Church News
Thursday, October 21, 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.

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. Ticket proceeds 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.

Operation Christmas Child This is the fifth year that St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford will be participating in filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which is a project of Samaritan's Purse. All boxes, designated for either a boy or a girl within a certain age group, should be brought to the church by Sunday, Nov. 14.

'A Heavenly Rainbow' Antioch A.M.E. Church in Frankford and St. Jude the Apostle Church of Lewes present "A Heavenly Rainbow," a multicultural experience bringing God's people together to worship in song. The event, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. at Antioch A.M.E. Church, features Brother Bryan Clark and other singers. Cost is a $15 donation which benefits the Pledge Reduction Fund. For tickets, call 644-6933. Christmas yard sale Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold a Christmas Yard Sale on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 11 a.m.

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.

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 Community Thanksgiving 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.

Trunks of Treats Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a "Trunks of Treats" on Sat., Oct. 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dress up in costumes. There will be free snacks, games and fun. The church is located on Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road, about 3 miles north of the MD/DE state line. For further information, call 875-7824.

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.

Mt. Calvary UMC events Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church located at 28 Church St., Bridgeville, announces the following events to celebrate the 5th Pastoral Anniversary of the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. Pastor Appreciation Banquet - The Pastor's Aide Committee and the Bridgeville chargewill be sponsoring a Pastor's Appreciation Banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Heritage Shores Clubhouse and Restaurant, Bridgeville. Guest preacher will be Pastor Quientrell Burrell Sr., pastor of First Baptist Church of Weldon, Weldon, N.C. Musical guests will be gospel jazz recording artist, Tony Smith and gospel vocalist Suzette Pritchett.Cost is $75 for adults and $25for ages 5 thru 12. To purchase tickets, contact Minister Brandon J. Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991. Pastor Appreciation Service - A service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Scott Sr., pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Temperanceville, Va. Dinner will be served prior to the service at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Minister Brandon J. Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991.