Church News
Thursday, July 10, 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. Old Christ Church schedule
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

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.

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. For more information or to place an ad, contact: Apostle Keith Wongus, 258-4639 or Pastor Carla Wongus, 875-9721. LRAC seeks help for food crisis The Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches is asking the community to consider a short-term need at the Cape Henlopen Food Basket. The recent theft of trucks from the Delaware Food Bank will affect the availability of chicken for the Food Basket for the next month. Since the association will probably have to buy from local supermarkets, the costs will go up. The Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches would appreciate any financial donations community members can make to help cover this crisis. Donations can be mailed to Cape Henlopen Food Basket, P.O. Box 567, Nassau, DE 19969. All donations are tax exempt.

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 at 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, Georgetown, 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.

God's Big Backyard VBS This year, Christ United Methodist Church and Centenary United Methodist Church will team up and give Vacation Bible School children, ages 3 through grade 6, an opportunity to serve in "God's Big Backyard." This joint Vacation Bible School will be held July 14-18, from 6-8:15 p.m. at Centenary Church, at the corner of Poplar and Market streets in Laurel. Pre-registration is required, and can be accomplished by calling Jill Todd at 875-8829, or the church office at 875-4233 or 875-3983.

Laurel Church of Christ VBS Laurel Church of Christ announces its Vacation Bible School. "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" - A Veggie Tales VBS, will set sail at Laurel Church of Christ July 14-18 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Kids from age five through those entering fifth grade next fall are invited for a fun-filled week exploring what it means to be a true hero for God. For more information, call 875-7748.

John O'Day in Concert John O'Day of Georgetown will be in concert at Blades United Methodist Church, Market and Fourth Streets, on Sunday, July 13, at 11 a.m. Join us for this special service. Light fare will follow.

Mary & Martha Tea Room The Mary & Martha Tea Room will meet on July 16, from 2-4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Maleia Rust who serves the UMC in Trappe, Md. She is a native of Greenwood. There will be a light lunch served, ministry time, and a free will offering for the guest speaker. The Mary & Martha Tea Room is a women's ministry. For more information contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.

Gospel Music Festival St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel, will host its first annual Gospel Music Festival on July 19. There will be plenty of music beginning at 5:30 p.m., with Don Murray and friends. Also, singing at the festival will be Amanda Jones, St. Paul's youth and junior church, Sounds of Joy, Don Murray Family, and the Lights of Home. Food will be available starting at 5 p.m. - hot dogs, hamburgers and homemade ice cream will be on sale. All proceeds will go to benefit the St. Paul's Youth Program. Bring your appetite and your lawn-chair, as the program will be outside. Rain date is July 26.

Spiritual walk or bike ride The second annual walk or bike ride sponsored by Y.P.D. at Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church, Townsend Street, Laurel, will be held on Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For bikers, a round trip from Mt. Pisgah Church to Trap Pond State Park; for walkers, laps in the Laurel Park. Water stops and refreshment provided. All monies raised will benefit the U.P.D. For more information, contact Suzette Carter at 302-280-6526 or Gloria Gillespie 875-5799.

Alliance Church VBS "Amazon Expedition" is the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, July 21-25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Children age 4 through those that have completed the sixth grade are invited to attend an exciting week of exploring the 7C's of history: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross and Consummation. Pre-registration of children is requested. Registration forms may be picked up from the church foyer or obtained online by visiting For more information, call the church at 629-5600. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is a Christian & Missionary Alliance church located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road.

Mount Pisgah AME Church benefit On Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m., Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, on Townsend Street, Laurel, will host a Fashion Extravaganza show to benefit the Usher Board. Clothing will be modeled by members of the church, as well as other members of the community. All money from a good-will offering will go to support the ushers of Mt. Pisgah. Tickets are $5 for ages 12 and under and $10 for adults. If you would like to know more about the Fashion Extravaganza or interested in modeling in the show, contact Mrs. Jackie Chasse at 875-6526.

Bethel Charge VBS Bethel Charge will hold their Vacation Bible School Aug. 4 through Aug. 8. It will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church located on Seaford Laurel Highway from 9-11:30 a.m. The theme this year is God's Big Back Yard. Bethel charge consists of three churches which are Portsville, Mt. Zion and Sailor's Bethel. If interested and first time visitor, pre-register by calling 875-2713. We are blessed to have National storyteller Michael Forestieri as our guest. If you like, visit him at

Mary & Martha Tea Room There is a change for the Mary & Martha Tea Room for the month of August, only. Due to Dr. Michaele Russell having a scheduling conflict in August, the Tea Room will convene on the first Wednesday of August, the 6th, from 2-4 p.m., at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. A light lunch will be served, a freewill offering will be taken for the guest speaker, and a time of prayer and ministry will follow. The guest speaker will be Pastor Joyce Mizzelle of Grace-N-Mercy in Greenwood. For more information contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.

Fifteenth Annual Tent Services Everlasting Hope Ministries is pleased to announce the schedule for this year's 15th Annual Tent Services. The services will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 12, 13 and 14; Saturday, Aug. 16; and Sunday, Aug. 17. All services will be held under the big tent on the grounds of the Booker Street Church of God. Services will begin 7 p.m. nightly. There will be two services on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The purpose of these meetings is to encourage individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by drugs and /or alcohol. The guest speaker each night will present a timely message to inspire and challenge those in attendance not only to resist drugs/alcohol but also to strive for individual excellence through a personal relationship with Christ. The speakers are as follows: Tuesday, Aug. 12 - Pastor Jesse Abbott from New Dimension Family Worship Center, Salisbury, Md.; Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Bishop Jamie Hazzard from Welcome Full Gospel Holiness Church, Slaughter Neck; Thursday, Aug. 14, Pastor Levin Bailey from Pilgrim's Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown; Saturday, Aug. 16, Evangelist Frank Gibbs from Calvary Pentecostal Church, Bishopville, Md.; and Sunday, Aug. 17, Morning Service (11:30 a.m.), Bishop Marvin Morris, Host Pastor, Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, and Evening Service (5 p.m.), Pastor Arlene Taylor, Chosen Generation Ministries, Grasonville, Md. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Minister Anthony Neal at 302-854-6692 or call the Booker Street Church of God at 302-856-9097.
v Community Anti-Drug Rally March and Fun Day to be The Fourteenth Annual Community Anti-Drug Rally and March will be held Saturday, Aug. 16. The march will begin at 11 a.m. from the grounds of the Booker Street Church of God, located on Booker Street near the Richard Allen School. The purpose of the rally and march is to send a positive message to the entire community, especially to youth, that says yes to life and no to drugs. Participants will be carrying signs and spreading their anti-drug message through the streets of Georgetown. The march will return to the church grounds, where Fun Day activities will be held from noon until 4 p.m. There will be games, food, dunking booth, moon bounce, train rides, drill teams, creative dance teams, and so much more. Free T-shirts will be provided by Everlasting Hope Ministries. For more information, contact Minister Anthony Neal at 302-854-6692 or call the Booker Street Church of God at 302-856-9097.