Church News
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Concord 87th reunion Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord 87th reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be fellowship, a dedication and memorial service to honor those sons, daughters and friends of Concord who have passed away since last year's reunion. The Rev. Diane E. Melson will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with special music by vocalist Mikki Madden. A chicken and dumpling dinner will follow. Cost is $8 per adult, $4 for children ages 6-12, ages 5 and under are free, take-outs are $9. For details contact Frances Givens at 629-2659 or Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687.

Mt. Olivet Preschool openings Mt. Olivet Preschool has added another three-year-old class to its program. There are limited openings in the three and four-year-old classes. Call Linda Stephenson at 629-2786 for details.

Steward Day Liberating Power AME Zion Church, Bridgeville, will celebrate Stewards Day, Sunday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Idola Batson and her congregation from Mt. Calvary AME Church in Concord. For details call 875-7438.

Spaghetti dinner On Saturday, Oct. 11, from 5-7 p.m., Gethsemane United Methodist Church's Bible Sunday School class will hold an Italian Spaghetti Gala Night. Marinara meat sauce, garlic bread, salads and desserts will be served. The church is located in Reliance. Cokesbury homecoming Cokesbury United Methodist Church (near Reliance) will have its homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m. Speaker will be William Wheatley. Dinner will follow service.

Missions Conference 2008 "Our Torch to Carry; God's World to Win," at Calvary Baptist Church, 22860 S. DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown. Guest missionaries are Steve and Janet Rutledge serving under Baptist Mid-Missions on the Jewish Outreach Team in North America; Travis and Becky Gravely serving under Baptist Mid-Missions to North West Romania and Mike and Renee Skibinski serving under ABWE to Cape Verde, Africa. The conference kicks off on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m., worship; and an evening service at 6 p.m.; continuing through Wednesday at 7 p.m. each evening. For details call 856-3773.

Hispanic Heritage Month St. Paul's Episcopal Church at E. Pine and Academy streets in Georgetown invites the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday, Oct. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. Local singer Dayan Aldana, will perform a variety of songs from Latin American countries. For details, contact St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 302-856-2894.

Gospel Café Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, hosts its Gospel Café every Saturday night from 6-9 p.m., Featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry; live Christian music; fellowship and refreshments. Oct. 11 - Kaila Clucas, Cassandra Abbott, and Ashley Yoder.
Oct. 18 - Bill Primrose, Amanda Jones, Don White and Rob Harman.
Oct. 25 - Kaila Clucas, Milton Foskey, Aunt Ruth & Buddy.
For more information contact Bruce and Nancy Willey at 875-5539 or 875-7339.

Prayer service Second Sunday prayer service will be held Oct. 12, at 4 p.m., at the Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. No need to be a church member, just come and pray. Individual concerns, community, nation, world - we join in prayer. If you have a question, or wish to leave a prayer concern, call 629-9077.

Portsville UMC homecoming Portsville United Methodist Church, Portsville Road and Dogwood Lane, three miles west of Laurel will hold its 61st homecoming Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Music will be by Lights of Home. Dinner will follow.

Macedonia homecoming Macedonia AME Church will have its annual homecoming/fall rally on Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. The church is located at 431 North St., Seaford. The Rev. Marcus Briddell of St. George AME and congregation will be here. Oct. 18 - Women in Hat's Service, at 5 p.m. Evangelist Rochelle D. Graham, of Frontline Ministries, Dover, will be here. Join in the fun of wearing your favorite hat. The Rev. Dania R. Griffin is Pastor. For details call 629-3116.

'God Thing' Our country should not be surprised at the recent downturn of the nation's economy, according to Pastor Timothy Jones of the Lighthouse Church of Laurel. According to Second Chronicles, God promises to heal a nation if we humble ourselves, pray and turn from what we as a nation have been doing. Pastor Jones is calling upon Delmarva's churches to participate in 40 days of prayer and supplication starting on Oct. 14, and ending Nov. 23, to ask for God's Divine Intervention, God's wisdom and as a call for repentance. Pastor Jones is preparing to present a program designed to help people get out of debt, to help people achieve practical methods of living within one's means, and finally achieve financial freedom. The doors of The Lighthouse Church will be open during certain hours of the day and evening so that anyone can come and pray. For more information, call 875-7814, or visit the church at 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel.

Annual Women's Day Revival Booker Street Church of God Annual Women's Day theme is God bringing women together in unity. The revival will be held Oct. 14-17, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15, Pastor Laverne Ross, Milford Revival Center; Thursday, Oct. 16, Dornisha Holmes; Friday, Oct. 17, Pastor Baroness Martin. Annual Women's Day black/gold will be Sunday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m., Pastor Brenda Smack at 5 p.m., Pastor Arlene Taylor. For details call 302-856-9097.

Gospel concert The Harvester's Quartet from North Carolina, will be appearing on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 501 Bi-State Boulevard, in Delmar, Md. Come out and enjoy an evening of great gospel music. For details call 410-896-3284.

Soup and salad luncheon Experience the "Fruits of the Spirit" as you eat and fellowship, at our soup and chicken salad luncheon and a bake sale and "Country Corner." Come to Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take-outs are available. Call 875-4233 for information.

Galestown homecoming Galestown United Methodist Church homecoming will be held Sunday, Oct. 19. Speaker will be the Rev. Lou Bradley with special music by Joe Bradley. A hot buffet will be after the service. For details call 410-883-2149.

Chaplain's Chapel Chaplain's Chapel will hold its fall Celebration with special music and a hymn sing, followed by dinner on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m.

Macedonia AME Church Macedonia AME Church, 431 North St., Seaford, on Oct. 19, will host the Nichols Sisters, at 5 p.m. A revival will take place on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. Guest is Elder Bernita Shockley, of Rehoboth Temple of Praise in Laurel. The Rev. Dania R. Griffin is pastor and the Rev. Zakiya Y.B. Griffin is assistant pastor. For details call 629-3116.

Women's conference "Women of Power" conference held Oct. 25, will convene at St. Luke's Parish Hall, 202 North St., Seaford. For information contact 629-6046, registration is $20. Featured speakers: Pastor Peggy M. Briggs, John Wesley United Methodist Church of Seaford. Sharon B. Parker of Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church of Chesapeake, Va. presenting "Woman at the Well." Deborah Waller of New Zion United Methodist Church of Laurel will present "Health Issues." Apostle Catherine Camper, United Deliverance Bible Center of Laurel will present "Alabaster Box." Minister Olivia Bivens of Clarence Street Church of God of Seaford will present "The Ten Virgins." Sister Vera Worthy, Dickerson Chapel, Millsboro, keynote speaker will present "Esther."

AWOL celebrates anniversary All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries (AWOL) located at 30599 N. Sussex Hwy. in Laurel will celebrate its fourth pastoral anniversary on Oct. 14-19. Pastors are Apostle Randy and Pastor Lorrie A. Jones. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. - Pastor Larry Morris of Frankford; Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. - Bishop Jamie Hazzard of Slaughter Neck; Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. - Bishop Roland Mifflin of Dagsboro; Friday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. - Pastor Brendell Smack of Seaford; Saturday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m. - Honorary banquet at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford (tickets are $15 per person); Sunday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. - Pastor Emmanuel Davis, Harrisburg, Pa.; 4 p.m.-Apostle Lamont Jones, Wilmington. For tickets call 302-875-7772.