Church News
Thursday, December 18, 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.

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. 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.

'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.

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 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).

Sounds of Joy' Gumboro United Methodist Church will host "Sounds of Joy" on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

Mt. Calvary A.M.E. breakfast Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, is sponsoring its "Angel Food" Free Breakfast and Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, Dec. 20, beginning at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Evelyn Maddox at 629-3159.

Toys-4-Joy drive Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, is sponsoring a 'Toys-4-Joy' drive to help families in extreme situations during the Holiday Season. To make a donation of money, new clothes and/or toys, call Peggy at 302-856-3404, or 856-9097 church. Toys may also be dropped off at the church now through Dec. 20.

Latin Mass A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on Dec. 21. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Christmas Cantata Church of God of Prophecy in Seaford, invites you to join us for our Christmas Cantata, Sunday, Dec. 21, at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Christmas Cantata The Delmar Wesleyan Church is having their Christmas Cantata, "Welcome To Our World," on Sunday, Dec. 21, at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Service. The church is located on 800 E. East St., Delmar, Md. Everyone is welcome

Victory Junction Gala Victory Junction, where God and music meet, host is Joe Dawson Music Ministry. A gala Christmas covered dish dinner and sing, will be held Dec. 21, from 5-9 p.m. Guests will be John O'Day, Pam Rush, Jack Andrews, Laura Mitchell, Amy Holloway Stark, C. Bud Scott, J.R. Mayle, "Lights of Home," Phil Davis, Bill Primrose, Frank Silvia, Bunky Eye, Gill Dorey and many more. This will be held at Millsboro V.F.W. Hall. For information call 302-934-6995.

Woodland U.M.C. Services Woodland United Methodist Church Christmas services are as follows: Dec. 21 - Christmas program and party at 7 p.m. & Christmas Cantata at 9 a.m.
Dec. 21 - Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve candlelight service, 8 p.m.
Directions: approximately 4 miles west of Seaford across from Woodland Ferry.Call 629-5404 or 629-8775 for information.

Candlelight service You are invited to a special Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. at Laurel Wesleyan Church. Prelude music beginning at 5:30 p.m. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Rt. 13A. For more information call 875-5380.