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.
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.
Church plans fall festival
Church of God of Prophecy, U.S. 13 N., Delmar will hold a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, cheese steak subs, chicken salad sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, chili, homemade ice cream, baked goods and a yard sale. For more information call 875-7824.
Grace to hold family nights
Grace Baptist Church at the corner of Atlanta Road and Fleetwood Drive in Seaford is starting a family activities night beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16. GBC Fun Family Bible Activities Night will get under way each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Families will try activities based on biblical principals. The sessions will also focus on topics that will strengthen families.
For details, call 629-8434.
Christ UMC to host bazaar
A fall bazaar will be Friday, Oct. 11, at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. A craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lunch with chicken salad and ham sandwiches, homemade soup and pies will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Drawings for prizes, including a hand-crafted cedar lined chest and a quilt, dust-ruffle and pillow sham set, will follow the spaghetti dinner, which will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information call the church office, 875-4233, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Surviving adolescent years
St John’s United Methodist Church, Seaford, is sponsoring a five-week class on living with teenagers. The classes will be held Sunday evenings, Oct. 13 to Nov. 10, 6:15 p.m. at the church at Pine and Poplar streets. They are free and open to the community. Call Constance Hastings, 629-9466, to register or for more information.
Christmas crafts to be sold
A Christmas craft sale will be Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, 28714 Seaford Road, Laurel, at the corner of Bethel Road and Seaford Road.
Admission is $1. Spaces are still available at $15 each, or $20 with electricity. For details, call 875-8150 or 875-0771.
Spaghetti dinner planned
The Promise Keepers will serve an all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Oct. 19, 4 to 7 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 6.
Centenary plans organ concert
Taylor Harvey will present an organ concert Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel.
Harvey, a native of Roanoke, Va., is in his 28th anniversary as organist at Asbury U.M.C. in Salisbury. He oversees eight choirs and leads the congregational music from the church’s 75-rank, 4 manual Cassavant organ. His choirs have performed three times at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He has played for organ recitals in the area as well as in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Roanoke and conducted numerous workshops.
Harvey studied at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Peabody Conservatory. He is an adjunct instructor at Salisbury University, as well as a private teacher of organ and piano.
During the concert, selections will also be played by Centenary’s handbell choir, “Celestial Sounds.” The concert is free and open to the public.
Festival to benefit shelter
The Laurel Community Foundation is sponsoring a gospel festival Saturday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m. at United Deliverance Bible Center, 7th Street, Laurel. Several gospel groups from Laurel and Delmar, as well as two soloists, will be participating in this concert to benefit Hope House I and II.
Hope House has four furnished apartments and to date has helped 10 families in need of emergency transitional housing. Participants will include Geraldine Horsey, Beverly LaFazia, the Mass Choir and Creative Movement, Laurel, St. Matthew’s Choir, Laurel, and the Gospel Group, Delmar.
Basket bingo planned
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford, will hold basket bingo Saturday, Oct. 19, in the church hall. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m.
There will be door prizes given. Food will be available and a 50/50 raffle will be held. Proceeds will go to help pay for members to attend the National Youth Conference.
Concord reunion set for Oct. 19
Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord will hold its 81st reunion at Concord United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 2 p.m.
A chicken and dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at the community house. There will be entertainment by Jenny Mitchell and Sounds of Joy.
This year’s reunion is dedicated to the trustees of Concord United Methodist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Diane E. Melson, will speak and a memorial service will be held to honor those Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord who have died since last year’s reunion.
Cost for the dinner is $7 per adult, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. The church will be open and commemorative items will be for sale.
More information can be obtained by contacting Frances Givens, president, 629-2659; Theda Brittingham, vice president, 629-4450; Chris Dukes, secretary and historian, 629-8049; or Delores Lloyd, treasurer, 629-8177.
King’s Ambassadors to sing
The King’s Ambassadors will perform Sunday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel.
Refreshments will follow the concert. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road.
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 Oct. 20.
The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5905 or 302-629-8863.
Galestown plans homecoming
Galestown United Methodist Church will hold its 147th homecoming Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. The Rev. Tony Rosetta will be the guest speaker. Bud Scott will sing. A fellowship dinner will be served in the community house following the service.