Church News
Thursday, December 15, 2011
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.

Cookbooks for sale U.M.W. of Gethsemane Church has cookbooks for sale for $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.

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.

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

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.

Storewide sale St. Johns Thrift Shop at 259 N. Conwell Street is offering everything at half price on December 17.

Advent/Christmas worship services Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Rd., Concord, Seaford, announces its Christmas season worship services. Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 18, 9 a.m. worship Childrens Program, Sunday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service, Dec. 24, 9 p.m. Christmas Day Worship Service, Dec. 25, 9 a.m.

Alliance Church presents Cantata The choir of Atlanta Road Alliance Church, directed by Richard Trice, will present Sing Gloria! on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.Spectacular orchestrations and choral arranging are the hallmarks of this elegant Christmas concert by master arranger David Hamilton. The church is located at 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Highway (Route 20).The presentations are free.

Concert to benefit Trinity UMC Join us Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., for an evening of great gospel music at Wyoming United Methodist Church in Dover. Featured performer is Ivan Parker, award winning Gospel singer and recording artist. Opening acts will be Joe Dawson and Richard Lindale. The concert will benefit Trinity United Methodist Churchs Raise the Roof Fund. Located in Harrington, Trinitys church roof is badly in need of repair and must be redone to preserve the beautiful building which is over a century old. Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. For a more personal experience you can meet and greet the artists for $25.

For information and tickets, contact Wyoming UMC at 302-697-8400. On Tuesday and Wednesday you can also call Trinity UMC at 302-398-3843. Wyoming UMC is located at 216 Wyoming Mill Rd., Dover.

LMA meeting on Dec. 21 The monthly Laurel Ministerial Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at St. Phillips Church in Laurel. Contact Pastor Tim Dukes at 875-7995.

Christmas at St. Lukes Join us at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Seaford at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24, for our Christmas Eve Service and Holy Eucharist. The Service of Morning Prayer will be at 9 a.m. on Christmas morning. All are welcome. The Reminders in concert The Reminders will be in concert at Central Worship Center, Laurel, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. This is a free concert but a love offering will be taken. Central Worship is located at 14545 Sycamore Rd., Laurel. For more information, call 875-7995.

Church Hymn Sing Happy Birthday Jesus Christmas Hymn Sing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. at the Seaford Nazarene Church, U.S. 13 (next to the Sussex Guide) Place Christ in Christmas again. Everyone welcome. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Everyone is invited to the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. at Laurel Baptist Church. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. (approximately 2 miles south of town). For more information, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Christmas Cantata Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will present their Christmas Cantata, The Christmas Song, on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come enjoy the music of the season!

Services at Laurel Wesleyan Laurel Wesleyan Church will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. and a Christmas Day Family Celebration at 10:45 a.m. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located at 30186 Seaford Rd. (Alt. 13). For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

Jerry Jones in concert On Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10:40 a.m., Jerry Jones will take part in the Annual Christmas Cantata at Pilgrim Chapel, Milford/Harrington Highway, Milford. At6 p.m.,he will present a ChristmasConcert at Victory Tabernacle Church of God, 28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel. A love offering will be accepted to assist Jerry Jones Ministries. For more information or directions, call 228-4813. Daun-Te in concert If you like R&B and jazz, then youll love Daun-Te (DAWN-tay), appearing at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Rd., Laurel, on Saturday, Dec. 17. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is a $4 donation and free for children 12 and under wtih a parent or guardian. Food is also available.Add a seed of faith, a dash of gift, a cup of annointing, a plate of Gods word and you will have Daun-Te - a man of God that is willing. For more information, visit

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night is held on the first and third Friday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9 County Seat Highway, at Dukes Lumber Road. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. One person, group singers, young to seniors welcome. Enjoy a lot of singing, praises, testimonials to the Lord. Special guests on Dec. 16 include Bunky Eye, Connie & Allen, Chuck & his peaceful gospel, Mr. John, Skinny Elvis & his Elvis gospel, Little Elvin Presley. Open to the public. Free snacks. For more information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 or email

Cantata at Mt. Pisgah AME Mt. Pisgah AME Church located on Townsend Street in Laurel will hold a Cantata featuring the Brothers and Sisters Choir on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 875-4559.

Christmas services at Grace Baptist Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, is preparing to celebrate this wonderful Christmas season and invites the public to share in their activities. Sunday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m. - meet in fellowship hall for caroling in nursing homes, then back to fellowship hall for refreshments Saturday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m. - Christmas eve service Sunday, Dec. 25, 10:30 a.m. - Christmas worship - no other services or activities