Church News
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Thanksgiving church service
The Bridgeville area community Thanksgiving church service will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Church (next to Scott’s Furniture).

Free Thanksgiving dinner
Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will have a free Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 25 starting at noon. All are welcome.

Women’s shelter ministry
Interested residents are invited to attend a prayer breakfast to learn about a new women’s shelter ministry in Bridgeville taking place on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at the Bridgeville Church of God on Seashore Highway. Phone 337-3044 for more information.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Come celebrate the season with St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. The church is sponsoring a free Thanksgiving Day dinner. Dinner will be served at noon on Thanksgiving Day in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 3rd and Poplar streets. Reservations may be made by calling 629-4292 and walk-ins are also welcome. For details call Sally 629-2610, or visit the website,

St. Luke’s Celtic Spirituality Institute
The Anamchara Fellowship and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Seaford) are sponsoring a seminar on Celtic Christian Spirituality. Learn about prayer styles, the lives of saints, how to walk gently in the world and experience music, dance, poetry and meditative silence. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 27, at St. Luke’s. Cost is $20 which includes materials and lunch. For more information contact Sister Barbara Jean at 302-420-7117. St. Luke’s urges people to attend the Community Thanksgiving Service at Mt. Olivet United Methodist church on Nov. 24.

Grace Tabernacle hosts seminar
Grace Tabernacle of Deliverance in Laurel will host a seminar on Saturday, Nov. 27. The guest lecturer for the event will be Professor Darlene Antezana, who teaches Afro-American History and Women’s Studies at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md. She is the daughter of Ralph and Helen Spitzer of Laurel. The 10 a.m.-noon session is entitled “19th Century Afro-American Women in the Church.” The 2 to 4 p.m. session is entitled “Enslaved Children 1760-1820.” A light lunch is available at the church. A registration fee of $15 is required at the door. Lunch and honorarium is included in the fee. Continuing education credit is available. Guests are welcome. Notify the church office to register or for further information at 875-2884. Pastor Donald and Associate Pastor Lucy Redden are the pastoral team at Grace Tabernacle of Deliverance. The cut-off date for pre-registration is Saturday, Nov. 19.

New service ‘Veritas’ at St. John’s
Veritas (in Latin means truth) is a new post-modern worship service at St. John’s United Methodist Church. The post-modern style of worship began in California about 10 years ago. Now it’s finally reached Seaford at St. John’s Church. It’s designed to reach young adults, ages 18-35, a.k.a. “Generation X” who are “unchurched” or who have stopped going to church because they feel like it has no relevance to their lives, or was too boring. The service is casual. The worship space is not in the sanctuary, but in fellowship hall, where the area is transformed with candlelight and curtains, with couches, tables, bean bags, and other places to sit, to make the service very comfortable and relaxed. There is a house band that leads everyone in praise songs and worship throughout the service. (There are still open positions in the band, if anyone is interested.) Everyone wears very casual clothing: jeans, sneakers, etc.
There are a variety of speakers who share the message, which is biblically based, but really focuses on the relevance of the Bible in our lives today and how we can deal with life’s issues. It is a coffee-house style setting, with hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soda, and lots of good desserts to enjoy throughout the service. Child care is always provided. For now, there is one Veritas service per month, but plans are to expand the service to once a week. The next service is Sunday, Nov. 28, at 7:15 p.m., with a Christmas Eve service also at 7:15 p.m. For information, call 629-9466 or email St John’s is located at 300 Pine St. in Seaford.
‘Sounds Like Christmas’
The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy will present the musical drama production “Sounds Like Christmas.” Directed and produced by three-time National Crystal Communicator Award winners Ron, Deb and Wendy Craig, the production will premier Dec. 17-19, at 7:30 p.m., with free admission. This is no ordinary “church skit,” complete with full set design, make up, costumes, lighting, singing and choreography. With a contemporary approach to the Christmas message, this group of new thespians reminds us all that “Big Things Do Come in Small packages.” The host pastor of the church is Bishop Michael Phillips. The church is located on U.S. 13, three miles north of the Maryland-Delaware state line. Refreshments will be served following the performance. A bicycle will be given away each night by members and business people in the local community. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seats are limited. For more information, call 875-7824 or 875-3242.

Trinity hosts Gospel Gents
Trinity, Dublin Hill United Methodist Church of Bridgeville will host Everett Warrington and the Gospel Gents, Dan Walker and Bob Littleton on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2:30 p.m. with a program of Gospel Music. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the music program.

Latin Mass November 21
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on Nov. 21. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information call 629-8863.

Hymn Sing December 5
Hymn sing at Galestown United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. Special music by Randy Marine, the Rev. Tony Rosetta and Mrs. Pam Rush.

Centenary Church auction
The Friendship Class of Centenary Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets in Laurel, will host an auction beginning 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, which will be held in the basement dining room.

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. The Rev. Oris Percy Fields, Sr. is pastor. Dinner will be served prior to the service.

Galestown houses for sale
Galestown United Methodist Church has only 11 Galestown Old Mill Wood Houses for sale at only $12 each. Call Randy Marine at 410-883-2149.

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