Church Events
Thursday, September 25, 2003
St. Luke’s plans rummage sale
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, is planning its second annual antiques, treasures and rummage sale for 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.

Church women selling dinners
The Deborah Circle of Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, is selling tickets for Eming’s chicken or ribs platters, to be picked up at the church on Friday night, Sept. 19. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased by calling the church office at 875-4233 or the parsonage at 875-3398. Proceeds will benefit missions both local and global.

A celebration of family, friends
The seventh annual Family & Friends Celebration will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, at the Charles Herbert Foggie AME Zion Church, Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville. The celebration will begin Saturday at 5 p.m. with a musical presented by Steven Smack and Tim Jenkins. The musical will include various singing groups and soloists. The celebration will conclude on Sunday with 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. worship services. Pastor of the church, the Rev. Wilford L. Oney Jr., will speak at the morning service. The afternoon speaker will be the Rev. Scot C. Moore, pastor of Judah Temple AME Zion Church, Largo, Md. Dinner will be served following the morning service. For more information contact Virginia West Snead, 875-7438.

Church to host buffet
A fried chicken buffet will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Bethany Church, Lowes Crossroads near Millsboro. Cost will be $8.50 for adults and for carry-outs, $4 for children. The dinner will be served from 2 to 6 p.m. Baked goods will also be sold.

Reunion to perform Sunday
Gospel music group Reunion will perform Sunday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel. Refreshments will follow the concert. For more information, call 875-5009.

Sunday is Women’s Day
Mt. Calvary AME Church, Concord, will hold its annual Women’s Day Sunday, Sept. 21. Services will be at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Elder F. Alicia Cephas of Restoration, Faith, Hope and Love Church, Seaford, will speak at the 10 a.m. service. Mt. Calvary’s Women’s Day Choir will perform. Evangelist Margaret Tarvers of Ebenezer AME Church, Royal, Fla., will speak at the 3:30 p.m. service. Music will be by the GOP Gospel Choir. The day’s theme will be “Women Claiming the Joy and Abundance of Jesus Christ.” The programs are sponsored by the women of Mt. Calvary AME Church. Chairwomen are Gladys Briggs, Debbie Davis, Evelyn Maddox and Otelia Oliver. Pastor is the Rev. Cedric E. Cuthbert.

Centenary to host dinner
The United Methodist Women of Centenary Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold a chicken and dumpling dinner Saturday, Sept 27, 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children age 6 to 12. Carry-outs will be available. Baked goods will also be for sale.

Mt. Calvary plans homecoming
Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, will hold its annual homecoming service Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be evangelist Sheryl Taylor. For more information, call 337-8880.

Country gospel group to sing
Country gospel group O’Neal Dean and the Sacred Sounds will perform Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2:30 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church, 6304 Eldorado Road (Route 313), Federalsburg, Md. The church is about 1 mile south of the intersection of routes 313 and 392 in Dorchester County, Md.
Millsboro house tour set
Grace United Methodist Church, Church and Morris streets in Millsboro, will hold a Harvest Home Tour Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the church the day of the tour, at the Morris Street entrance to the fellowship hall, or in advance from the church office from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, at Indian River Land Company and Baker’s Hardware or from any committee member. The women of the church will serve a chicken salad luncheon in the fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $7. For additional information, call Judi Thoroughgood, 934-8215.

Evangelist to speak
Dr. W. C. Ratchford Sr., a well-known evangelist in the Church of God, will speak at the Bridgeville Church of God Sunday, Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Oct. 6 through 8 at 7 p.m. Ratchford has been a state overseer for the Church of God in five states. He has served as assistant director and director of the church’s General Evangelism and Home Missions committee and has been a minister at five churches in Texas. He has served on the church’s General Executive Council, on the boards of directors for two Bible colleges, on the Youth and Christian Education State Board in Texas and on the Texas State Council. Ratchford is currently the national evangelist for the Church of God. The Bridgeville Church of God is 1 mile northwest of Bridgeville on US 404. For more information, call 337-3044.

Traditional Latin mass set
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. This month’s mass will be celebrated on Sept. 21. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 674-5905 or 629-8863.For women only The Bridgeville Church of God will hold Martha’s Night Out, for women only, Saturday, Sept. 27. Dinner will be served by the men’s group at 6:30 p.m. The service will begin at 7:30, featuring speaker Charlotte Fleishauer and ending with a Martha fashion show. Tickets for the dinner and the service are $10 and for the service only, $5. Proceeds will go to the Ecuador missions trip planned in October. For information and reservations, call 337-3044. Nursery will be provided.

King’s plans fall festival
King’s United Methodist Church, Gordy Road, Laurel, will hold its fall festival Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the She Kinah Ensemble, Lights of Home and the King’s Ambassadors. A Blessing of the Harvest will be held at 11:45 a.m. Oyster fritters, soups, hot dogs and homemade ice cream will be available for lunch. There will be fire engine rides from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a petting zoo and a straw maze. Craft vendors will be selling their wares. For more information, call Angie James at 846-2292.

Crossroad sale, auction set
Crossroad Community Church, Bridgeville, is hosting a yard sale and auction on Saturday, Sept. 27. The yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. on the grounds of the church, located on US 13 on the south side of Scott’s Furniture in Bridgeville. The auction will be held inside the church and will begin at 11 a.m. Included in the auction will be a refurbished ‘82 Camaro that will be displayed in the parking lot at the church, as well as Longaberger baskets, Danbury Mint Native American collectible dolls, a brand new truck bed liner, Johnny Jonasik furniture and PBS videos on baseball, the Civil War and New York. Crossroads’ Youth Group, CrossCurrent, will sell lunch. All proceeds will benefit the growth fund for Crossroad Community Church. CCC (formerly Eagle’s Nest West) has been meeting at its current site since January 2002. Three weeks into its start, the church added a second service in order to serve all the attendees. In August, a third Sunday-morning service was added. Sunday services start at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Lutherans to hold yard sale
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will hold a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 4, at Christ Lutheran Church at the corner of Shipley and Spruce streets, Seaford. Tables or 100-square foot spaces will be available for rent for $10 each. Donations of items for the yard sale are welcome. For further information, call 629-9755. All proceeds will benefit Christ Lutheran Church.

Fall festival to include lunch
The Church of God of Prophecy, US 13 and Dorothy Road north of Delmar, will hold a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 9 a.m. Available will be oyster, crab cake, and soft crab sandwiches, cheese steak subs, chicken salad sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs, soups and chili. Baked goods will be available and there will be a yard sale.

Women’s Day set for Oct. 5
East Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford, will hold its annual Women’s Day Sunday, Oct. 5. Evangelist Doris Jenkins, co-pastor of Fresh Fire Church of God in Farmington, will speak at the 11 a.m. service. Pastor Cynthia Stanton and the choir from Refuge Temple Church of God in Cambridge, Md., will be featured at the 5 p.m. service. Dinner will be served after the evening service.

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