Church News
Thursday, January 08, 2009
'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." 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).

Invista Pastoral Response On Jan. 11, at 4:30 p.m., a service of prayer for those who are soon to be affected by the job layoffs at the Seaford Invista site will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, located at 315 High St., in downtown Seaford. The service is part of the ecumenical response of clergy in the Bridgeville, Cannon and Seaford communities for those who will be losing jobs and their families. Pastor Carlton Cannon of Clarence Street Church of God, the Rev. Diane Melson of Concord United Methodist Church. The Rev. Luis Almandoz of Cannon United Methodist Church and Siempre Verde will offer messages of love, support and hope. Petitions for God's blessing of our communities, spiritual reliance and strength in times of transition, and a measure of prosperity even in the midst of economic adversity will be led by area clergy. The community is being asked to reach out to all those who are in economic distress and invite them to this service. Information will be made available at this time about continuing support and events planned. A gathering will be offered in late January providing job counseling, opportunities for job retraining from organizations such as Delaware Technical and Community College and other state agencies, and resources for families affected. For more information, call the Rev. Tom Gross 841-7059 or the Rev. Dale Brown 337-7409.

'Extreme Heart Makeover' Laurel Wesleyan Church invites you to "Extreme Heart Makeover" Jan. 18-22 with Evangelist The Rev. Jim Tharp, on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, through Friday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a powerful week of renewal. New Year, New Heart. Childcare will be provided. For more information call 875-5380. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located -mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13.

Storytelling Workshop Master storyteller Michael Forestieri will present a storytelling workshop on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 3-5 p.m. at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on High Street in Seaford. This event is open to the public but especially geared toward Sunday School teachers and others that may work with children. You will find the presentation engaging and entertaining with valuable tools in teaching children. At 5 p.m., there will be a potluck supper and then at 6 p.m, Michael Forestieri will present a program for children. All are welcome to come to any portion of the day. This event is free but a love offering will be accepted. For child care during the workshop or to register, call Susan Hickey at 629-3701. Advance registration is not required.

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.

Laurel Baptist Church Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (ham, oysters, and chicken salad) on Saturday, Jan. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located on the West side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church On Sunday, Jan. 4, the congregation at St. Luke's Episcopal Church celebrated the Feast of the epiphany, which commemorate the wise men's arrival at Bethlehem. The service included a solemn procession, incense, individual candles and special music. Following the service coffee hour was held in the Parish Hall and included a King's Cake made by Katherine Bergmark. Whoever finds the bean in the cake wins a prize, won this year by Bruce Levan. Next Sunday, Jan. 11, the baptism of our Lord will be observed. Our own baptismal vows will be renewed during the service. St. Luke's Church is located on Front Street in Seaford and all are welcome to worship. Services are Sundays at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Gospel Café Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Popular and Market streets, Laurel, will hold its Gospel Café every Saturday night at 6-9 p.m.., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry – live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. Saturday, Jan. 10 - Norma Jean Pillips, Redeemed, Wayne Dukes, Ashley Yoder;
Saturday, Jan. 17 - Kaila Clucas, Milton Foskey and special guests.
Saturday, Jan. 24 - Redeemed, Debbie O'Neal, Don White.
Saturday, Jan. 31 - Makenzie George, Ashley Yoder, and special guests. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Bruce and Nancy Willey at 875-6639 or 875-7339.