Church News
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Clarence Street memorial service There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Clarence Street Church of God. It will be a celebration of life for those who have gone before us. The service starts at 5 p.m. with Bishop Carlton Cannon officiating. For more information, call Pastor Cannon at 448-0852, Beatrice Jenkins at 858-8265, Roberta Posley at 448-0755 or Esther Roberts at 228-7036.

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. For more information, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.

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.

Parish Mission 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.

Evening worship and Bible study A study, "Revelation and The End Times: Unraveling God's Message of Hope," will be offered on Sunday evenings 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. Nov. 21: Raising the Dead Nov. 28: The Afterlife: The Rapture, the Millennium, and the New Heaven and the New Earth.

Advent and Christmas worship Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold the following Advent and Christmas worship opportunities. 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.

Father Daughter Dance Mt. Olivet UMC Father Daughter Dance tickets are available. The dance will be held Friday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept. For tickets, which are $7.50 each, contact David and Becky Genshaw at 629-9014.

Christmas House fundraiser The Christmas House Fundraiser at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel, will be open through Saturday, Dec. 18. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are designer wreaths plus many new items for the season.

All Saints alternate priests Rev. Blanche Powell and the Rev. Lawrence Miller are serving as priests, on a rotation basis at All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar, in the absence of Father Custer Ruley, who is out on sick leave. Services are held at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Kenneth Athey Jr. heads up the Bible study, which is held each Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the church hall. Nursery and youth activities are provided on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. The church is located at 10th and Grove streets.

Local author speaks C.R. Webster will speak at the Christian Recovery Group at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, at The Edge Church in Delmar. A former nurse, Webster wrote the book, "From the Cradle to the Cyclone Fence." The book is written from a mother's heart, about her family's journey with substance abuse. For more information, call 443-366-6279.

2010 Observance event The 2010 Observance sponsored by Kent/Sussex Counseling Services will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel. Human rights are often misunderstood for those whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS. Join us as we remember those who have lost the fight to the disease. For details, contact Haley Truitt at 387-5495 or Star Fuentes at 735-7790. Free Thanksgiving Dinner The Annual Sussex County Free Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by the Church of God and Saints of Christ of Seaford with assistance from fellow churches, merchants and friends, is fast approaching. The annual youth volunteer night is Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are also needed on Thursday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you like to drive, volunteers are needed to deliver meals throughout Sussex County. If you have any questions or know someone in need of a meal, call Mrs. Grice at 628-9342 or the Church of God and Saints of Christ at 628-0893. Monetary donations and item donations are also being accepted.

Community Thanksgiving Service LaurelMinisterialAssociation will hold aCommunityThanksgiving Service at Centenary UMC in Laurel at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, to celebrate God's goodness to us this year. Everyone is asked to bring canned goods to be distributed to local food pantries. For more information, call Pastor Tim Dukes of Central Worship Center at 875-7995, ext. 4.

Galestown Hymn Sing There will be a hymn sing at Galestown United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. The guest singers are Sound of Joy and Jerry Jones. There will be a buffet dinner at the community house after the service. For more information call 302-448-6557.

Laurel Baptist Church luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community-wide luncheon (traditional Thanksgiving Day menu), on Saturday, Nov. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Wesley UMC hosts turkey dinner The Wesley United Methodist Church, Atlanta Rd., Seaford will serve a free turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the church community hall. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, applesauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie. Cat's Meow sale benefits Food Shelf Christ Lutheran Church, located at 315 North Shipley Street, Seaford, is conducting a fundraiser to benefit their Food Shelf. They are selling Cat's Meow Replicas of their church building. The cost of the replicas is $20 ea. Anyone who would like to order one can contact the church office at 629-9755. The replicas will be available for pick-up during the week of Dec. 5. Payment is not due until the replicas are picked up. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be providing matching funds for the proceeds raised.