Church News
Thursday, June 26, 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.

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. 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 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

  • 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.

    Seaford Christian Homecoming June 29, will be Homecoming at Seaford Christian Church with Raymond Bennett. Raymond and Gyneth Bennett served as the first full-time ministry team during the 1960s and led Seaford Christian Church through the first building program. They return to re-capture some old memories and friendships during morning worship June 29 (10:30 a.m.), with a carry-in fellowship meal following, and a time of remembrance at 2 p.m. Seaford Christian Church is located on US 13 North, across from Harley-Davidson.

    Old Christ Church worship Old Christ Church on Sunday, July 6, at 9:30 a.m. will hold a "Salute to America" Patriotic worship. Service at Old Christ Church will be followed by a community picnic. Bring a dish to share and a lawn chair and join the fun and fellowship.

    'Love on the Rock' Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 5 Miles West of Seaford on Stein Highway, in Reliance, recently spent five weeks studying God's plan for marriage. With the divorce rate at almost 60% in Delaware, there is a great need to reach out and support couples in their marriages, helping them deal with the many pressures tearing apart marriages today. Couples were asked to commit to attending five weeks together, to join a couples' small group study together, and to join a dinner group together with other couples. Fifteen couples studied Gary Chapman's "The Five Love Languages," and ten couples studied a "Homebuilders study through Family Life Ministries." The whole church came together to pray for all the married couples in the church. The series was capped off by a special service on May 10, in which twenty couples, including Pastor Drew and his wife, Debbie, recommitted to their spouse and their Godly roles in a Renewal of Vows ceremony.

    God's Big Back Yard Seaford Christian Church will be experiencing "God's Big Back Yard" from 6:30-8:30 p.m., July 6-10, with an all out Backyard Bash (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) on July 12. "It's Your Serve" is the theme for this week of fun-filled adventure as young people learn to serve their families, friends, neighbors, and community in the name of Jesus. Worldwide service becomes a priority with our mission to Pioneer Bible Translators and international Disaster Emergency Services (I.D.E.S.). God's Big Back Yard is for ages 4-elementary at the Christian Church of Seaford, across from Harley-Davidson on 13N. Call 629-6298 today to register or for more information.

    Commissioning Service A Commissioning Service for Apostle-Elect Catherine A. Camper will be held Saturday, July 12, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Doctor Catherine A. Camper is bishop and founder of United Deliverance Bible Center. Join us in the celebration at the Bible Center Complex, Catherine A. Camper Auditorium, Rt. 9, 1208 County Seat Highway, Laurel, DE 19956. For more information or to place an ad, contact: Apostle Keith Wongus, 258-4639 or Pastor Carla Wongus, 875-9721.

    Grace Baptist Power Lab We've got the solution to Summertime BoredomÉ.Send your kids to Power Lab where they'll discover Jesus' miraculous power! This is the spot that's oozing with Bible adventures: Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Rd, Seaford. Each night kids will take part in fun Bible learning they can see, hear, touch, and even taste. Bible point crafts, team-building games, lively Bible songs, and super supper are just a few of the Power Lab activities that help faith flow into real life. Every night kids choose a Daily Challenge---an exciting way to live out what they've learned. Power Lab is great fun for children AGES 3 through 5th GRADE, so mark JULY 13-17, 6-8:15 p.m. (Registration begins July 13 at 5:30 p.m.) Laurel Baptist Church VBS Laurel Baptist Church will be having their "Outriggers Island" Vacation Bible School from July 13-18 (ages three years to Grade 6). Kickoff Sunday will be at 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Finalé will be on Friday, 7 p.m. For further information call Shirley at 875-2314.

    'Dining to Donate' Booker Street Church of God will sponsor a "Dining to Donate" event at Applebee's Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, from Monday, July 14, to Thursday, July 17, in support of its "Realizing The Vision" building campaign. You are invited to come and enjoy a delicious meal (special flyers are to be presented at checkout) and 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the building fund. Members will greet you on Monday, July 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Call Peggy at 856-3404 or 856-9097 to receive special flyers) or to donate.