Church News
Thursday, December 13, 2007
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.

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. This program is open to all persons who wish to turn over their hurts, habits, and hang-ups to God such that they may be healed. For more information, call Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini 841-1720.

Youth Pastor sought
Trinity United Methodist Church, Phillips Hill Road, Laurel, is seeking a part-time Youth Pastor. For further information, contact 302-238-7432.

'Operation Christmas Child'
The parishioners at St. Luke's Episcopal Church are once again participating in Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse. Shoe boxes will be filled with a variety of small gifts, school supplies and toys to be distributed to needy children in the U.S. and countries throughout the world. Information on how to participate in this project can be obtained at the St. Luke's Church office at 629-7979

Christmas Play
On Dec. 23, at 5 p.m., Rock Church of Laurel, invites you to attend their Christmas play, "Messiah," and experience the promise, peace, grace and real forgiveness of Jesus, the Messiah. Refreshments will be served after the play. For more information call 875-0894.

Gospel Cafe
Centenary UM Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music hour each Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce & Nancy Willey are presenting Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. Each week Mary Ann Young sings your Gospel favorites. December guest singers are: Dec. 15: Dan Welsh, Ray & Revor, Bruce Willey & Linda Premo Dec. 22: Country Christmas Concert - Free admission but need ticket to attend due to limited seating. Featuring Cassandra Abbott, Dawn Hopkins, Sierra Spicer, J. R. Mayle, and many more. Dec. 29: Lights of Home Everyone is invited. For more info, contact the church at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

'Let There Be Light' musical
A Broadway musical "Let There Be Light" will be held at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 and Dorthy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE state line), on Dec. 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. A $50 'Toys R Us' gift card given away each night. For more information, call 875-7824 or 875-3242.

Christmas at Centenary
Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, invites you to join them for their special Christmas services. On Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, there will be only one service at 8:45 a.m. with the Praise Team and special music. Christmas Eve services will be at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. At both services, the Rev. John Van Tine will portray a Wiseman. The 10 p.m. service will be the traditional candlelight service with the chancel and bell choirs. Holy Communion will be offered after both services. Join us!

Christmas Musical
The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church will present "Repeat the Sounding Joy: The Never Ending Christmas Story," on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. The Christmas story is creatively told, moving from modern day though different eras back to Bethlehem using new and beloved seasonal songs and Christmas carols. The public is invited to attend this free event. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford, 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Highway. For more information, contact the church at 629-5600 or visit

Living Nativity
Greenwood United Methodist Church will be having a Living Nativity on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 5-8 p.m. Come and celebrate the wonder of Christmas with us as we honor the coming of our Savior. There will be a short narrative of the Christmas story and singing of Christmas carols at the top of every hour. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in the fellowship hall. Everyone welcome. We are located at the corners of Market and church streets in downtown Greenwood.

G. Richard Deal performs
G. Richard Deal, concert pianist and recording artist, will be presenting a sacred piano concert at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 16., at 7 p.m. Mr. Deal has presented many sacred and classical piano concerts in Europe, Asia, North and South America. He has performed with symphony orchestras including an appearance at Chicago's historic Orchestra Hall. Mr. Deal arranges his own sacred piano arrangements and has released six professional recordings. The most recent is entitled "Majestic Piano Praise," a collection of favorite hymns and praise music. The church is located at 543 N. Bradford St., in Seaford. Admission is free.

Trinity UMC Choir
The Choir of Trinity United Methodist Church will present "He Has Come" on Sunday, Dec. 16. at 10 a.m. Trinity Church is located on Phillips Hill Road near Trap Pond State Park. Everyone is invited.

Latin Mass
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 Dec. 16. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Laurel Baptist Christmas Eve
A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at 8 p.m. at Laurel Baptist Church, 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (approximately 2 miles south of town on west side of 13A. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314. Trinity UMC Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Phillips Hill Road near Trap Pond State Park, on Monday, Dec. 24, at 10 p.m. All are welcome.

Christ Lutheran services
Christ Lutheran Church would like to invite you to our Christmas eve services. Family Service is at 7 p.m., Jesus Birthday Party. Candlelight Service at 10:30 p.m. Please join in the celebration at at 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford. Call 629-9755 for questions.

Gospel Gents
Christmas Service featuring the Gospel Gents, at Wheatley's United Methodist Church, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 o'clock in the evening. The church is located on Wheatley Church Road, at the intersection with Sharptown Road (MD 313) between Sharptown and Eldorado, Md.

Mission to sponsor Adopt-a-Child
As part of their effort to give back to the community, the men at the Mission of Hope are organizing an Adopt-a-Child Tree. You can help this effort in several ways. First. we need names and sizes for needy children, ages 4 to twelve. Be assured that the child's name will be held in strictest confidence. Next, we need volunteers to adopt one or more of the children. Then you buy the clothing appropriate to the child's age and gender on your adoption card, and drop your purchases off at the Mission by Monday, Dec. 17. We will distribute all the clothing and toys by Christmas. You can also help this effort to brighten Christmas for needy children with your financial donations. Specify that the money is for the Adopt-a-Child Tree. Contact the Mission at 629-2559, or you can e-mail the Mission at, or write to Mission of Hope, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973. Visit the Mission on the web at