Church News
Thursday, August 5, 2004
Laurel Wesleyan VBS
Laurel Wesleyan Church Vacation Bible School will take place Aug. 16-20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night for children up to the sixth grade. The theme will be “Underwater Adventure.” Register on-line at or call the church office at 875-5380. Laurel Wesleyan's annual Kids’ Day will be Sunday, Aug. 22, at 10:30 a.m. with games, food and fun for the family.

Children give to Mission
The Atlanta Road Alliance Church had its “Olympian” Vacation Bible School, July 19-23. The daily average attendance was 85 students and nearly 50 staff. The children collected approximately 250 pounds of canned goods that were donated to the Seaford Mission. Nearly $800 was donated to the “Smiles for Africa” project. The money will be used to help equip a portable dental and medical clinic to be used by the Christian and Missionary Alliance in remote areas of Mali, West Africa.

Latin Mass August 15
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. The mass will be celebrated on Aug. 15. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5905 or 302-629-8863.

Cornerstone Notes to sing
On Saturday, Aug. 7, Cornerstone Notes with Tami Whaley, Becky Joseph and friends will be singing gospel music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church located on the corner of Bethel Road, and US 13A in Laurel. There will be a Moon Bounce for kids, baked goods, fun and refreshments. Space is available for tables. Call 875-8150 and leave a message.

Charity Auction
Take My Hand Ministry sixth annual charity auction, Saturday, Aug. 7. Preview from 9-10 a.m. Bidders on the go may negotiate a price with auctioneer Tommy Tucker at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue. Proceeds benefit TMHM’s needy client fund. All donations are tax-deductible since TMHM is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization. To make a donation contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220. Clothes, appliances, and sports equipment are not accepted. Checks should be made payable to: Take My Hand Ministry with “charity auction” on the memo line. Refreshments and baked goods available.

School Reunion Service
Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in Laurel, located on Townsend Street, will be hosting School Reunion Service, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. This service is for anyone who attended Paul Laurence Dunbar School which is located on West Sixth Street in Laurel, however, everyone is cordially invited to attend. The Pastor is the Rev. Eric T. Henry. Call 875-4559.
Crossroad Church V.B.S.
Crossroad Community Church, in Bridgeville, is having its annual Vacation Bible School, Aug. 8-11. The theme this year is “Smile, Jesus Loves You.” There will be music, crafts, stories, dramas, outdoor activities and snacks. Something for all ages each evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Pre-register by calling the church at 337-0750.

Gospel music convention
The world’s largest country gospel organization has chosen Seaford for its annual Eastern America Convention. CGMA is a ministry-oriented organization, networking country gospel musicians and singers from around the world. Conventions are held throughout the year on a division level, then internationally the third week of October in Branson, Mo. On Aug. 23-28, at 7 p.m., artists will be rendering one song each and briefly sharing about their ministry. Friday evening will feature nominees in 37 categories. Tuesday through Friday morning, at 10 a.m., will be worship time. Wednesday and Thursday afternoons will be a time of teaching relating to music and ministry. Saturday night is the annual awards show, featuring the 2003 eastern awards recipients and visitors from around America. This is the “grand finale” of the convention. This six-day event will highlight some of the very best talent in America. There will be no charge for any of the programs, but a goodwill offering will be received each evening to cover the cost of the convention. The event will be held at the Raymond E. Crowley Worship Center & Campground, 14192 Cokesbury Road, Seaford. The host motel will be the Best Western Inn, 225 North Dual Highway, Seaford, 800-528-1234. Mention CGMA for discount. For details contact the home office of CGMA in Branson at 417-336-1919 or email The website is

BSSP at Christ Lutheran
The Bible School for Special People (BSSP) program at Christ Lutheran Church will be hosting a Vacation Bible School program, Aug. 9-13. This program is designed for adults with developmental disabilities. The Vacation Bible School program will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude at 8 p.m. each night. A free dinner is available to students. This year’s theme is “Construction, INC — In the Name of Christ.” There will be a closing program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and all are welcome to attend. For more information call 628-8909.

Pre-Women’s Day Service
Clarence Street Church of God Ladies Ministries will have a Pre-Women’s Day Service on Sunday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m. The guest speaker is the Rev. Lucy Teagle, Word of Life Church of God in Oden, Md. The Teagle Family Singers will be singing.

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.

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.

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