Church News
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Community Ladies Conference The Third Annual Community Ladies Conference is coming to Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford, on March 11-12. This event is hosted by Hickory Ridge Community Church in cooperation with 29 community churches.This year's theme, "Polished Pearls," is about letting God polish us into pearls through difficult people. Guest speaker is Judy Reamer of Atlanta, Ga., who will challenge you as she joyfully shares the ways of God with simple practicality. Come and be empowered to face the challenges of our daily lives. There will be dramas, workshops, bazaars and refreshments.Mail in registration fee is $20. At the door the fee is $25.Registration deadline is Feb. 18. For more information and to print your registration form, visit or call Joan at Hickory Ridge Community Church at 349-5984.

Women's Ministries, Bible Study Women's Ministries and Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army in Seaford, next to Food Lion. The third Tuesday of every month the group meets in the Bethany Unit at the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road. The group is currently finishing a Beth Moore series on the Fruit of the Spirit and will begin an 11 week series on the book of Revelation in a few weeks. Trips and service activities are planned for the year. For more information, call Envoy Debbie Engel at 668-7412.

Sons of Thunder concert Liberating Power A.M.E. Zion Church will be hosting the Sons of Thunder in concert on Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. The church is located at 7366 Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville. For more information, contact Rev. Roscoe West at 875-5397.

LBC luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a community-wide luncheon (subs, chips, applesauce and red jello), on Saturday, Feb. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Celebrate Recovery program Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, on Tuesdays at 7p.m. in Room 14.This program is open to all individuals who wish to turn over their hurts, habits and hang-ups to God so that they may be healed. For more information, call the Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini 841-1720.

'Tilly' production planned Power Productions Ministries and We Choose Life are planning a production of "Tilly," a play about love and forgiveness, on Saturday evening, April 2 and Sunday afternoon, April 3. This is a multi-church community event. There will bea mass choir, no audition required. The first rehearsal for theSussex County area will be held at the Milford Church of God, 500 Walnut St., Milford, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at which time there will be registration for those who have not already registered.

The other rehearsal dateis Monday, Feb.28 at 7 p.m. There will be a final rehearsal at Milford Church of God for everyone on Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. For more information, call Shawn Smith at 410-548-2167.

Soup Kitchen on Feb. 12 A Soup Kitchen featuring free clothing and lunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until supply runs out) on Saturday, Feb. 12, at St. Luke's Parish Hall in Seaford. For more information, call 628-1020.

'Zechariah's Song' to perform "Lightning Strikes Concert Series" will be held every third Saturday night of the month at 7 p.m. at The Lighthouse Church on Kaye Road in Laurel. "Zechariah's Song," an accoustic contemporary duo, will perform Feb. 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; cost is $4 per person.Refreshments will be available.For more information, visit, and click on "Coming in 2011" to hear samples of the Christian bands appearing in 2011.

St. John's receives award St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford, has been recognized by United Methodist Communications (UMCom) as an official "Welcoming Congregation" for the second year. "Welcoming Congregations" are a select group of United Methodist congregations nationwide that meet criteria including embracing newcomers and providing opportunities in discipleship. Besides the dynamic preaching of Senior Pastor Rev. Chris Pennington, St. John's has a variety of Christian study opportunities as well as missional outreach efforts coordinated by the Rev. Constance Hastings, deacon and staff counselor. St. John's is also known for its programs that seek to help individuals through the Seaford Community Food Closet; St. John's Community Thrift Shop; Rainbows, helping children in public schools deal with family change and loss; Celebrate Recovery; character building programs with the Seaford House; a yearly school supply drive; leadership with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; and Daybreak Counseling Services.

Family Fun Night Woodland United Methodist Church in Seaford is hosting a Family Fun Night at Friendly's restaurant, Seaford, on Monday, Feb 28. Dine in or carry-out between 5 and 8 p.m., and Woodland UMC will receive 10% of the sales. Woodland UMC plans to donate the money raised at the fun night to the missions they currently support.

Gospel sing Theresa O'Neal will bring her music ministry to Shiloh Community Church on Sunday, Feb. 13. The church is located on Shiloh Church Road, just east of Laurel. The sing will begin at 6 p.m., followed by light refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Nancy at 339-3341.