Church News
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Towne Fair Prayer Breakfast
The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Seaford Historical Society, Seaford Ministerium and Seaford Kiwanis are holding a Prayer Breakfast at the Towne & Country Fair on Saturday, May 22, beginning at 8 a.m. The Prayer Breakfast will be held in a tent on the grounds of the Governor Ross Plantation, North Pine Street Extended, Seaford. A limited number of tickets are available at $10 each. To obtain tickets to the prayer breakfast contact Bryant Richardson at Morning Star Publications, 629-9788, or visit the office of Morning Star Publications at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford.

Bridgeville hosts Brother Gober
Brother Mac Gober will be ministering at Bridgeville Church of God, on Wednesday, April 21, at the 7 p.m. service. Brother Gober, president and founder of Canaan Land Ministries, knows what it takes to turn someone’s life around; to change it from one of sin and degradation to one of joy and hope. His life had a new beginning in 1974 when he had an “electrifying” experience with Jesus Christ. Gober has an exciting testimony about the miracle-working power of God. He was changed from a hate-filled dope addict and motorcycle gangster into a person full of love and compassion. His full-time ministry began in 1977 when he joined the staff of Teen Challenge in Birmingham, Ala. After giving his testimony on the 700 Club and PTL television programs his ministry expanded throughout the United States and Canada. Since then he has been speaking in churches, high schools, colleges, Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowships, and organizations of all faiths. His ministry includes foreign crusades and teaching ministers’ seminars. In January 1981 Canaan Land Ministries, Inc. was founded. In early 1982, in Autaugaville, Ala., the men’s home became a reality. He has also been the featured speaker on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the 700 Club, and other radio and television broadcasts. “Unchained,” the story of Mac Gober, is available in paperback. His testimony is also available on video and audio cassette. For more information, contact Canaan Land Ministries at (334) 365-2200.

Nazarene Church visitors
On Saturday, April 17, at 7 p.m., Bishop James Shaw and the congregation from United Way of the Cross, Salisbury, Md., will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. On Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m., Pastor Randy Conaway and congregation from Salisbury will be at the church.

Marriage class offered
The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is offering a five-week marriage class entitled “The Covenant Marriage” beginning Sunday, April 18. The class will meet from 9:45-10:45 a.m. each week. Andy and Kathy Chupp will be the facilitators. “The Covenant Marriage” is one of seven studies in the Focus on the Family marriage Series that targets issues impacting couples of every age. “The Covenant Marriage” examines the concept that God is the marriage role model as it explores the covenant he made with Abram and his descendants, and how it relates to marriage. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located on Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the Nylon Capital Shopping Plaza, next to Seaford Animal Hospital. Morning worship services are at 8:30 and 11 and the evening service is at 7. Additional information can be obtained by calling 629-7693.

‘Labor of Love’ April 18
“Labor of Love” Southern Gospel Music Ministry will perform on Sunday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel. Refreshments will follow.

Lay Pastoral associates named
The St. Luke’s Vestry was commissioned. Amy Larsen received her license as Lay Eucharistic Minister, and Vicki Reinsfelder was made Lay Pastoral Associate and Parish Visitor at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in keeping with the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church. Mrs. Reinsfelder is recognized for for her outstanding ministry in the Church.

Mary and Martha Tea Room
The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, will meet on Wednesday, April 21, from 2-4 p.m., at 102 Maryland Ave., in Greenwood. Evangelist Sadie Brunson from Wilmington will be the guest speaker. Tea Room activities include refreshments, teaching and ministry by anointed and gifted women from across Delmarva, and a freewill offering for the guest speaker. Ministry is offered in an intimate setting for approximately 20-25 women. Call Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

Pancake and sausage supper
The Laurel Wesleyan Church Children Ministry will have a pancake and sausage buffet supper on Friday, April 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adults $6 and children 4-12 $3 (children under 3 are free). All proceeds will go to the children’s summer camp scholarship fund. For tickets or more details call 875-5380.
Mt. Calvary cemetery cleanup
The Trustees of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, are asking all family member and friends who have loved ones buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery on Middleford Road to come out on Saturday, April 17, at 8 a.m. to help to clean up the cemetery. Refreshments will be served. For details contact Trustee President Hollis Smack at 337-3430.

Second missions conference
To kick off the Bridgeville Church of God’s second annual missions conference weekend, Bishop Lovell R. Carey, director of the Church of God World Missions, will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, April 25. For more information call the church office at 337-3044.

Latin Mass April 18
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The next mass will be April 18. For details call 629-8863.

Citadel of Hope Ministries
The Citadel of Hope Deliverance Ministries Inc., 10212 Concord Road, Seaford, is planning a spring revival. Bishop Deborah Reed from Holiness is the Way Deliverance Tabernacle, New York, will be preaching on April 21-23. Services will start at 7:30 nightly. Call 629-2019.

Christian bands needed
Christian Bands are needed for a praise and worship service on Sunday, Sept. 12, to be held during Delmarva Bike Week in Ocean City, Md. Contact Cathy at

National Day of Prayer
A National Day of Prayer Service will be at the Greenwood Memorial Post #7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. The theme is “Let Freedom Ring” and a variety of community leaders will participate in the program. Captain Barry Ball of Dover and Pastor Jim Bongard are featured speakers. An offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to share in this inspirational time of word, music and prayer. The area coordinator for the event is Dr. Michaele S. Russell (349-4220).

Women of Victory Conference
The women at First Baptist, Lighthouse (COGIC), St. Mark’s United Methodist and St. Paul’s A.M.E. Zion churches invite all women (ages 13 and older) to attend their first joint Women of Victory Conference to be held on Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, at the First Baptist Church on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Booth Street, in Salisbury, Md. Registration fees are $50 for individual registrant and $75 for mother and daughter. The Friday evening worship service will begin at 7 o’clock with preaching from the Rev. Lula G. Williams, Missionary supervisor of the Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal District, A.M.E. Zion Church. The Saturday agenda will begin at 8 a.m. with Intercessory Prayer and continental breakfast. Lunch will also be served. Workshops will be presented by Queen Esther Snell, Elder Sharon Sampson, Mother Diana Banks, Millicent Williams-Thomas, Mother Lee Van Zandt, and the Rev. Dr. Dennis Proctor.

The Gospel of John movie
The Nanticoke Church of Christ, 328 High St., Seaford will present a free showing of the movie “The Gospel of John.” on Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m. Transportation will be provided by calling Jeff Wesson at 855-9329 or John Crosby at 629-9765.

Spring hymn sing April 25
Galestown United Methodist Church will have a spring hymn sing at the community hall on Sunday, April 25, at 7 p.m. featuring the Reunion Quartet. A buffet meal will take place at 5 p.m.

Gospel concert April 24
The Anchormen Quartet from Goldsboro, N.C., will perform a Gospel concert on Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Refuge Temple Revival Center in Seaford (Leon Williams is the pastor). A free will offering will be taken.

Usher’s Day at Foggie AME
C.H. Foggie AME Zion Church (Federalsburg Road in Bridgeville, will have its Annual Usher’s Day on Sunday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Weldon Johnson of New Life AME Zion Church in Cambridge, Md.

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