Church News
Thursday, March 03, 2011
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. Trips and service activities are planned for the year. For more information, call Envoy Debbie Engel at 668-7412.

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.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. 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.

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.

Events at Mt. Pisgah AME Church The Hunt, Higgins will be hosting a pre-family and friends day gospel concert featuring Gerri Horsey and the Family Connection on March 5 at 6:30 p.m. A free will offering will be taken. March 13 will be Hunt and Higgins Family and Friends Day, starting with a 10:30 a.m. service and a 3:30 p.m. service. The guest speaker will be Rev. Sylvester Beaman and church family from Bethel AME Church in Wilmington. Mt. Pisgah is located at 307 Townsend St., Laurel. For more information contact Evangelist Gerri Horsey at 875-7480.

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.

Luncheon at St. George's St. George's United Methodist Church will be hosting a luncheon on Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be offering oysters, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, vegetable soup, peas and dumplings as well as desserts and baked goods. The church is located between Laurel and Delmar on St. George's Road. For more information call 875-7360 or 846-2301.

Revival at Laurel Baptist Laurel Baptist Church will be having Revival services March 13-16, at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Charles Williams of Southwestern Theological Seminary in Dallas, Tex., will be the guest speaker. The services will feature special music nightly.

Sunday, March 13 - Bruce Willey and Dan Welch; Monday, March 14 & Tuesday, March 15 - Frank Silva; Wednesday, March 16 - Light of Home. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. (west side of Rt. 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Rev. Steve Booth at 875-2422. A love offering will be taken.

Dinner at Christ UMC Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will be offering two dinners on Saturday, March 19 - chicken and dumplings or ham and cabbage.Cost for each dinner is $10, children $5 and kids under 6 are free. Dinners will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. with carry-outs beginning at 2 p.m. Dinners sold separately, cannot be combined.

'Polished Pearls' conference Hickory Ridge Community Church in Greenwood in cooperation with 29 community churches will host, "Polished Pearls," a Community Ladies Conference, on Friday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford. Reamer will touch hearts with her teachings that come from life experiences.There will be drama skits, five workshops and bazaar booths. Come and be empowered to face the challenges of our daily lives. Mail in registration fee is $20; $25 at the door. For more information or to receive your registration form, email or call 349-5984.

Chavez to speak at revival The First Baptist Church of Seaford will hold its Annual Spring Revival on March 6-9, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist Chris Chavez will be the guest speaker. Evangelist Chavez accepted Christ as his Savior at age nine, while growing up in Tucson, Ariz. He would later surrender his life to full-time Christian service at age 19. It was upon his graduation that he went into full-time evangelism, and he has served the Lord since 2006 by preaching the gospel and ministering in music. His wife will offer a special ministry each evening to children ages K-grade 4 throughout the revival meeting. In addition, Evangelist Chavez and his wife will hold a special youth rally for teens on Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m., at the church. The church is located at 543 N. Bradford St., Seaford. For more information, call 629-7161, ext. 116.

Jones Boys in concert The Laurel Community Foundation will host the Jones Boys at the Laurel Fire Hall on Saturday, March 5 from 8 p.m. to midnight.We welcome the community to come and enjoy the Jones Boys to help us raise money to provide transitional housing for those in need. Bring your friends and anyone who enjoys this delightful band. Tickets, which are $10 per person, are available at the door.

Fruitbearer Women's Retreat The Fruitbearer Women's Retreat, scheduled for March 25-26, is not your typical conference. Held at the Inn at Canal Square in Lewes, the program is interactive. The 7 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Saturday event is designed to encourage women to enter into an atmosphere where they can experience Christ in a personal way. This year's theme, "Face to Face," centers on relationships and is based on 1 Cor. 13:12, "For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known." Claire Smith, a graduate of Bethany Missionary College and credentialed teacher, will present five essential emotional building blocks necessary for healthy relationships, all centered around our relationship with Jesus. Her book, Choose to be Chosen, is scheduled for release in time for the conference and will be included in the registration packets. Linda Mason of Georgetown ( will lead Praise & Worship. Conference founder and director Candy Abbott, Fruitbearer Publishing, LLC of Georgetown, says, "This is our fourth conference and our third year at the Inn at Canal Square, so it's like 'coming home.' The Fruitbearer team always tries to give the ladies more than they expect, not only in the form of sweet surprises like homemade peanut brittle, fudge and cookies, but prayer support before, during and after the retreat. The bonding that takes place among the women, even within the first hour, is incredible." One of the high points is the hour-long Covenant of Silence on Saturday where the women find a quiet spot to listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit and record in their journals the insight they receive. Caterers from the University of Delaware will provide Friday night's snacks and lunch on Saturday. For those who elect the overnight option, breakfast will be provided by the Inn at Canal Square. For more information or to register, contact Karen Gritton at 422-0907 or Registration is also available online at (click the Conference tab).