Church News
Thursday, April 29, 2004
Gethsemane offering ‘Jesus and Baseball’
Play ball. Gethsemane United Methodist Church, located on Rt. 20 west of Seaford, is having a unique “Jesus & Baseball” program in May. On Sunday, May 2, will be Little League Day with baseball cards to all players and then on Sunday, May 16, will be School Sports Teams Day with special gifts to all school athletes of every sport. All visitors will be entered in a drawing for four tickets to an Orioles versus Yankees game in Baltimore this summer. People are encouraged to wear baseball caps to church. Services are as follows: 8:45 a.m., contemporary; 10 a.m., further learning opportunities for all ages; 11 a.m., interactive (blend of traditional and praise music).

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.

Harvest Christian auction, sale
Harvest Christian Church is raising money to send a team to Turkey on a mission trip. There will be a silent auction on Friday, May 21, from 7-9 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, May 22. There will be hourly door prizes. Also a yard sale will be on May 22 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Governor’s Prayer Breakfast
Gov. Ruth Ann Minner will host the 44th annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 6, at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. Erika Harold, Miss America 2003, will speak at the breakfast. As Miss America 2003, Harold made preventing youth violence and bullying her platform. A leader in many youth violence awareness programs, Harold has issued a national call to action, challenging the public to take a proactive, comprehensive approach to eradicating the culture of violence and harassment in schools. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. for the buffet breakfast, and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Modern Maturity Center on Forrest Avenue in Dover. Tickets are available upon request by mailing a check payable to “Governor’s Prayer Breakfast” for $11 per person to Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, P.O. Box 988, Dover, DE 19903 by April 29. Because seating is limited, reserve early.

Grace hosts No Name Band
The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198. Gospel concert at St. George’s St. George’s United Methodist Church, Laurel, will have a gospel concert on Sunday, May 2, at 7 p.m. The guest will be Everett Warrington and his band. There will be a covered dish supper at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Fitness class begins
Fitness classes start up again on Monday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 11 at St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (sponsored by St. John’s But open to the public). Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m. only, free child care; and Tuesdays, Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching/hi-lo aerobic class. Try a free one to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call 17 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch 629-7539.

The Singing Disciples
The Singing Disciples of Warshaw and Montross, Va., will be in concert at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, on Sunday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Sister Olivia Blackwell, 337-7019. A free will offering will be taken. The Rev. Purnell A. Moody is the pastor.

Memorial Day Picnic
Seaford Church of the Nazarene had their second planning session, for an old time Memorial Day picnic. There will be games for all ages, with prizes to the winners. There will be food, music and a hymn sing. The picnic will be on Memorial Day, May 31, at 10 a.m. at the church grounds, located on US 13 south next to the Guide. Rain date is Saturday, June 5.

Missions conference
The Bridgeville Church of God will have its second annual Missions Conference entitled “Operation Fishnet” from Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2, at the church on Rt. 404 near Bridgeville. The keynote speaker will be Pastor Michael Mills from Quito, Ecuador who will be providing workshops and ministry on Saturday, May 1, beginning at 10 a.m. He will speak on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Other invited speakers include Evangelist Joel Hitchcock on Saturday at 10 a.m., Bishop Evert Galon of Calvary Church of God in Laurel on beginning a church ministry, and Bishop Brenda Anderson from Victory Praise Church of God in Washington, D.C. on inner-city ministry in the afternoon. Pastor Dick Sands from Son Spot Ministries in Ocean City, Md. will speak about his beach ministry. For more information, contact the church office at 337-3044.
Woodland gospel concert
Woodland United Methodist Church will have the gospel group “Reunion” at the church on Sunday, May 2, at 7 p.m. A dessert treat will follow the service. Phone 875-9124 for more information.

Mt. Pleasant Spring Festival
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, Spring Festival will be May 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food includes: oyster fritter sandwiches, homemade vegetable soup, chicken salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade ice cream and baked items.

Gospel Extravaganza
There will be a gospel extravaganza on Saturday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, featuring the Homecoming Choir of Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church and The Crusaders of Antioch A.M.E. Church, Frankford. There will be a free will offering taken. Sponsored by the Homecoming Choir. For more information, call Otelia Oliver at 629-9722.

Church of the Nazarene visitors
On Saturday, May 1, at 6 p.m., Bishop Roland Miffling and congregation from Millsboro will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. The pastor is Ebenzer Williamson and the sponsor is Paris Twyman. The public is invited. call the church at 1-410-943-0900 or 1-410-754-9135 for more information. On Saturday, May 8, Pastor Overseer Bryant and congregation from Cambridge Md., will be at the church at 7 p.m.

Prayer Breakfast May 8
Bridgeville Community Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville, will be on Saturday, May 8, at 8 a.m., at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Laws and Market streets. Tickets are $7 per person (or available free from community business table sponsors), multi church, non denominational. Call George Hardesty Jr. at 337-7070 call ralph Scott III at 337-8274.

Chaplains’ Chapel trip
Chaplain’s Chapel is planning a bus trip to Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday, May 15, to the American Music Theatre, “The Review ’04.” The $60 cost includes bus, show and dinner at Strasburg Inn. Call Winnie Vincent at 349-4874.

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.

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

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