Church Events
Thursday, September 5, 2002
Jericho Fellowship to meet
Jericho Fellowship International will hold a dinner meeting at the Dairy Bar restaurant , 511. E. King St., Seaford, Tuesday, Sept, 10, at 7 p.m. Pastor Art Doakes, minister at the Seaford Mission, will be the speaker. Music will be by Doakes’ Ministers of Music. Amy and Darin Windsor will lead the service. For more information call 629-5654 or e-mail

Ninety & Nine to meet
The Ninety & Nine will hold its quarterly dinner meeting at the Seaford Golf & Country House, Seaford, Monday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are necessary. For more information call Joyce Thomas at 629-2248, Mildred Fager at 629-7228, or Arvalene Moore at 875-4387.

Church to hold 9/11 service
The Rev. David Archibald, pastor of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Millsboro, and Saint Martin’s in-the-Field, Selbyville, will conduct a memorial liturgical service on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at noon at St. Mark’s. St. Mark’s is in downtown Millsboro. For more details, call 436-1914.

Outdoor gospel concert set
Victory Tabernacle Church of God in Laurel will host an outdoor gospel concert Friday, Sept. 6, featuring Bishop Clark and the Gospel Truth Singers. Services start at 7 p.m. For more information call Kevin at 410-896-3853. The church is on alternate US 13, north of the roller rink.

Gethsemane to remember 9/11
On Sunday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., Gethsemane United Methodist Church will host a service to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. The musical group “In His Name” will perform and the Rev. Drew Christian will speak. The church is 4 miles west of Seaford at Reliance.

Sharptown plans memorial
The three combined churches in the Sharptown area are planning a 9/11 memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 7. The event, which starts at 1 p.m., will be held at Cherry Beach Park in Sharptown, Md. The keynote speaker will be Chaplain Lt. Col. Don Reynolds of the 115 Military Battalion of the Maryland National Guard and pastor for 26 years at the Calvary Baptist Church in Denton, Md. Proceeds will benefit the Sharptown Firemen’s 911 emergency crew.

New Zion homecoming set
New Zion United Methodist Church, Laurel, will hold its annual homecoming Sunday, Sept. 8. The service will start at 10:45 a.m. with the Rev. Carol Sessoms Hopkins, pastor, speaking. A fellowship dinner will be held at 2 p.m., a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. and another service at 4 p.m. featuring the Rev. John Dorey from the New Beginning Worship Center, Felton. For information call 875-0727.
Blades U.M.C. plans 9/11 service
A commemoration service will be held at the Blades United Methodist Church, Blades, on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. The public is invited.

Churches to be open for prayer
The following Laurel churches will be open Wednesday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for prayer: Centenary United Methodist Church, Faith Healing Ministries, Laurel Wesleyan Church and New Zion United Methodist Church. Christ United Methodist will be open from 9 a.m. till noon.

Parenting classes planned
Parenting classes, “1-2-3 Training your Preschoolers and Preteens To Do What You Want,” will be held at Gethsemane United Methodist Church. The five-week series of one-hour classes will be held on Thursday evenings, Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3, 10 starting at 7 p.m. Constance Hastings, counseling and support group facilitator at St. John’s U.M.C. and counselor for Daybreak Counseling, will lead the classes. Child care will be available. To register contact the church office at 629-2862. Cost is $5 per family.

Portsville gospel concert set
“From The Heart” from Statesville, N.C., will perform Sunday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Portsville United Methodist Church, Dogwood Lane just west of Bethel. Refreshments will be served. For details, call 875-4672 or 875-3628.

Union to kick off season
Union United Methodist Church, Market Street, Bridgeville, will hold Kick-Off Sunday on Sept. 8, 9 to 10:45 a.m., to welcome students to Sunday school and introduce plans for the upcoming year to their parents. The event will be held in the church’s fellowship hall.

Social to benefit missions
St. John’s United Methodist Church, Seaford, will hold an ice cream social Saturday, Sept. 14, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local missions including the Seaford Mission, the Way Home Program, One Church-One Family, St. John’s Thrift Shop. The social will be held in the church’s fellowship hall, Pine and Poplar streets.

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