Church Events
Thursday, Febuary 14, 2002
Planning for Day of Prayer
There will be a planning session Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Reliance, for the World Day of Prayer Service. Gethsemane will host the service this year on March 1 at 10 a.m. The World Day of Prayer is an annual ecumenical service, held globally, that promotes world peace and solidarity for Christians throughout the world. It is sponsored by Church Women United. Churches that are interested in helping to plan or to participate in the service may send representatives from their women’s group to this planning session. Gethsemane is 4 miles west of Seaford on Del. 20. For more information, call Karen Bell at 629-9161.

Celebrating past, black history
New Zion United Methodist Church, 430 West 6th St., Laurel, will host a celebration of Laurel’s bicentennial and black history Saturday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. The theme will be “Celebrating our Heritage, Embracing Our Future,” featuring speaker Dr. Rev. Kwame Abayomi.

Church opens in Greenwood
River of Life Christian Center, 17 West Market St., Greenwood, is planning intercessory prayer training to begin Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. The 13-week course will teach how to intercede in prayer more effectively for others. There is a $15 donation for workbook and literature. For additional information call the church office at (302) 349-9420.

Woodland to host dinner
The Woodland United Methodist Church women will host a chicken and dumpling dinner Saturday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. Admission is $7, $3.50 for children 6 to 12 years and free for children 5 and under. No carry outs will be available. The church is next to the Woodland Ferry house, 4.5 miles west of Seaford on Woodland Church Road. On Sunday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. the church will present an evening of gospel music with Tony Rosetta. Desserts will be served following the performance. For details, contact Bob Robinson at 875-9124.
Black History celebrated
The Sunday school of New Zion United Methodist Church kicked off its Black History Month celebration with guest speaker Wallace Handy, a therapist in the Seaford School District. Handy resides in Laurel with his wife Mamie and two children, Wilson and Whitney. Other guests speakers during February will be Delaware State Constable, Michael Fooks; Laurel School District English teacher Anna (Amy) Puckham Handy; and Maryland State Trooper Tony Morton. Programs will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24.

Church plans trip to theater
Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethel, is planning a bus trip to Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster, Pa., to see “Daniel, a Dream, a Den, a Deliverer” on Saturday, April 13. The show will be at 1 p.m. The group will stop for dinner at the historic Strasburg Inn at 4:15 p.m. Price is $84 per person. Call Charlotte Givens, 875-7450 or Betty Jo Grimes, 875-2713, before March 10, for reservations.

House to sing at St. Philip’s
Ann Carvel House will present a vocal concert Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m., at St. Philip’s Church, Laurel. Mary Ann Torkelson, organist and choir director at the church, will accompany her at the piano and organ. The program will feature selections from classical music to Broadway selections, as well as House’s own compositions. House was a librarian at the Laurel Library for seven years before moving to the Baltimore area, where she has worked as a research librarian for the past 20 years. She has requested that any donations received at the concert go to the Laurel Library Building Fund. A reception will be held following the concert. For more information, contact Torkelson at 629-5456.

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