Church News
Thursday, May 29, 2008
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.

Blessing of the bikes The 1st annual Gethsemane Blessing of the Bikes will be held at the Gethsemane Church, in Reliance, four miles west of Seaford, on Sunday, June 1. This is a gathering to start the riding season with blessings for a safe year, and to promote a sense of community and fellowship among riders. The blessing service will start at 10:30 a.m. A block party with live music and free food will begin afterwards at noon and last until 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Drew Christian will officiate. There will be a flag football game between the youth and adults, and many other fun activities for kids of all ages. For more information, call the office at 629-2862, or the event coordinators, Dominic Lee at 841-8636, or Ben Burrows at 410-330-7899.

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.

Old Christ Church schedule
  • June 1 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
  • June 8, 15, 22, 29 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer
  • July 6 - 9:30 a.m., combined service - patriotic service with Holy Eucharist followed by a community picnic
  • July 13, 20, 27 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer
  • Aug. 3 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
  • Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer
  • Sept. 7 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
  • Sept. 14, 21, 28 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer
  • Oct. 7 - 10 a.m., combined service - blessing of the animals, morning prayer

  • Victory Tabernacle yard sale A yard and bake sale will be held on Saturday, May 31, starting at 7 a.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church of God, Laurel, Rt. 13A, 28161 Seaford Road. Information call 877-0443 or 629-6751. Pulled pork platters, hot dogs, and drinks will be available. Rain date will be June 7.

    'Worship before the Throne' An evening filled with music, dance, praise and worship will be held at the Bible Center Complex on Rt. 9 beginning at 6 p.m., on June 7. Join us and enjoy creative dance, anointed singing, and flag and mime ministry. There will be no admission charge, but we are asking for a free will offering. For more information, contact: Lisa Hinton at 302-262-0797; Lillie Richards, 628-9125;or Val Cottman, 629-4977.

    Fifth annual 'Balling for God' The Outreach Team of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting its 5th annual "Balling for God" Basketball Tournament and HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This event is Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Webb Avenue in Laurel. The Sussex County AIDS Counsel will be on hand giving out pamphlets and information about this rapidly growing disease and to provide free testing. The age brackets for the tournament are 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. There is also a foul shooting contest. Vendors are invited. For more information contact Sherita Belle at 302-877-0987 or Amy Handy at 875-4263.

    Health Fair at Our Lady of Lourdes Free community health fair at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 532 Stein Highway, Seaford, on Sunday, June 1, noon to 3 p.m. Free testing: asthma camp info, blood pressure, bone density screening, lung function. Breast cancer support, colonoscopy video, CPR info session, eye screening, fitness, nutrition, wellness, and much, much more. Alternative medicine: aromatherapy, chiropractic, homeopathy, massage, quantum biofeedback. All tests are free and available to all. Join us in the parish hall for information, free testing, refreshments, and instruction.

    Sussex County Prayer Breakfast Sussex County will host the 31st annual Prayer Breakfast on Monday, June 16, with Pastor Rick Betts as the featured speaker. This year's Prayer Breakfast will be held at the CHEER Center on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., with the message to begin at 7:45 a.m. The event is hosted by the Sussex County Council. Ticket sales and community sponsorships from individuals, organizations and businesses fund this annual event. Pastor Betts' message will focus on the importance of family, friends and faith in his life while growing up in Sussex County. Tickets are still available for the Prayer Breakfast. Tickets are $12 per person, and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information, call 855-7743.

    Centenary Gospel Café weekly Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold its Gospel Café every Saturday night at 6 p.m. featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry. Saturday, May 31 - Debbie O'Neal, Milton Foskey, Amanda Scott, Ray & Travor Marine. Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Bruce & Nancy Willey, 875-5539 or 875-7339.

    Faith Steppers finale The Faith Steppers finale clogging performance at Laurel Wesleyan Church is Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Come see Gabrielle and Tori Crofford for their last clogging performance before taking their next step of faith at their new church. Praise steppers and praise stompers will also perform along with special music from Ben Sorrells. Refreshments will be available to support the Children's ministry at Laurel Wesleyan Church. For more information, call 875-5380.

    The Arc hosts picnic A new twist to an old fashioned picnic. Come and enjoy food, fun, games, music and fellowship at Seaford Wesleyan Church (the Ark), on June 1. Service at 10:30 a.m., picnic at 1:30 p.m., with lots of games for children and adults too. For more information call 629-1020.

    The Cash Family in concert Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting The Cash Family on Sunday evening, June 8, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard on the West side of 13A, approximately two miles south of town. For further information, call Shirley at 875-2314.

    Asbury UMC special music Asbury United Methodist Church, Rt. 9 near Hardscrabble, will host Special Music on June 8, at 7 p.m., featuring the Lights of Home, MaryAnn and Tex.

    St. John's UMC VBS St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets , Seaford, is sponsoring a Vacation Bible School program on June 23-27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. "Cosmic Cityª" is a fun and interactive learning experience for children ages 2 to 12. Kids will explore the awesome wonder of God as they visit Tour Stops throughout Cosmic City. For more information or to register for Cosmic Cityª Vacation Bible School call 629-9466.

    The Ark VBS Power Lab The VBS Power Lab will blast off discovering Jesus "miraculous power" at The Ark, Seaford Wesleyan Church, 26630 Sussex Highway, Seaford. New friends, amazing crafts, wacky snacks and much more. The mind-blowing Bible adventures will begin June 24, 25, 26 27 and 29. The power lab fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:45 p.m. The finale will take place on Sunday morning during the 10:30 a.m. service. This is open to children ages 3 to 12. Contact 628-1020 for more information. Email pre-registration to Include child's name, age, parent/guardian name and phone number.