Church News
Thursday, May 27, 2004
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.

New Zion block party
The Sunday School of New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel is sponsoring it’s first “Balling for God” basketball tournament and block party on Saturday, June 5, on Webb Avenue in west Laurel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be games, vendors, exhibits and music. The basketball tournament will consist of teams of four. The age brackets are 13-15 and 16-20. The cost per team is $8. Trophies will be presented to the winning teams. The deadline for entry into the tournament is Friday, May 28. Vendors, referees, or players should call 877-0987 or 875-4263 for more information.

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

River of Life hosting evangelist
The River of Life Christian Center in Greenwood will host evangelist Nick Kinn from Brooklyn Park, Minn., June 11 and 12. He will speak on Friday, June 11, at 7 p.m. and have a workshop on Saturday, June 12, from 1-4 p.m. He will lead the worship service on Sunday, June 13, at 11 a.m. The center is located at 17 West Market Street in Greenwood. Phone 349-9420 for more information.

St. John’s bus trip to see ‘Noah’
St. John’s United Methodist Church is sponsoring a bus trip to “Sight and Sound” in Strausburg, Pa. on Thursday, July 15. The cost is $54. The show “Noah” starts at 1 p.m. with dinner at 4 p.m. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-9466.

Christ Church Baseball Trip
Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, is sponsoring a trip to see the Phillies play the Atlanta Braves, Friday night, July 9, at 7 p.m. The cost is $35 which includes the cost of a chartered bus. Part of the ticket price goes to support youth ministries. Call 875-4233.
Derwin Ward, God Chaser
Appearing at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel, Derwin Ward, worship leader for Tommy Tenney & the God Chasers, will teach Saturday, June 12, at 7 p.m. and Sunday June 13, at 11 a.m., and then again at 7 p.m. His teachings will guide us through the steps of pure and intimate worship. Derwin is not only the worship leader for Tommy Tenney’s ministry but he is also leading worship at the Living Stones Church in Alvin, texas. He has made many appearances on the TBN Network PTL. He and his wife Terri have two daughters and have been in full-time ministry for 23 years. They have traveled to more than 20 nations leading worship and preaching the Gospel.

Vacation Bible School
Trinity United Methodist Church near Trap Pond will be holding a Vacation Bible School promotion on Sunday, June 6, from 10 - 11 a.m. This year's V.B.S. theme is Construction Inc., in the name of Christ. Those in attendance will build their own pizza, make their own sundae, make a craft, sing songs, and enjoy the fellowship. Registration for V.B.S. will take place following the promotion. V.B.S. is June 21 - 25. Call Michelle Moyer at 875-2563.

St. Luke’s celebrates Pentecost
Sunday, May 30, is Pentecost (Whitsunday), is the birthday of the Christian Church. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church rector, Jeanne Kirby, and lay associate, Vici Reinsfelder, will be back from their Pilgrimage to Scotland where they spent two weeks in spiritual studies and prayer. Church members will wear red as they celebrate the Tongues of Fire and Flames of the Holy Spirit. We will use this opportunity to reflect on the question “What is the purpose of the existence of the church?” “How do we look and reach beyond ourselves and invite those who we do not know?”

Church of the Nazarene
On Sunday, June 6, at 4 p.m., Pastor Morris Redden and congregation from Collins AME Church, Snow Hill, Md., will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. The public is invited. For information contact the church at 1-410-943-0900 or Paris Twymon at 1-410-754-9135. On Sunday, June 13, at 4 p.m., Pastor Jennings and congregation from Tabernacle of Praise, Seaford will be at the church.

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