Church News
Thursday, October 28, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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. Evening worship and Bible study A study, "Revelation and The End Times: Unraveling God's Message of Hope," will be offered on Sunday evenings beginning Oct. 31 at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Each session is from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and will be held in the Colonial Room. Sessions include: Oct. 31: The Character of Biblical Prophecy Nov. 7: The Return of the King Nov. 14: The Other World: Heaven and Hell Nov. 21: Raising the Dead Nov. 28: The Afterlife: The Rapture, the Millennium, and the New Heaven and the New Earth The book, which accompanies the study, is available in the church office. Sign-up is not required and attendees are invited to come to individual sessions as their schedule allows.

    Family and Friends Day Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, will observe Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m.The theme is, "Letting Go of the Past and Embracing the Future," from Phillipians 3:13. A fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. Guest preacher isPastor C. Guy Robinson of Jones Tabernacle Baptist Church, Baltimore. Pastor Robinson received formal music training at Morgan State University. As a composer, his music has been recorded by numerous gospel music artists. He is also the lead organizer of Authentic Revelation Ministries. The public is invited to join in this celebration offamily and friends. Therewill be a free will offering. For more information, call 337-8198 or 542-5752.

    Bay City Quartet concert St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel, will host the Bay City Quartet from Annapolis, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 31. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with Don Murray and friends beginning at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 875-7900 or 856-6107.

    Advent and Christmas worship Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold the following Advent and Christmas worship opportunities. All events are free and the public is cordially invited. Come and bring a friend. Nov. 28 - Blue Christmas Gathering, 2 p.m. Dec. 5 - Capital Ringers Concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 12 - "Star Journey" - a dramatic children and youth Christmas program Dec. 19 - Choir Cantata, 7 p.m. Dec. 24 - Silent Holy Communion, 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve worship, 7 p.m. For more information, call 337-7409.

    Christmas yard sale A Christmas Yard Sale will be held at Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 11 a.m.

    Kings Ambassadors in concert The Kings Ambassadors will perform in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at Delmar Wesleyan Church in Delmar, Md. No charge and there will be a love offering. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    St. Luke's Church news St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. "Luke's Letter" is published quarterly and will be available online at You can also join the email 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.

    Weekly Bible Study A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon. Elder Cornell Johnson, of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries, is pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.

    Bible Study St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford is conducting a Bible Study every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parish House.

    The Brotherhood of St. Andrew The Brotherhood of St. Andrew of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Parish House. They are also studying the booklet, The Story of Scripture. For more information, call St. Luke's church office at 629-7979.