Church News
Thursday, June 19, 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.

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.

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 City 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 City 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. Open to children ages 3 to 12. Call 628-1020 for more information. Email pre-registration to Include child's name, age, parent/guardian name and phone number.

The Lighthouse Rising gas prices, wars and rumors of wars, rising food prices, it's all so frightening. Come join Rebecca Jones as she presents "God's Deliverance and Provision," Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel. Find out how the Bible can show you how to live and face hardships today. Pastor Timothy Jones provides kid's church for grades K-6, and a nursery is available. Call 875-7814.

Family Fun Day Harvest Christian Church will hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday, June 22. Harvest Theater presents: original dance to Casting Crowns song, "Set Me Free." Fun starts at 10:30 a.m., join us for lunch and games immediately after service. There will be a dunk tank, water slide, moon bounce, free give a-ways and lots of fun. For more information email:

The No Name Band The No Name Band will be at Grace Hall, Georgetown on Friday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions contact Everett Warrington at 302-337-7198.

Benefit for Linda Bunting A benefit for Linda Bunting, cancer victim, will be held Saturday, June 21, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 22025 Atlanta Road, 2 p.m. until? Music, food, baked goods – chicken platters, hot dogs, hamburger and more. Bring your friends and enjoy a beautiful day of music and fellowship while helping a member of our church family battle cancer. Bring a lawn chair. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.

Concert on the pond Old Christ Church League is hosting an evening of music on Sunday, June 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at Old Christ Church on Chipman's Pond in Laurel. The concert will feature a variety of music from semi-classical, contemporary, to folk selections. Young local performers: Caitlin Wasson, Allison Venables, Sierra Spicer, Erin Thomas, Bob Naylor and Everett Hart will be accompanied by Old Christ Church League's own Mary Ann Torkelson on keyboard. Admission is free, but good-will donations are gladly accepted. Donations are used for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. Built in 1771, Old Christ Church is one of the oldest churches in Delaware, is in original condition, never having been electrified, plumbed, heated or air conditioned. Still a consecrated Episcopal church, it came under the stewardship of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, in 1912, when it was closed by the Diocese of Delaware and the population shifted to the nearby railroad town. Since that time, the Old Christ Church League has worked to preserve this treasure of the Eastern Shore. Acoustics in the building rival many a concert hall.

Christian Tabernacle holds VBS Ride the wave of excitement with "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" Vacation Bible School at Christian Tabernacle, June 23 through 27. This is a week where rock-solid Bible learning rides the high seas of adventure through breathtaking Bible stories, lively worship, action-packed games, amazing science experiences, and memory-making crafts kids will treasure. The K- through 5th grade registration begins at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30 p.m. Call the church office at 422-6471 to pre-register.

Special service at Centenary UMC Centenary United Methodist Church will be holding a combined service on Sunday, June 29, at 10 a.m. with no Sunday School. This special service will be in honor of the Rev. John and Ginny Van Tine and will include music with the praise team, choir and hand bells. This is the Van Tine's last Sunday at Centenary before moving to Wesley United Methodist Church in Georgetown.

Centenary Gospel Café 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, live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments.
  • Saturday, June 21, guest singers will be Don White, "Special Night of Singing" by Cassandra Abbott.
  • Saturday, June 27, guest singers will be Rob Harman and The Cokesbury Praise Team, Jimmy Holston, Cassandra Abbott.
  • Everyone is invited to attend (Come as you are!) For more information, contact Bruce & Nancy Willey at 875-5539 or 875-7339.

    Old Christ Church schedule
  • July 6 - 9:30 a.m., patriotic service with Holy Eucharist followed by community picnic
  • July 13, 20, 27 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer
  • Aug. 3 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Euch
  • 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., blessing of the animals, morning prayer

  • Free Community luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community-wide luncheon on Saturday, June 21, from noon to 2 p.m. The menu this time is peas & dumplings with chicken-salad sandwiches. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town.) For further information call Shirley at 875-2314.

    Children's Day at Macedonia AME Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church will hold a Children's Day event on June 22, at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the church, 431 North St., Seaford. Sister Pamela Connelly, youth minister of Mt. Zion AME, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact the Rev. Zakiya Griffin at 629-3116.

    Trinity UMC VBS Trinity United Methodist Church near Trap Pond on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel is delighted to announce their Vacation Bible School for summer 2008. VBS will be June 23-27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Rev. Lee Elliot Memorial Building. There will be lots of fun as we learn about God in the middle of a beach party! So bring your fun-in-the-Son attitude as we celebrate God's love and go surfin' through the scriptures. All children are welcome. Call 875-7715 or 875-4741 to register, or email:

    Laurel Ministerial luncheon The Laurel Ministerial Association will be having a luncheon at the Laurel Dutch Inn on June 25, at 11:30 a.m. We cordially invite all Laurel area ministers of every faith and denomination to join us as we fellowship together and begin to work together to do God's work in the Laurel Community. We will be welcoming three new pastors to the area so please come and see what we're all about.

    Choir Day Choir Day at New Zion United Methodist Church, 428 West 6th St., Laurel on Sunday, June 29, 3:30 p.m. Choirs, groups, solos, and praise dancers are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Senior, Young Adults, and Gospel Choirs. Pastor is Timothy Duffield, Sr.

    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.