Church News
Thursday, August 26, 2004
‘Jesus Under The Stars’
Non-denominational outreach ministry comes to Millsboro. The Rev. James W. Farmer, coordinator of the non-denomination love outreach ministry of Millsboro, has announced plans are underway for people of all faiths “to come pitch a tent” and spend a night with “Jesus Under The Stars” (campside revival) located on Road 314, behind Gulls Point on Downs Landing Road. “The main purpose of this gathering is to focus on families and children to let them know it is time to pull together and reach out to others. We’re only one voice, but together we’re a mighty voice for God,” said Rev. Farmer. A host of activities is planned for the overnight evening starting Friday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m., through Saturday, Aug. 28. There will be music, praises, prayer, food, bonfire, roasting of marshmallows and much more. Special music will be provided by guitarist Beverly Drummond. Everyone is asked to bring sweatpants/sweat shirt, long-sleeve shirt, sneakers, personal items and insect repellent. If churches, businesses, organizations or individuals would like to donate sodas, bottle water, potato chips, etc. contact Rev. Farmer at 947-1854, or Rev. Lorraine Johnson at 945-4642 during the week (3-5 p.m.).

Calvary Church revival meeting
There will be a revival meeting at Laurel Calvary Church of God, 11 East Commercial Park, Laurel, on Aug. 29-Sept. 1. There will be preaching from the Rev. Harold Daniels of Bridgeville Church of God, Evangelist Mark Donovan and more. For information phone 877-0874.

Ninety & Nine meeting
The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to women to come to their regular quarterly dinner meeting at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Monday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety & Nine is a ministry, which was formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. There are no membership dues to pay The Ninety & Nine and Jack’s Religious Gift Shop are “Partners In Ministry” for this meeting. Heather Gemmen, author of “Starling Beauty,” plus other books, will be the guest speaker. Her appearance on TV kept host Montel Williams captivated, as she shared her faith and story. It shows how the Lord can heal a shattered heart and bring unexpected and startling blessing even from the darkest experiences of our lives.” She and her husband, Steve, live in Colorado with their four children. Mary Ann Young will provide the entertainment. She is a singer known and enjoyed by many on Delmarva and the East Coast. With her husband, Tex, they make their home in Laurel. She and Jack Savage sang together for many years on TV. Reservations are necessary and the deadline is Sept. 3. For details or more information call Joyce Thomas at 629-2248, Michele Thompson at 877-0797, or Arvalene Moore 875-4387.

Union Church dinner
On Saturday, Sept. 18, Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, 2 N. Laws St., across from Baltimore Trust, will hold a Ham & Oyster Dinner, rain or shine, in its fellowship hall. The proceeds will benefit the Capital Improvements fund. Tickets are being sold in advance: $14/adult and $7/children. Contact the church office for ticket information, 337-7409.

Evergreen at Seaford Mission
Evergreen United Methodist Church, a new unconventional church whose mission is to take church to places where people are, will be having services at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at the Seaford Mission located at 3rd and North streets. All persons who wish to support the Seaford Mission residents are invited to participate in this hour of praise and fellowship. Contact Rev. Sharon Graves for information at 629-5223.

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. Friday evening, Aug. 27, will feature nominees in 37 categories. Saturday night, Aug. 28, is the annual awards show, featuring the 2003 eastern awards recipients and visitors from around America. This is the “grand finale” of the convention. The event will be at the Raymond E. Crowley Worship Center & Campground, 14192 Cokesbury Road, Seaford. For details contact the home office of CGMA in Branson at 417-336-1919 or email The website is

Nazarene visitors
On Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. Bishop Shaw and congregation from United Way of The Cross Church in Salisbury will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson, St., Hurlock, Md. On Saturday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. Pastor Thompson and congregation from God’s House of Deliverance in Laurel will be there. Call 1-410-754-9135. The pastor is Ebenezer Williamson. The public is welcome.
St. Luke’s mission project
Plans are underway for members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to take part in a mission’s project begun in 1993 by the Rev. Billy Graham and now continued by his son, Franklin Graham, “Samaritan’s Purse.” Everyone can participate by bringing a shoe box filled with toys and other small gifts from now until the end of October. A gift given in the name of Jesus Christ lets the children of the world know they are loved. If you are interested in more information on this project, contact Vicki Reinsfelder at 629-7979.

Alliance offers kids church
“God’s Big Picture” will be the theme of Kids Church at Atlanta Road Alliance Church beginning Sunday, Sept. 5. Kids Church is available each Sunday at 11 a.m. for kids age 4 through sixth grade whose parents attend the 11 a.m. worship service. There will be age-appropriate music, games, art, object talks, skits, worship time and Bible stories as the kids draw through the Bible in a year. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the Nylon Capital Shopping Plaza, next to Seaford Animal Hospital. For more information, call Pastor Andrew Kerr at 629-7693.

St. Luke’s offers video study
Beginning Sept. 12 and continuing on Sept. 19 and 26, a video series with discussion will be held 5-6:30 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford. This learning opportunity is open to everyone. The series includes: “The Holy Scriptures;” “ Our Worship and Sacraments;” “What Makes a Family Christian?”, “How Moral decisions are Made;” “Our Mission in the World;” “Our Angelican Heritage and Authority.” Bishop Wayne Wright will be visiting on Oct. 17, for sacraments. Call Vicki Reinsfelder at 629-7979 for more information.

Bible Study Fellowship
A new year is about to begin as the Dover/Milford Women’s Bible Study Fellowship class resumes meetings on Sept. 16. Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is an in-depth, interdenominational study, with 1004 classes meeting throughout the world. This year’s study will be The Acts of the Apostles. Classes meet each Thursday, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 S.E. Front St., Milford. All ladies are welcome to attend an introduction class on Sept. 16 or 23, or on the first Thursday of each month in order to learn more about Bible Study Fellowship and, if she desires, to register. BSF is designed to be helpful and interesting to all ladies, regardless of church background or previous Bible knowledge. A preschool program for children age 2-6 is offered for relatives of attending class members. However, childcare is not provided for visitors attending the introduction class. Call Jimalee Humpton at 337-7815 for further information.

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