Church News
Thursday, November 4, 2004
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 more information 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 dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 6. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Auction to follow. Bring a covered dish. Dinner is $5. Seaford Presbyterian sends packages to troops in Iraq A service project by the Seaford Presbyterian Church for items needed for soldiers in Iraq was collected, packed and prepared for shipment on Oct. 31. There were 36 “goodie bags” made up and sent to Donald Abrams and his unit in Iraq on Nov. 1. He is the son of Wally and Dianne Abrams, members of the church. The Seaford Presbyterian Church has been getting a face lift, including new siding, fresh paint, yard re-landscaped, new handicap parking lot at front door, new sidewalks and in the plans is a new stained glass window. The church is located on Seaford-Bridgeville Road (13A) beside the Armory.

Ambassadors at Trinity UMC
The King’s Ambasadors, from Salisbury, Md., will be in concert at Trinity United Methodist Church, near Trap Pond, on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited.

Sisterhood Seminar
Take My Hand Ministry, Inc. will sponsor a Sisterhood Seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. The morning session is from 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch is at a local restaurant from noon until 2 p.m. The afternoon session is from 2 to 4 p.m. A free will offering will be taken for the guest speaker. A $5 registration fee per person is made payable to Take My Hand Ministry, Inc. Evangelist and Pastor Carol Hopkins will be the guest speaker. Pastor Hopkins lives and ministers in Laurel. All Sisterhood Seminars offer continuing education units (1/2 credit). For more information contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.

100 hats and ties
There will be a fellowship tea, 100 Women in Hats and 100 Men In Ties, on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m., at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. There will be door prizes and a free-will offering will be taken. For more information call Betty Murray, 337-8880, or Olivia Blackwell, 337-7019. The Rev. Marie Robinson is the host pastor.

Gospel tribute to veterans
An evening in the gospel tradition to give tribute to veterans and all military personnel will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at Washington High School auditorium in Princess Anne at 6 p.m. Featured will be Jay Caldwell and the Gospel Ambassadors, The Zionettes and the Judah Praise Team, the Ricky McKinny Singers of Atlanta. Donation $8 in advance; $10 at door

Trinity-Dublin Hill UMC
Trinity-Dublin Hill United Methodist Church of Bridgeville will hold its homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2:30 p.m. Early services will be at 9:30 a.m. with lunch and special music at 11 a.m. Barry Steven Ball, chaplin at Dover Air Force base, will deliver the homecoming message. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.
Mary and Martha Tea Room
Take My Hand Ministry, Inc. will sponsor the Mary and Martha Tea Room on Nov. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m., 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Sarah Stephens of Felton. The event can accommodate 20 to 25 women. Refreshments are provided. A free will offering will be taken for the speaker. For more information contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.

Centenary Church auction
The Friendship Class of Centenary Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will host an auction at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, to benefit the Good Samaritan Christmas Basket Program. Bring a new, wrapped gift to contribute to the auction, held in the basement dining room.

Harvest Christian anniversary
Pastor Randy Barr, founding pastor of Harvest Christian Church, will be speaking, Sunday, Nov. 7, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Pastor Barr founded the church in September 1984, and was called to Chicago in 1992 to pastor a church there. He is returning for the 20th anniversary celebration. There will be a reception following the service. Harvest Christian Church is located on the corner of U.S. 13A and Ockels Road, south of Seaford.

St. George’s Gospel Concert
St. George’s United Methodist Church will have a Gospel Concert on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., featuring “Reunion.” There will be a covered dish supper at 6 p.m. The church is located on St. George’s Road between Laurel and Delmar.

All Saints Day at St. Luke’s
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church celebrates All Saints on Sunday, Nov. 7. Baptisms will be celebrated the 10:15 a.m. service. Also on that day will be the dedication of the gifts collected through the “Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box,” the mission project of Samaritan’s Purse program which began in August.

Woodland U.M.C. homecoming
The Woodland United Methodist Church will have its homecoming service on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Boyd Etter and the Wilson Family singers will provide special music. A covered dish dinner will follow in the fellowship hall.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
The men of C.H. Foggie AME Zion Church are starting this year with a prayer breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 a.m. The Rev. Roscoe West will preach. Tickets are $7 per person. For more information contact Eddie Snead at 875-7438. The breakfast will lead up to the Men’s Day service on Sunday, Nov. 28.

Zion Church anniversary
St. John AME Zion Church, Ross Point, Laurel, will celebrate its 120th year church anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. The speaker will be Bishop Marvin Morris, pastor of Booker Street Church in Georgetown. Bishop Morris will be accompanied by his congregation and the Booker Street Ensemble. All are welcome. The church membership is sponsoring this service. The Rev. Oris Percy Fields, Sr. is pastor. Dinner will be served prior to the service.

Sailor’s Bethel homecoming
Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethel will be celebrating homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. Guest singers will be Sounds of Joy Trio from Laurel. The speaker will be church pastor, the Rev. Dr. Ronald W. Wuest. Russ McCabe, director of Delaware Archives, will present an historical marker following the worship. Also present on behalf of the Delaware Peninsula Conference will be the Rev. J.T. Seymour. Following the dedication, the Bethel United Methodist Women will serve a beef and dumpling dinner. All are welcome to attend this celebration. For more information phone 875-2713.

Pre-Youth Rally at Trinity
Trinity United Methodist Church, 17249 Phillips Hill Road, Laurel, will have a Pre-Youth Rally 2the Youth Rally on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring national recording artist Duvall. There will be time for praise, worship, a speaker, music, fun, fellowship and a special gift to all who attend. The admission fee is canned goods for the food pantry. For more information phone 875-7715.

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