Church News
Thursday, August 28, 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.

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

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. The special speaker for the evening is Diana Weber. 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. 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.ÊHe 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. MostÊrecently RandallÊpublishedÊthe 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. St. John's to host Wacaster Family The Wacaster family - Daren, Hope and 16-year-old Mathew- will be bringing their ministry of music and God's Word to St. John's on Friday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. The Wacasters are from Florida, but for the last several weeks they have been in Nashville recording their latest CD. Come join us for a night of great music and share God's word.

Labor Day Community Extravaganza The First Baptist Church of Delmar, Md., 501 Bi-State Boulevard, will be holding a Labor Day Community Extravaganza on Monday, Sept. 1 on the church grounds. They will feature country, gospel, bluegrass and local musicians. There will be food, cotton candy, a barbecue, antique cars, skydiver and much family fun. All are invited.

Family and Friends Day St. John A.M.E. Zion Church (Ross Point) in Laurel, will celebrate their second annual Family and Friends Day on Sept. 7. Morning worship preacher at 11 a.m. will be Pastor Shirley M. Caldwell. Afternoon service starts at 4 p.m. featuring the Sussex County Mass Choir and a special preacher will be bringing the Word of God. Dinner will served prior to afternoon service. For more information contact Sister Doris Winder and Sister Karen Evans at 349-5722 or 629-9440, or church 875-4042, Or visit our website at The Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell is pastor.

United Faith Women's Conference United Faith Believers Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Road Laurel, where Pastor Esther M. Henry is Pastor will host its 2008 Women's Conference on Sept. 12-14. Guest speakers nightly. Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. - Evangelist Ella Purnell of Victory Temple, Bridgeville.
Saturday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m- Co-Pastor Lynn Mifflin of Power & Love Ministries, Dagsboro.
Sunday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m.- Pastor Helena M. Bailey of Kingdom Life Family Ministries, Millsboro.
For more information you may contact the Church Office at 875-4285. All are welcome.

Rock Church to honor memory of Bishop John Gimenez Rock Church of Laurel, under the leadership of Pastor Bill Konkel, will have a special service in Loving Memory of Bishop John Gimenez, who was called to Heaven this year by the Jesus he served and loved. The Bishops last visit to Laurel was in September of 2007, for the ordination of Pastor Konkel. Bishop Gimenez, along with this wife Anne, pastored the four-thousand member Rock Church at Virginia Beach, Va. He also provided oversight and leadership for affiliate church who are members of Rock Ministerial Fellowship in the U.S.A., Europe and the Philippines. Bishop Gimenez had a vision that was fulfilled on April 29, 1980, for a "Washington for Jesus Ralley." More than one-million people attended. In April 29, 1988, Gimenez led another rally to Washington, D.C., and prayed for America to return to God - 1.2 million people attended. Bishop Gimenez's beautiful wife Anne now carries on his work. On Sunday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m., at Rock Church, Laurel, there will be a special service honoring Bishop Gimenez and his visit to our state. The choir will present a special musical presentation, and special guests will include: Pastor Mike Lawson and his wife Pastor Laura Lawson from Virginia. The evening service at 5 p.m., guest will be Pastor Nolz and congregation from "Rock Church Eastern Shore."There will be light refreshments, and "Down Home Fellowship" after the evening service. Everyone welcome. Call 875-7275 for information. Rock Church is located in Laurel on Laurel-Seaford Road.