Church News
Thursday, May 24, 2012
'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.

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. 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.

Memorial Day Gospel Concert A Memorial Day Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 28, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include the Pine Ridge Boys from Lawrenceville, Ga., Bay City from Bel Air, Md. and Judy Laramore. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received.

Open Mic Christian Night Open Mic Christian Night is held the first and third Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway, at Dukes Lumber Road, through June. 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. Enjoy a lot of singing, praises and testimonials to the Lord. Everything is free (including food) and open to the public. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115.

Gospel Café Gospel Café 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. 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.

Kids items accepted Little Grace "Newborn & Children's Closet" at Grace United Methodist Church, 7 S. King St., Georgetown, is accepting newborn and children's clothing as well as any baby and kids items any time. Drop them off at the church office or you can bring them to the closet when it is open on the first and third Thursday every month, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Diane Lockwood at 344-6380.

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. Call 629-5600 for more information. The church is located at 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford.

The No Name Band The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25. For more information, contact Everett Warrington at 302-337-7198.

New Christian Writers' Group Looking for ways to improve your writing? Would you like to share your work with others for thoughtful critique? If you desire the fellowship and encouragement of other writers, then call to get in on the ground floor of "Kingdom Writers Fellowship." This group will begin monthly meetings in Seaford in July. Call 628-4594 for more information. Space is limited.

Annual Women's Day The Women of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting their Annual Women's Day on Sunday, May 27. The morning service is at 10 a.m. followed by dinner. The afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m.

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.