Church News
Thursday, January 29, 2004
Focus on the Light Conference at Atlanta Road Alliance Church
Ladies of all ages and teen girls ages 13-17 are invited to the 2004 Focus on the Light Conference Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford. Emily Chase, wife, mother, author, former missionary and college teacher will be the keynote speaker. Having served as the coordinator of educational and counseling services at a Pennsylvania pregnancy center, she has also developed an abstinence education program, which is currently used by the Sussex Pregnancy Care Drama Team. During this conference she will direct attention to the issues of “forgiveness” and “moving beyond regrets.” This weekend includes seven informative workshops on subjects from home budgets, tot he issues of singles, hospitality, discipleship, and ordering your home. A special session on Friday night, taught by Emily Chase, is designed uniquely for teen girls and the moms. Accomplished vocalist, Lori Miller, will be ministering in song. Two-day registration for adults is $18, one-day for adults is $10. Two-day registration for teen girls is $10, and one-day registration is $5. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday and the sessions are from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday begins with a light breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.-noon sessions. Register early, as seating is limited and the deadline is Monday, Feb. 16. No child care will be available. From U.S. 13 take Rt. 20 west and turn right on Atlanta Road (between Rite Aid and Eckerds Drug Store and continue on Atlanta Road for two miles and the church is on the right. For further information, contact the Atlanta Road Alliance Church at 629-7693.

Father-Daughter Dance scheduled at Mt. Olivet
Get ready to make some memories. The third annual Father/Father Figure and Daughter Dance is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 6, from 7-10 p.m. Once again this event will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on High Street in downtown Seaford. The church’s Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a DJ, decorations, and refreshments. Fathers and father figures and daughters of all ages are invited. Tickets are $5 per person, but only 150 will be sold. Each family is asked to bring an appetizer or baked good to share. Pictures will be available at an extra charge. Tickets are available from David and Becky Genshaw, 629-9014; the Mt. Olivet Church Office, 629-4458; or any committee member.

St. George’s Gospel Concert
St. George’s United Methodist Church will have a gospel concert on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. The guest will e the Rev. Robert Robinson of Woodland Untied Methodist Church. Hot and cold sandwiches will be served at 6 p.m. You may bring desserts. Free and open to the public.

Booker Street Ensemble
The Booker Street Ensemble will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a gospel concert on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Seaford High School starting at 7 p.m. Other featured performers will include Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers and “Truly Blessed.” Tickets are $15 for general seating, $20 for VIP seating, and $25 for front row seating. Phone 856-3404 or 684-5407 for more information.
Gospel Search seeking singers
The seventh annual Mountaire Gospel Talent Search is seeking entrants to claim the $30,000 in prize money being offered. The event will take place at the Bay Shore Community Church (formerly the Gumboro Community Church) in Gumboro March 11, 12 and 13. The judges for the three days of competition will be members of the Denver and the Mile High Orchestra. They will also provide mini concerts on Thursday and Friday and a two hour concert on Saturday night (there is a $10 charge for the two-hour concert and the others are free). In addition to the talent search, there will be clinics on starting a choir, locating music, recording, sound systems, lighting, backdrops, video, and still photography. Several new categories have been added including two for children - children’s choir and soloist. Some of the participants in the Gospel Talent Search will be selected to perform with “When You Believe,” a choir of winners and participants in past competitions. The group performs in benefit concerts for churches and non-profit groups, at community fairs, and many other events. For more information or to receive an entry form, phone 934-3123.

St. Luke’s Candlemas
There will be one service of worship on Sunday, Feb. 1, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, (The presentation of Our Lord in the Temple: Candlemas). Following in the Great Hall of the Parish House will be a covered dish luncheon and the 169th annual parish meeting. At this time will be the election of new Vestry members. The Shepherds Team met this week in the home of Jane Watson. New members were welcomed. This group visits people in their homes or in the Manor House, Genesis, etc., takes Holy Communion, delivers the altar flowers, prepares meals for those returning home from the hospital and sends cards and makes telephone calls to keep in touch. It is one of the many outreach programs going on at St. Luke’s.

Church of the Nazarene
On Sunday, Feb. 1, the Rev. Andrew Tilghman and congregation from the Harmony Baptist Church in Denton, Md., will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. at 4 p.m. The public is welcome. The pastor is Ebenezer Williamson and the co-pastor is Evangelist Mary Harris. For information call the church at 1-410-943-0900. On Sunday, Feb. 8, Pastor Bernice Brummell and congregation from the Apostle True Foundation Church from Preston, Md. will be at the church at 4 p.m.

Georgia House buffet
The Christian Storehouse in Millsboro has been helping people in the area for more than 11 years. As the county’s population has grown, more and more people have required the services the Storehouse provides. This past year, as the economy suffered, the Storehouse has helped more people than ever with food, clothing, and money for medicines, fuel, and other necessities. While the Storehouse has been funded through foundation grants, especially in its recent building program, most of its support has come from local churches and individuals. As 2004 get underway, the Storehouse — in cooperation with the Georgia House — is again asking for local support. The Georgia House, a restaurant in Millsboro, opens its doors on Monday evening to various non-profit groups to host meals as fund raisers. On Feb. 2, the Storehouse will e hosting a buffet of prime rib, buttermilk-friend chicken, and classic Georgia House sides and desserts for $16.95. Children 12 and under, get in for $8.95. Friends of the Storehouse will be working as greeters and servers. The meal last from 5-7 p.m. For tickets and more information call 934-8151.

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