Methodist Church will host a Sunday school luncheon Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at Cokesbury Community Hall, Cokesbury Road near Reliance, Md. Oyster sandwiches, homemade chicken salad, vegetable beef soup and hot dogs will be available, as well as baked goods. Carry outs will be available. Proceeds will benefit Cokesbury U.M.C. Sunday school.

Lunch planned at St. George’s
St. George’s Church, between Delmar and Laurel just past Bacon Switch, will hold a luncheon Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be oyster and chicken salad sandwiches, peas and dumplings, vegetable soup, desserts and baked goods.

Church to hold fall festival
The Seaford Presbyterian Church will hold a fall festival Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is located on 13A north, next to the Army Reserve Center. Featured will be a Christmas shop, winter clothing, jewelry, household items and furniture. Chances will be sold on a hand-made Raggedy Ann doll. Barbecued pork sandwiches or dinners will be available.

Bethel plans luncheon
Bethel Church Community House will have a lunch Saturday, Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The church is on Oak Grove Road, 2 miles north of Stein Highway. For details, call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.

St. Johnstown homecoming set
One of the oldest Methodist churches in the United States will hold its homecoming Sunday, Nov. 10. St. Johnstown is located on old Kings Highway about 1 mile east of Greenwood. The church grew out of a series of meetings held at the home of John Laws under the preaching of Francis Asbury in 1779. Prior to the erection of the church, meetings were held in the woods on the spot where the church now stands by John Morem, a local preacher. The legislature incorporated the church on March 5, 1822. The trustees were John Fowler, David Pennewell, William Griffith, Joel Carlisle, William Fowler, Thomas Curry and Eli Coverdale. On March 15, 1822, land for the church was purchased from Samuel Stephens. The original church was destroyed by fire. The present church was built in 1872 and dedicated on Sept. 28, 1872. Improvements were made in 1895 and again in 1934. The present minister is Kevin Gillespie. Several of the descendants of the early trustees of St. Johnstown, the Carlisle and Fowler families, still live in the area and attend the historic church. The homecoming service will start at 2 p.m.. The Rev. Michael Hurley will be the guest speaker.

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