Church Events
Thursday, September 26, 2002
St. Stephens plans festival
St. Stephens United Methodist Church, East State Street, Delmar, will hold a fall festival Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Camelot Hall, East State Street, two blocks west of the Bi-State Boulevard stop light. The event will feature a yard sale, bake sale, country store and oyster fritters crab cakes and homemade ice cream for sale.

Gospel group to perform
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Laurel will present gospel group Cokesbury Lighthouse Sunday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. St. Paul’s is near Hearns Crossroads in Laurel. For more information see the web page

King’s to hold fall festival
King’s United Methodist Church, Gordy Road, Laurel, is having its annual fall festival Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food will include soups, hot dogs, baked goods and oyster sandwiches. There will be games, crafts and a petting zoo for the kids, as well as craft vendors. For more information call 846-2292.

Pianist to be in concert
Jim Hendricks, concert and recording artist, will present a piano concert of Christian music at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. An offering will be taken to help cover his expenses and his CDs and tapes will be available for sale. Hendricks performed as a symphonic orchestra soloist and with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Dave Brubeck, Della Reese, Jack Jones and many others before becoming a full-time Christian music performance.

Gospel group to perform
The Ole Time Gospel Singers will perform Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m. at the Harrison House in Georgetown. On Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. the group will perform at Providence Church homecoming, Shortly Road, Georgetown.

Church plates for sale
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, is selling its second edition church plates. To make a purchase call 875-5009 or 875-3728.

Women’s Day services set
The Ladies of Clarence Street Church of God will celebrate their annual Women’s Day Sunday, Oct. 6, with services at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Elizabeth Jenkins from the Clarence Street church will speak in the morning. The evening speaker will be the Rev. Brenda Anderson, pastor of Victory of Praise Church of God in Washington, D.C. Music will be provided by the church’s Women’s Day Choir and Booker Street Church of God Choir and its Creative Expression Team. Dinner will be served after the 5 p.m. service. The church’s annual yard and baked goods sale is Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 a.m. to noon.

Asbury plans homecoming
Asbury United Methodist Church, Hardscrabble, will have a homecoming service Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Lloyd Foard. Music will be provided by Daisey Wharton, Kathy Gorman and the duo of Norman Reynolds and Bill Prettyman. A dinner will follow the service. Commemorative Asbury Church afghans and Christmas ornaments will be for sale in the community building following the service. Asbury Church was founded in 1812. The church has worship service each Sunday morning at 9:15.

Homecoming set at Mt. Pisgah
Mt. Pisgah A.M.C. Church, Laurel, will hold its homecoming service Sunday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. The speaker will be evangelist Sandra Copes. A dinner will be served immediately following the morning service.
Forever Moon to perform
Christian recording artists Forever Moon will perform in an outdoor concert Saturday, Oct. 12, 7 to10 p.m. at Centenary Church, Laurel, in celebration of the 200th birthday of the church and the town. The concert is free and open to students in the seventh through the 12th grades. Forever Moon is a Baltimore-based rock band formed in April 1999. The band has performed with several national and regional acts and in 2001 released its first album, “Forever Moon,” which was recorded with the help of Grammy-nominated band Smalltown Poets. In the case of bad weather the concert will be held in the church’s concert hall. For more information contact Centenary Church at 875-3983 or Debbie Mitchell at 629-9604.

Church to celebrate 100 years
Christ Church will observe its 100th anniversary as a Methodist congregation Sunday, Oct. 13. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a gathering of former Methodist Youth Fellowship members at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. Dan E. Walker, hosted by Terri Beauchamp and Nancy Walker. The morning worship featuring the Rev. Jack Cohen, son of the Rev. Connie Cohen, will start at 11 a.m. Music will be provided by the senior choir and others. After this service, those in attendance will gather on the front steps for a photograph. The women of the church will host a luncheon in the fellowship hall. Pictures and other items of historical interest will be on display in the chapel meeting area.

Chapel plans homecoming
A homecoming service will be held at Chaplain’s Chapel, near Bridgeville, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. The Rev. Mike Hurley will be speaker. Dinner will follow.

St. Luke’s plans bazaar
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, will hold a rummage sale Saturday, Oct. 5, 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. “The list of sale items is extremely varied, and the range is as broad as the proverbial ‘soup to nuts,’” said Nancy Harper, general chairwoman. Breakfast will be sold from 7 to 11 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The community playground maintained by St. Luke’s on North Street will have supervised games and recreation for children. Working with Harper are Sarah Quick, Sue Short, Lisa and Tom Lee, Mildred Wells, Noel Sizemore, Faith Torbert, Arintha Heller, Kay Truitt, Chuck and Virginia “Mike” Barton, Chuck Bland, Herb Quick and the Rev. Jeanne W. Kirby, rector at St. Luke’s. For details, call Harper at 629-3984.

St. John’s UMW hold 29th House Tour Oct. 3
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 3, to tour the beautiful homes selected this year for the 29th House Tour of St. John’s Church. The success of the tour is due to the dedicated effort of many people. Enjoy our famous chicken salad luncheon in St. John’s Fellowship Hall. The $6 price includes dessert and beverage served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Also in Fellowship Hall you will find our House Tour Boutique featuring crafts and homemade goodies. The boutique opens at 9 a.m.

St. John’s House Tour to celebrate their 29th year
Jon and Karen Hearn on Hearn’s Pond Road will be one of the homes on St. John’s House Tour this year. As you enter the leaded glass door of this new home an aura of spaciousness is apparent due to the elevated ceilings. Enjoy the large hip-roofed game room and the large master bedroom suite that contains all the amenities for the busy and talented couple. First time winners of Seaford’s Home Renaissance Award Jim Marvel and Keith Adkins have turned a house built in 1850 into a charming and attractive home. You will enjoy their hand-made victorian lamp shades made locally as well as the decorative pillars from an old house in Laurel. Innovative touches fascinate one’s imagination. The gold front door and white fence are welcoming touches as you approach this typical Seaford home built in the late 1800s. Cynthia Taylor has added her own personality in wallpaper, antique furnishings and talent of decorating. You won’t want to miss the birch branches in the master bedroom or the Philadelphia grate hanging on the hall wall.

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