Lightning Strikes concert series The Lightning Strikes concert series, at The Lighthouse Church located at 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway at Dukes Lumber Road, Laurel, is held every second and fourth Saturday of the month. There is a $4 donation at the door and ages 12 and under are free. For more information, go to www.lighthousechurch.us or call 875-7814 or 841-0567.
Indoor yard sale An indoor yard sale will be held at Christ the Cornerstone Church (located at the corner of Bethel and Seaford roads) on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7 a.m. until. There will be scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and baked goods. For table space, call 875-5415.
Salvation Army offers new program The Salvation Army Sussex Chapel has begun a new program this year, Music & Moore for area second and third graders. The goal of the program is to help improve reading skills through Mission: Literacy, a Christian based reading program designed to reinforce reading skills learned at school. Students will also have an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument (cornet) and to read music (theory). The program meets Wednesdays after school from 3:45 to 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army on 23431 Sussex Hwy. Each child in the program as well as up to three additional family members will receive a free weekly meal of a slice of cheese pizza, a fruit cup or applesauce, bag of pretzels or chips, cookie and a drink after the lesson. Additional family members may opt to have dinner as well for $2/person. For more information, contact Lt. Aida L. Manso-Roln at 628-2020.
Events at All Saint's Church All Saint's Episcopal Church located at 10th and Grove streets in Delmar is offering the following events: Ash Wednesday - On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the church is offering an Ash Wednesday service and Imposition of the Ashes at noon and 7 p.m. Lenten Worship, Fellowship, Study - On Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the church is offering an Order of Worship followed by a soup supper, a DVD presentation and discussion on the topic, "Revisiting the Roots of the Judeo-Christian Tradition." Feb. 20, The First Creation Story; Feb. 27, The Second Creation Story; March 6, An Overview of Ancient Israelite History; March 13, The Flood Story; and March 20, Covenant. Palm Sunday, Holy Week Schedule - March 24-Sunday of the Passion, with the Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. March 29 - Liturgy for Good Friday followed by the Stations of the Cross, noon and 7 p.m. March 31 - Easter Day: The Sunday of the Resurrection, with the Lighting of the Pascal Candle and the Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. All are welcome. Benefit concert at Mt. Pisgah Family Connection of Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Laurel will be in concert at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. There will be a freewill offering to benefit the upcoming Annual Hunt & Higgins Family and Friends Day. Contact Gerry Horsey at 858-1751 or Val Hunt at 443-880-6041 for more information.
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 will launch the Community Lenten Services on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford. A light fellowship luncheon will be held directly following the service in the St. John's Fellowship Hall. Upcoming host church services Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford Wednesday, Feb. 27 - Seaford Presbyterian, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford Wednesday, March 6 - Gethsemane UMC, 2701 Woodland Rd., Seaford Wednesday, March 13 - Church of God, 743 Clarence St., Seaford Wednesday, March 29 - Our Lady of Lourdes RCC, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford Worship begins at noon, ending at 12:25, lunch goes until 1 (or longer for those who do not need to get back to the office). This is a wonderful time of Lenten worship and fellowship with friends from other churches. We invite you to come as you are and be transformed in the love of Christ.
Soup, sandwich and bake sale Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel is having a soup and sandwich sale and a bake sale this Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Soups include chicken corn chowder and baked potato soup and sandwiches include grilled cheese and grilled ham and cheese.
Marriage video series Marriage can be the source of our greatest success or our greatest failure. Christ's Church of New Hope wants to help you build a strong marriage with a four part video series, "Making the Most of Your Marriage," by Dr. John Maxwell. Dr. Maxwell will identify the reasons for marital deterioration while helping couples understand the ingredients of a strong marriage. Learn about the top ten marriage builders and the top ten marriage killers along with the practical steps to take in solving the problems you face. The series will be shown on Fridays at 7 p.m. at 811 East Ivy Dr., Seaford. For more information, join us at Christ's Church of New Hope (meets at the Banquet Hall next to Jimmy's Grille) at 10 a.m. on Sundays or call 628-8417.
Writing group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire to improve your writing and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider joining KWF. Meetings are held the third Tuesday night of each month at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Call 628-4594 for more information.
Open Mike Christian Night Open Mike Christian Night will be held the first and third Friday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church, located at 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway at Dukes Lumber Road. Admission is free and there will be free snacks. Perishable food donation welcome. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 or visit our new Facebook page "Open Mike Christian Night."
'Fit & Fun Fellowship' The Seaford Wesleyan Women meet once a week for a free night of "Fit & Fun Fellowship." All ladies are welcome to join us as we exercise our bodies and refresh our spirits. For details call 629-9859. Awana Clubs at Alliance Church Awana Clubs are being held at Atlanta Road Alliance Church on Wednesday evenings 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. Call 629-5600 for more information or to obtain a registration form.
St. Luke's newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. Luke's Letter is published quarterly and is available on: www.stlukesseaford.org. You can also join our email list by sending a request to StLukesEpis@comcast.net. St. Luke's service of Holy Eucharist is Sunday at 9 a.m. For more info, call St. Luke's office at 629-7979.
Free Lunch and Clothing The Seaford Wesleyan Church will be sponsoring a "Free Lunch and Clothing" on Saturday Feb 9, from 11:00am-1:00pm at the St. Lukes Episcopal Church, located at 202 North Street, Seaford. Everyone is welcomed.
Chinese Auction at St. Philip's The annual Chinese Auction at Laurel's St. Philip's Episcopal Church will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Episcopal Churchwomen and is under the leadership of Geraldine Taylor. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be three types of chili, hot dogs, beverages and a wide variety of inexpensive sweet treats. The auction will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Children's items, along with many good, used items will be offered for auctioning. There will be something for everyone. Special home baked sweet treats will also be auctioned. This includes homemade pies, cookies, cornbread and more. All proceeds benefit the parish. The public is encouraged to attend the event which promises to be a fun evening for everyone at very affordable prices.