Church News
Thursday, February 17, 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. 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. 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. '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. 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.

AGO Choral and Organ Recital The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a Members' Organ and Choral Recital at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lewes. The goals of the AGO are to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music through workshops, educational and community programs for members, as well as those in the community who are interested in music, through recitals, concerts and field trips; and to provide support, inspiration, substitutes and certification. Current officers of the Southern Delaware Chapter include Jane Locke, dean; Kevin Chamberlain, secretary; Bruce Horner, treasurer; and Sally Waugamon, registrar. Admission to the recital is free and the public is welcome. Beef and dumpling dinner Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host a beef and dumpling dinner on Saturday, March 12 at 5 p.m.Carryouts will be available at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10. The church is located on Route 13A between Seaford and Laurel.

LOVE, INC receives grant LOVE, In the Name of Christ, received a grant through the Seaford Presbyterian Church from New Castle Presbytery, which will keep LOVE, INC staffed for the next year. Many people are getting help through this clearing house, so please answer the call when LOVE INC asks you to help your neighbors. For help, call 629-7050.

'Letters from Dad' program Letters From Dad,a national men's ministry, is expanding into the Seaford area. Letters From Dad teaches men to open their hearts and put into words their love for their wives, children and parents. It helps fathers to learn to leave a legacy by saying the things they've always wanted to say but just didn't know how. The program has helped to restore family communication, produced healed marriages and reconciled parent-child relationships, all through the lost art of letter writing. St. John's United Methodist Church, located at 300 NorthPine and Poplar Streets,will be hosting a kickoff barbeque event to introduce Letters From Dad to our community. This free, two-hour eventon Monday, Feb. 21, begins at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and is open to all men. For more information, call Jim Thompson at 629-3711.

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 p.m.

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. 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.

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.

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.

The King's Ambassadors The King's Ambassadors will minister in song and music at the Seaford Church of the Nazarene, on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. All are welcome. A free will offering will be taken. The church is located on Route 13 South, next to the Guide.

No Name Band to perform The No Name Band will be at the Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, in Georgetown, on Friday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, please contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.