Church News
Thursday, January 19, 2012
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 Christ's 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.

Thrift Shop open Saturdays St. John's 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 children's books are also available.

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 details, contact Anita Martin at 222-4044.

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.

St. Paul's event St. Paul's invites the community to participate in a night of great singing and fellowship. On Sunday, January 29, our featured artists for the evening are The Homeland Singers, a Southern Gospel group based in Salisbury, MD. Special music will be provided by Triple Praise from Veracity Church. Limited seating, so come early. Doors open at 5:15pm. St. Paul's UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Road, (off of Route 13) Laurel, DE.

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

Mission Literacy Training workshop The Salvation Army of Sussex County invites potential volunteers to a Mission Literacy Training Workshop at Sussex Chapel in Seaford, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at The Salvation Army, 23431 Sussex Highway, Seaford. There is no charge. Dawn Sharp from the New Jersey Division of The Salvation Army will be leading and teaching the training. For more information and to RSVP, contact A/Captain Debbie Engel at 668-7412 or email

Community Women's Conference The Community Women's Conference extends an invitation to all women to join them for their 4th annual conference, "Extreme Transformation - Spring Cleaning for the Heart and Mind," at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford, on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10. The guest speaker will be Paula Harris, founder and director of Transformed Worldwide Ministries, a nondenominational teaching ministry and outreach to women and the ones they love.

Praise and worship will be led by Kay Dukes of Milton. There will be workshops on Saturday and a bazaar. Cost is $20 and registrations are due by Feb. 18. Cost is $30 after Feb. 18. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday. For details or more information, call Sue Kauffman at 302-632-0178 or Doris Sommers at 302-448-6685.

Bishop at St. Luke's The Rev. Wayne Wright, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, will celebrate Holy Eucharist at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. A luncheon in the Parish House will follow the service. All are welcome.

Open Mike Christian Night The next Open Mike Christian Night is Friday, Jan. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lighthouse Christian Church located off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway, at Dukes Lumber Road. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Free snacks. 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 include Bunky Eye, Connie & Allen, Chuck & his peaceful gospel, Mr. John, Skinny Elvis & his Elvis gospel, Little Elvin Presley, Boardwalk Willie Nelson and a surprise secret guest. For more information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 or email

Astronomer to speak in Lewes St. Peter's Episcopal Church and Seekers, Spiritual Treasures at St. Peter's Square invite you to hear renowned astronomer James Mullaney's presentation, "The Astronomy of 2012: Fact vs. Fiction," on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Parish Hall at 211 Mulberry St., Lewes. According to Mullaney,"With so much hype and misinformation concerning the year 2012 in the media and being promoted at various conferences, "The Astronomy of 2012: Fact vs. Fiction" presentation is designed to bring some science and common sense to this sensational subject. A celebrated astronomy writer, lecturer and consultant, James Mullaney has published more than 700 articles and eight books on observing the wonders of the heavens. Formerly Curator of the Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in Pittsburgh and Director of the DuPont Planetarium, he served as staff astronomer at the University of Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory, and as an editor for Sky & Telescope magazine. A contributor to Carl Sagan's award-winning Cosmos PBS-Television series, Mullaney's 50-year mission as a "celestial evangelist" has been to "Celebrate the Universe!" - to urge others to look up at the majesty of the heavens and think about Who created it all and Who keeps it all going. It's estimated that more than a million people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds have heard his inspiring message. This event is free of charge. St. Peter's Episcopal Church is located at 2nd and Market St. in downtown Lewes. Seekers is located in the Parish Hall. For more information, call the church office at 302-645-8479, or Seekers, at 302-645-9916. Websites are or

Benefit concert at Christ UMC Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel is hosting a benefit concert to raise non-perishable food items for those in the Laurel area. This event will be held on Sunday Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Featured groups are "Revived," "The Island Boys" and "The O'Neals." The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. For more information, contact Galen Queen at 302-841-2742 or call 875-4233.