Church News
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Woodland UMC Homecoming The Woodland United Methodist Church will hold its annual Homecoming service on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Barbara Wilson will be the guest speaker and The Sounds of Joy will provide special music. A covered dish dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. There will be no morning worship service. All members and friends are invited.

St. Johnstown Homecoming St. Johnstown United Methodist Church Homecoming, St. Johnstown Road, Greenwood, Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Church Pastor is the Rev. James Bongard; guest speaker, will be the Rev. Michaele Russell. Special music will be a highlight of the program. Refreshment and fellowship will follow the service.

Watoto Children's Choir in Concert The Watoto Children's Choir will be in concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, on Sunday, Nov. 12. They will perform at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. The African drums resound and one by one the children come dancing down the aisles in their brilliant Ugandan costumes with radiant smiles on their faces. Throughout Watoto's "Concert of Hope," you will experience the energy and sense the joy and hope that these beautiful Ugandan orphans have found. The concert is free; a love offering will be received. 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, call 629-5600 or visit

Centenary Church Gospel Café Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music hour each Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. Each week Mary Ann Young sings your Gospel favorites. November guest singers are: Nov. 11: Bill Primrose, Bob and Cheryl Jones and Todd McMasters. Nov. 18: Joe Dawson. Nov. 25: Hannah Smith, Abundant Joy. 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.

Thanksgiving Eve service A Thanksgiving Eve service sponsored by the Greater Seaford Ministerium will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. The Rev. Ed Laremore of Atlanta Road Alliance Church will be bringing the message, and St. John's Sanctuary Choir will present a ministry of music. The community is invited to bring their "first fruits" in the form of canned goods for the Seaford Community Food Closet and/or side dishes, breads, or desserts in disposable dishes for the community Thanksgiving Day dinner sponsored by Evergreen United Methodist Church. An offering will be taken to benefit the Seaford Mission.

Free Community dinner A free, community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by Evergreen United Methodist Church will be Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1 p.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Turkey, ham, stuffing and mashed potatoes will be provided, and the community is invited to bring their "First fruits" by donating side dishes, breads and desserts in disposable dishes. Donated food can be delivered to St. John's Church during the Thanksgiving Eve service, or on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are also invited to help cook, set-up, serve, and clean up from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thanksgiving day. Call the Rev. Sharon Graves, 629-7472, or the Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, for more information or to volunteer.

Em-ing's dinner with O'Day Family Trinity United Methodist Church, 17249 Phillips Hill Road, Laurel, will host an Em-ing's dinner on Friday, Nov. 10, 4-7 p.m. The O'Day family, from Georgetown, will be in concert during the dinner from 5-7 p.m. All dinner tickets are $8.50. Eat-in or take out. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling 875-3582 or 875-2078.

Mt. Pleasant UMC 225th Anniversary On Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, will be celebrating their 225th Anniversary at their Homecoming Service. The Rev. Sandra Steiner-Ball, Dover District Superintendent, will be our guest speaker. "Precious Memories Gospel Band," a group from the Milford area, will offer special music. The church is located at 33038 Mt. Pleasant Road approximately 4 miles west of Laurel just off of Rt. 24. Come and join with us in our celebration."

Church of God Concert Jerry Jones will present a Christmas Concert at Stein Highway Church of God, 500 Arch St., Seaford, Friday evening, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. He will share in word and song with Traditional Christmas music, Country Gospel Music, and Contemporary Gospel Music. All are invited. A love offering will be accepted. For more information call 302-629-9689 or 302-629-8583.

Gospel Concert and Dinner Jerry Jones, The Lights of Home, and Hannah Smith will be at Concord United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. There will be a spaghetti dinner at the Community Hall following the concert at 4 p.m. Cost is $8 each.

Community Thanksgiving dinner Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, will be serving a community Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 19, starting at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come join us.