Church News
Thursday, September 14, 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:
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.
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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.

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.

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 628-8172.

Rock Church Fun Day
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.

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. 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.

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.

Administrative Assistant needed
Local Christian ministry, Shiloh House of Hope, is looking for an energetic, team player to execute the responsibilities of part-time Administrative Assistant. The position is estimated to be 2-3 days a week or 15-20 hours depending on activity. The ideal candidate will have a heart for young people, have four or more years of experience, proficient in Microsoft Office and work well with the public. Coordinating activities and volunteers as well as assisting in the setting up of office procedures and policies will be among some of the initial duties. This position will eventually progress to full-time. If you or anyone you know would be interested you can mail your letter of interest and resume to Shiloh House of Hope, Post Office Box 521, Bridgeville, DE 19933, or email same to

Bible prophecy seminar
The most Amazing Prophecies, Bible Prophecy Seminar begins Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., at Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church, 26295 Sussex Highway, Seaford. Call 875-0140 for details.

Country Gospel Jambore
The Seaford Chapter of the Country Gospel Music Association will be hosting a Country Gospel Jamboree Saturday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church, Friendship Road, Berlin, Md. Everyone is invited to enjoy Gospel Music, food, fun and fellowship. There is no admittance charge. A love offering will be asked to help further Country Gospel Music. For directions contact Jerry and Jeannie Jones, 629-9689.

Latin Mass Sept. 17
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 Sept. 17. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For details call 302-674-5781.

AME Zion Church Trustee Day
Liberating Power at African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (formerly C.H. Foggie AME Zion Church, Bridgeville. "Come as you areÉ Leave liberated in Christ." Annual Trustee Day, with the Rev. Dr. John W. Kennedy, presiding elder, Philadelphia Eastern Shore District, on Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Roscoe West is program chairman, 302-875-5397. Brother Eddie Snead is chairman of the trustee board, 302-875-7438. The Rev. R.J. Chandler, Sr. is Pastor.

Concord UMC Gospel Concert
Gospel in the Pines Concert presented by the Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road, Seaford, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m. rain or shine. Admission is free. A love offering will be collected. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Featuring five gospel artists: Tony Crowe, Jerry Jones, Kathy Wright, The Kings Ambassadors, and The Lights of Home. Hot dogs, hamburgers, deserts, snacks and drinks will be available. For additional information call 629-4535.

The Beatenbos perform
Charlie and Linda Beatenbos will perform at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The Beatenbos have traveled singing gospel music for the last 35 years. Their styles of music are from Country Gospel to Bluegrass. For more information call 875-2915.

Bridgeville Union UMC Diner
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, in its fellowship hall (across from the bank) will have its grand re-opening of 'Union Station Diner' on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Price for adults is $7; children 12 and under, $3.50. Menu to include: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, stewed tomatoes, veggies, beverage, rolls and assorted desserts. Questions, call 337-7409.

'Raise the Roof' Golf Tournament
"Raise the Roof" Golf Tournament to benefit Shiloh House House of Hope, a residential program for hurting teens. Through Christ-centered education and counseling, teens find a hope and a future and both the teens and their families receive healing and restoration. The golf tournament will be Monday, Oct. 16, at The Rookery. Shotgun begins at 9 a.m. Teams of four can play for $375, single players for $100. Sponsor a hole, for $150. For more information on Shiloh House of Hope visit or to register for the golf tournament, call 629-5331.

Concord UMC 85th Reunion
The 85th annual Reunion of the Sons, Daughters and Friends of Concord will take place at Concord United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 21, with a 2 p.m. Business Meeting & Memorial Service and a 4 p.m. Chicken and Dumpling Dinner at Concord Community House.

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