Church News
Thursday, August 30, 2007
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. 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.

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.

Christ Lutheran Church to expand
Christ Lutheran Church held its groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 12 to begin construction on a $550,000 multi-purpose addition. This will add over 5,000-square-feet to the building and will almost double the size of the church. This expansion is expected to be completed by the fall of 2008. Present proposals for the use of the new facility include; day care, adult care, computer lab for neighborhood residents, and ESL classes. We are seeking input from the community to determine how to best use the additional space on a daily basis. We intend to use this facility as a mission outpost to reach our community.

Christ UMC Sunday School
Sunday School Open House Fun Day!! On Saturday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, located at 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will have a day of fun, food and fellowship. Come join us.

Day of Champions
You're invited to a Day of Champions at Laurel Wesleyan Church Sunday, Sept. 9. The rally begins at 10 a.m. with motivational speaker and basketball entertainer Dan Wetzel. After the rally, enjoy free lunch, music, carnival games, sporting contests, and more. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13. For more information call the office at 875-5380.

Messiah rehearsals
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, will begin rehearsals for Handel's Messiah. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7-9 p.m., at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church on North Bedford Street in Georgetown. Auditions are not required but a minimal ability to read music is desirable. The Dec. 8 performance is a joint presentation of the Choral Society and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Julien Benichou, and will feature four guest soloists. For further information, call Clem Edgar at 539-9656 or log on to The Southern Delaware Choral Society is supported in part by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Sussex County Council, the Freeman Foundation and the City of Lewes.

Take My Hand Ministry luau
Join the Board of Directors of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc. for a night of good food, fun, and fellowship while benefiting the ministry. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Haven Lake in Milford. There will be a live band, The Movies, as well as live and silent auctions, door prizes, and a hula contest. Some very special items will be on the auction block for this event. Tickets are now on sale for $40 per person and $75 per couple. Contact person for tickets is: Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 302-349-4220. You may also send checks or money orders for tickets to: Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., PO Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. Each ticket comes with a map.

Ninety & Nine meeting
The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their regular quarterly dinner meeting at The Seaford Golf & Country Club in Seaford, on Monday evening, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. If you would like a night out full of fun, food, fellowship and lots of encouragement, then The Ninety & Nine is the place for you. There are no membership dues to pay. We welcome your presence. Our special speaker for the evening is Lisa Vaughan. Lisa and her husband, Michael, live in Frankford. This past year, she began to help her husband pastor "The Father's House" in Seaford, after teaching at Epworth Christian School for eight years. The singer will be Carl Hastings of Seaford. He and his wife, Christina, have four children and attend Central Worship Center in Laurel. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is Sept. 5.

F.I.S.H. Ministry signup
Centenary United Methodist Church is beginning a new ministry for children Pre-K through 4th grade. The purpose is to provide fun lessons and activities that will help in building a strong biblical foundation in the young child. The first meeting will be Sept. 20, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Please call Blair Hall at 875-8106 by Sept. 10, to sign up or get more information.

Mt. Zion holding dinner
Mt. Zion Methodist Church will be holding a Beef and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 8. There will be one seating at 5 with a limited number of tickets. Carryouts will be available 4:30-5 p.m. only. The community hall is located on 13A between Seaford and Laurel.

Seaford Mission Graduation
The Mission of Hope in Seaford invites you to the graduation of Class 23 from the Mission's Discipleship Program on Friday September 7. A pot luck dinner will begin at 6:30 pm. The graduation ceremony will follow at 7:30 pm. Help us celebrate the beginning of a new season in the lives of our graduates. The dinner and ceremony will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 300 Pine Street, Seaford. Please contact Nancy or Paul at the Mission of Hope at 629-2559. Let us know how many people will be attending and what covered dish item you plan to bring.