Church News
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Christmas Extravaganza Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel needs vendors (crafts, home sales companies, etc.) for their Christmas Extravaganza, which will be held at the church on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $10 charge per table and we have limited availability. For more information or to reserve a table, call 875-4741.

LMA holds monthly meetings The Laurel Ministerial Association will meet the last Wednesday of the month (Oct. 28) at 9 a.m. at St. Philips Episcopal Church unless otherwise announced. The LMA is open to all Christian denominations and we welcome all pastors and ministers to the meeting. We are a fellowship of Christian pastors working to bring the Good News to our community through our services. For more information, contact the Rev. Julie Lewis at 875-4741.

Mt. Pleasant Fall Festival On Saturday, Oct. 24, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church (three miles west of Laurel) will host a Fall Festival. Food will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and carry-outs will be available. The menu includes oyster fritters, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, homemade soups, homemade ice cream and various baked goods. The festival will also feature crafts and white elephant items.

Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a night of safe family fun. We will be handing out candy in the parking lot at each theme decorated car trunk. Also, enjoy free hayrides, hot chocolate and popcorn. For more information, call 302-875-5380.

2009 Western Sussex Crop Walk On Sunday, Nov. 1, Western Sussex churches and organizations have the opportunity to support families, both locally and globally, by walking in the 2009 Western Sussex CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk. CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith hunger education and fundraising events sponsored by Church World Service (CWS) and organized by CWS/CROP regional offices across the U.S. This is the 15th CROP Walk held in Western Sussex where more than $52,000 has been raised to date. Twenty five percent of the donations are returned back to the local community. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School. The walk starts at 2 p.m. and will lead to the Seaford Food Closet. Walkers are asked to bring canned goods to deliver to the food closet. For details call Eleanor Terrell at 628-1515 or John Blevins at 841-7450.

Young to speak at conference Wm. Paul Young, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of The Shack will be the featured adult seminar speaker Nov. 21-22, at the Ocean City, Md. Convention Center in conjunction with the ALIVE 2009: UP Conference. Young will share his story and what led to writing his best-selling novel in a three-part series scheduled for: Saturday, Nov. 21, 10:30 to 11:50 a.m. and 9 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 22, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. The adult seminar, open to the general public, is $50 per person. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by Nov. 1 at or by calling 1-877-896-3802.

Mt. Zion hosts dinner Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on 13A between Seaford and Laurel, will be hosting a beef and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 24. The buffet dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Carry-outs are available at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and carry-outs, and $5 for children.

No-Talent 'Talent Show' Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a No-Talent "Talent Show" Sunday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. Come join us for a large dose of fun and laughter. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314. (The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, West side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town.)

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.

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.

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.

Safe Halloween for kids Delmar Church of Prophecy presents a safe place for your kids, "Trunks of Treats." Dress up in costumes. Free snacks, games and fun at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road, (3 miles north of MD/DE state line), Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 875-7824.

Patronal Feast Day On Sunday, Oct. 18, St. Luke's Episcopal Church celebrated Patronal Feast Day. St. Luke is the patron saint of artists, bachelors, bookbinders, brewers, butchers, doctors, glass makers, glass workers, gold workers, goldsmiths, lacemakers, lace workers, notaries, painters, physicians, sculptors, stained glass workers and surgeons. Tradition tells us that St. Luke was the son of pagan parents, possibly born a slave, and was one of the earliest converts. Legend has that he was also a painter who may have done portraits of Jesus and His Mother, and the inspiration of his Gospel, has always led artists to his patronage. St. Luke wrote the Gospel and a history of the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles.

Sale at Wheaton's St. Luke's Episcopal Church is selling tickets for a special sale at Wheaton's on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a 20% sale on all merchandise (except Pat's Florals). The Christmas Shoppe will also be open. Wheaton's will provide refreshments. You cannot attend the sale without a ticket which are $5 each and benefit St. Luke's Episcopal Church. For more information and tickets, contact Nancy Harper at 629-7272 or 745-1998. Other church members may also help you.

King's Ambassadors concert The King's Ambassadors will be in concert at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel, on Sunday, Oct. 25. at 7 p.m. Don Murray and friends will sing at 6:15 p.m. St. Paul's is located just east of U.S. 13, on Old Stage Road. For more information, contact Pastor Don at 302-856-6107 or 302-875-7900. Christ Lutheran flea market Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will hold a flea market on Oct. 24, from 7 a.m. to noon. For table reservation contact Eric Stanton at 628-1946 - one free space. Pastor is the Rev. Andrew C. Watkins.

Woodland UMC family dinner Woodland United Methodist Church will host a family Halloween Dinner and Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. The church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford, next to the Woodland Ferry. Call church for reservations and information, 629-5404 or 629-8775.

Gospel Concert St. George's United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold a Southern Gospel Concert on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Special singers presenting are Jack Andrews and Frank Silva. Come out and receive a blessing. Love offering will be taken and light refreshments offered after the service. Directions: Alt. 13 south Laurel toward Delmar. Watch for signs. Turn right on Bacon Road, turn left at St. George's Crossroad, follow to church on right. For more information, call 875-2273.

Christ Lutheran Church dinner Christ Lutheran Church, 315 Shipley St., Seaford, will hold chicken 'n dumpling dinner on Nov. 7, from 7:30 to 6:30 p.m. We will be serving Chicken 'n Dumplings, stuffing, green beans, rolls, dessert and drinks. Entertainment will be by Tony Windsor. Children 3 years and under are free; 4-11 years are $5; and 12 years to adults are $10. For tickets call church office at 629-9755. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door only for prepaid will call pickup. Purchase cutoff date is Nov. 4.

Bethel A.M.E. Church Bethel A.M.E. Church, Milford, with the Rev. Gregory P. Nelson pastor, will hold its Community Worship Service on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton, National Action Network (president), will be the Keynote speaker. Place: Jesus Love Temple, Walnut Street, Milford. A free will offering will be taken.