Church News
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wacaster Family in song There will be a special Mother's Day service with the Wacaster family from Florida. They will minister in song at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy on Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road on Sunday, May 13 at 11 a.m. Their son Matthew has received several awards including Upcoming Christian Country Music Artist of the Year in Nashville. Everyone is welcome.

Community Day on May 19 Clarence St. Church of God will host its 8th Annual Community Day Event on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-oriented community gathering promises plenty of fun, action, games and fellowship. Youth activities include face painting, a moon bounce, bean bag toss, potato sack races and a bicycle rodeo. For adults there will be a pie-eating contest, obstacle course, tug-of-war and an egg roll contest. Must be 21 and over to enter the egg roll contest. Entertainment includes praise dancers, step teams, singing, poetry, and contemporary gospel music. Food and beverages will be provided. Some giveaways and fun prizes will be provided. The Delaware State Police (Troop 5) and the Seaford Police Department will provide activities and special attractions. Public service representatives and public health organizations will set up exhibits and displays for public awareness and health information. This free event is open to the public. Bring your own lawn chair. Contact Pastor Carlton L. Cannon Sr. at 448-0852 or the church at 629-9443 for more information.

'Mother and Other' Luncheon The United Methodist Women of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting their annual "Pink and Pearl" Mother and Other Luncheon. It will be held at the dining hall this Saturday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. Donations are $7. For more information, contact Deborah Waller at 236-7179.

'Balling For God' The Youth Outreach Team of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting its 8th Annual "Balling for God" Basketball Tournament and Community Awareness Day on Saturday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Webb Avenue in Laurel (by Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School). Teams are now forming; age brackets are 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18. To enter a team, contact Sherita Belle at 853-2861. Vendor space is also available but limited. For more information, contact Maggie DuPont at 875-0744 or Amy Handy at 875-4263. There will be entertainment for the children, food, free giveaways, and games.

Seaford Nazarene welcomes pastor Seaford Nazarene Church will have a day of celebration after their 11 a.m. service on Sunday, May 20. A celebration buffet will be served in honor of their new pastor, Larry Whaley. Installation of Pastor Whaley will be by the district superintendent of the Nazarene Church, Dr. Ken Mills at 2 p.m.

Pastor Whaley and his wife Stacie are both natives of Laurel. They graduated from Laurel Senior High School and are well known in the area. They have two daughters, Dakota and Makenli and a son, Luke. Seaford Nazarene Church is located on Rt. 13 South, next to the Guide. Come and join us during this happy occasion.

'Free Lunch and Clothing' Seaford Wesleyan Church will sponsor a "Free Lunch and Clothing" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford. Everyone is welcome.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night is held the first and third Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. through June, 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 instruments. All singers and groups - young and old - are welcome. There are always a large array of singers lined up. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115.

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 program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member or friend. 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. GriefShare will be held on Wednesdays in the Wesley Lounge of St. John's United Methodist Church. To register or for questions, call 629-9466. Child care is not provided.

Annual Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast On Saturday, May 12, the Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville is sponsoring the Annual Community Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Rita Hovermale and the Methodist Church Men and Women will prepare the meal. Tickets are $10 and many are available free of charge from community business sponsors. Seating is limited and tickets are generally not available at the door. Call George Hardesty for available tickets at 337-7070.

Homecoming Choir in concert The Homecoming Choir of Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at Harmony United Methodist Church in Millsboro. Also featured will be India Thomas, liturgical dancer, of East New Market, Md. The concert will benefit the building fund.