Church Events
Thursday, October 9, 2003
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.

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.

Christ UMC to hold bazaar
Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, will host its fall bazaar Friday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. Featured will be homemade crafts, baked goods, canned goods and a trash and treasures shop. Lunch begins at 11 a.m. and features homemade soup, chicken salad or ham sandwiches and homemade pies. Tickets for a spaghetti dinner cost $7 each and are available in advance at the church office (875-4233), or at the door. The dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., at which time a drawing will be held for a patriotic queen-sized quilt, Longaberger basket and American throw. Carry-outs will be available for both lunch and dinner.

Women’s conference planned
The United Deliverance Bible Center, 532 West 7th St., Laurel, will hold its women’s conference, “Women Soaring to Higher Heights,” Oct. 9 through 12. Beth Morris of Trinity Holiness Church, Frankford, will speak Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 10, Idel Williams of United Deliverance Bible Center, Laurel, will speak at 7:30 p.m. A prayer breakfast will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m., featuring Ella Purnell, of Victory Temple, Bridgeville. On Sunday, Oct. 12, Carla Wongus, co-pastor of United Deliverance Bible Center, will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service. Renora Lott from the Canaan Full Gospel Church, Houston, will speak at the 5 p.m. service.

Grace U.M.C. to host band
The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

St. George’s to hold luncheon
St. George’s United Methodist Church, between Laurel and Delmar, will hold a luncheon Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food will include: oyster, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches; vegetable soup, peas and dumplings, desserts and baked goods.

Readying for the holidays
Wesley United Methodist Church, Seaford, will hold a holiday open house Saturday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 6 p.m., in its community house on Atlanta Road. Consultants will be there from Creative Memories, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Home Interiors and Mary Kay. The Wesley United Methodist Women will have baked goods for sale. For details, call Jen Covington at 629-8102.

Macedonia plans homecoming
Macedonia A.M.E. Church, Clarence and North streets, Seaford, will celebrate its annual homecoming and fall rally Sunday, Oct. 12. The morning service will begin at 11 with the Rev. Dania R. Griffin, pastor of Macedonia A.M.E. Church. The afternoon service will begin at 4 with the Rev. Walter E. Dixon, choir and congregation from Bethel A.M.E. Church, Smyrna.

Portsville plans homecoming
Portsville United Methodist Church will hold its homecoming Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. Music will be by Lights of Home. Guest speakers will be the reverends Ruth and Reed Morris. Dinner will follow after the service.
CHEER to hold breakfast
CHEER Community Center will hold a harvest prayer breakfast Tuesday, Oct 14, 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen Jr. CHEER Community Center, Route 9 and Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Featured speakers will be Bishop Grace Batten and the Rev. Dr. Brooks E. Reynolds. Batten has been the pastor of Mount Zion Holy Church in Milton for over 30 years. She was twice voted vice president and now also president of CHEER board of directors. Reynolds was born in Georgetown and after all his travels and accomplishments has returned to Sussex County. He has held interim appointments in Maryland and Delaware and continues to fill the pulpits for ministers throughout the state and the peninsula. The CHEERful Notes Glee Club will perform. Cost will be $3 per person. For details, call 854-9500.

Bethany to hold buffet
A fried chicken buffet will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Bethany Church-Lowes Crossroads near Millsboro. Cost is $8.50 for adults and carryouts, $4 for children. Serving will be from 2 to 6 p.m. A baked goods table will be available.

Nazarene plans yard sale
The Laurel Nazarene Church, 100 Walnut Street, will hold its annual yard sale to benefit the youth, on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 a.m.

St. John’s dinner theater set
The second annual St. John’s community dinner theater and auction will be Saturday, Oct. 18, in St. John’s Fellowship Hall. From 5 to 6 p.m. will be the dinner and silent auction. The regular auction will start at 6:30 and the musical performance at 7. Featured performers will be Tex and Mary Ann Young and the Lights of Home, Rob Harmon and Johnny Tamosaitis. Tickets are available at the church office and are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For information call 629-9466. Items for the auction are welcome.

Latin Mass set for Oct. 19
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 Oct. 19. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5905 or 302-629-8863.

Mt. Pisgah plans event
Mt. Pisgah will hold its Women’s and Men’s Day on Sunday, Oct. 19. The Rev. Calvin Price will speak at the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Barbara Griffin will speak at the 4 p.m. service.

Concert to benefit shelter
A concert of Christian music will be Saturday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m., at the Laurel Wesleyan Church, alternate US 13, Laurel. Ten area performers are scheduled to participate. Proceeds will benefit the Hope House in Laurel, a transitional shelter that has assisted 24 families in the last two years. For further information, contact Mary Ann Torkelson at 629-5456.

Women’s convocation set
The 2003 Diocesan Women’s Convocation will be Saturday, Nov. 1, at Padua Academy, Wilmington. This year’s theme is “Living Contemplatively in a Fast Paced World.” Rose Mary Dougherty, of Shalem Institute in Bethesda, Md., will be the keynote speaker. Fifteen workshops will be featured. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Saltarelli at the conclusion of the convocation. For more information contact Maggie Ciafardo at 302-731-4613 or

Concord UMC to host 82nd reunion
On Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 2 p.m., at Concord United Methodist Church, the Sons, Daughters, & Friends of Concord will hold a business meeting, dedication and memorial service. A chicken and dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at the community house. This is Concord’s 82nd annual reunion. There will be entertainment by “Lights of Home.” This year’s reunion is dedicated to the honor of past and present secretaries of Sons, Daughters, & Friends of Concord. The pastor, the Rev. Diane E. Melson, will deliver a brief message, and a memorial service will be held to honor those Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord who have passed away since last year’s reunion. The public is invited to the dinner; cost is $7 per adult and $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

The church will be open for visitors who would like to see items of historical interest to the neighborhood and church. Commemorative items such as cookbooks, Christmas ornaments, crocks, pen and ink prints, and Cat’s Meow collectibles, all depicting the church, will be for sale. More information can be obtained by contacting any of the organization’s officers: president Frances Givens, 629-2659; vice president Theda Brittingham, 629-4450; secretary Judy Kohlenberg, 629-0687; treasurer Delores Lloyd, 629-8177; or historian Chris Dukes, 629-8049.

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