Church News
Thursday, September 04, 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.

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. 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. Register now to hear Diana's inspiring message. 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 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.

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, Pastor Esther M. Henry 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.

    Mary and Martha Tea Room The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a women's ministry sponsored by Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 2 - 4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Avenue in Greenwood. Featured is a time of worship, ministry, and a light lunch. A freewill offering will be taken for the speaker, First Lady Tyvonnia Bull, from the Seaford area. For more information contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.

    St. George's UMC gospel concert A gospel concert is being held at St. George's United Methodist Church in Laurel on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. Music will be presented by "Olé Time Gospel Singers" of the Laurel Area. Refreshments will be served after the service. Come out and be blessed. Directions: Alt. 13 south from Laurel to Delmar, turn right on St. George' Road and follow to church on right. For more information call 875-2273.

    New Zion UMC Homecoming New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel will celebrate its "Annual Homecoming" on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. morning worship with messenger the Rev. Timothy A. Duffield Sr.; 2 p.m. dinner; 3 p.m. memorial Service; 3:30 p.m., Guest Pastor, the Rev. Thomas Johnson of Rehoboth/Lewes circuit, along with choir and congregation. Host Pastor is Timothy A. Duffield Sr.

    Conley's UMC Gospel Sing On Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m., Conley's United Methodist Church will hold their third annual Gospel Sing. It will be an afternoon of praise and worship music, rejoicing and relaxing in the setting of the 19th century Conley's Chapel. The event is organized by Pat Short and John Dickson of Conley's Membership Committee. Pat grew up in Keyser, W.Va., and the idea for the event was inspired by her memory of the all night Gospel Sings held at her small town church. John has lived in Sussex County for more than 20 years and has been instrumental in lining up the local talent.The performers include Conley's own Pastor Mike Hurley and his wife Ann, Rebecca Rollins, Charlie Marshall and daughter Jackie, Conley's Choir, and Conley's Praise Band. Other singers will be Lori Jones, John O'Day, the Rev. Jim McBride, Flo White, Maurice Daniels, Sierra Spicer, Lori (nee Miller) Lee and husband Robert, Paul and Marianne Hayes, and the Lighthouse Christian Praise Band. After the music you are invited to stop by the Fellowship Hall to meet and greet the performers and your neighbors. For more information you can contact Pat Short at 302-226-4221, or call the church office at 302-945-1881. The office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Conley's Chapel and Fellowship Hall is located at 22150 Robinsonville Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Life's hard questions Come and join us as we explore some of the difficult questions of life and death, and how we live to the best of who we are and how we are made! "Living Fully, Dying Well" is an eight-week course for anyone, of any faith, who wants to explore how we live the best life we can, even in the faith of mortality. This course will be offered on Thursday afternoons, 1-2 p.m., and on Sunday mornings, 8:45 a.m. If you are busy on Sunday mornings, sign up for the Thursday afternoon. Call Seaford Presbyterian Church 629-9077, to register before Sept 15. $10 for materials.

    St. John's UMC House Tour The annual St. John's house tour will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost for a ticket is $10. Seven homes and St. John's Church will open their doors for the day. The ladies of the church will serve a chicken salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an additional fee. There will also be a boutique opened in Fellowship Hall with handmade items and goodies of all kinds.

    Spirituality of Nanticoke Indians The Nanticoke Indians have lived on Delmarva for more than 400 years, originally along the waterways of the peninsula. Today, the area in which they live has changed significantly, but they are still connected to the land and strive to preserve their native traditions. The Nanticoke Tribe remains a vital part of our region. Seekers, Spiritual Treasures at St. Peter's Square, is pleased to present Odette Wright on September 13, 2008, in St. Peter's Parish Hall, 211 Mulberry St., Lewes, from 10 a.m. until noon. Wright will discuss the history and spirituality of the Nanticoke Tribe. Wright was born into the Nanticoke Indian Tribe in Delaware, but spent much of her youth in the west. She returned to Delaware with a burning desire to help her people. Wright is a well respected healer within her tribe and a tireless advocate for the Nanticoke people. She has been involved with the Nanticoke Indian Museum, near Oak Orchard, since 1984. She also has traveled; serving as a Methodist missionary for three years in Arizona, New Mexico and North Korea. Currently, Wright continues her work at the museum, in addition to sharing her heritage and culture with the community through speaking engagements. This spirituality topic is sponsored by Seekers, Spiritual Treasures at St. Peter's Square a spiritual resource and gift shop located at the St. Peter's parish hall. For more information on this topic and others, visit, or call 645-9916.