Church News
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Youth Recreation Night Trinity UMC in Laurel holds a weekly Recreation Night for youth. All youth are invited to attend every Tuesday (when school is in session) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Basketball and other fun activities are available. A parent/guardian needs to give contact information the first night in attendance; come inside and introduce yourself.

Candlelight memorial service Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the STAR (Special Treasures Are Remembered) Perinatal/Infant Bereavement program will hold its tenth annual candlelight memorial service on Tuesday, Dec. 8. This ceremony honors and remembers those babies lost due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death. The ceremony will be held at Saint Johns United Methodist Church in Fruitland, Md. at 7 p.m. The Rev. Paul Sherwood, pastor at Saint Johns, will officiate. A reception will follow in the church hall. For more information or to RSVP, call STAR at 410-543-7039 or email

Toys-4-Joy Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, is sponsoring a "Toys-4-Joy" Drive to help needy families in extreme situations during the holiday season. Donations will be received now through Dec. 22. To make a donation of money, new toys (valued at least $5) or new clothes, please call Peggy at 302-856-3404 or the Church at 856-9097.

Annual Roast Beef Dinner The United Methodist Women at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford are hosting their annual Roast Beef Dinner on Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for students, and children five years of age and younger are free. Guests are welcome to enjoy a family-style meal and participate in a silent auction. Take-out meals will also be available. Tickets may be purchased through the church office or at the door. For more information, contact Betty Wilbanks at 629-4458.

Laurel Wesleyan kids program You're invited to "It All Happened In The Country" presented by the children at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

Free soup and sandwiches New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.

The King's Ambassadors Galestown United Methodist Church Annual Winter Hymn Sing, Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. presenting Father & Son and The King's Ambassadors. Come and join us for an afternoon of song, praise and fellowship and you will walk away with an uplifted heart that will be full of joy. A buffet style meal will be held immediately following the service.

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. All Saints Episcopal Church is located at 10th and Grove streets.

Father Daughter Dance Mt. Olivet Father-Daughter Dance will be held Jan. 29, 2010. Tickets are available by contacting David and Becky Genshaw, 629-9014. Book discussion planned Is the Bible as we know it true, or isit the result of earlyfirst century power struggles? If there are so many contributors and additions to ancient manuscripts over the span of several centuries, how can it be said to be the "inspired Word ofGod?" A Doubter's Guide to the Bible by Terry Giles asks the skeptics' hard questions, exploring issues such as the Bible's origins, historical accuracy, violence, continuing evil in today's world and the degree to which the Bible has been used as propaganda. Come to a discussion of this book led by the Rev. Connie Hastings on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Lounge at St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford. Copiescan be ordered from Amazon or Call 629-9466 for more information.

St. Stephen's UMC services St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, located at 101 E. State St., Delmar, invites you to join us for the following holiday festivities: Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m. - Community Christmas Caroling in the sanctuary - Delmar Elementary Chorus, Handbell Choir Sunday, Dec. 20 - 11 a.m. worship service - Chancel Choir's Cantata; hearing impaired encouraged to attend Sunday, Dec. 20 - 5 p.m. - Children's Christmas Play in Camelot Hall with dinner Thursday, Dec. 24 - 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. - Christmas Eve services St. Stephen's offers the following regular Sunday morning services - Praise service - 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages - 9:30 a.m.; Traditional service - 11 a.m.; and Christ Connections Youth Group (age 13 and up) - 6 p.m. in Camelot Hall. Advent Lessons and Carols Dec. 6

Old Christ Church League Philip's Episcopal Church and the Laurel Historical Society invite you to Advent lessons and carols on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Old Christ Church, Laurel, at 3 p.m. featuring The Southern Delaware Choral Society. A reception following at Cook House. Admission free at each location. Good will donations gladly accepted.

Handbell Concerts Handbell Concerts, a Christmas series presented by Capital Ringers of Dover. On Saturday, Dec. 12. The concert will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford, at 3 p.m.

Laurel Mt. Pleasant UMC guest On Sunday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. service, we will be blessed to have 'Mr. Bob Burris' give his testimony. Everyone is invited to hear his heart-warming story. Refreshments will be served after the service. The address is 33038 Mr. Pleasant Road. (875-2249)

Country Christmas Service A Country Christmas Evening service, Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 o'clock in the evening at the 225-year-old Wheatley United Methodist Church. Bring a canned good or any non-perishable item to donate to the church's food baskets. Christmas music and devotion will be followed by light refreshments. 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 Nanticoke Bridge at Sharptown, Md.

'Sounds of the Season' A holiday-themed evening of uplifting, enjoyable music and song with Bishop Dr. Carlton L. Cannon, Jr. and Purity of Worship Experience. At the Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford, on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. All are invited. No admission charge; a freewill offering will be taken. For more information, call 629-9443, 302-448-0853 or 302-448-0854.

Alliance Church Parent/Teen Parents, wish our teens would change? Teens, are you ready to rebel against low expectations? If you missed 'Rebelution' "Do Hard Things" tour, then this event is for you. On Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Atlanta Road Alliance Church will host a seminar for parents and their teens/tweens (age 10 and up). Join us for a refreshing and challenging event that will include fellowship, worship, teaching via DVD, and even free giveaways. Cost is $2 per person. To register and obtain more information, visit or call 629-5600. The Atlanta Road Aliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road.

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.

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 differentBiblical virtue using music, drama, a storyteller and games. 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 isfree. No drop-offs. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit