Church News
Thursday, December 11, 2008
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.

Sound Waves Handbell Choir The Sound Waves Handbell Choir of Seaford Christian Academy will be performing for the Seaford Historical Society's, "A Victorian Christmas" at the Ross Mansion in Seaford, on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come out to enjoy this special Christmas celebration.

Fall fundraiser begins Christ the Cornerstone Community Church is continuing its fall fundraiser. A ­selection of crafts, gifts, and decorations available until Dec. 15. To view these items, stop by the church, or call 875-8150 for time availability. Church is located at the corner of Seaford Road and Bethel Road, Laurel.

Gospel Café Centenary United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Poplar & Market streets, Laurel, holds its Gospel Café every Saturday night from 6 to 9 p.m., Featuring: Bruce & Nancy Willey Music Ministry - Live Christian Music - Fellowship - Refreshments. Saturday, Dec. 13 - Amanda Jones, Bill Primose, Josh Palmer, Ray & Trevar Marine, Dan Welch. Saturday, Dec. 20 - Paul & Crystal Grandell, Frank Silva, Cassandra Abbott, Kaila Clucas, ALL-4-HIM. Everyone is invited to attend (Come as you are.) For more information, contact Bruce & Nancy Willey at 875-5539, or 875-7339.

Living nativity Conley's United Methodist Church in Angola will present its living nativity on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12, 13 and 14. It will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Sunday evening presentation will be in both Spanish and English. Admission is free, and there will be ample free parking. Golf carts to help the handicapped will be available each night. All donations of cash and canned goods go to local charities. The living nativity is located at 33104 Jolyns Way off Camp Arrowhead Road. This is a half-mile from Peddler's Village shopping center on Rt. 24. Signs will direct you to the parking area. The church's phone number is 302-945-1881.

Jazz/Gospel gala Macedonia's men sponsoring "Holiday Jazz/Gospel & Christmas Gala," on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m., at St. Luke's Parish Hall - tickets $20. It will feature Ernest Greene & Born Again Ensemble of Felton, with Creative Movement by Joshua's Crew of Clarence Street COG. Benefits Ministry, scholarships and holiday baskets. For information contact Brother Bruce Ricketts 302-448-1097 or men of Macedonia. Macedonia AME Church is located at 431 North Street, Seaford. The Rev. Dania R. Griffin is ­Pastor and the Rev. Zakiya Griffin is Asst. Pastor. Christmas party Seaford Church of the Nazarene is hosting a children's Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 13, 3-5 p.m. There will be complimentary pictures with Santa, singing, games and holiday refreshments. Everything is free. Everyone is welcome. We are located at 520 South Dual Hwy. in Seaford. For more information call 629-3929 or 381-6514.

Memorial Prayer Service Memorial Second Sunday Prayer Service will be held on Dec. 14, 4 p.m. As we approach the holidays, it is good to remember those we have lost. Feel free to join us at 701 Bridgeville Hwy., 629-9077.

'The Not-So-Silent Night' The Atlanta Road Alliance Church youth will present a Christmas pageant entitled "The Not-So-Silent Night" on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Three young shepherds joyfully shout God's praises after visiting the baby Jesus and find themselves on trial for "disturbing the peace." Join them in a Bethlehem courtroom for a rib-tickling trial and a surprising verdict. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Highway. For more information, call 629-5600.

'The Wonder of Christmas' The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church will present a musical celebration, "The Wonder of Christmas," on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. The title encapsulates many emotions, memories and truths about this amazing event, and the collection of contemporary songs and traditional Christmas carols reminds us of the majesty of the Savior's birth. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, in Seaford, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Highway. For more information about this free concert, call 629-5600.

'Be Not Afraid' Laurel Baptist Church invites you and your family to their Christmas presentation of the play, "Be Not Afraid" on Sunday evening, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. The church is located on the 33506 Bi-State Boulevard, west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Candlelight service Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 33506 Bi-State Boulevard, west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Christmas evening service A Christmas evening service with the Rev. Dan Walker and Everett Warrington providing music will be held at Wheatley's United Methodist Church, on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. The church is located on Wheatley Church Road, at the intersection with the Sharptown Road (MD313) between Sharptown and Eldorado, Md. Call Beverly Wheatley at 410-883-3246. A watchnight celebration Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville invites you to join the Bridgeville Charge as they say goodbye to 2008 and welcome to 2009 at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. They will be celebrating with prayer, praise, singing, preaching and worship. Refreshments will be served after the service. There will be a free will offering. The special guests will be the "Watson Four Gospel Singers" of Salisbury Md. The Watson Four Gospel Singers have appeared on the Bobby Jones Gospel Show, have performed with such artists as Aretha Franklin, the late James Cleveland, the Harmonizing Four, the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Williams Brothers, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Canton Spirituals and many others. They have also been recognized by Simply Gospel Music Newsletter and the Gospel Truth Magazine. For more information call 302-542-5752. The Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr, is the Pastor.

Christmas program The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is excited to invite you to their Musical Christmas Program "Everything Glorious." The program will be on Dec. 20 and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. with free admission. The songs have a contemporary approach to the Christmas message, which reminds us to "celebrate the joy of Christmas," the joy of family and friends brought together again because of the baby Jesus. The host pastor of the church is Bishop Michael Phillips. The church is located on Rt. 13, three miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line. Refreshments will be served following the performance. A Toys R Us Gift Card will be given away each night. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 875-7824 or 875-3242.

Musical 'Be Not Afraid' You are invited to Central Worship Center for the presentation of the Christmas musical, "Be Not Afraid." The dates are Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m. A nursery is provided. Central Worship Center is located at 14545 Sycamore Road, Laurel.

Centenary UMC combined service On Sunday, Dec. 14, Centenary United Methodist Church will be having combined worship services at 11 a.m. The adult choir will present a Cantata entitled "Come Let Us Worship the King." Special features will include solos by Rachel Hall and Joran Premo-Hurt along with a power-point presentation by Cheryl Jones. We hope you will plan to worship with us as we travel to Bethlehem. A combined worship service will be held on Dec. 21, at 11 a.m., with a Children's Cantata. Christmas Eve Services - Dec. 24- at 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. candlelight. On Dec. 28, at 9:45 a.m., combined services with light refreshments prior.

'Parents, Meet Your Teens' The Atlanta Road Alliance Church will host "Parents, Meet Your Teens", a seminar on Biblically guiding your teen by Paul Tripp, on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The format will be a live conference on DVD followed by a discussion time. Parents of teens and pre-teens are invited to attend. Paul Tripp is a pastor, author, and founder of Paul Tripp Ministries, a non-profit organization whose mission statement is "connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life." Cost of the seminar is $5 per person (free if you bring a friend) and includes bagel bar and coffee as well as lunch. Call Pastor Dave Krilov at 629-5600 to register. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 7. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Hwy (Rt. 20).

Christmas cantata The choir and drama team of First Baptist Church of Seaford cordially invite you and your family to our annual Christmas cantata Sunday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Nursery will be provided. First Baptist will be presenting, "Christmas On The Air" by Ron and Shelly Hamilton. Call 629-7161, ext. 116, for further information.