Church News
Thursday, July 17, 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.

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.

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 for 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 four 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. For more information contact Mrs. Jackie Chasse at 875-6526.

Bethel Charge VBS Bethel Charge will hold their Vacation Bible School Aug. 4 through Aug. 8. 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.

15th 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 begin 7 p.m. nightly. There will be two services on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The guest speaker each night will present a message to inspire and challenge attendants not only to resist drugs/alcohol but also to strive for 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. For more information, contact Minister Anthony Neal at 302-854-6692 or call the Booker Street Church of God at 302-856-9097.

Community anti-drug rally 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. 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 much more. For more information, contact Minister Anthony Neal at 302-854-6692 or call the Booker Street Church of God at 302-856-9097.

Centenary Promise Keepers dinner A spaghetti dinner - all you can eat - served by the Centenary Promise Keepers for the Scholarship Fund will be held at the Centenary U.M. Church, Laurel on Saturday, July 19, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is adults $6; children age 6-12, $3; less than 6 eat free.

Covered dish supper and karaoke Join us, on July 19 at 6 p.m., in the Bethel Community House, Oak Grove, for our monthly (3rd Saturday) covered dish supper and evening of karaoke with Jerry Butler. Lot's of fun! Everyone welcome.

Wacaster Family in Concert The Seaford Church of the Nazarene located at 520 S. Dual Highway in Seaford (across from I.G. Burton's) is hosting a gospel concert featuring the Wacaster Family on Saturday July 19 at 7 p.m. This wonderful family will bless you with their God given musical talents and ministry. Call 629-3929, or 302-381-6514 for more info.

Latin Mass July 20 A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on July 20. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781

Gospel music & fellowship Gospel music and fellowship will be held at Millsboro VFW, on Rt. 113, Millsboro on July 26, from 6-9 p.m. Victory Junction hosted by Joe Dawson Music Ministries. There will be special guest singers and speaker will be Pastor Major Bailey. Free admission and refreshments. For more information call 302-934-6995.

Vacation Bible School Wesley Church invites the public to God's Big Backyard. Each evening begins at Backyard Bash with music, a skit, and fun, where kids will be introduced to a Bible story and Life Focus. Other activities include Backyard Bible Club, where kids will explore the Bible story in a variety of interactive ways. Activities connect to the Bible story, Bible memory, and the Life Focus of serving. Beginning on July 28 through Aug. 1, at Wesley United Methodist Church on Atlanta Road, at 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. for those attending Vacation Bible School. Call 629-3029, 628-1615, or 628-0720 to register your child.

Annual gospel dinner Mark your calendar and plan on joining CHEER at the annual gospel dinner. The event is on Friday, Aug. 8, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center located at 20520 Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Cost per person is $10. A buffet dinner will be served beginning at 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. The menu includes ham, chicken wings, tuna salad, chicken salad, potato salad, pasta salad, vegetable and fruit trays, dessert, tea & coffee. Entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. and groups appearing are Bruce Willey & Gospel Café Band, the Cape Henlopen Gospel Choir, the O'Day Singers, the Lamplighters, the Mt. Enoch Holy Church Voices of Praise, the Jerry Jones Ministry, and others. Contact local CHEER Centers for tickets or call Florence Mason for information or tickets at 302-856-5187.