Church News
Thursday, December 30, 2004
Aim for more jump, joy, jive
New fitness classes start up on Monday, Jan. 3, and Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005 and are held at St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, (sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public). Monday-Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. (a.m. only, free quality child-care) and Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching/hi-lo aerobic class. Try a free class to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call 19 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch 629-7539.

New Year’s Eve Service
The “Sounds of Joy” a southern gospel singing group will be in New Year’s Eve Concert at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Sounds of Joy, with their unique style of southern gospel harmony delivers a message through song in a way both informative and enjoyable. They have been in concert in many of the area churches, convelescent homes, and other organizations. St. Paul’s concert will begin at 9 p.m., on Dec. 31. The church is located on Old Stage Road, in Laurel, just east of U.S. 13.

Church of God Revival
The Clarence Street Church of God will host a “Harvest Now Crusade Revival,” running Jan. 6-9. Sunday morning service will begin at 11:30 a.m., evening services begin at 7 p.m. This four-day revival is sponsored by the Church of God Evangelism and Home Missions Board, headquartered in Cleveland, Tenn. Harvest Now Crusade Revivals serves local churches, districts and cities by bringing renewal and hope to congregations across America. Dr. Larry J. Timmerman, international director, and Dr. Wallace J. Sibley, assistant international director, will be preaching and teaching during this revival. The public is welcome. For further information, call the church office at 629-9443.

Church seeks part-time pastor
Trinity United Methodist Church near Laurel is seeking a part-time pastor for grades 7-12. If interested send letter of interest with reference included to Trinity Methodist Church, 20344 Laurel Road, Millsboro, DE, Attn: Saralee Wharton. For more information call 302-875-7715 or 410-726-2411. Letters must be received by Jan. 15, 2005.

‘God’s Band’ Sunday night
St. George’s United Methodist Church will feature “God’s Band” at their Sunday, Jan. 2, service at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. St. George’s is located on St. George’s Road between Laurel and Delmar.

Union U.M.C. diner
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, in its fellowship hall (across from the bank) will have its monthly “Union Station Diner” on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 5-7 p.m. Price for adults is $6; kids 10 and under, $3. Featuring meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Call the church for any questions, 337-7409. Proceeds benefit the church.
The Gospel of John
The Seaford Church of Christ, 20989 Sussex Highway, will have special sessions on the Gospel of John led by Joe Amato each Sunday night starting Jan. 2. For more information, contact 629-6206.

St. Luke’s Feast of Epiphany
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. with Holy Eucharist. The “Magi” will move to the creche. After the service all are welcome in the “Great Hall” for a celebration with a “King’s Cake” and ice cream.

Alliance Church offers class
The Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, is offering a parenting class on Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 5. “Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours — How to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids by Doing What Is Best for Them,” is a six-week biblically based video training class by Christian psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman, designed for married parents, single parents, grandparents and couples planning on having children. Dr. Leman is an internationally known psychologist, best-selling author, speaker and radio and television personality who has spoken to audiences worldwide. Dr. Leman is a frequent guest on “Focus on the Family,” Moody Network’s “Midday Connection” and “Open Line,” as well as numerous radio and television appearances on “Oprah,” “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,” CBS’ “The Early Show,” “Today,” “The 700 Club” and “The View with Barbara Walters.” Dr. Leman also served as a consulting family psychologist to ABC’s “Good Morning America” for several years. The class will be in classroom 25, from 6:45-8 p.m. There is no charge, and pre-registration is not required. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the Nylon Capitol Shopping Plaza, next to Seaford Animal hospital. For more information, call the church at 629-7693.

Body & Soul Christian aerobics
Body & Soul Christian Aerobics & Strength Training will begin its winter session “Trust in You” on Monday, Jan. 3, at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford. All ladies in the community are invited to attend. Classes will be offered on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. or Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9-10 a.m. Students may mix and match classes to suit their needs. Body & Soul Aerobics offers energizing dance aerobics combined with strength training and conditioning for a total body workout which accomodates all fitness levels. The music is set to upbeat contemporary Christian music. For further information contact Connie Halter at 628-0554.

Nazarene Church visitors
On Saturday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., Pastor Anthony Flowers and congregation from the Family Enrichment Center, Laurel, will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. Call the church at 1-410-943-0900 for information. The public is welcome. On Saturday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., Pastor Weldon Johnnson and congregation from New Life Church in Cambridge, Md. will be at the church.

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