Church News
Thursday, October 14, 2010
'Fresh Connection' services Centenary UMC, located at the corner of Market and Poplar Streets in Laurel, is starting a new service, "Fresh Connection."This service will be held the third Saturday of each month through May, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Blair Hall at 875-8106.

Concert at Sam Yoder's Oct. 16 The public is invited to a night of gospel music and praising God at Sam Yoder's Farm, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston, with Gaither Homecoming Artist and Dove Award winner Donnie Sumner, from Hendersonville, Tenn., Jerry Jones, and the Hagans Family Southern Gospel group from Christiana, Pa. Food is available for purchase by Marylyn's Catering at 5 p.m. Concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, $15 for front row. Call Tammy at 302-398-4711 or Jeannie or Jerry Jones at 302-228-4813 or 302-363-3201.

200 Years of Christian Service Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Nov. 14. The service will begin at 2 p.m. There will be special music featuring the Jones Boys. The Rev. Randy Booth of Wisconsin will be our special speaker. Fellowship will follow at the community house following the service.

Free weekly soup social A free weekly soup social is held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office daily, 9 a.m. to noon, at 875-4233. Ladies Day On October 23, the ladies of the Laurel Church of Christ will host a Ladies' Day. The guest speaker for the day will be Becky Blackmon of Woodway, Texas. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration at 9:30. Lunch will be served. Ladies of the community are cordially invited. For further information or to RSVP, contact Marti Drucker at 875-7748.

Magi Choral Festival tickets on sale Tickets for the 2010 Magi Choral Festival are available at several locations. The Magi Choral Festival features the National Christian Choir and the Magi Children's Choir. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury. Tickets are $15 and are available in Salisbury atThe Gospel Shop and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan. Ticketproceeds go directly to the Christian Shelter and Joseph House Center, two Christian crisis ministries serving the needy on the Lower Eastern Shore. For more information, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.

No Name Band to perform The No Name Band will be at the Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, please contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Concert at Mt. Olive Baptist The Union Baptist Mass Choir from Easton, Md., will be holding a concert at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville, on Sunday, Oct 17, at 4 p.m. The church is located on 108 First Street. For information, call the church at 337-7593 or Sister Paris at 410-754-9135.

Galestown UMC hosts Homecoming On Oct. 17, Galestown United Methodist Church will host its 155th Homecoming at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bishop Peggy A. Johnson and the guest singers are Jack Andrews and Calvin Collins. A buffet style dinner will be served immediately following the service. The church is located on Newhart Mill Road. There will be no morning service.

Recreational Night at Trinity UMC Trinity UMC near Trap Pond in Laurel will be having Recreational Night (Rec night) every Tuesday when school is in session. These events will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8. All teens are invited and there will be games including basketball and board games.

Wheatley's UMC events A yard sale and luncheon to benefit the church will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7 a.m. Outside spaces for yard items are available for $5 and $10. Oyster sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, soup and baked goods will be for sale.

The church is located at the intersection of Wheatley Church Road and Sharptown Road (MD 313) between Sharptown and Eldorado, Md. For details, contact Beverly Wheatley at 410-883-3246.

Festival at Christ the Cornerstone A festival will be held at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, (located on the corner of Alternate 13 and Bethel Road), on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes oyster and scrapple sandwiches, chili, peas and dumplings soup, chicken salad sandwiches and baked goods. There will be face painting (9 a.m. to noon), fun and games for children. On display will be classic vehicles, tractors and motorcycles from 9 to 11 a.m. Yard sale space is available. For more information, call 875-5415.

Laurel Ministerial announcements The Laurel Ministerial Association will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, Nov. 11 and Dec. 11, at St. Phillips Church in Lauel. The association will also hold a CommunityThanksgiving Service at Centenary UMC in Laurel on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m., to celebrate God's goodness. Everyone is asked to bring canned goods which will be distributed to local food pantries. The service will include singing from various churches and several of the pastors will be sharing. For more information, contact Pastor Tim Dukes of Central Worship Center at 875-7995, ext. 4.

Father-daughter dance tickets Mt. Olivet UMC will be selling Father-Daughter Dance tickets from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, in Mt. Olivet's parking lot on High Street. The dance will be held Friday, Jan. 28 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are $7.50 each.

Andre' Kole Magical Spectacular The Federalsburg Ministerial Association will be sponsoring one of the world's most unusual stage shows, the Andre' Kole Magical Spectacular, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Colonel Richardson High School auditorium.Kole is a world renowned master illusionist and the foremost investigator of the unusual and supernatural. For more information about the Andre'Kole Magical Spectacular, visit or call 410-754-9958 or 754-3473 to purchase tickets.

Tailgate for Jesus On Sunday, Oct. 24, the United Methodist Men of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, invites the community to join in a free Tailgate Party.The party will start at noon after the 11 a.m. worship service. Mount Olivet Church services are held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. each Sunday. For details, contact the church office at 629-4458.

Christmas Extravaganza Trinity United Methodist Church will have their 3rd Annual Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to all vendors and the cost is $10 per table. For more information and to reserve a table, contact Karen Rogers at 875-2078.

Parish Mission at Our Lady of Lourdes Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Seaford is sponsoring a "Parish Mission" at the end of November. The Parish Mission begins Sunday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. and continues each of the next four evenings at 6:30 p.m., concluding on Thursday evening. For details call the church office at 629-3591.

Mt. Zion beef & dumpling dinner Mt. Zion Methodist Church will be hosting a beef and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. The church is located on Route 13A, between Seaford and Laurel. Carryouts will be available at 4:30 p.m.

Concord's 89th reunion Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord's 89th reunion takes place on Saturday, Oct 16, beginning at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church.A chicken & dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at the community house. Adults $9; Children 4-12 $5; 3 & under free. For details call President Frances Givens at 629-2659 or Secretary Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687.