Church News
Thursday, April 26, 2007
 
St. Luke's Bible study May 3
The newly formed Seaford Chapter of The Brotherhood of St. Andrew meets every Wednesday evening with a Bible study at 7 p.m. in St. Luke's Parish House. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is the oldest ministry for men of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Their goal is to promote evangelism and to draw men to Jesus Christ. The Seaford Chapter's current project is the distribution of door hangers which tell about the Episcopal Church and inviting those who do not already attend a church to attend worship at St. Luke's. The plan is to deliver these door hangers throughout Seaford and the surrounding areas.

National Day of Prayer May 3
National Day of Prayer will be Thursday, May 3. Prayer services will be held at the Bridgeville Historical Society Park on Delaware Avenue and Williams Street. Services will commence at 7 p.m. Join your neighbors to pray for our community, state and nation.

Chorale Concert May 6
The 30-voice Chorale of Philadelphia Biblical University, Langhorne, Pa, will present a sacred concert on Sunday, May 6, at 8:30 and 11:15 a.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford and then again that evening at 7 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville. The Chorale will present a music ministry under the direction of Dr. David Shockey featuring a varied selection of Chorale music, including hymn arrangements, spirituals, and great choral classics. This program is part of a series of concerts which will climax with an eight-day tour through Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Featuring a faculty of performing artists, PBU's School of Music and Performing Arts offers a comprehensive program designed to prepare students for professional music careers. PBU offers four 5-year double degree music programs, which lead to a Bachelor of Science in Bible and a Bachelor of Music in church Music, Music Education, performance or Composition. The constant demand for Christian musicians provides a large and varied choice of career employment for PBU music graduates. Students also find ready acceptance to graduate schools throughout the country. Since 1972, PBU had been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, among other professional accrediting associations.

Union UMC Biblical Chorale May 6
The 30 voice Chorale of Philadelphia Biblical University, Langhorne, Pa., will present a sacred concert on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., at the Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. The Chorale will present a music ministry featuring a varied selection of choral music, including hymn arrangements, spirituals, and some of the great choral classics. Dr. David Shockey is Chorale Director at PBU. This program is part of a series of concerts which will climax with an eight-day tour through Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Featuring a faculty of performing artists, PBU's School of Music and Performing Arts offers a comprehensive program designed to prepare students for professional music careers. PBU offers four 5-year double degree music programs, which lead to a bachelor of science in Bible and bachelor of music in church music, music education, performance, or composition. The constant demand for Christian musicians provides a large and varied choice of career employment for PBU music graduates. Students find ready acceptance to graduate schools throughout the country. Since 1972, PBU has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, among other professional accrediting associations. Call 337-7409 for more information.

Benefit Concert April 27
A Free Benefit Concert at Sam Yoder's Farm, Houston, on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Featuring: "Precious Memories," "Pink Grass," "Bethany Praise Ensemble." This is a benefit concert to raise relief money for a family with health and financial concerns. A love offering will be taken. Pastor Paul Dodd (302) 398-3481; F. Moore, Music Coordinator, (302) 422-7484.

Prayer, Praise & Worship service
Central Worship Center (formerly Epworth Fellowship Church) in Laurel will host an evening Prayer, Praise & Worship service on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to all. The CWC Worship Team will be sharing contemporary music. Intercessory prayer partners will be on hand to lift up your needs. COME EXPECTING! Nursery will be provided. Central Worship Center is located at 14545 Sycamore Road in Laurel, Delaware. For more information contact the church office at 875-7995.

Mt. Calvary U.M.C. Choir
The Spirit of Mt. Calvary Choir Anniversary, Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. All Choirs and Praise Dancers welcome. On Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m, there will be a service for one of our members, Sister Maxine Neal Hemmeian. Bishop James J. Green of Soul Outreach Christian Center, Cambridge and "The Anointed Five" will be our guest. The church is located at 28 Church St., Bridgeville. For more information contact Sister, Betty Murray at 337-8880.

Healing and Miracle Services
Messiah's Vineyard Church, Laurel, will have Healing and Miracle services on April 29. Come and join us with Pastor Billy Burke, from Billy Burke World Outreach, for a life-changing healing and miracle service on Sunday morning, April 29, at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday evening, April 29, at 7 p.m. For more information visit www.billyburke.org. Dr. Carl G. Vincent is Senior Minister, and Pastor Barry B. Dukes is Senior Pastor at the church, 875-4646.

National Day of Prayer
On May 3rd at 12:15 p.m., the National Day of Prayer will be observed at the Seaford City Hall at 414 High Street in Seaford. The services are expected to last approximately 30 minutes. Information can be obtained by calling the City of Seaford at 629-9173, or Richard Huston at 629-8778.

Bridgeville Prayer Breakfast
The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville will continue its sponsorship for the Community Prayer Breakfast. It will be held this year on Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville. A delicious, all you can eat, buffet breakfast will be prepared and served by the church kitchen staff, followed by an inspirational speaker and special music. Tickets are $9 and are available at no charge from Corporate Sponsors while they last. Our committee on Human and Spiritual Values oversee this program each year during the National Week of Prayer. Also, this annual program supports the objectives of Kiwanis International, which, in part, includes the following: "To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. We strive to build better communities with sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill." Call Ralph at 337-8274 for more information.

Church Spring Festival May 5
Circle May 5 on your calendar for the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Spring Festival. Serving will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu includes oyster fritter, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, homemade vegetable soup, homemade ice cream and various bake items. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road approximately 3 miles west of Laurel off of Rt. 24. Carry-outs are available during the same hours.

Church-Hymn sing
Galestown United Methodist Church will have a hymn sing Sunday, April 29 at 2 P.M. featuring The Lights of Home and Randy Marine. There will be an afternoon of song, praise and fellowship. A buffet style hot meal will be held immediately following the service.

Yard sale and car wash May 5
Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will hold a yard sale and car wash on May 5, from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. There will be scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers. For more information call 875-4233.

Trinity U.M. Gospel Concert
Trinity United Methodist Church in Laurel will host a Gospel Concert on Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m. featuring, Jerry Jones, Kings Ambassadors, Cassandra Abbott and Tammy Bradford. Food and drinks will be available. For further information call 841-7589.

Old Christ Church opening
Historic Old Christ Church welcomes everyone for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m. from May 27 through Oct. 7. The church is located on Chipman's Pond Road off Rt. 24, Laurel. The church is on the Historic Register, built in 1771 and original as it was in that period.

Centenary Gospel Cafe
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting Christian music each Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. April 28 Guest Singers: "Lights of Home," Ray & Trevor Marine, Gospel Café first annual BBQ (outside). Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us! For more information, call the Church office at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

Cup of Joy Coffeehouse
Friday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. Coffee, music, and connection with Christian people is available, at the Seaford Church of the Nazarene. There will be an Open Mic from 7-9 p.m. Unplugged instruments (aka acoustical) only. Seaford Church of the Nazarene is located at 520 South Dual Highway. For information call 629-3929.