Church News
Thursday, July 13, 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.

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 15 - "Good News" Tour.
July 22 - Rob Carroll.
July 29 - Traci Worster and "Abundant Joy."
Every week Mary Ann Young sings Gospel favorites.
Everyone is invited. Contact the church at 875-3983 between 8 a.m. and noon or call Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

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.

Latin Mass July 16
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on July 16. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Trinity hosts Joyful Noise
Joyful Noise will be in concert at Trinity United Methodist Church (near Trap Pond) on Sunday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Joyful Noise is comprised of Wayne Gober of Slaughter Neck and Marianne Sylvester of Lincoln. Everyone is invited.

Central Worship welcomes Dukes
After more than 20 years, Pastor Tim Dukes returns to the place where it all started. The name has changed; there are many new faces, but the work that God started here still continues. Beginning July 9, Tim Dukes assumed responsibility as the Senior Pastor of Central Worship Center. He has accepted the position after Pastor Bob Miller's decision to move into a different season of ministry. Dukes attributes his pastoral and his kingdom work to the seeds that were sown as a student at Epworth Christian School (ECS). Timmy, as he is fondly referred, credits his ministry to a chapel service held at ECS back in 1979 led by the guest speaker, the late Pastor Ray Chamberlain, who gave a call to ministry and Dukes responded to the call. He is excited about the growth opportunities available at both the school and the church. Steve Ennis, church deacon, says, "Pastor Tim is a man of prayer and has a heart for evangelism and missions which perfectly fits with our vision to connect people to God through Jesus." Central Worship Center, 14511 Sycamore Road, Laurel, services are Sundays, beginning at 9 a.m. for Sunday School and 10:30 a.m. for Worship Service. The E318 Youth Group meets on Sundays at 6 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 875-7995, or visit

Rev. Laremore new senior pastor
Rev. Ed Laremore has been called as senior pastor of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford. He will begin his ministry on Sunday, July 16. His installation service will be held on Sunday, July 30, with Dr. Randall Corbin, Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, officiating. Laremore graduated from Liberty Baptist Seminary in 1983 with a master of arts degree in biblical counseling. He was licensed by the Christian & Missionary Alliance in 1986 and ordained in 1990. Pastor Laremore served as associate pastor of the Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford, N.J., from 1984-2005. In addition to preaching, Laremore has had experience developing youth ministries and marriage and family ministries including marriage seminars, counseling and training lay counselors, small group/mini-church leadership training, single adult ministry leadership, father-son camping ministry and training qualified lay people in hospital visitation, divorce care and discipleship training. Pastor Laremore is married to Nixie and they have three children; Rayelle, Micah and Nathanial. They will be residing in the Seaford area. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road. For more information, visit

St. Luke's rummage sales
Plans are under way for this year's rummage sale sponsored by St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The sale will be on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Luke's Parish Hall on King and North streets in Seaford. Workers are now on hand at the Parish Hall each Monday from 9 a.m. to noon for those who wish to donate items. The St. Luke's annual chrysanthemum sale will be at the end of August with pickup of flowers scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Jackson Hewitt office in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center in Seaford.

Loss and recovery workshop
Beginning Thursday, July 20, Living Water and Sussex Pregnancy Care Center are sponsoring a loss and recovery workshop every Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 27191 Kaye Road, Laurel. It is designed to help heal those who suffer deep regret or a loss due to an abortion. To register, call 856-4344, or 628-8172.

Prayer breakfast at Milford Center
Community and business leaders are invited to the Milford Senior Center, Monday, July 24, at 7 a.m. for a prayer breakfast hosted by Shiloh House of Hope. Space is limited. Reserve tickets by calling 629-5331, or email

Gospel music concert
On Sunday, July 30, from 7-8 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford, there will be a bluegrass gospel music concert featuring the band Sacred Sounds. A love offering will be taken.

Scott Family to appear
The Scott Family of Bridgeville has produced a CD of Christian music. Their CD entitled "Elevator" features Jeff and Jeanine performing some of their favorites from 17 years of music ministry. The children are included on six of the 12 songs. The Scott Family will be at Grace Methodist Church in Georgetown on Sunday, Aug. 20, and Union United Methodist in Bridgeville on Sunday, Aug. 27. Copies of the new CD will be available at their performances or by calling the Scotts at 337-3396.