Church News
Thursday, December 20, 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. 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.

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!

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 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford. Call 629-9755 for questions.

Grace Baptist Christmas Service
Grace Baptist Church, will hold it's Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. There will be singing of traditional Christmas music and a message from pastor Homer McKeithan and a celebration of the Lord's Supper, open to all who profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. For more information call the office at 629-8434.

AYCE Breakfast
The Promise Keepers of Centenary Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 5 in the church dining room, Poplar & Market St., Laurel; 6:30 - 10:30 a.m.; $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6 - 12. Benefits college scholarship fund.

St. Luke's Christmas Eve Service
On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church will celebrate the Christ Mass ushering in the beginning of the Christmas season. The service will include the reading of the Christmas story, celebration of the Eucharist carols and Silent Night by candlelight. The public is cordially invited to participate in this special service. St. Luke's Episcopal Church is located on Front Street in Seaford.

St. Paul's New Year's Eve service
There will be a New Year's Eve service at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The featured singing group will be one of our own favorites, "The Sounds of Joy." A joyful time will be had for all as we watch 2007 leave and welcome 2008. St. Paul's is located just east of US 13, on Old Stage Road, in Laurel. This program will begin at 9 p.m.. For more information, call Pastor Don at 856-6107, or 875-7900.