Church News
Thursday, February 23, 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.

Community Lenten Services For Christians, Ash Wednesday signifies the first day in the season of Lent, marking the liturgical period prior to Easter. This year the clergy of the Seaford Ministerium launched the Community Lenten Services on Ash Wednesday. St. John's United Methodist Church served as the host church to begin the noon services which will rotate to a different host church each Wednesday throughout Lent. Wednesday, Feb. 29 - Christ Lutheran Church, 312 N. Shipley St., Seaford Wednesday, March 7 - Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford Wednesday, March 14 - St. Luke's Episcopal, 202 North St., Seaford Wednesday, March 21 - Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Parish, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford Wednesday, March 28 - to be announced Worship begins at noon, ending at 12:25, lunch goes until 1 p.m. (or longer for those who do not need to get back to the office). For more information, call Rev. Laurie at 629-9077.

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.

Black History Program Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville presents, "Are We There Yet?," an evening of celebrating the African American culture with song, dance, poetry and praise on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. There will also be an essay contest for grades 7 through 12. Essays should be 200 words or less on your favorite African American hero. First prize is $75 cash, second prize - $50 cash, third prize – $25 cash. You must be present to win. For more information, call 629-9799 or 542-5752 or email

GriefShare program offered Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program held at St. John's United Methodist Church. This nondenominational program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was seen on the DVD. Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member or friend. Grief-related books/materials are made available for participants to borrow. Robert Collins and his wife, the Rev. Danese Collins will lead the sessions. Both leaders have completed additional course work in counseling the bereaved and grieving. Pastor Collins also completed coursework in clinical pastoral care and education, which included 400 hours as a hospital chaplain and is a volunteer chaplain with hospice. GriefShare will be held on Wednesdays beginning Feb. 29, in the Wesley Lounge of St. John's United Methodist Church. To register or for questions, call 629-9466. Child care is not provided.

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.

Evening of Elegance 2012 Inspired by the late Rosetta Harmon of Harrington who held a Sweetheart Ball annually at Welcome Full Gospel in Slaughter Neck, Grace Tabernacle in Laurel expanded it to the Evening of Elegance in 2001, to incorporate the family as a whole. This annual event was held recently and included a fun-filled evening of dining, games and entertainment. This year's theme was entitled "Precious Hearts," a phrase often used by the senior pastor, Bishop Donald Redden, and invitations had been open to the community.

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.

Open mike Christian Night Open mike Christian Night will be held at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Rd., Laurel, on the first and third Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission and 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. We already have an array of great singers lined up. Special guests include Bunky Eye, Connie & Allen, Chuck & his peaceful gospel, Mr. John, Mary Ann, Bryce the singer & ukulele player, Pastor Joe, Skinny Elvis and his Elvis gospel, Little Elvin Presley, Big Elvis, Boardwalk Willie Nelson plus a surprise secret guest. Special thanks to Connie and Peggy for their fantastic food samplings. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 and visit our new Facebook page, Open Mike Christian Night. Free classical piano concert The Seaford ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) invites the public to celebrate the anniversary of the Relief Society with a free piano concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23. Guest recitalist is Linda Field, co-founder of the Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. Concert age appropriate children are welcome. Receptacles available for canned food donations.The church is located at 800 Fleetwood Dr., in Seaford. For more information, call 628-3553.

Epworth grad on 700 Club Bryant Paul Richardson will appear on the 700 Club this Friday. Richardson is director of the "Superbook" animated series that tells of the adventures of two children and a robot that travel through time to experience Bible stories. "Superbook" airs on the Family Channel. Richardson graduated from Epworth Christian School in Laurel, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and earned a master's degree in film and editing from Regent University in Virginia Beach. The 700 Club airs at 11 p.m. on the Family Channel.

Coffee and snacks for servicemen Seaford Grace Baptist Church invites you every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. to sit at our round table to have coffee and snacks. You are welcome to share your stories and memories about the time you have served in any branch of our military service. You are also welcome to come and just listen to others. For more information, call 629-8454.

Services at Mt. Pisgah Mt. Pisgah AME Church located at 307 Townsend St., Laurel, will hold a Fill a Pew Praise Service at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. A Hunt & Higgins Family and Friends Day will be held on Sunday, March 11, at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Gerry Horsey at 858-1751.

Black History Program St. John A.M.E. Zion Church, Ross Point, Laurel, presents a Black History Program on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Ross Point Improvement Club, celebrates all former students of Ross Point School #215C from 1922 to 1964. Contact Phyllis L. W. Robinson at for more information.

Night of singing, fellowship St. Paul's invites the community to participate in a night of great singing and fellowship. On Sunday, Feb. 26, featured artists for the evening are The Sounds of Joy. Special music will be provided by St. Paul's Church Choir. Limited seating, so come early. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. St. Paul's UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel.

Lenten worship, fellowship and study All Saint's Episcopal Church, 10th & Grove streets, Delmar, is offering an order of worship for the evening, followed by a soup supper, and viewing and discussion of The Teaching Company DVD, "The Cathedral," by Dr. William R. Cook on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The schedule includes: Feb. 29 - Early Christian Architecture; March 7 - Notre Dame; March 14 - Chartres-The Building; March 21 - Chartres-The Sculpture; March 28 - Chartres-The Windows.

Beef and dumpling dinner Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host a Beef and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, March 10. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. and carryouts are available at 4 p.m. The church is located on 13A between Seaford and Laurel.