Church News
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Evening of gospel music
St. Paul's United Methodist Church, on Old Stage Rd. in Laurel, will present an evening of gospel music featuring the "Don Murray Family Band" on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. A special guest performance begins the evening at 6:30 p.m. This band has spread the gospel through music for many years and is formerly known as "The Old Time Religion." Songs are traditional and an enjoyable evening will be shared by all. For more information, call Pastor Don at 302-856-6107. For directions, call 302-875-7900.

Blaine Bowman at Christ Church
Blaine Bowman and His Good Time Band are coming to Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel, on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken.

Thanksgiving dinners delivered
Volunteers have been busy in the kitchen of St. Luke's Episcopal Church parish hall. Thanksgiving dinners are being prepared for distribution to those in need in Seaford and the surrounding communities. The project is sponsored by the Church of God and Saints of Christ church members, who are using St. Luke's facilities. The dinners will be delivered in Seaford, Laurel, Bridgeville and Georgetown by the YACTA youth group. This is a group of young people who organize food drives, and work within the church to serve Christ. YACTA stands for Youth Anointed with Confidence, Talent, and Atonement. Last year 1,600 dinners were prepared and distributed, some of which were served in the St. Luke's Parish Hall to those in need on a walk-in basis. It is hoped that this year's project will serve as least as many and perhaps more.

Galestown UMC Fall Hymn Sing
Galestown United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Hymn Sing on Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Special music by "Revived" and "The Gospel Gents. A buffet style hot dinner will be served immediately following the service at the Galestown Community Center. The book titled "History Repeats Itself around Galestown Millpond" is now available for $5. This would make a great Christmas stocking stuffer gift for a special person as well as a great table top informative book.

Guest preacher at Christ Church
Come and hear dynamic preaching at Christ Evangelistic Church, 802 Camp Road, Laurel. Evangelist David Ellis will be preaching on Dec. 10, at the 11 a.m. service.

Children's Christmas Musical
The children of Laurel Wesleyan Church will be performing a heavenly Christmas musical, "Fear Not Factor," on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 9 and 11 a.m., at Laurel Wesleyan church, located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Rt. 13A. Nursery will be provided. For more information call 875-5380.

Celebrate the Joy of Christmas
The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is excited to present the Broadway-style musical production "Let There Be Light." Directed and produced by three-time National Crystal Communicator Award winner, Wendy Craig, the production will premier Dec. 15, 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. with free admission. This is no ordinary "church skit." With full set design, lighting, make up, costumes, singing and choreography it has already proved to be a delightful smash to both young and old alike. With a contemporary approach to the Christmas message, this group reminds us to "celebrate the joy of Christmas" - the joy of family and friends brought together again because of the baby Jesus. "Let There Be Light" is a major must-see event.

The host pastor of the church is Bishop Michael Phillips. The church is located on Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road, just three miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line. Refreshments will be served following the performance. A bicycle will be given away each night. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Come early because seats are limited. For more information, call 875-7824 o 875-3242.
The Ninety & Nine Dinner
The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to both men and women to attend their annual Christmas dinner at The Seaford Golf & Country Club in Seaford, on Monday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m.
The Ninety & Nine is a ministry, which was formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. If you would like a night out full of fun, food, fellowship and lots of encouragement, then The Ninety & Nine is the place for you. There are no membership dues to pay. We welcome your presence.
Special Guests
Special speaker for the evening is Pastor Tim Dukes. When he was only eight years old, his family became a part of Epworth Fellowship Church in Laurel. In 1982, Tim graduated from Epworth Christian School. He attended Valley Forge Christian College and gradated in 1986. For more than five years he served as Youth Pastor in Farmville, Va. From Virginia he moved to Maryland and pioneered the Ocean City Worship Center and pastored there for 13 years. In July 2006, Pastor Tim began his tenure at Central Worship Center (formerly Epworth Fellowship Church) in Laurel. He, indeed, has come back full circle. He and his wife, Dottie live in Ocean Pines and have four children. The singer will be Corey Franklin. Corey pursued music when he was at a very young age. It wasn't long before he began song writing and he has been making music a priority ever since. Corey joined the high school choir his junior year, became interested in vocal training, and gained an appreciation for vocal and music theory. He enjoyed much success and received several high honors such as the national chorale men's choir division in 1995. Corey is now booking and playing live shows. Currently, he is the Worship Leader at Central Worship Center in Laurel. Corey and his wife, Michele, live in Laurel and have three children. Come and receive a blessing. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is Nov. 29. For details or more information call: Joyce Thomas at 629-2248, Michele Thompson at 877-0797, or Arvalene Moore at 875-4387.

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 629-9689 or 629-8583.

Centenary Church Gospel Cafe
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 favorite.
November guest singers are:
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.

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