Church News
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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.

The Gospel Café The Gospel Café at Laurel Baptist Church will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately two miles south of town.) Praising God with music and song will be McKensie George, Dakota and Gabriell. Greg Brittingham, and The Gospel Café Band. Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m will feature The Gospel Café Band, LBC Praise Team, and Bill Primrose. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Any questions, call Bruce or Nancy Willey at 875-5539.

Darting for Christ Sunday, Sept. 20, at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 804 Chandler St., Seaford, at 3:30 p.m. Service, Saints Ban Together. Pastor is Peggy M. Briggs.

Homecoming Sunday Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3:30 p.m., at John Wesley United Methodist Church, Third and Chandler St., Seaford, Pastor is Peggy M. Briggs. Guest speaker will be Pastor Jonathan Dukes; guest group will be the Messingers.

Evening of Gospel Music Jerry Jones Ministries will once again present their "Evening of Gospel Music" at Sam Yoder's Farm, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston, on Oct. 10. Dove Award winner and former Elvis Presley Aid, Donnie Sumner is returning by popular demand, along with Award-winning Singer-Songwriter, Jerry Jones, wonderful Southern Gospel Group from Christiana, Pa. The Hagans Family, and special guest MC, Jimmy Hoppa, WBOC-TV "This Morning" co-anchor. Food will be available for purchase at 6 p.m. (homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts) and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at People's II Restaurant, Rt. 13 South, Harrington, and D&D Deli, 12 West Sewel St., Felton. Also, for tickets or further information, call 302-228-4813, Jerry Jones Ministries.

Chiz Rider in concert Laurel Wesleyan Church hosts Chiz Rider, a talented trumpet player, in concert on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located half a mile north of Laurel on Alternate 13. Nursery care and children's programming provided. For more information, call the office at 875-5380

Trinity UMC Food Drive Trinity UMC, located on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel, will have a door-to-door food drive on Saturday, Sept. 26. Volunteers will be going door-to-door asking for canned or non-perishable food to supply our local food pantry and giving out information. If you can't donate, we welcome a smile and prayers for those who are struggling economically.

All Walks of Life events All Walks of Life Outreach Ministry in Laurel will host a church-wide yard sale at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 10451 Concord Road in Seaford (old La Frontera). Third Sunday Youth Service with fellowship dinner is Sunday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. For more information, call 302-875-7772.

Scott Family to perform Old Christ Church League is pleased to announce the Scott family will give a concert of classical music on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. at Old Christ Church, Laurel. For those who have not enjoyed a concert in this wonderful little church, plan on a rich experience, one of wonderful music and outstanding acoustics in breathtakingly simple surroundings. As Laurel historian and Old Christ Church League Vice President, Kendal Jones often reminds us, this church – that has never been plumbed or electrified – was built in the years 1771 and 1772 before Delaware was a state and before the United States was a nation. Performing on Sunday, Sept. 27, will be Gray (10), Emma (15), and Maria (17) Scott of Bridgeville. Gray will be performing guitar pieces by Narvaez, Bach and Mozart. Emma will perform Bach's Partita in D minor for violin. Maria, a pianist, will play Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Liszt. The siblings often collaborate and are known for providing a sacred favorite as an added selection. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. Concert attendance is free. Good will donations are gladly accepted toward the preservation of Old Christ Church.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.