Church News
Thursday, December 27, 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.

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 29 will feature 'Lights of Home'. Everyone is invited. For more info, contact the church at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

Centenary Service
Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, invites you to join them for their special service. On December 30, there will be one service at 8:45 a.m. with the Praise Team and special music. Join us!

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. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6 - 12. Benefits college scholarship fund.

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.

St. Luke's Nine Lessons and Carols
On Sunday, Dec. 30, at 9 a.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church will have a "Service of Nine Lessons and Carols." This service is patterned after the traditional service held each year at Kings College in Cambridge, England. This is the first year for this service at St. Luke's in Seaford and promises to be both joyful and meaningful.

The Mission of Hope web site
Now you can visit the Mission of Hope on the internet at The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness in order to return these men to a productive life in the community. The Mission needs people with grant writing or program development experience. Call Paul Alexander for details. The Mission accepts vehicle donations that return a tax deduction and the good feeling that comes from helping those in need. Please call 629-2559, or e-mail the Mission at SeafordMission@, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973.

Concord UMC participates in Operation Christmas Child
During a dedication ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 18, the youth of Concord United Methodist Church presented Christmas gift boxes, which will be distributed to needy children around the world. Filled with school supplies, toys and personal items, each box was brought to the altar and blessed by the Rev. Diane Melson. The Samaritans Purse Christmas shoeboxes is one of the many missions projects supported by the youth and congregation of Concord UMC.