Church News
Thursday, January 15, 2009
'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 Thursday, 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.

Gospel Cafe Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Popular and Market streets, Laurel, will hold its Gospel Cafe every Saturday night at 6-9 p.m.., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry  live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. 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.

Old Christ Church meeting Old Christ Church will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 24, at St. Philip's Parish Hall. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 7 p.m., and meeting and presentation at 8 p.m. The dinner this year is provided by "My Turn to Cook. The League is pleased to welcome Bill Wilson, chair of the Pemberton Hall Foundation as their guest speaker for the evening. Wilson, who holds a Master of Fine Arts, is a retired educator and in addition to his role with the Pemberton Hall Foundation is involved in the restoration of Green Hill Church, also known as St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. Green Hill was the original parish church of Stepney Parish, which was laid out in 1692, and is considered the mother church of Old Christ Church. The original church was constructed of log in 1694, replaced by the current brick building in 1733. Wilson will speak to the League about Green Hill's restoration process - the building having been modernized over the years, contrasting the task of Old Christ Church League's preservation role to the Green Hill task. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Old Christ Church League is invited to attend the event. Cost per person is $15 payable to St. Philip's Church noting Old Christ Church League in the memo line of the check.

Hymn Sing Gumboro United Methodist Church will have a Hymn Sing on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., featuring Joe Dawson. Refreshments will follow.

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 Jan. 18. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Williams Chapel Church Williams Chapel Church Women's Ministry & Missionary Society will hold a free soup and biscuit supper on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 4-7 p.m. Gently-used clothing will also be given away at Williams Chapel Church Hall, 507 North Cannon St., Bridgeville. The Rev Charles Smith Jr. is pastor. For more information, contact Min. Nadine Smack, 302-393-9239.

Laurel Ministerial Association The Laurel Ministerial Association will be gathering for lunch at the Georgia House on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at noon. The LMA has always strived to support our community of faith as a unified organization. We support a scholarship program and work together to plan events that bring this community closer to Christ. All ministers of every denomination are invited and encouraged to join us. RSVP to the Rev. Julie Lewis, secretary of the LMA at 875-4741 by Jan. 21.

The Greenes The Southern Gospel Group, The Greenes, will be at Christ Evangelistic Church on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 9802 Camp Road, Laurel. A love offering will be taken. Call for more information, 875-2915.

Valentine's Day Gospel Concert A Valentine's Day Gospel Concert will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, from 6-9 p.m., sponsored by Atmosphere of Praise Choir of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. The concert will be held at Woodbridge Senior High School, 307 Laws St., Bridgeville and will feature international gospel singer Linda Lee Speight-Hopkins, formerly of Seaford and currently living in Paris, France. There will also be other local choirs, praise dancers, soloists. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 5-12, ages four and under are free. Deadline for purchase of tickets is Feb. 8. Tickets at the door will be $25 for adults, $12.50 for ages 5-12. For more information, call Pat at 302-337-8198 or Ginger at 302-542-5752.

Homemade soup sale Christ Lutheran Church homemade soup sale will include: chicken noodle, chilli with meat, and vegetable beef. Cost will be $8 a quart. To order call Sue at 628-1357, or Anna at 629-9751, or 629-9755, and leave message. Last date to order is Feb. 16. Pick up dates for soup are: Feb. 21 and 22 at the church. Drop your money off at the church between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, to the church secretary.