Church News
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Trinity UM Gospel concert Trinity United Methodist in Laurel, near Trap Pond will be sponsoring a Gospel Concert Friday, May 2. Join us for a night of gospel music featuring the inspirational sounds of "All For Him," Phil Davis, Jerry Jones and the O'Day Family. Food will be available for purchase and a love offering will be taken. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 6:30. For more information, call 875-7715 or 875-4741.

St. John's multicultural services Siempre Verde, a multicultural, bilingual service is being led by Pastor Luis Almandoz on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. John's United Methodist Church at Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Praise music, powerful preaching and a small meal unite this fellowship of persons of both Hispanic and Anglo origins. Alberto Mendez leads worship on the keyboard.

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 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. Ladies' bible study There is a ladies' bible study, held every Tuesday starting at 10 a.m., at Laurel Baptist Church, Bi-State Boulevard in Laurel.This bible study is a non-denominational study, only God's Word is studied, making us to be more like Christ. Should you have any questions regarding the study, feel free to call Gertrude R. Smith at 875-5300.

Galestown UMC Spring hymn Galestown United Methodist Church annual Spring hymn sing at the church at 2 p.m., (no morning service). Special music: The Sounds of Joy and Amanda Jones. A buffet style hot dinner will be served following the service at the Galestown Community Center.

Loyalty Day & Day of Prayer On May 1, at 7 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, the Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a duel program of celebration for Loyalty Day and the National Day of Prayer. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with a half-hour patriotic concert (and old time favorite songs) by the Sweet Adelines known as the First State Harmonettes. Pastor Joyce Mizzelle of Grace-n-Mercy Church in Greenwood, will be the guest speaker for the second half of the evening's program celebrating the National Day of Prayer. All area churches are invited to send two representatives from their worship service who will present prayers for our country. The public is invited to attend the Loyalty Day/National Day of Prayer Celebration. For more details contact Pres. Michaele S. Russell at 302-349-4220

Pendel Brass to perform in Seaford The Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists of The Salvation Army will present a celebration of music on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, in Seaford. The weekend begins Saturday at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church on High Street in Seaford for open air sharing of music and the gospel. The celebration continues that evening at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church on Pine and Poplar Streets with a free will offering concert. Proceeds from the offering will benefit youth and camp programs of The Salvation Army of Sussex County. The climax piece of the concert "To the Chief Musician" will be a collaborative musical effort with the St. John's United Methodist Church Choir. Continuing with the celebration on Sunday morning, The Salvation Army Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists will participate in united worship at all three of St. John's services at 8:30, 10 and 11:15 a.m.

'Walk for Life' The Sussex Pregnancy Care Center will be hosting it's 14th annual "Walk for Life" on Saturday, May 10, at Eagles Nest Family Campground in Milton.Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 1-mile walk starts at 9 a.m. with events ending at 11 a.m. Money raised will benefit the Sussex Pregnancy Care Center located at 5 Burger King Drive in Georgetown. They are a non-profit, compassionate facility eager to listen, guide and help bring real solutions to women and families confronting pregnancy issues. To become a participant stop by the center to receive a pledge form. There will be a large Mennonite bake sale held at the walk to raise additional funds. There will also be clowns, face painting, and free balloons for the kids. If you would like to participate please call the center at 302-856-4344 or contact Kim Willey, Event Coordinator at 302-337-7876.

St. Luke's elects Vestry Saint Luke's Episcopal Church held its 173rd annual parish meeting on Sunday, April 20. Elected to the Vestry are Jim Crescenzo, Dawn Conaway, Jinny Coxe, and Bruce LeVan. The Senior Warden is Noel Sizemore, the Junior Warden is Sarah Quick, the Registrar is Jinny Coxe and the Treasurer is Lisa Lee. The Rector, the Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato, gave the State of the Parish address, applauding everyone. Everyone enjoyed breaking bread together, and the business portion of the meeting concluded with a brief meeting of the new Vestry. The Vestry meetings are now scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month.

Gospel concert Gospel concert being held at St. George's United Methodist Church, Laurel, on Sunday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Music will be presented by "The King's Ambassadors" gospel group from Salisbury area. For more information call 875-2273.

46th annual Men's Day Seaford-Clarence Street Church of God will hold its 46th Annual Men's Day, Sunday, May 4. Service at 11 a.m. with Bishop Carlton Cannon Sr.; at 5 p.m., Minister Cornell Williams of Baptist Temple Church, Camden, N.J. Join us. All are welcome.

'100 Men and Women in White' St. John A.M.E. Zion Church (Ross Point), Laurel, will celebrate "100 Men and Women in White" on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Scot Moore, and his congregation from Judah Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Mitchellville, Md., will be the guest preacher. Dinner will be served prior to the service. All are welcome. The Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell is Pastor.

Our Lady of Lourdes May Fair The annual May Fair will be held Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to benefit the building fund at Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholic Church, Seaford, next to the Junior High School on Stein Highway. There will be attic treasures, flowers, clothing, and shoes for all ages, linens, jewelry, books, chairs, furniture, tools, toys, Mother's Day, baked food tables and etc. A money raffle will be sold and drawings will be at 12:30 p.m. You do not have to be present to win. Food to eat-in or take-out. Homemade soup, sausage, pepper and onion sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches and dessert.

Mother's Day prayer service A service of prayer honoring and remembering our mothers, and our children. Mother's Day, May 11, at 4 p.m., at the Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., 629-9077. All are invited. We will pray especially for those whose mothers have died, or children have died. This is a quiet prayer service - for any and all denominations and faiths. Join us. Call if you have any questions, or prayer requests.

Scott Family at Christ UMC May 18 The Scotts will be in concert at Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, on May 18, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. The Scott family, Jeff ,Jeanine, Maria (15), Emma (14) and Gray (9) have been ministering and performing together as a family for several years. Jeff and Jeanine began performing together before they were married, 18 years ago. Jeff is a pianist and Jeanine a vocalist. Their ministering now includes the children who each play the piano, with the addition of the violin, which is played by Emma. The family sings together as well.