Church News
Thursday, July 1, 2004
Missions Trip to Buffalo
A missions trip is being planned by Keith Baker of the Bridgeville Church of God to go to Buffalo, N.Y., from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27. If you’re interested, call the church at 337-3044 for more information.

Union UMC holds VBS
Vacation Bible School will be Aug. 8-12, for preschool through sixth grade from 6:30-8 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville. Registration begins Sunday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. Call 337-7409 for more information.

Pevey Family to sing
Join us for inspirational music from the Pevey Family who will be giving a concert at Gethsemane Church in Reliance at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 3. The Pevey’s started singing in their own church in Calera, Ala. Several churches around them asked them to share their songs with other churches and so this is how their ministry started. Their music is contemporary Christian songs. One of the songs they will be singing is one they have written and will be singing it for the very first time at this concert. The Pevey family is Ric and Carolyn and children Cole, age 10, and Mabrey-Layne, age seven. They are members of Calera Baptist Church in Calera, Ala. Gethsemane’s own Garden Praise Band will be opening for the Pevey’s with their songs of praise.

Nazarene church visitors
On Saturday, July 3, at 7 p.m. Pastor Dawn Abbott and congregation from International House of Worship, Easton, Md., will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. The pastor is Ebenzer Williamson. For information call 1-410-754-9135. Also on Saturday, July 17, at 7 p.m. The Gospel Crusaders from Salisbury, Md., will be performing. A free will offering will be taken. The public is welcome.
Take My Hand seminar
Professor Darlene S. Antezana, teacher of Black History and Women’s Studies at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md., will be the Wednesday, July 14, guest speaker at the Sisterhood Seminar in Greenwood. She has done extensive research in Delaware regarding black women in the Delaware area circa 1760 through 1820. She will present some of her findings at a seminar in Memphis in November. Sisterhood Seminars are a program of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., a nonprofit and biblically based women’s ministry, under the leadership of Dr. Michaele S. Russell. The seminars are offered periodically and are focused on women’s issues. Talented women from across Delmarva are featured as guest speakers, and all area women are welcome to attend. Antezana will speak at the New Birth Christian Center on Addix Avenue in Greenwood. A $5 registration fee is required at the door. Checks made payable to: New Birth Christian Center. A free will offering is taken for the speaker. Continuing education credit is available upon request. From 10 a.m. until noon, she will present information on little known black church women, discovered in her research. Lunch break occurs from noon to 2 p.m. The afternoon session (2-4 p.m.) will focus on slave women and children from 1760-1820. If anyone is interested in having her make a similar presentation in his/her church or club, contact Dr. Russell at 349-4220.

The Lewis Family
The Friendship United Methodist Church presents “The Lewis Family,” the First Family of Blue Grass Gospel Music, on Thursday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. at Stephen Decatur High School. No ticket necessary. a free will offering will be taken.

Mary & Martha Tea Room
The Mary & Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry (TMHM) in Greenwood, meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Mary & Martha Tea Room is designed to accommodate 20-25 women, and convenes in the meeting room of TMHM on 102 Maryland Ave. On July 21, the guest speaker, Evangelist Lynnette Horton, formerly of the Salisbury area, will conduct the meeting. She is also a Christian comedian. Refreshments are provided and a free will offering for the speaker is taken. All area women are welcome, but seating is limited to the first 25 women. For more details contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.

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