Church News
Thursday, May 07, 2009
National Day of Prayer planned The National Day of Prayer for the Greenwood area will be held at Greenwood UMC on West Market Street in Greenwood on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Kevin Gillespie, pastor of Greenwood UMC, is the keynote speaker. A free will offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. The public is encouraged to bring cash donations or gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target and Food Lion for the new Baby Pantry that has been organized at Greenwood UMC. For more information, contact area coordinator Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.

National Day of Prayer at CCC National Day of Prayer services will be held at Crossroad Community Church on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Prayer Breakfast Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd annual Sussex County Prayer Breakfast, to be held Friday, May 15, with Debra Puglisi Sharp as this year's guest speaker. The victim of a violent crime now turned motivational speaker, the Delaware resident will talk about summoning the courage to survive a traumatic event. Joining Ms. Puglisi Sharp as this year's musical entertainment will be the award-winning Gold Heart bluegrass band. Tickets are $12 per person, and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. For tickets or more information, call 855-7743. Community Prayer Breakfast 17th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Delmar Kiwanis Club will be held at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m. Cost is $4 per person. Everyone is invited. For tickets or information, call: Jack Lynch at 410-896-9067, George Jett at 410-860-4831, or Pete Overbaugh, 410-896-375.

Leader training On May 16, Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will be hosting Life Group Leader Training conducted by Crown Financial Ministries. Once trained, Life Group Leaders are able to lead Bible studies based on "Your Money Counts" curriculum developed by Crown. Potential participants will have to register at, and pay for leader materials. The cost is $88. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Register by April 30, at For more information contact Tom Carey at 229-8133.

Spring Revival Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents their Spring Revival on May 12-14, 7 p.m. nightly. Guest preacher is Elder Tyrone Thomas, pastor, Charity Community Church of God, Baltimore, Md. All are invited. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. Joint Trustee Day Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Joint Trustee Day on Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. Guest preacher is the Rev. Randolph Fitchett from Coppins AME and Ross AME Churches on the Preston Circuit Charge, Ridgely, Md. A fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Jones at 302-337-7335 or George L. Batson at 410-754-6987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Annual May Fair Our Lady of Lourdes Church, on Stein Highway, will hold its annual May Fair, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a bake table, attic treasures, toys, clothing, jewelry, household linens, books, garden/flowers, furniture, and money raffle to be drawn at 12:30 p.m. From our kitchen, scrapple, sausage, chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, and homemade soup.

Union UMC There will be a National Day of Prayer Service at Union United Methodist Church, 2 Laws St., Bridgeville, on May 7, at noon. The public is welcome. For more information contact Keith McCoy at 337-9725.

Booker Street Church of God 100 Men & Women in an African Attire Service, featuring the Dynamic Duo of Evangelist Frank Gibbs and Evangelist Felisa Hazzard, will be at the Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, on Sunday, May 24 at 5 p.m. A free will offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Sister Long at 855-0959; or Sister Allen at 684-4542. Bishop Marvin Morris, is pastor.

Macedonia AME Church On Saturday, May 23 at 6 p.m., there will be a Lay Worship Service Revival Night with Pastor Shirley Caldwell from St. John AME Zion United Methodist of Laurel. A free will offering will be taken. On Sunday, May 24 at 4 p.m., there will be a Lay Worship Service Annual Lay Day with the Rev. Frances Benson from John Wesley Deliverance Center, Dover. For more information, contact Ronell Brown at 302-625-5098.

Annual Gospel Explosion All Walks of Life hosts its annual Gospel Explosion on Saturday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at the Citadel of Hope on Concord Road in Seaford. If your group or choir would like to sing, contact Elder Drummond at 302-519-9761 or call the church at 875-7772.

The Wacaster Family in Delmar The Wacaster Family of Florida will be ministering in music on Sunday, May 10, at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy at the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome. Pastor is Michael Phillips.

Church luncheon/festival The third annual Strawberry Festival, sponsored by St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, will be held Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chicken salad platter luncheon with assorted homemade muffins, cornbread. Assorted strawberry desserts, or strawberries by the quart or gallon. Carry-outs available. Luncheon co-chairs, Dot Dolby and Virginia "Mike" Barton.

Free community luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (chicken & dumplings) on Saturday, May 16, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 S. Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town.) Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

St. Luke's holds Bible study Janet Hubbard of St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be coordinating a Bible study of the book of Esther. The group will meet in St. Luke's Parish House. Additional information can be obtained by calling Janet at 628-0417.

Vince Gill to perform at banquet Vince Gill, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician, singer and songwriter, will be the keynote speaker and perform several songs at the Friends of Youth For Christ Fundraising Banquet at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, at Martin's West in Baltimore, Md. Adults only and tickets are limited. For ticket prices and reservations, call 410-529-4434 or 1-877-896-3802. For more information regarding Metro Maryland Youth For Christ, visit