Church News
Thursday, August 12, 2004
St. John’s U.M.C. fitness classes begin Sept. 7 & 8
Fitness classes start up again on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and Wednesday, Sept. 8, at St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, at 9 a.m. (a.m. only, free child care), and Tuesday and Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching/hi-lo aerobic class. Try a free class. For more information or to register call 18-year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.

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.

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.

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. 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
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.

Alliance Youth on the Go
Beth Kerr, Jude McGarvey, Quinn McGarvey, Tara Mullin and Tanya Thawley, from Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford, attended the Life Enrichment Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., July 27-31. Every three years the Christian & Missionary Alliance holds a national youth conference — a week of worship experiences, concerts and seminars dealing with real-life issues. Teal McGarvey and Maria Willin traveled to Porto Alegre and Caxias do Sul, Brazil, and assisted missionaries and visited several orphanages. Matt Atlas and Laura Taylor spent several weeks in Asia teaching English as a second language in countries closed to traditional missionaries. Tyler Humpton spent a week as a member of “Team KOR,” a skateboard demonstration team in the Los Angeles area. The team, led by Ryan Dobson, tours area skateboard parks, drawing kids and sharing the “truth” with the skateboarders and other kids they meet. The team also partnered with local youth groups in related ministry opportunities. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA), an evangelical denomination with a major emphasis on world evangelization, and is committed to glorifying God in worship, equipping Christians for a life-long relationship with God, training followers of Jesus Christ for service in their communities and around the world, and maintaining strong bonds of Christian fellowship.

David Koblish at Alliance
David Koblish, soloist and recording artist from Minneapolis, Minn., will be in concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford on Sunday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. He sings contemporary, traditional, inspirational and touch of country western and southern gospel. The concert is free. Koblish often ministers musically in conferences throughout Asia, South America and Europe with the International Ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the Nylon Capitol Shopping Plaza, next to Seaford Animal Hospital. For more information, call 629-7693.

Gospel concert at Portsville
Portsville United Methodist Church will hold a southern gospel concert featuring The Cash Family of Felton on Sunday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. Call 875-2315 for details.

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