Church News
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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. Tickets, which range from $20-$30 plus fees, are available online at, by phone at 410-548-4911, or 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 details 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 302-337-8975.

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.

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 different Biblical virtue using music, drama, a storyteller and games. The virtue for 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 is free. No drop-offs. For more information, call 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.

Fall Bible study All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar, has resumed its Fall Bible Study. All are welcome to share this informal fellowship, led by Father Custer Ruley. The study begins at 1 p.m. every Wednesday, at the church located at 10th and Grove streets.

No Name Band The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

The Gospel Café The Gospel Café will be at Laurel Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. Praising God with music and song will be The Gospel Café Band, Pam Dunn, and other special guests TBA. (The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd., West side of 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town.) Refreshments available for purchase. Any questions, call Bruce or Nancy Willey at 875-5539.

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 Sept. 20. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Choir celebrates anniversary Macedonia AME Church in Seaford will celebrate the fifth anniversary of their gospel choir on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. There will be choirs, praise dancers and poetry. For more information, contact Edwina Barnes at 302-249-4390 or Margie Stewart at 302-628-9556.

Grace Gang donates backpacks The Grace Gang, the youth group at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown, has completed their first "back to school" service project, by preparing 23 backpacks for students throughout Sussex County. The Grace Gang collected money from the congregation at Grace and community sources, raising enough money to fill the backpacks with supplies. Members of the Grace congregation also donated supplies. The Grace Gang is open to any middle school or high school student. For more information, contact Grace UM Church at 302-856-6245.

New Zion Homecoming service New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold their annual Homecoming Service on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Dickerson Chapel in Millsboro. The day features the following events: Praise and worship, 11 a.m.; morning message, 11:30 a.m.; fellowship dinner, 2 p.m.; memorial service, 3:30 p.m.; and afternoon service, 4 p.m. The morning message will be delivered by Pastor Timothy A. Duffield Sr. and the afternoon message by Pastor Richard Worthy. The planning meeting for the 2009 Westen Sussex CROP Walk is set for Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Seaford Presbyterian Church. All churches and organizations in the Western Sussex area that are looking for opportunities to serve others in need are invited to attend this meeting. The walk date has been set for Sunday, Nov. 1. or additional information, please call John Blevins at 841-7450, Eleanor Terrell at 628-1515 or visit

Wesley UMC Annual Fun-d Day Wesley United Methodist Church (corner of Atlanta Road and Wesley Church Road) presents their 5th Annual Fun-d Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be awesome oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, hot dogs, homemade ice cream and more. Lots of games and fun for all ages. Including pony rides, dunking booth, karaoke and much more. There will be a silent auction of many items in the Community House as well as a bake table. Join us for the fun and fellowship.

Fall Church Bazaar Christ Lutheran Church, 315 Shipley St., Seaford, will hold its Fall Church Bazaar, Saurday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts/vendors: bake sale; homemade candies; silent auction; free blood pressure checks; clown entertainment; free toys for the kids. Food: scrapple sandwiches; hot dogs, sodas, pickles-on-sticks, and more.