Church News
Thursday, September 2, 2004
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.” 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.

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 four 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 tories 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.

Nazarene visitors
On Saturday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. Pastor Thompson and congregation from God’s House of Deliverance in Laurel will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson, St., Hurlock, Md. Call 1-410-754-9135. Pastor is Ebenezer Williamson.

Gospel Sing in Delmar Park
The 14th annual Gospel Sing in the Park will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Delmar Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured groups will be Kings Ambassadors, Lights of House, the Vance Family and the Smith Family. Refreshments (including oyster sandwiches) will be available. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. The playground is available for children.

Family and Friends Day
The eighth annual Family and Friends Day will take place at C.H. Foggie AME Church, Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville, on Sunday, Sept. 19. The Rev. Dr. Wilford L. Oney, Jr. will preach at the 11 a.m. service and the Rev. Leslie B. Davis, pastor of the Patterson-Asbury AMEZ Church in Baltimore, will preach at the 3:30 p.m. service. For more information, contact Virginia Snead at 875-7438.

Christ Lutheran puppet ministry
Christ Lutheran Church will be hosting a puppet show presented by “No Strings Attached” puppet ministry on Friday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The puppet show will feature songs about God’s love, humorous television parodies and the answer to “what crayons do when we are not looking.” All children and young at heart are encouraged to attend this event. For more information call Amy Brown at 629-9755.

Alliance Church adult classes
Two new adult classes are being offered at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, 9:45-10:45 a.m. each week. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 5, David Smith will lead a study of the Book of Romans in the Bible Knowledge Class. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 19, R.C. and Faith Willin will lead, “The Model Marriage,” one of seven studies in the Focus on the Family Marriage Series that targets issues impacting couples of every age. 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. Morning worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Kids Church is at 11 a.m., and the evening service is at 7 p.m. Information on these classes can be obtained by calling the church at 629-7693.
Evergreen UMC at Stockley
As part of its mission to take church to where people are who cannot come to church, Evergreen United Methodist Church will be holding services for the mentally challenged at the Stockley Center Chapel located outside Georgetown. Those families who would like to bring mentally challenged relatives to this time of praise and worship that is understanding of disabilities are invited to come on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 2:30 p.m. Call the Rev. Sharon Graves for information and directions at 629-5223.

St. Luke’s women meeting
The Episcopal Church Women of St. Luke’s in Seaford meet in the home of Kathleen Davidson on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. Plans for the year will be discussed including the annual ECW gathering in Dover on Sept. 25. All women of St. Luke’s are encouraged to attend this opening meeting. Phone 628-0417.

2004 Seaford CROP Walk
The 2004 Seaford CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3. The Walk starts at 2 p.m., registration begins at 1 p.m. A recruiters meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Seaford Presbyterian Church. Registration materials, route maps and guidelines for the Walk will be available. Dr. Ted Farrar, mid Atlantic director for Church World Service, will also be attending the meeting to answer any questions or concerns. For more information contact Eleanor Terrell at 628-1515 or John Blevins at 629-8722 (after 5:30 p.m.) or

Christ Evangelistic Hero’s Day
On Sunday, Sept. 12, Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel, will hold a special service entitled, “Hero’s Day.” The church will be remembering those who lost their lives on 9-11 and will be honoring police officers, firemen, Armed Service members and veterans, and Emergency Medical Technicians, all those who sacrifice daily to help others. Special guest speaker will be Buddy Farris, a Virginia State Trooper, who in 1979 was struck and “killed” by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop. Chief Farris will tell of his journey through this life-after-death experience and back. A special gift will be given to all who attend. For details call 875-2915.

Musical Ministry at First Baptist
The public is invited to attend a special presentation by the Bob Jones University Musical Ministry Team at First Baptist Church, 543 N. Bradford St., Seaford, on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. The group will present a program of hymns and gospel songs consisting of piano, vocal, and instrumental solos, duets and trios, as well as testimonies from team members. The leader of the team, Nathan Hill, will close the service with a brief message. The Mixed Musical Ministry Team is touring the Mid-Atlantic this fall. The members of the group are students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. Bob Jones University is a Christian liberal arts university with an annual enrollment of 5,000 students from every state and more than 30 foreign countries. BJU offers more than 120 undergraduate majors in its College of Arts and Science and Schools of REligion, Fine Arts, Education, Business Administration and Applied Studies.

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 bring 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.

St. John’s fitness classes
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. and Tuesday and Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. There will be free child care for the morning sessions only. 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.

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