Volunteers to work on houses
First State Community Action Agency, a statewide anti-poverty organization, and Group Workcamps Foundation, Loveland, Colo., are working to change the living conditions of some disadvantaged Delawareans. July 1 through July 6, 345 youth and adult volunteers will give a facelift to 56 homes in lower Delaware.
During the week-long home repair project, elderly, low-income, and disabled residents will be assisted with roof repair, porch and step repair, wheelchair-ramp construction, interior and exterior painting, weatherization, light carpentry, and siding repair. All work is free of charge.
First State Community Action Agency executive director David Hill said, “We believe in the mission and effort of Group Workcamps Foundation. We think this is a perfect partnership because of our goal to build the pride of residents by creating better living conditions in our communities. This project does more than just change physical structures — it celebrates America’s diversity, unity and true spirit of love.”
The communities that will receive support include: Coverdale Crossroads (Bridgeville), Greentop (Lincoln, Lucas Development (Milton), Pinetown (Lewes), Polly Branch (Selbyville), and West Rehoboth (Rehoboth Beach).
Volunteers are from Habitat for Humanity, Sussex County, Hopkins Construction, United Way of Delaware, Discover Bank, Citizen’s Bank, Delaware Natural Resources & Environmental Control, Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches, Cape Henlopen School District and Sussex County Council.
Mayo receives award
The “God and Me” award was presented to Curtis A. Mayo on Sunday, June 30, at the 9:45 a.m. service of Wheatley Methodist Church, near Galestown, Md.
Curtis is the son of Keith A. and Chih Ping Mayo, formerly of Hurlock, Md. (now of Fort Worth, Texas), and the grandson of Albert C. and Eileen Mayo, Seaford.
The award is presented through the Program of Religious Activity with Youth (PRAY) in conjunction with the local church to children who complete the “God and Me” project and activity program through their association with the Cub Scouts of America. Curtis is a Bear Scout with Pack 320 of Hurst, Texas.
“God and Me” is a lifetime award consisting of a medallion, lapel pins, certificate and Scout uniform patches.
Center to host speaker
New Beginnings Worship Center in Harrington will hold nightly services July 14 - July 16, featuring Sadie Brunson from Wilmington. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
New Beginnings Worship Center is at US 13 and Williamsville Road, 3 miles south of Harrington. For more information call pastor Bill Dorey at 398-8808 or 337-0161, or Michelle Russell at 349-4220.
Mount Olivet plans VBS
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, High Street, Seaford, will hold its vacation Bible school, Son Canyon River Adventure, July 15-19. A light dinner will be provided for $2 for adults and $1 for children from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and classes will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for children 3 years old through the eighth grade.
Call the church office at 629-4458 for details.
Bible school set at Nazarene
Laurel Church of the Nazarene will hold its vacation Bible school, Bug Safari, July 22 through July 26.
Bug Safari begins July 22 and continues through July 26. Participants will meet at the church each day from 6:30 p.m. until 9:10 p.m. A “Firefly Finale” will be held each day at 8:50 for family members and friends.
For information, call 875-7873. Pre-registration is recommended.
St. John’s plans Bible school
St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford, will hold its vacation Bible school, “An Extreme Adventure with Jesus,” July 29 to Aug. 2.
A light dinner will be provided for $2 from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and classes will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for children 4 years old through high school.
Adult sessions on the same themes and scripture that the children learn will be available at the same time. Call the church office at 629-9466 for more information or to enroll.
Blades UMC plans cruise
The Blades United Methodist Church is sponsoring a cruise as a fund raiser. Participants will travel by chartered motor-coach on Sept. 28, to depart from New York City for a one-week fall foliage cruise through New England and Canada.
Call 629-4471 and leave a message to receive a detailed brochure, including itinerary details and rates.