Church News
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Wesley UMC Vacation Bible School
SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School begins Monday, July 31, at Wesley United Methodist Church on Atlanta Road, from 6:15 until 8:30 p.m. The closing program will be on Sunday, Aug. 6. SonTreasure Island creates an island atmosphere where children will sing, watch skits, create crafts and play games. For information, call 628-1615 or 628-0720.

Old Christ Church summer services
Old Christ Church near Laurel (built in 1771) will have summer services for the first time since 1918. During July and August Holy Communion and morning prayer will be held at Old Christ Church. The services will begin at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday, Holy Eucharist will be on July 16, 30 and Aug. 13 and 27. Morning prayer will be on July 9 and 23 and Aug. 6 and 20. Light refreshments of cookies and lemonade will be served following the service. All services are casual. Old Christ Church was built in 1771 and served as an active facility until the mid 19th century. Old Christ Church is said to be one of only a dozen churches along the Atlantic Coast to survive unaltered from America's pre-revolutionary period. The church is known for its pristine interior and the fact that it has never been plumbed, heated, electrified or painted. The churchyard looks to be barely over 200 years old. This is due to markers that could not survive the elements since they were made from wood. Prominent among the surviving markers are those of Nathaniel Mitchell, governor of Delaware (1805-1811), one of only three Episcopal priests in Delaware at the time. Old Christ Church has been maintained and administered since 1922 by the non-profit Old Christ Church League. It is today owned by its successor, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel.

Bethel UMC hymn sing
Hymn sing featuring Joyful Noise and the Bethel Church Praise Team on Sunday, July 9, at 6 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, west of Seaford on North Oak Grove Road. A dessert reception will follow. Phone 629-7117 (Lucy Slacum) for details.

Bethel Vacation Bible School
Bethel Worship Center invites children ages 4 through 12 to SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School from July 10-14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The closing program and carnival will be on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bethel Worship Center is located in Seaford on U.S.13 and Ginger Lane across from Chambers Motors. Call the church office at 628-4240.

Gospel Cafe schedule
Centenary United Methodist Church at the corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is presenting the Gospel Cafe every Saturday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Gospel Cafe features the Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry. Come for the music, the fellowship and the refreshments. Special guests will appear on the following dates: July 8 - Bill and Vera Primrose and J.R. Mayle.
July 15 - "Good News" Tour.
July 22 - Rob Carroll.
July 29 - Traci Worster and "Abundant Joy."
Every week Mary Ann Young signs Gospel favorites.
Everyone is invited. Contact the church at 875-3983 between 8 a.m. and noon or call Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

Greenwood UMC Bible School
"Trading Places" Vacation Bible School and special teen ministry will take place Sunday, July 9, through Friday, July 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily, at Greenwood United Methodist Church, Church and W. Market streets, Greenwood, for ages three through teens. For information call 349-5297 or 349-4222.

First Baptist Church Bible School
First Baptist Church of Seaford will be having its annual Vacation Bible School, July 10-14, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-to noon. Children ages 4-12 are invited for Bible stories, crafts, game, puppets, snacks and prizes. For further information, call 629-7161 or 629-7299.

Grace Baptist Church Fiesta
Grace Baptist Church invites children ages three-years through fifth grade to Fiesta: Where Kids are Fired up about Jesus. "This year our church is jumping with excitement as we have a Fiesta," said Pastor Homer McKeithan. "Our Fiesta program will provide fun, exciting Bible-learning activities, catchy songs, and teamwork-building games as well as Maraca Munchies. Each of the children will accept a daily challenge to let Jesus' love grow into their homes, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God's Word, and create Bible Point Crafts they'll take home and play with all summer long." "Fiesta is an exciting way for kids to learn more about Jesus' love," said Homer. "Each day concludes at Fiesta finale – a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they've learned. It is our hope that Fiesta will lift up Jesus' love in our community." Fiesta begins on July 16 and continues through July 20, at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Road in Seaford, each night from 6 until 8 p.m. Pre-register at "Taco Day" on Sunday, July 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. For information, call 629-8434.

Atlanta Road Alliance Bible School
"Space Probe" is the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School to be held July 24, 28 from 9 a.m. to noon each day, at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford. Children age 4 through grade 6 completed are invited to attend. Pre-registration is suggested; forms can be obtained from the church foyer, online at, or by calling 629-7693. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road.

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