Church Events
Thursday, October 2, 2003
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.

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.

Asbury to have homecoming
Asbury United Methodist Church, US 9, near Hardscrabble, will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Glenn Lyburn, pastor of Asbury from 1975 to 1981, will return to his first charge assignment to speak. Chick and Darlene Smith and the Wilson family will perform. A meal will be served in the community building following the service. Asbury United Methodist Church was founded in 1812. The church is part of the Blades-Asbury Charge. The present building was built in 1856 to replace the original building that was destroyed by fire. The church sanctuary underwent major renovations in 1948 and again in 1968. The colored glass windows were added in 1935. The Sunday school addition was added in 1957. The United Methodist Women built their first community building in 1947.
Church selling hats, throws
Members from Trinity United Methodist Church, near Laurel, are selling Laurel Bulldog hats for $10, throws featuring a replica of the church for $50, and Christmas ornaments with a replica of the church and a scripture verse for $10. To make a purchase, contact Michelle Moyer at 875-2563.

Sounds of Grace to perform
Sounds of Grace will hold its 13th anniversary concert Saturday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m., at Seaford Nazarene Church, U.S. 13, Seaford. Special guests will include The O’Days and the Epworth Quartet. Refreshments will be served. For details, call the church, 629-3929

Trinity to hold yard sale
Trinity United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, will hold a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 4, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine at the church, 4385 Dublin Hill Road, Bridgeville.

Gospel group to perform
St. George’s Methodist Church will host a gospel concert on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. The guests will be the gospel group Reunion from Princess Anne, Md. A covered-dish supper will be served at 6 p.m.

Concord cookbook published
Concord United Methodist Church has published a new cookbook, “Sharing Concord’s Best—Recipes from Concord’s Generations.” The cookbook is dedicated to all members, past and present, of the Concord United Methodist Church. It is being sold by the United Methodist Women and proceeds will benefit missions and other projects of the UMW. Containing more than 340 recipes, the cookbook offers favorites from current members and friends of Concord UMC, as well as all the recipes from the church’s first cookbook printed in the 1980s. The books are $8. To make a purchase, contact Joyce Van Orden at 856-4949. Copies are also available through any church member and at local businesses.

New pastor to attend event
Victory Tabernacle Church of God will hold its Family and Friends Day Sunday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. The church’s new minister, Stacey Johnson, his wife Cindy and their children, Audrey, Stephen and Melody, will be there. Johnson comes to the congregation with more than 20 years experience in the ministry in associate and pastoral positions and as an administrator in a local private Christian school. The church is on alternate US 13, just north of Laurel. For details, call 877-0443.

Chapel to hold homecoming
A homecoming service will be held at Chaplain’s Chapel near Bridgeville, Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Phyllis Walton will be the speaker. Dinner will follow the service.

Park to host Christian gospel festival Saturday, Oct. 4
The Christian Community Council will hold its fifth annual Christian Gospel Festival Saturday, Oct. 4, in Nutter’s Park, Seaford. The Rev. Keith Brown will speak at the service, which will start at 11 a.m. Musical performers will include Jay Tobat from Harvest Christian Church, Laurel, the Amazing Watson Four, Salisbury, Md., the 180 Degree Youth Band, Newark, B. L. Clark and the Gospel Truth Singers, Delmar, Kayla Robinson, Newark, and God’s Army Drama Team, Newark. Speakers will include Larry Bowe, Galestown, Jackie Pruitt, Rehoboth, Barbara Griffin, LAurel, and Henry Wilson, Bridgeville. For details, call 628-3240 or 846-3993.

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