Church News
Thursday, October 29, 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.

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.

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 October 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 details 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.

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.

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.

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. Love offering will be taken and light refreshments offered. 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 details 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 and 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.

Trunk or Treat & Movie Night Clarence Street Church of God, 743 Clarence St., Seaford, on Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. will hold a special treat for the children, Trunk or Treat and Movie Night (at 8 p.m.). There will be free food, games, hayrides, storytelling, moon bounce. Movie at 8 p.m. featuring "Night at the Museum."

St. Philip's Chinese Auction The Episcopal Churchwomen of St. Philip's, Laurel, invite one and all to attend the annual Chinese Auction, on Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors open at 5 p.m. with auction beginning at 6 p.m. A wide variety of items including baked goods, china, general items, toys, everything but the kitchen sink. Special refreshments available including beverages, popcorn, homemade baked treats. Special door prizes donated by A&K Enterprises (Kim and Alan Littleton), Pampered Chef, Longaberger baskets, O'Neal Brothers. Special handcrafted items available. Co-chairmen, Geraldine Taylor and Barbara Barnes. Call 875-3644 for details.

Fall Fellowship Revival The Clarence Street Church of God in Seaford will celebrate a "Time of Refreshing" with Church of God International Evangelist, Jacqui Smith from Cleveland, Tenn. on Nov. 1-4. The Rev. Smith, a renowned psalmist and preacher will minister every evening. Praise and worship begins promptly at 7 p.m. For more information, call 629-9443 or 448-0852.

Women's Conference Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Bridgeville will host the Eleventh Annual Women's Conference on Nov. 4-6. Service each night begins at 7 p.m. On Nov. 7 there is a workshop with an 8 a.m. registration (no fee). For more information, call 337-8687. Soup/Sandwich Luncheon A Soup/Sandwich Luncheon will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethel Church Community Building, west of Seaford on North Oak Grove Road. Several varieties of soup and desserts available. Eat in or carry out. For more information, call Lucy Slacum at 629-7117.

Homecoming at Woodland UMC Woodland United Methodist Church will celebrate its annual Homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2:30 p.m. Guest will be Jim Hughes, a gifted speaker who will present a program entitled "Gethsemane" that includes music and drama. A covered dish dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Greet our new pastor Linda Eshelman and her husband Wil. There will be no morning worship service.

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. Pam Tebow has become well-known in the pro-life community since an ESPN interview which discussed Pam's refusal to abort Tim, against medical advice. While pregnant, Pam suffered a life-threatening infection. Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a coma and to treat her dysentery, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption. Doctors expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion to protect her life. She carried Tim to term, and both survived. Tickets are $50/person ($55 after Oct. 30), $30/student and can be obtained by visiting, or 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.

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.