Church Events
Thursday, May 15, 2003
Trinity to mark 130th birthday
Trinity United Methodist Church, near Laurel, will celebrate its 130th anniversary with a day of special events Sunday, May 18. Since 1873, the congregation has been an active part of the community. Services begin at 3 p.m. with a concert by The Taylor Family, formerly of Salisbury, Md. The concert will be followed by the dedication of an historical marker at 4 p.m. The day will conclude with a traditional homecoming service at 4:30 p.m., with the Rev. Harold A. Bolyard Jr., former pastor, preaching. That will be followed by a supper in the newly named Rev. Lee Elliott Memorial Hall. Trinity United Methodist Church is 6 miles east of Laurel on Phillips Hill Road, near Trap Pond. For more information call the Rev. Scott at 875-7715 or 856-2054.

BSSP will lead service
The Bible School for Special People will lead the worship service Sunday, May 18, 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford. The program meets every Saturday, 10 a.m., for people with developmental disabilities. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall. Contact Leona Tull, 629-2770, for more information.

Joy Night, twice a month
New Zion United Methodist Church holds Joy Night the second and fourth Friday of every month, 7 p.m. This month the second such night will be May 23. All singers, musicians, dancers, Christian poets, mime groups and individuals are welcome. The church is at 428 West 6th St., Laurel. For details call the Rev. Carol Sessoms Hopkins, 875-3064.

Prayer garden to open
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church will consecrate phase I of its new public prayer garden Sunday, May 18, at 1 p.m. The church is located across from Bon Appetit, High Street, Seaford.

Memorial Day to be honored
Victory Tabernacle Church of God, Laurel, will hold its second annual Memorial Day Tribute Saturday, May 24, 1 p.m. Local singing groups will perform throughout the day. An area will be set up for anyone wishing to display memorials. The church is 2 and 1/4 miles north of Laurel on alternate US 13. For information call Craig Banks at 629-6199 or Dan Southern at 875-3769. Proceeds will benefit the Seaford Mission.

Singing group to be featured
A service for the Silver Tones of Annapolis, Md., will be at the Church of the Nazarene, Houston Branch Road, Federalsburg, Md. (down past Maryland Plastics), Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m. For information call 410-754-9135.

Church to serve fried chicken
Bethany Church at Lowes Crossroads near Millsboro will hold a fried chicken buffet Saturday, May 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. Price for adults and for carry-outs is $8.50; price for children is $4. A baked-goods table will be set up.
Jones Family to perform
A hymn sing will be held at Bethel Methodist Church, Bethel, Sunday, May 18, at 7 p.m. The Jones Family will be featured.

Traditional Latin mass planned
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. This month’s mass will be celebrated on May 18. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5905 or 302-629-8863.

No Name Band will perform
The No Name Band will perform at Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown, Friday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington, 337-7198.

Chicken, dumpling dinner set
The Woodland United Methodist Church women will host a chicken and dumpling dinner Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Price is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. No carry outs will be sold. The church is next to the Woodland Ferry house, 4.5 miles west of Seaford on Woodland Church Road.

Service will honor pastor
C.H. Foggie AME Zion Church, Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville, will hold a pastor’s appreciation service for the Rev. Dr. Wilford L. Oney Jr. Sunday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. Featured will be Bishop Craig Butler and Congregation Bread of Life Outreach Ministries, Chester, Pa. Other musical guests will also participate.

Blades, Asbury plan revival
The Blades/Asbury United Methodist Charge will host a revival seminar on Christian outreach May 20 through 24. Participants will learn how to care for those they want to reach. The services of worship, music and instruction will begin each evening at 7. The first two evenings will be at Blades United Methodist Church, Market Street, Blades. The Thursday and Friday services will be held at Asbury UMC, US 9, near Hardscrabble. Dick and Shan Dreyer, Gospel Missionaries from Lima, N.Y., will lead the four-night event. The services will include group music led by Earl Hoopes at Blades, the Rev. Don Murray and Old Time Gospel at Asbury. The Wednesday service will feature a youth rally with the teen gospel rock band, Freedom Drive. The Friday service will feature a service for adults in the church while a children’s program for ages 4 to 12 will be led by Shan in the church hall. Light refreshments will be served following each evening’s service.

Mt. Zion plans ice cream fest
An ice cream festival will be held at Mt. Zion Church, Laurel, Saturday, May 24. There will be oyster fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, platters, chicken and potato salad, baked dessert table and homemade ice cream.

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