Church News
Thursday, September 07, 2006
St. John's House Tour schedule
St. John's House Tour will be Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 10 homes open. Tickets are available from circle leaders and committee members. The cost is $10. As usual, Jeanette Davis and her committee will serve a chicken salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost will be $6 including dessert and beverage. The House Tour Boutique, with Janet Hackett as chairman, will also be in Fellowship Hall. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of St. John's are encouraged to donate crafts, used items in excellent condition, baked goods, plants, white elephants, etc. At the same time there will be an addition this year – a silent auction featuring quality items. Two quilts have already been donated. Jean Dunham and Nancy Brown are chairladies of the silent auction.

Messiah's Vineyard Church events
Messiah's Vineyard Church, Laurel,upcoming events: Barbecue and large yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7 a.m., at Tyndall's Furniture Parking Lot. Bake sale, drinks, mums and pumpkins, crafts. Ladies' Prayer Breakfast, Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 8:30 a.m., special speaker, Barbara Wootten. Everyone is welcome. To attend, call the church office at 875-4646. Men's Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 a.m. Special speaker, Fernando Serrato. Everyone is welcome. To attend, call the church office at 875-4646, or Ross Dukes at 875-7062. Youth group - Starting Sunday, Sept. 17, Messiah's Youth Group will be held on Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the church and café located on Rt. 13 and Discountland Road. Kicking off the evening with a pizza party and a full new worship band. If you have any questions or need directions, call the church office at 875-4646. Wednesday night Bible study will resume in the café with dinners on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Taught by Dr. Carl Vincent. Visit Messiah's web site at

St. John AME Church events
Pastor Demarrius Hardy from Faith Builders Ministry, Largo, Md., will be in service at St. John AME Zion Church, Laurel, on Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., Pastor Rob Best from Life Changing Worship Center in Fruitland, Md., will be in service at St. John AME . For details contact the Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell, 841-0203.

Gospel in the Pines Concert
A Gospel in the Pines Concert presented by the Concord United Methodist Church, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m., rain or shine, 25322 Church Road, (Rt. 20A). Admission is free. A love offering will be collected. Bring your own chairs and blankets. The concert will feature five gospel artists: Tony Crowe, Jerry Jones, Kathy Wright, The King's Ambassadors, The Lights of Home. Hot dogs, hamburgers, desserts, snacks and drinks will be available. Call 629-4535.

Laurel Baptist Church
Laurel Baptist Church will have as their guest speaker, Debra J. Kondash, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. "The Girls" Janet Bailey and Karen Westbrooke will be singing. The church is located on Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, on the right approximately two miles south of Britts Dutch Inn. For information call 875-5300.

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 chrysanthemum sale will be at the end of August with pickup of flowers Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Jackson Hewitt office, Seaford.

The Ninety & Nine dinner meeting
The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their regular quarterly dinner meeting at The Seaford Golf & Country Club on Monday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Speaker for the evening is Robyn Sturgeon, of Seaford. She is a National Board Certified Math Teacher and has worked in the public school system as a teacher for 10 years. Three years ago, she began "Teen Believers Ministries," which sponsors teen events and teen girl weekend retreats. More recently she opened "Shiloh House of Hope" in Delaware. Shiloh House of Hope is a Christ-centered, loving, residential program, where teens will receive counseling and education that will bring about healing and restoration to them and to their families. Robyn will also share how she was healed from Crohn's disease. The singers will be "Abundant Joy," Kim Wiley, Reneé Wyatt and Ivy Bank. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is Sept. 7. For details call Joyce Thomas at 629-2248.

Keys to a Loving Relationship
Starting Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., Living Water Worship Center, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, is featuring the video series by Gary Smalley, "Keys to a Loving Relationship." Unless you have a perfect marriage, this series is for you. For the children, we will be holding "The Discovery Club." For more information about the video series, phone 302-875-7814.

Loss and Recovery Workshop
Living Water Worship Center, in partnership with the Sussex Pregnancy Care Center, is holding a Loss and Recovery Workshop every Thursday at 7 p.m. at 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel. This workshop is designed to help women who are struggling with feelings associated with prior abortions. For more information, contact Rebecca at 302-628-8172.

911 Service in Greenwood
On Saturday evening, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post #7478 will host a Memorial Service for the Fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The VFW Post #7478 is located on Governors Avenue in Greenwood. The program will feature the District 4 Honor Guard, patriotic selections by Dustin and Kasey Jones and Shannon Pierce; and the Keynote speaker is Capt. Barry Ball, Chaplain in the USAF Reserves. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact Michaele S. Russell, president, at 349-4220.

Rock Church Fun Day Sept. 16
On Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Rock Church will have a Fun Day É Yard sale, silent auction, baked goods, crafts, and much more.Come fellowship and check out the great deals. Kids are back in school why not treat yourself to a moment of relaxation. If you would like to join us with yard sale items and/or crafts, call 875-7275.

The No Name Band
On Friday, Sept. 8, the No Name Band will return to Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Centenary Church Gospel Café
Christian music hour each Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Centenary Church. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. September guest singers are: Sept. 2: Sierra Spicer; Sept. 9: Denise Harper; Sept. 16: Living Lights, Don White; Sept. 23 : Kirk & Kara Kinnamon; Sept. 30: Galen & Jillian Queen. Every week, Mary Ann Young and Jenny Price Kimbell join us. Everyone is invited to attend. Come as you are. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983, or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

A.M.E. Zion Revival services
Revival Services, Liberating Power, will be held at A.M.E. Zion Church (formerly C.H. Foggie), Bridgeville. Visiting ministers will be here: on Sept. 6 - the Rev. Dr. Dennis Proctor of Pennsylvania Avenue Church, Baltimore, Md.; Sept. 7 - the Rev. Gary Rogers of Varick Church, Philadelphia, Pa.; Sept. 8 - the Rev. Mark Thomas of Mt. Hope Church, Princess Anne, Md., all services start at 7 p.m. nightly. On Sunday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m., the Rev. Dr. Lewis Anthony of Washington, D.C. will be here. All are welcome. The Rev. R.J. Chandler is pastor. For more information contact Sister Virginia Snead at 875-7438.

O'Day Family in concert
The O'Day Family of Georgetown will be in concert at Trinity United Methodist Church (near Trap Pond) on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. A fellowship dinner will be held before the Concert at 5:30 p.m.. Everyone is invited.

King's UMC fall festival
King's United Methodist Church, Gordy Road in Laurel, will be holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be Gospel Music all day. Special guests are King's Ambassadors. A petting zoo, oyster sandwiches, vendors, auction and much more for all ages. For information call Angie James at 846-2292.

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