Church News
Thursday, October 01, 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.

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. The public is invited to the traditional chicken and dumpling dinner at 4 p.m. at the Community House. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 and age three and under, eat free. For more information call Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Frances Givens at 629-2659.

Living Free A "Lifestyle Matters" seminar will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m., 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. 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.

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 will hold a 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 302-542-5752. A Movie Matinee featuring the same films will be shown on Saturday, Oct. 3, noon to 4 p.m.

The Gospel Café The Gospel Café at Laurel Baptist Church will be on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. Praising God with music and song will be McKensie George and other artists TBA. Refreshments catered by The Georgia House Restaurant (every Saturday night). The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Bruce or Nancy Willey at 875-5539.

Annual Women's Day Annual Women's Day will be on Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m., with the Rev. Sharon Jones, National COG, Ft. Washington, Md. and Evangelist Janet Purnell, Berlin Lighthouse COG, Berlin, Md. at 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend each service and join us in worship, praise and the Word of the Lord. We expect a mighty move of God to the drawing of souls for His kingdom. For more information call 448-0854 or 448-9711.

Wheatley UMC 225th Anniversary The 90th Annual Wheatley Family Reunion and 225th Anniversary of Wheatley Church will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Wheatley United Methodist Church and Hall. Descendants of William, Charles, and Joseph Wheatley, who settled in Dorchester County in the mid-1700s, will gather for their 90th annual reunion and celebration of the 225th anniversary of the Edward Wheatley Chapel. A covered dish luncheon will be served following a brief memorial service in the church built in 1784 and restored in 1879 by family ancestors. The church is located at the intersection of Wheatley Church Road and Sharptown Road (MD 313) near Galestown, Md., and about 2 miles north of the bridge at Sharptown, Md. For information contact Beverly Wheatley at 410-883-3246, or Sherry Whaley at 302-875-2778.

Mary & Martha Tea Room On Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Mary & Martha Tea Room, a program sponsored by Take My Hand Ministry, will be held at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. Guest speaker is First Lady Tyvonia Bull of Faith, Hope and Love Church near Seaford. A freewill offering will be taken for the speaker and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Take My Hand Ministry at 302-349-4220.

Men's Day Concert Macedonia AME Church in Seaford presents a Men's Day Concert on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3:30 p.m. The concert will feature the Sons of Thunder of St. Paul AME - Pleasantville, N.J. and the Nutone Gospel Singers of Denton, Md.

Asbury UMC Homecoming Asbury United Methodist Church anxiously awaits their 200th Anniversary in 2012. The Church, located on Rt. 9 County seat Highway, near Sussex Tech, is equally anxious to celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 11 with two services. The Rev. John Hinkel, Jr. will speak during the 9:15 a.m. worship service. The 2 p.m. Homecoming Service will feature the Rev. Hinkel, Asbury's new Pastor, bringing the message with Phil Davis, formerly of the Ambassadors, providing the special music. A meal will follow the 2 p.m. service. All are welcome.

Galestown UMC 154th Homecoming Galestown United Methodist Church will hold its 154th Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m., featuring Guest Speaker: the Rev. Paul Sherwood and Guest Southern Gospel Group, Revived. Come and join us for afternoon of song, praise and fellowship and you will walk away with an uplifted heart that will be full of joy. A buffet style hot meal will be held immediately following the service.

Cokesbury UMC Homecoming Cokesbury United Methodist Church (near Reliance) will celebrate its Homecoming on Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. Speaker will be Pastor James Penuel III. Special music will be provided by Mrs. Shirley Willin. Fall Revival & Women's Day Booker Street Church of God in Georgetown presents its Annual Fall Revival & Women's Day sponsored by the Women's Ministries. The Theme: Virtuous Women Striving for a Higher Purpose in God! Oct. 13-16 at 7 p.m., nightly. Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Pastor Brendell Smack, Agape Tabernacle, Inc., Seaford; Wednesday, Oct. 14 - Pastor Paula Greene, Abundant Grace Ministries, Bear; Thursday, Oct. 15 - Rev. Annette Wilson, Cathedral of Love Ministries, Salisbury, Md.; Friday, Oct. 16 - Overseer Linda Henry, Higher Ground Ministries, New Castle. Women's Day, Sunday, Oct. 25 - 11:30 a.m. Pastor Carla Wongus United Deliverance Bible Center, Laurel . 5 p.m. - The Rev. Dr. Darlene Bryant, Christ-like Ministries of Deliverance, Vineland, N.J. - Everyone is Welcome! Pastor is Bishop Marvin Morris. For more information call 856-3404 Sister Peggy; 684-0370 Sister Marlene; or 856-9097 Church.

Portsville UMC Homecoming Portsville United Methodist Church, Portsville, celebrates its 62nd Homecoming on Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. Come join thee celebration of the church in song, praise and word. Hear music by the Bluegrass group: "Delmarva Ramblers" and Les Bell on Saxophone.