Church News
Thursday, September 24, 2009
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

St. Luke's Newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter on line and also, via e-mail. Our "Luke's Letter" is published approximately once a month and will be available on our website You can also join our e-mail list if you send a request to St. Luke's services are Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 p.m. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the Rector/Pastor.

Christ UMC Fall/Christmas Bazaar There will be a Fall/Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., in Laurel. It will feature handcrafted treasures and baked goods. Scrapple sandwiches will be for sale for breakfast, and at lunch will serve homemade beef vegetable soup, chicken salad sandwiches and pie. Join us for beautiful crafts, baked goods, pepper relish and more.

The Cash Family in concert The Cash Family will be in concert at Blades United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. The Cash Family records southern gospel music with "Angel Mountain Gospel Recording Artists" and have been traveling and singing on the East Coast for 36 years. All are invited for this special message in song.

Gospel Concert St. George's United Methodist Church in Laurel will present Joe Dawson "Music Ministries" in Concert, Sunday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Directions: Alt. 13 south Laurel toward Delmar. Turn right on Bacon Road; turn left at St. George's Crossroad, follow to church on right. For more information call 875-2273.

Kimberly Clarke returns from Africa Christ's Church of New Hope recently welcomed home Kimberly Clarke from a summer internship with Pioneer Bible Translators, out of Dallas, Texas. Clarke is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Clarke of Seaford. Clarke will give a report of her mission efforts next month at Christ's Church of New Hope (meeting at the Banquet Hall, next to Jimmy's Grill). Call 302-628-8417 for information.

Church holds Fall Festival Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, located on Rt. 13 North and Dorothy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE State Line), will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. until ? Featuring: oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, baked goods, homemade ice cream and yard sale.

Friends of Concord The 88th reunion of the Sons, Daughters and Friends of Concord will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be a dedication and memorial service and Pastor Diane Melson will deliver a brief message in honor of the Sons, Daughters and Friends Reunion; plus a local gospel artist, Jerry Jones, will honor all who attend with his inspirational songs. The public is invited to the traditional chicken and dumpling dinner at 4 p.m. at the Community House. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 4-12 and age three and under, eat free. For more information call Judy Kohlenberg, secretary, at 629-0687 or Frances Givens, president, at 629-2659.

Living Free A "Lifestyle Matters" seminar will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m., Sept. 24, 29, Oct. 1, 6, 8. Living Free, the latest Lifestyle Matters seminar, will help participants understand how the brain works. The seminar is free - held at the Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church, 26295 Sussex Highway, Seaford. 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 is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781. 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 feature the Gospel Café Band, LBC Praise Team, and Bill Primrose, Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately two miles south of town.) Refreshments will be available for purchase. Any questions, call Bruce or Nancy Willey at 875-5539.

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.

Ministries help community House of Hope Delaware (HOH-DE) and Delaware Teen Challenge recently joined forces to serve the community of Seaford. With the support of Cloverland Dairy, Mountaire Farms and Home Team Realty, the ministries were able to give away over 500 chicken platters and offer almost 50 car washes. In July, HOH-DE did a similar outreach in the Bridgeville area giving away chicken platters sponsored by Cloverland Dairy, Mountaire Farms and Cannon Cold Storage. Outreaches are held to serve the communities and let them know that we are here for them. To learn more about HOH-DE or participate in a future community outreach, visit or call 302-337-9330.

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. 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.

'Lights of Home' in concert On Sunday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., the "Lights of Home" will be in concert at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Don Murray and Friends will begin at 6:15 p.m. St. Paul's is located just east of US 13 on Old Stage Road in Laurel. For more information, call 302-875-7900.

Right to Life banquet planned Pam Tebow, mother of University of Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, will speak at the Delaware Right to Life annual banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Christiana Hilton in Newark. She will bring her pro-life message to Delaware on Nov. 4, at the DRTL annual banquet. Tickets are $50 per person ($55 after Oct. 30), $30 for students and can be obtained by visiting, or by contacting Betty O'Malley at 302-453-8846 or The event will also feature a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Delaware Right to Life Education Fund.

Mt. Calvary events Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville is planning the following events: Pastor's Aide Service - Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. - The Rev. David Miles, along with his choir and congregation of St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church, Salisbury, Md., will be the guest preacher. This event benefits the Pastor Appreciation Service in October. For more information, contact Brandon Gale at 410-845-5991. Movie Night - Friday, Oct. 2, 6 - 10 p.m. - Join us for a relaxing evening of fun and fellowship watching Tyler Perry films. For more information, contact Stacy at 302-228-7884 or Ginger at 30-542.5752. A Movie Matinee featuring the same films will be shown on Saturday, Oct. 3 from noon to 4 p.m.

Clarence Street Church of God The Clarence Street Church of God is sponsoring a car wash to benefit the youth on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Exxon Gas Station on Rt.13 in front of Seaford Wal-Mart. Donation is $5 per car