Church News
Thursday, August 21, 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.

Seaford Wesleyan hosts youth rally "Freedom, Fire, Love Youth Rally" will be held Friday, Aug. 22, from 5:30 to 10 p.m., at Seaford Wesleyan Church. Cost is $3. The speaker is a former U.F.C. wrestler named J.J. and we will also have live music from the Ben Spear band.

Bethel Worship Center VBS Bethel Worship Center would like to welcome children ages 3 to 12 to join us for The Incredible Race on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 28604 Deer Lane (Woodland Ferry Road), Seaford, (home of Phyllis & Byard Layton). They will prepare for the all-important race of life, fill their tanks with God's word, tune up their engines, sing trackside praises, enjoy pit-stop snacks, see real race cars, tour race haulers and swim in the pool! Reserve you racers' position today. Call Paula Holston at 875-8191, or Tammy LeCates @ (302) 542-2520 to pre-register by Aug. 20.

Church hosts dinner and a movie Church of God & Saints of Christ presents dinner and a movie, at 10016 Concord Road, Seaford, on Aug. 24. Doors open at 3 and movie starts at 3:30 p.m. The movie title is "The Great Debaters," starring Denzel Washington. Donation is $10. For more information call Robert Brown, 628-3903 or Phyllis Grice 629-2124.

Delmar Church of God sale A sandwich sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. untilÉ, at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North and Dorothy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE state line). It will feature: oyster, crab cake, soft crab, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs. Baked goods and yard sale will also be available.

Old Christ Church schedule 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

No Name Band at Union UMC The No Name Band will be at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Laws Street, Bridgeville, on Friday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Dinner fundraiser On Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Booker Street Church of God will be selling chicken, fish or ribs dinners at the House of Ruth, 19422 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, to benefit its building fund. Dinners are $7 for chicken and $7.50 for fish or ribs and comes with two side vegetables, yams and a roll. Side orders of dumplings, cakes and pies are also available at extra cost. For more information or to order, call 684-4542, 249-3138, 856-3530 or 856-3404.

A night of gospel music "Victory Junction," where God and music meet, Joe Dawson Music Ministry will host a night of gospel music, Aug. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Millsboro VFW, across from Car City, next to Arbys in Millsboro. Guests are: Shelly Erskine, Jimmy Holston and "Pink Grass." Speaker will be Mark Erskine. For more information call 934-6995.

Mt. Olivet Church Preschool There is still time to register your child for Mt. Olivet Church Preschool. Classes for three and four-year-olds start Tuesday, Aug. 26 and continue Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m. Call the church office at 629-4458 or Linda Stephenson at 629-2786. New this year is our fundraising effort in cooperation with Schwan's Frozen Foods. Their truck will be in the Mt. Olivet Church parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 7:30 a.m. A portion of the sales will benefit the Preschool. Stop by the church for a catalog at 315 High St., Seaford.

Ninety & Nine meets The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their quarterly dinner meeting at The Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville, on Monday evening, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety & Nine is a ministry, which was formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. If you would like a night out full of fun, food, fellowship and lots of encouragement, then The Ninety & Nine is the place for you. There are no membership dues to pay. We welcome your presence.

Special speaker for the evening The special speaker for the evening is Diana Weber. Diana, her husband, Andrew, and their three children live in Clarksville. She graduated with a B.S. in communication and public relations from James Madison University and received her masters in education in Counseling from Virginia Tech. She has worked in the field of public relations and advertising, provided crisis counseling to teens as a therapist, worked as a middle school guidance counselor, and has held an adjunct faculty member position, having taught behavioral research at DT&CC. She will be sharing her testimony of freedom through deliverance from fear, and insights from the book of Revelation to encourage our audience to be on fire for Jesus. All are welcome. Register now to hear Diana's inspiring message.

Singer for the evening Judy Laramore, and her husband, Donald, live in Denton, Md. She began singing as a very young child and started singing in other churches when she was 11 years old. She formed a singing group, "Hearts Afire," when she was 22 and for 10 years traveled the entire coast, east of the Mississippi River, from Canada to Florida. She recently released her 16th recording project, which includes songs she has written. Her home church is Faith Fellowship in Preston, Md., where she is a Sunday School teacher, worship leader, and soloist. Come, bring a friend and plan to be blessed! Reservations are necessary. Deadline is Sept. 2. For details or more information call: Joyce Thomas at 302-629-2248, Michele Thompson at 302-877-0797, or Arvalene Moore at 302-875-4387. Don't forget that we are now meeting at the Cannon Mennonite Church. Our first meeting there in June proved to be very successful as the ladies at the church were very accommodating, and the meal served was delicious. Directions: The Cannon Mennonite Church is located on Route 18 West. Going north on Rt. 13, go to the next stop light past Wal-Mart in Seaford, which is only a few miles. Turn left at I.G. Burton (formerly Chambers Motors) and Cannon Mennonite Church is located on the left approximately one mile. Enter church by side door.

Gospel music at Georgetown Circle Jerry and Jeannie Jones invite you to join them at the Circle in Georgetown, on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m., for an evening of Gospel Music in the Circle. There will be no charge or love offering for this concert. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening. For further info call 302-228-4813.

Free community luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a FREE Community Luncheon (chicken / dumplings), on Sept. 20, noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, approximately 2 miles south of town. For any further information, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Delaware Right to Life banquet Delaware Right to Life annual banquet will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, and will feature Operation Rescue founder, Randall Terry. Randall is a dynamic speaker and has devoted his life to the pro-life cause. He has been arrested over 40 times for his peaceful, pro-life activities. In 2003, he founded the Society for Truth and Justice and he conducted a program called Operation Witness. Most recently Randall published the book, "A Humble Plea," written primarily to Catholic bishops and clergy on how to end the abortion holocaust. The banquet will take place at the Christiana Hilton in Newark. Tickets are $50 per person. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m., followed by the keynote speaker. Contact or call 302-478-5469 for tickets.