Church News
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Alliance Church presents musical The Atlanta Road Alliance Church adult choir and children's ensemble, under the direction of Richard Trice, will present "Joy, Joy, Joy: the Season, the Story, the Savior" on Friday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. The musical captures the many expressions of Christmas joy and includes a number of dynamic new Christmas songs as well as some of our most beloved carols.There is no admission and a nursery will be provided for children up through age 3.Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford.For more information, call 629-5600 or visit

No Name Band The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Silent Night Fundraiser Daughters of Zion is hosting A Silent Night at Eagle's Nest Fellowship Church on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. The evening will begin with a brief program explaining the ministry, which exists to help expectant mothers with a home and other services as she navigates through childbirth and the early days of being a new parent. The centerpiece of the evening is a silent auction, featuring thousands of dollars worth of items donated from local businesses and individuals. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and are available at The Mustard Seed in Milford, Weller's in Bridgeville, Sussex Pregnancy Care Center, Georgetown, and Amazing Grace Bookstore in Millsboro. Tickets will also be available at the door for $7.50. For more information, contact Julie Sammons at 302-381-5327.

Weekly Bible Study A weekly Bible study will be held every Wednesday night (this coming week, it will be Dec. 16), from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, Seaford, Rt. 13 South (next to Friendly's). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Elder Cornell Johnson is Pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672.

Free community luncheon A free communitywide luncheon (spaghetti, salad, garlic bread & dessert) will be held at Laurel Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, (west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town). Call Shirley at 875-2314 for details.

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 will be celebrated on Dec. 20. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For details call 302-674-5781.

Candlelight Service There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Laurel Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard. (west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314. 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.

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.

Children's Christmas program Chaplain Chapel Church in Bridgeville presents a children's Christmas program, "Tree-Mendous Love" on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. There will be a covered dish dinner and caroling after the program along with a visit from a "special guest." Everyone is welcome to attend.

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 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.

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.

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. 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.

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, Bob Burris will 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. Call 875-2249 for more information.

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 uplift ing, 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.

Capital Ringers holiday concert Ring in the holiday season with a handbell Christmas series concert by the Capital Ringers of Dover. Directed by Linda S. Simms, chairperson of Area III American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Capital Ringers will perform Christmas favorites such as Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Greensleeves, Blue Christmas and more. The "Old, New, Borrowed & Blue" Christmas Concert Series will be performed on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. in Seaford at St. John's Methodist Church; Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in Milford at Church of The Nazarene; Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in Middletown at New Covenant Presbyterian Church; and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in Dover at Wesley College Chapel. Suggested donations for the concert are $5 per person or $10 per family. No tickets are needed. For more information, visit, email, or call 302-677-0187.