Church News
Thursday, January 22, 2009
'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, 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Beef & dumpling dinner Concord United Methodist Church will serve an all-you-can -eat beef & dumpling dinner on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 5-6:30 p.m. Dessert and beverage included. The cost is $10, children under age 6 are $5. Concord Church is located at 25322 Church Rd. (Route 20A, off Concord Road) east of Seaford. For additional information call 629-8114.

Bishop visitation On Sunday, Jan. 18, The Rt. Rev. Wayne P. Wright, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware made his annual Episcopal Visitation to St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Bishop Wright preached and celebrated Holy Eucharist. Evan Lee and Maggie Lee, son and daughter of Tom and Lisa Lee, were presented for the Sacrament of Confirmation and renewal of baptismal vows, by the Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato, rector of St. Luke's. Sponsors and Godparents of Evan and Maggie are Bill and Janet Hubbard and Keith and Kay Truitt. Special music was provided by organist Albert Pinkerton. A brunch reception was held in the parish hall immediately following the service.

'The Baptist Boys' St. Paul's United Methodist Church, will be hosting for the first time "The Baptist Boys" from Princess Anne, Md. The concert will be held on Jan. 25, and will begin at 7 p.m. St. Paul's is located just east of US 13, in Laurel. Don Murray and friends will begin singing at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 875-7900, or 302-856-6107.

Gospel Band On Saturday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m., Inner Harbor from Middletown, Va., and Precious Memories Gospel Band from Milford, will be in concert. This concert will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 SE Front Street, Milford. This is a free concert for the public but a love offering will be collected.

Gospel concert A gospel concert is being held at St. George's United Methodist Church in Laurel on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Music will be presented by "Two Mile Road" southern gospel group of men from the Harrington area. Directions: Alt. 13 south Laurel towards Delmar. Turn right on St. George's Road and follow to church. For more information call 875-2273.

Book signing Joyce Marie Ingraham, one of the Eastern Shore's newest inspirational writers, will be having another Author Book Signing, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jack's Religious Gift Shop, 701 Snow Hill Road at Shiloh Street, Salisbury, MD 21804. Her new book "In his loving care" is a powerful story of love and faith and how heaven became an intricate part of her life with the loss of a child. Meet Joyce Marie Ingraham and purchase your own personal signed copy of "In his loving care."