Church Events
Thursday, August 14, 2003
Churches to join in prayer
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, High Street, Seaford, will hold a Christian Concert of Prayer tonight, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. The Delaware Strategic Prayer Network is sponsoring the Concert of Prayer throughout the state on Aug. 14, 15 and 16 in response to the recent 50-state revival tour by the Rev. Dutch Sheets, author of “Intercessory Prayer,” and the Rev. Chuck Pierce, founder of the US Strategic Prayer Network. For more information, call the Rev. Karen Bongard, 628-0727.

Fighting drugs with revival
Everlasting Hope Ministries is holding its tenth annual tent services through Sunday, Aug. 17, on the grounds of the Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown. Services will begin at 7 nightly except on Sunday, when they will begin at 5 p.m. On Aug. 16, the church will hold its ninth annual Community Anti-Drug Rally and March. The march will begin at 11 a.m. at the church on Booker Street and travel through Georgetown. Fun day activities will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Free T-shirts will be handed out by Everlasting Hope Ministries. For details call minister Anthony Neal at 854-6692 or 856-9097.

VBS for Special People set
The Bible School for Special People program at Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford, will host vacation Bible school Aug. 18 through 22, 6 to 8 p.m., for adults with developmental disabilities. A free dinner will be available to students. This year’s theme is “Talking to God about My Feelings.” There will be a closing program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, open to the public. For details, contact Leona Tull, 629-2770.

Preschool to begin Sept. 3
Mt. Olivet Preschool will begin its fall session Wednesday, Sept. 3, with morning classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There are still a few spaces available for the 2-year-old and 4-year-old programs. For information call the church, 629-4458, or Linda Stephenson, 629-2786.

Temple to hold conference
The Rehoboth Temple of Praise, Laurel, will hold a youth conference Sept. 12 and 13 at the Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach. To register or for details, call 875-5545.

Church to hold yard sale
Victory Tabernacle Church of God will hold a yard sale Saturday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m. Rain date is Sept. 6. The church is on alternate US 13, going toward Laurel, on left past Inland Car Sales.

State trooper to speak
Buddy Farris Jr. will speak at Christ Evangelistic Church, Laurel, Sunday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Farris was a Virginia state trooper who was involved in an accident on I-95 and was pronounced dead. For details call 875-2915.

Mt. Pleasant plans praise night
The Laurel-Mt. Pleasant Charge (King’s, St. George’s and Mt. Pleasant Untied Methodist churches) is sponsoring praise night at the St. George’s ball field Saturday, Aug. 16, at 5:30 p.m. Bruce Willey and the Band of Brothers and The King’s Ambassadors will perform as well as charge members, Angie James, Bo Dickerson, and John and Paul Powell. Food for sale will include hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade ice cream. For information call 875-5009.
Thrift shop grand opening set
St. John’s Church Community Thrift Shop is having a grand opening and first annual community yard sale Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., at 259 N. Conwell Street, Seaford. The community yard sale will be held in the church parking lot just behind the thrift shop. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 23. St. John’s is on Pine and Poplar streets. There is a $5 charge for a table or table space for the community yard sale. Clothing items from the thrift shop will be one-half price. In addition to selling clothing, furniture, household goods and toys at reasonable prices, the thrift shop offers monthly vouchers for clothing and food to those whose incomes are at poverty level or below as well as free furniture and clothing to victims of fire and to recently released prisoners in good standing. The shop also serves free coffee. Proceeds from sales at the shop go for scholarships to the underprivileged to attend St. John’s pre-school, to help low-income people in need of Christian counseling and for those in need of food, fuel and medicine. For more information call the church office at 629-9466.

Cannon to serve ice cream
The Cannon United Methodist Women’s Society will have an ice cream social Saturday, Aug. 23, 4 p.m. at the church. The women will serve oyster fritter sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches and hot dogs, as well as oyster platters. Homemade ice cream and cake will be for sale, as well as baked goods.

Sandwich, yard sale planned
The Church of God of Prophecy, US 13, Delmar, will hold a sandwich, baked goods and yard sale Saturday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 30, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oyster, soft crab and crab cake sandwiches will be available, as well as cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and baked goods.

Thresholds volunteers trained
Thresholds of the State of Delaware, a non-profit organization that teaches decision-making skills to inmates in Delaware’s prisons, trained 13 new teachers at Sussex Correctional Institution in late July. All Thresholds teachers are volunteers who give two hours a week to work one-on-one with inmate clients. Of the 13 newly trained teachers, eight are from the Sussex County community and five are from the prison community. This mix of outside and inside teachers greatly enhances the program’s effectiveness, said a spokesman. Representatives of each community bring their own unique perspective to the program, enriching each other’s contribution. Thresholds has been taught in Delaware since 1979, and at Sussex Correctional Institution since 1999. The program’s goal is to give inmates a tool which will enable them to take control of their lives by making rational decisions. All the newly-trained inmate teachers have taken the program as clients. For further information , contact Jim Plouffe at (302) 994-3143.

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