Church News
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Family Fun Day First Baptist Church on Bi-State Blvd. in Delmar, Md. will hold a Family Fun Day on Labor Day, Sept. 7. Activities include a water slide, bouncy house, games, fire truck rides, live country and gospel music, parachute jump, antique car and truck show. Food will be available at reasonable prices. Bring your family and enjoy the fun. For more information, call 410-896-3284.

Smith to perform in Salisbury Grammy winning Michael W. Smith is bringing his "New Hallelujah World Tour" to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center stage on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Joining Smith onstage will be musical missionary, Matt Maher, American Idol season six Top 5 finalist, Phil Stacey and Meredith Andrews who was recently named Christian music's most promising new artist by Billboard magazine. Tickets, which range from $20-$30 plus fees, are available online at, by phone at 410-548-4911, or in person at the Civic Center Box Office.

United Holy Ghost Gospel Jubilee United Holy Ghost Gospel Jubilee will be held Sept. 11, at 6 p.m., at Clarence St. Church of God, 744 Clarence St., Seaford, in support of the youth, featuring Minister Frank Gibbs as MC of the hour. Also featuring: The Sussex Community Mass Choir, Rosemary Martin/Charlotte, Michelle and Company, Maria West, The Abbott Family, Fontaine Nichols, Psalm 149, Cynthia Foreman, The Joshua Crew and Alberta Smith. Contact 302-858-8265, or 302-519-8771, for more information.

St. Luke's new Bible Study At St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Janet Hubbard will be leading a new Bible Study beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m. The study will be from the book, "Her Name is Woman" by Glen Karsen. For further information contact Janet at 628-0417.

Dr. Michael Scott visits Mt. Olive On Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., Dr. Michael Scott of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Temperville, Va., will be at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 108 First St., Bridgeville. Pastor is Woodrow Evans. For more information, contact Sister Paris Twyman, 410-754-9135; or the church at 302-337-7593.

Usher Day Service There will be a joint Usher Day Service at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, on Sunday, Sept. 13, sponsored by Bethel and Mt. Calvary U. M. Churches. Service will start at 3:30 p.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Gregory Nelson of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Milford. Contact the Rev. Baron Hopking, pastor, at 337-8975.

Fall back into fitness Come join "The Fit and Fun Friends" in fitness Mon., Wed., Fri., at 9 a.m., Tues. and Thurs. at 5:30 p.m. Six-week session begins the week of Sept. 14, and meets in St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John's but open to the public). Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive, resistance training, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Get your Dr.'s okay and come try a free one to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8 week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register call 24 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.

Bethel Church fundraiser On Saturday, Sept. 19, a spaghetti and meatball fundraiser dinner will be held at Bethel Church Community House - west of Seaford, north Oak Grove Road, from 4-6 p.m. Dinner includes salad, bread, drink and dessert. Donation is $8 - tickets only. Call 410-479-3205 or 629-7117. Eat in or carry out.

Church flower sale St. Luke's Episcopal Church is selling fall mums again this year. The flowers come from Lakeside Nursery in Laurel and the mums are in 9 inch pots. The price is $4.50 each and they will be very healthy. The colors are pink, bronze, red, burgundy, a daisy mum white and a daisy mum yellow. The church is also selling 6-inch pots of pansies in yellow and blue and the price is $3.75 each. Pick up is Saturday, Sept. 19, between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Jackson-Hewitt Office, Nylon Capital Shopping Center. Vouchers for nursery pickup at Lakeside are available at the church office, 629-7979. Call 629-7272 or email with orders.

Living Free Another "Lifestyle Matters" Seminar, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Six evening sessions, Sept. 22, 24, 29, Oct. 1, 6, 8. Living Free, the latest Lifestyle Matters seminar, will help participants understand how the brain works. Nightly DVD presentations examine how addictions are formed and provide practical tools for building a better brain, better habits and a better life for good. Topics covered
  • Obesity and food addictions
  • Substance and prescription drug addictions
  • Smoking and alcohol addictions
  • Entertainment and internet addictions
  • Behavioral addictions such as gambling and pornography
Seminar is free - held at the Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church, 26295 Sussex Highway, Seaford (on the Dual Highway, mile south of Brickyard Road.) For reservations call Delta at 875-3743. Seminar book and other materials will be available for sale.

Gospel Café Laurel Baptist Church will hold its Gospel Café on Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. From North Carolina: Nashville recording artists, Greg and Teresa Watson singing Blue Grass Gospel; also singers, Kali Clucas and Milton Foskey. Food catered by the Georgia House. Come early for seating. Any questions, call Bruce of Nancy Willey at 875-5539.

Laurel Baptist Church Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (spaghetti, salad and dessert) on Saturday, Sept. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard. Any questions, Call Shirley at 875-2314.

Kidstuf 103 at Alliance Church Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford is offering Kidstuf 103 on Wednesday evenings. Kidstuf is a program designed for children and parents to attend together.Each month features a differentBiblical virtue using music, drama, a storyteller and games.The virtuefor September is wisdom. A light supper is served at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m. The next session is Sept. 16. Kidstuf is designed for kindergarten through 6th grade; however, parents are welcome to bring their preschoolers with them. Registration isfree. No drop-offs. For more information, call 302-629-5600 or visit

Alliance Church offers classes Several adult Sunday school classes are being offered at Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford beginning Sunday, Sept. 6. Financial Freedom, taught by Steve Atlas, will meet at 9 a.m. Crown Financial Ministries' Journey to Financial Freedom will serve as the basis for this biblically-based study of finances and budgeting. Pre-registration is necessary (302-629-5600). Adventures in Bible Study, taught by Rob Shaw, will meet at 9 a.m. This class will take a look at how the Bible came to us, the story of the Bible and the world, how to use study resources and techniques that will make truth come alive, and encourage participants to grow in Christ-like maturity through the study of the Bible. The Book of Acts, taught by Marc Teffeau, will meet at 10:30 a.m. The class will take a fresh and comprehensive look at the spread of the Gospel around the Roman Empire and the leaders of the infant Christian Church, Peter, James and Paul. Whether familiar with this book or not, it will help you grow in your faith and obedience to Jesus. For more information, call 302-629-5600 or visit

Old Christ Church Old Christ Church services will continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. All services will be led by the Rev. Blanche Powell and Ken Athey. Music will be provided by Janet Jones. Old Christ Church is 237 years old and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The church is unique in that it's never been altered from its original condition. For information or directions, call 228-6097. Any donations given to the Old Christ Church League are now tax deductible as the League was recently successful in becoming a 501C3 (nonprofit) organization.