Church News
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Two new Bible studies at Concord
Sundays at 10:30 a.m. beginning April 30, Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road, Concord Rt. 20A east of Seaford, will offer a five session investigative Bible study, "Who Is This Jesus?" If you viewed the Jesus DVD you received in the mail recently and would like to know more, these sessions are for you. On Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., Concord UMC will offer a five session video study, "What Does It Mean to Be a United Methodist?" It is for anyone curious about methodism and for persons wishing to revisit their Methodist heritage. No pre-registration necessary and there are no fees. For further information, call the Concord UMC office at 628-8114.

National Day of Prayer
Bridgeville - National Day of Prayer services in Bridgeville will be Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m., in the Bridgeville Historical Society Park, at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Williams Street. Greenwood - A National Day of Prayer Program will be on Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478, on Governors Avenue in Greenwood. The theme is "America, Honor God," based on I Samuel, 2:30. Many area churches and their pastors will be participating in the program. The keynote speaker for the evening is Capt. Barry Ball, a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. A free will offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Light refreshments will be served after the program, and the public is welcome. Contact area coordinator, Dr. Michaele S. Russell, for more information, 349-4220.

Men's Meeting May 6
Messiah's Vineyard Church, Laurel, Men's Meeting, breakfast and prayer, Saturday, May 6, 7:30 a.m., with special speakers. Theme: Men in the Work Field. If you wish to attend this meeting for fellowship, prayer, and encouragement to build new relationships with fellow believers, call the church office for more information at 875-4646.

Faith Alive is for everyone
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Front Street, Seaford, will host its first Faith Alive Weekend on Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30. This weekend will begin with a Friday evening parish supper, followed by activities for Youth, and fellowship for Adults. Saturday will begin with morning Neighborhood Groups all over Seaford, followed by visitations of shut-ins, and a bag-lunch and discussion groups for adults. Teens and kids will enjoy their own fun and action filled Saturday, led by the Faith Alive Team at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. (Lunch will be provided for Teens and Kids.) Saturday evening will wind down with sharing, fellowship, and supper! The Faith Alive Program will conclude with Holy Eucharist on Sunday, with Church School participation. Lunch in the Parish Hall will follow. The purpose of Faith Alive is to enhance Christian spiritual life and reaffirm our baptismal vows in this complex, fast-paced world. Rediscover your faithÉ bring it back to life. Join us for Faith Alive! This weekend is being facilitated by our friends from john Wesley United Methodist Church and Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. For more information, call St. Luke's Church office at 629-7979, or 629-4610 or Nancy Harper at 629-7272.

Concord to host special events
Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road, Concord, Rt. 20A east of Seaford has several upcoming special events: Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Antique Car and Tractor Show and spring flower sale. Plaques to exhibitors. Refreshments available. Saturday, May 13, 7 a.m. to noon, yard sale and flower sale. Refreshments available. Sunday, May 14, 7 p.m., Susie Luchsinger in concert, for Mother's Day. A free will offering will be taken. proceeds to benefit Concord's local ministries.

Mt. Pleasant Spring Festival
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Spring Festival, May 6, serving from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu includes oyster fritter, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, homemade vegetable soup, homemade ice cream and various bake items. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road approximately 3 miles west of Laurel off of Rt. 24. Carry-outs are available during the same hours.

Gethsemane Youth Group
The second annual Gethsemane United Methodist Youth Group Flower Fair will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Hanging baskets, bedding flowers, plants, herbs and many other items. Also available are hot dogs and a bake sale. Free blood pressure checks will be available from 9-11 a.m. This event is a fund raiser for the youth group to help support their activities and events. Gethsemane United Methodist Church is located four miles west of Seaford on Stein Highway, in Reliance.

Mt. Calvary Mother's Day
There will be a Mother's Day Prayer Breakfast at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, on Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Faye Corbin of Brotherly Love House of Praise, Manokin, Md. Sister Mary L. Grant, the Mother of the Church and wife of the late Rev. Roland Grant (a pastor from the old Delaware Conference) will be honored. Menu will consist of sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, scrapple, grits, biscuits with jelly or butter, mixed fruit, coffee or orange juice. Cost of tickets is $7 and must be purchased by May 10. Take out orders may be purchased at a cost of $7.50 and can be picked up from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. Call ahead for orders (302) 337-7090. Sponsored by the Women's Day Committee of Mt. Calvary. For more information, contact Vera Smack at (302) 245-1861 or Betty Murray at (302) 337-8880.

Drama, Book of Ester June 4
Messiash's Vineyard Church, Laurel, will be performing the Book of Esther. The drama is entitled "Esther and the King." Plan to attend on Sunday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. and our evening performance at 7 p.m. This exhilarating account of the Book of Esther involves a beautiful young orphan girl who rises from obscurity to become queen. She even hides a secret that could be her demise. There is an ambitious villain whose passion is to destroy the innocent. The story line involves a power struggle, romantic love and a startling expose. For more information call 875-4646.

Gospel Talent Search
The ninth annual Mountaire Gospel Talent Search will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 11-13, at Bayshore Community Church in Gumboro. Last year more than 120 churches sent singers, musicians and songwriters to perform for $30,000 in prize money in adult, youth and children divisions. This year, Mountaire will again offer $30,000 in prizes for the winners. Added this year is a $500 cash award to the church that brings the most fans, in addition to their performers. For applications and more information, call Roger Marino at 934-3123 and leave a number, mailing address and phone number.

River of Life Video series
A video series on love, sex, marriage and romance which consists of six 60-minute sessions addressing the art of attraction, dating, courtship, intimacy, conflict, romance and commitment is being presented by Tommy Nelson, pastor of Denton Bible Church, Denton, Texas. He has been featured on Focus On The Family radio broadcast. Sessions will be held Saturdays, May 27 through July 1, at 11 a.m., at River of Life Christian Center, 17 West Market St., Greenwood. For more information call 349-9420.

New Living Water Church
The following are upcoming events at the New Living Water Church in Laurel:
Jews For Jesus, "Christ in the Passover" on Sunday, April 23, at 10 a.m.
Jews For Jesus, "Christ in the Passover" on Sunday, April 23, at 6 p.m., at Christ The Cornerstone Church, 28714 Seaford Road, Laurel. Phone, 302-875-8150.
"Word Explosion," with Evangelist Phillip D. Murray; May 7, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and then May 8 through May 10, at 7 p.m. nightly. The pastor is Timothy P. Jones. The New Living Water Church is located in Hickman Commercial Park.

All Walks of Life schedule
The following are upcoming events at All Walks of Life Ministries.
On Sunday, April 30, at 3:30 p.m., there will be a service with Pastor Frank Henson of Church of Saints of Christ of Seaford, and the Sussex Community Mass Choir will be the guest choir. All are welcome to each scheduled service. The Church is located at 30599 N. Dual Highway in Laurel. For more information contact Loretta Fields at 337-8856. The pastors are Randy and Lorrie Jones.

River of Life Anniversary
River of Life Christian Center will celebrate its sixth-year anniversary from May 3-7 at 7:30 p.m. nightly at River of Life Christian Center, 17 West Market St., Greenwood. Special guest speakers include: Wednesday, May 3, Bishop Harold R. Daniels of Lifeway Church of God, Bridgeville; Thursday, May 4, the Rev. Diane Lofland, pastor of New Covenant Faith & Deliverance House and founder of New Coverdale O utreach Mission; Friday, May 5, Pastor Harold R. Williams, Gethesemane Christian Center, Quincy, Ill. And on May 6 and 7, Wentric Williams, of Embassy Christian Center, Hannibal, Mo., will conclude the event. For more information call 349-9420.