Church Events
Thursday, September 4, 2003
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.

Wesleyan plans Kids’ Day
Laurel Wesleyan Church is having its fourth annual Kid’s Day, Sunday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is All Stars. Participants are invited to show up in their sports gear. The church is 1/2 mile north of town on US 13A. Call the church office at 875-5380 for more information.

Ninety & Nine to meet
The Ninety & Nine will hold its quarterly dinner meeting at the Seaford Golf & Country Club Monday, Sept. 8, 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 and all women are welcome. Guest speaker will be accountant Nicole Gash of Dillsburg, Pa., comptroller at West Shore Evangelist Free Church, Mechanicsburg, Pa. The eldest daughter of Joyce Thomas, Seaford, Gash was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome four years age. She will share the story of what she calls her “supernatural healing.” Singer will be Jackie Calloway of Seaford. She attends Epworth Fellowship Church in Laurel. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is Sept. 3. For details call Joyce Thomas, 629-2248, Mildred Fager, 629-7228, or Arvalene Moore, 875-4387.

Entertainment books for sale
The Rock Church Fellowship is selling its 2004 Entertainment Book. Each book contains hundreds of two-for-one coupons and 50 percent discounts on dining, movies, sports activities, attractions, travel and hotels. The book costs $25. The proceeds will support the building fund. The church, on alternate US 13, Laurel, will hold a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 20. Spaces are $10 for church members and $15 for the general public. For details, call 337-0282 or 875-7275.

Rummage sale is coming
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, is planning its second annual antiques, treasures and rummage sale Saturday, Sept. 27, in the parish house, North and King streets, from 7 a.m. till 1 p.m. Items will include antiques, furniture, linens, toys, electronics, kitchen appliances and Christmas decorations. Breakfast will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. and lunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further information contact Nancy Harper at 629-3984.

Benefit gospel sing planned
A gospel sing featuring the Cash Family, Felton, Kendall George, Millsboro, Jim and Jennifer Parvis, Delmar, Kim Niblett, Laurel, Virginia Mitchell, Salisbury, Md., and Faith Baptist Church Singers will be Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church (across from Bonanza) Delmar, Md. Cost is $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Proceeds will to go the patients and residents of Deer’s Head Hospital Center. Door prizes will be given. Donations will be accepted. Call 410-543-4051/or 543-4052 for more information.
Drama is designed for children
Primary Focus, a nine-member, college-age group of young people, will present a children’s program at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. The one-hour program for 3- to 12-year-olds includes music, choreography, drama, costumes, props and audience participation. The mission of the group is to teach and promote Christian character. Six pillars of faith — trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship — are presented as a counterbalance to the negative influences of bullying, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gang violence and dropping out of school. The church is 1/2 mile north of the Nylon Capital Shopping Plaza, and next to the Seaford Animal Hospital. For further information call the church at 629-7693.

Church to present drama
The United Deliverance Bible Center Drama Production Team will present “The Choice,” a play written and produced by elder Thelma E. Jones., Saturday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at Paul S. Dunbar Elementary School, West 6th St., Laurel. Admission is free. For details, call Jones at 337-7571.

St. Stephen’s plans fall fest
St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, East State Street, Delmar, will hold a fall festival Saturday, Sept. 27, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Camelot Hall, East State Street, two blocks west of Bi-State Boulevard stop light. Features will include a yard sale, bake sale, country store, oyster fritters, crab cakes, homemade ice cream and a bon-bon shop. Call Millicent Bradley, 302-846-3802, for more information.

Service will recognize heroes
Greenwood and Todd’s Chapel United Methodist churches are hosting a community service, “Honor Our Heroes,” Thursday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. at Greenwood UMC, West Market and Church streets, Greenwood. The service will honor police and fire personnel, veterans, military personnel and their families, government officials, local business owners and community heroes. For details, call 349-4047.

Christian high school set to open next year
The entire footprint for the new Delmarva Christian High School has been laid while the walls continue to rise. By late spring, the rainy weather had subsided and workers were able to begin the task of digging trenches for the school’s footers. Workers concentrated on the academic and technical classrooms first, digging trenches and positioning rebar. The first pour of concrete occurred on May 15. Since then, the workers have been concentrating on laying block and during the first weeks of August, they began pouring the cement floors. “It has been wonderful to see the visible progress being made on the main building,” said principal Scott Kemerling. “Dedicated and talented craftsman are weaving together all the skilled trades that are needed to build a quality school. As block is being laid upon block to form the strong walls, you get a great picture of what will be going on inside those walls. That is, helping parents build the ‘spiritual house for a royal priesthood,’ our students.” The high school has secured the corner lot that fronts US 9 and Airport Road, for the approach to the school. A lease agreement has also been signed for a six-acre parcel of land beside the northwest corner of the school’s 42-acre site. This parcel will serve as practice fields for students enrolled in the school’s sports program. “With these practice fields, we won’t run the risk of damaging our playing fields,” said athletic director Jeff Mohr. “The athletes can practice at full throttle and concentrate on their skills. It’s a win/win for the athletes, the coaches, and the school. We are truly blessed by the generosity and support of our community.” Delmarva Christian High School is scheduled to open in August 2004. As the walls go up, students continue to submit applications. For more information on Delmarva Christian High School or for an application, visit or call 302-856-4040.

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