Church News
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Students for Christ
Kristy Stephenson, a Seaford resident and member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, will be participating on a year-long mission trip to Berlin, Germany starting in late August. Students for Christ, the organization sponsoring her trip, is an international Christian university ministry with the mission of reconciling students to Christ such as to impact and transform the university, the marketplace and the world. Kristy is highly qualified for this mission work having participated in a Christian fellowship group at American University. To make this trip possible, $1,200 a month for a total of $13,000 is needed. If you feel led to support Kristy in this mission God has given to her, you can contact her at 302-249-0253 or email at

Mission of Hope
While you are thinking of your vacation, please keep in mind that the Mission of Hope in Seaford is still going full speed ahead in its effort to return homeless men to a productive role in the community. At vacation time it is easy to forget that the Mission needs the same level of support in August as the rest of the year. With higher gas prices, all of our budgets are feeling the strain. The Mission is doubly impacted by the "vacation lull" in contributions, and gas price hikes. The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness and gives "a hand up, not a handout". The Mission is looking for a volunteer with "program development" or fund-raising experience. If you have such a background, or know a possible candidate, please contact the Mission at 302-629-2559, or you can e-mail the Mission at SeafordMission@Verizon.Net, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973. As always, the Mission appreciates all financial help received, and especially your prayers.

Red Cross helps Families
The American Red Cross provided emergency assistance after two fires within four days in Sussex county, left families in Bridgeville and Georgetown homeless. Red Cross volunteers responded to a fire at Booker T. Washington Street, Bridgeville on Wednesday, Aug. 1. They took care of the immediate needs of the family by providing food, clothing and temporary lodging. On Saturday July 28, a family received assistance from the American Red Cross after a fire at Wilson Hill Road, Georgetown. Local Red Cross volunteers provided the family with temporary shelter, food and clothing. Your local American Red Cross assists with the immediate disaster-caused needs of those affected by disasters by providing temporary shelter, food and clothing - free of charge to the recipients. Trained Red Cross volunteers meet with the families to give them information on the steps they should take to cope and to help them plan their recovery. For fire safety tips and ideas on how to stay safe, please visit

Bible Workshop
The Bible is full of stories, but how do we lift the words off of the page and bring those stories to life? The Rev. Michael Forestieri, will lead us in his dynamic, interactive, and just plain fun workshop to show us how we can reach out to the generation jaded on Hollywood's brand of entertainment. Give your community the "Gift of Story" and tell them stories from God's life-changing Word. Workshop Date, Saturday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford. For more information call the church office at 629-9755.

Cash Family Singers
"The Cash Family," a Southern gospel group, will be in concert at Blades United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. Join us to hear this unique blend of family harmony and enthusiasm as they serve the Lord in song and praise.

Christ Lutheran Church VBS
BSSP Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Aug. 13-17, from 6- 8:30 p.m. each evening. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. This is a Bible School for the mentally challenged. If you have questions, call 629-9755. Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford.

Gethsemane UMC VBS
Ya'll Come to Avalanche Ranch Vacation Bible School at Gethsemane United Methodist Church - Rt. 20 West, Seaford/Reliance. The learnin' and lovin' runs from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 13, and ending with a barbecue on Friday, Aug. 17. There will be classes for Pre-K through Adult with a nursery provided nightly. For more information and/or to pre-register call 629-2862. Take My Hand Ministry Meeting The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. A light lunch is served, and a guest speaker teaches and ministers. This is a women's ministry. July's guest speaker is Pastor Joyce Mizzelle of Grace and Mercy in Greenwood.

Union UMC Summer Events
The Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville announces their Community Hymn Sing, Sunday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m., and Ice Cream Social, Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.

Warcaster Family
Laurel Baptist Church is proud to announce (back by popular demand) The Warcaster Family of Sebring Florida will be performing here for one night only. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12. Come for a night of Praising the Lord. The church is located on the west side of 13A, two miles south of Laurel. For more information call Shirley Metz at 875-2314, or Pastor Steve Booth, 875-2422.

Memorial Garden Dedicated
The memorial garden at St. Luke's Episcopal Church was dedicated. Memorials include a bench, a statue of St. Francis Assissi, and memorial stepping stones. The public is invited to view the garden which is located on the north side of the church on Front Street in Seaford.