Church News
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Old Christ Church service Old Christ Church in Laurel will hold their Thanksgiving service on Thursday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.

Awana Clubs at Alliance Church Awana clubs are being held at Atlanta Road Alliance Church on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:25 p.m., for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Sparks (K-second grade) ignites the curiosity of early elementary kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. T&T (Truth & Training) engages third- through sixth-graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christs grace. Call 629-5600 for more information. Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford.

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. For details, call 875-4233.

Christmas Extravaganza Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel, will hold its annual Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Confirmed vendors: Pampered Chef, Lia Sophia, Christmas Florals, Shortys Legacy (handcrafted wooden toys, etc.) and a professional photographer who will take Christmas photos. For details contact Karen Rogers at 875-2078. Food will be available for sale.

Cookbooks for sale U.M.W. of Gethsemane Church has cookbooks for sale forn $15. Call 629-2862 for more information.

Gospel Café Gospel Cafe held every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Laurel Baptist Church. Free Christian entertainment, live bands, local talent. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd., Laurel.

Thrift Shop open Saturdays St. Johns Thrift Shop located at 259 N. Conwell St. in Seaford, is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. A variety of infant, toddler, youth and adult clothing is available. Housewares, bedding and childrens books are also available.

Fair Trade Festival St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Georgetown, will hold its 5th Annual Distant Neighbors Fair Trade Festival on Friday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade gifts and food. For more information, call 856-2894 or visit

Luncheon at Grace Baptist Grace Baptist Church on Atlanta Road in Seaford will host a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the church fellowship hall. Love Gives Mission Director, Erika Clark of Annapolis, Md., will share her work with victims of sex trafficking. To attend, call 629-9617 or 629-8434 by Dec. 5.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night will be held the first and third Friday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Rd. Bring your singing talents, CD or musical instrument. One person, group singers, young to seniors are welcome. The next open mic night will be held on Nov. 18 and will feature special guests, Bunky Eye and Ashley Yoder. For more information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 or email

Mitten tree at Dons Tree Farm Dons Tree Farm accepting donations for new hats, scarves and mittens for their mitten tree. Items collected will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club and other local charities in association with Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

Located at 6396 Hickman Road, Greenwood. They are open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 349-0555 for more information.

Celebration of Life Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford, will celebrate the lives of all who have gone on before us on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. Minister Frank Gibbs will be Master of Ceremonies. Guest singers will include the Teagle family of Laurel, Md. Bro. Dontez Collins of St. John 2nd Baptist Church, Millsboro, Sis. Kayla Brown and Sis. Kiana Hinton will be ministering in interpretive dance. Bishop Carlton Cannon will be speaking. A free will offering will be received.

Family and Friends Day Liberating Power A.M.E. Zion Church will hold a Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 3:30 p.m. Guests will be Rev. Carlton Bowers and his congregation. Rev. R.J. Chandler is the host pastor. The church is located at 7366 Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville. For more information contact Virginia Snead at 875-7438.

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

Free Clothes Closet Cannon Mennonite Church to hold 3rd annual free clothes closet. A free lunch will also provided. Located at 8011 Cannon Rd. (Route 18) in Bridgeville. For more information, contact Anita Martin at 222-4044.

Open House at Christ Lutheran Christ Lutheran House on Shipley Street in Seaford will hold an open house on Monday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the church at 629-9755.

Thanksgiving Community Service A Thanksgiving Community Service sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association will be held at Centenary in Laurel on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Several local pastors will be sharing and there will be special music from various churches. Everyone is asked to bring a canned good item that will be donated to a local food pantry. For more information, contact Pastor TimDukesat 875-7995.

Two Christmas programs Laurel Wesleyan Church presents two Christmas programs - You Cant Cancel Christmas and Chris-Mythbusters. Both will be held at the church, 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel. Admission is free. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit You Cant Cancel Christmas - Mom cancels Christmas in the midst of chaos and stress, and the kids are left to prepare the church pageant on their own. Come and see what happens in our Christmas drama, You Cant Cancel Christmas, presented by the 5th and 6th graders of Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located at 30186 Seaford Rd. (Alt. 13), Laurel.Admission is free. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit Chris-Mythbusters - Come enjoy a Childrens Christmas Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Discover the truth in Christmas at Laurel Wesleyan Church.

St. Lukes newsletter St. Lukes Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. Lukes Letter is published quarterly and will be available on our website: You can also join our email list if you send a request to St. Lukes service of Holy Eucharist is Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information, call St. Lukes office at 629-7979.