Church Events
Thursday, March 14, 2002
Time for decorations to go
All Christmas decorations must be removed from the Bethel United Methodist Church cemeteries by March 15.

Church holding fund-raiser
Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, 28714 Seaford Road, Laurel, is selling cookie dough, soft pretzels, cheesecakes, coffee, teas and hot chocolate. Proceeds will help purchase carpet for the newly-finished community room. To place an order, contact any member of the church or call the church office, 875-8150. On Easter Sunday, March 31, at 10 a.m. evangelist David Manley, portraying Simon Peter, will speak at the 10 a.m. service.

Ministerium serving hot meals
The Greater Laurel Ministerium is serving hot meals every Friday evening, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church, West and Poplar streets. The meal is a free outreach ministry of the churches of Laurel and includes a brief devotional . For more information call 875-4233 from 9 a.m. to noon.

St. Stephens to host breakfast
St. Stephens United Methodist Church, State Street, Delmar, will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday, March 16, 7 to 10 a.m., at Camelot Hall. Admission for adults is $5 and for children ages 4 to 11, $3. Children under 4 are admitted free. Carry-outs will be available. Baked goods will also be available. Raffle tickets are on sale for a Longaberger basket, free gasoline, pizza and a $50 savings bond. The drawing will be held on March 30. The church will hold its annual chicken and crust dinner Saturday, March 23, 4 to 7 p.m. in Camelot Hall. The price of adult tickets will be $7 and children’s tickets will cost $3.50. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Lisa Ellis at 846-2125 or the church office at 846-9501.

Dinner to include dumplings
Laurel Wesleyan Church, just north of Laurel on alternate US 13, will host a chicken and dumpling dinner and dessert auction Saturday, March 16, 6 p.m. Admission for adults is $6 and for children 3 to 9, $3. Children under 2 will be admitted free. Proceeds from the dinner will help pay for a trip to the Acquire the Fire youth convention in Baltimore. Proceeds from the dessert auction will go in a fund for a new youth/multi-purpose facility.

Annual scout retreat set
The Catholic Committee on Boy Scouting has scheduled the annual spring retreat for Boy Scouts at Camp Rodney near Northeast, Md., for Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information and reservations, call Tommy Watts at (302) 834-5408. On that same day, a Scouter Development Program will be provided for Scouters and other interested adults. This program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. The training program is for Catholics and non-Catholics. For information and reservations, call Ed Gargiulo at (302) 998-8730.

Church plans chicken buffet
Bethany Church, Lowes Crossroads near Millsboro, will hold a fried chicken buffet Saturday, March 16, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost for adults and for carryouts is $8.50. Admission for children is $4. A bake table will be available.

Southern Gospel Concert set
The King’s Ambassadors, celebrating their fifth anniversary with Reunion from Princess Anne, Md., and A Servant’s Heart from Denton, Md., will host a southern gospel music concert Saturday, March 16, 6 p.m. at Delmar Middle and Senior High School, Delmar, Del. For information, call 410-742-8841 or 410-749-9002.
Hymn sing set for March 17
Shiloh Community Church will hold a hymn sing Sunday, March 17, 2 to 4 p.m. Singers will be Marty Vincent, Wayne Goven, Janet McCabe, Samantha and Ashley. Refreshments will be served.

Annual luncheon planned
Esther Circle of St. John’s Church United Methodist Women will hold its annual soup and biscuit luncheon Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at Pine and Third streets, Seaford. Tickets are $4, which includes beverage and dessert, and may be obtained from circle members or at the door the day of the luncheon. Carry-outs are available by calling 629-9466 with your order on the day of the luncheon.

Would like to run March 14
Family Enrichment & Deliverance Center Inc., 538 East 4th St., Laurel, will hold four Holy Ghost Powered Nights, March 20, 21, 22 and 23, at 7 each night. Pastor Anthony T. Flowers will speak. To arrange for a group or soloist to participate, call 875-4227. St. John oyster supper set There will be an oyster supper on Friday, March 22, at 1 p.m., at St. John A.M.E. Zion Church in Laurel. Call 875-4042 for details.

Church to dedicate building
The River of Life Christian Center, 17 West Market St., Greenwood, will sponsor two services Friday, March 22, 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, 11 a.m., to dedicate its new building. Speaker will be Terrell M. Rummage, pastor of Preach The Word Christian Center, Gary, Ind., and former director of the Bible Training Center of Living Word Christian Center, Forest Park, Ill. He is an ordained minister and a graduate of Rhema Bible College, Tulsa, Okla. Rummage’s wife Charlotte will be the guest speaker at a luncheon Saturday, March 23, 11:30 a.m. at the church. All women are invited. She is administrator of Preach The Word Christian Center, Gary, Ind., and a graduate of Rhema Bible College, Tulsa, Okla. For more information call 349-9420.

Church to sponsor Life Chain
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Seaford, will sponsor a Life Chain Friday, March 29, 10 a.m. to noon. The chain of people, to protest abortion, will form in front of the Catholic Church, extending down Stein Highway. For more information call Jim or Ann Elliott, 875-7772 or 875-5744.

Hymn sing set for Palm Sunday
Blades United Methodist Church, South Market Street, Blades, will host a hymn sing on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2 to 4 p.m. Performers will include Jim and Patty Jeannette, B.J. Hardin, Earl Hoopes and Greg Ellingsworth.

Easter sunrise service set
The Delmar Kiwanis Club will sponsor a sunrise service Easter Sunday, March 31, at St. Stephen’s Cemetery Park (next to the Delmar Plaza) at 7 a.m. The Rev. Sam McWilliams will deliver the sermon. Breakfast will be served at Union United Methodist Church from 7 to 9 a.m. Admission is $5 . The church is two blocks south of St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

Volunteers teach prisoners
Thresholds is an all-volunteer organization which teaches decision-making skills to those incarcerated in Delaware’s prisons. It has been active in Delaware for more than 20 years and teaches the decision-making program at the Correctional Center in Smyrna, Gander Hill Prison in Wilmington, and Baylor Women’s Corrections Center in New Castle, the Sussex Correctional Center in Georgetown and the Ferris School for Juveniles in Wilmington. Training for volunteers will be Saturday, April 13, at the University of Delaware. For information call 302-777-0356.

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