Church Events
Thursday, October 16, 2003
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.

Shiloh plans yard sale
Shiloh Community Church, Shiloh Church Road, Laurel, will hold a yard sale and a baked goods sale Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 6 a.m. Scrapple and egg sandwiches will be available. For more information, call 875-1877.

Woodland UMC dinner set
The Woodland United Methodist Church Women will host a chicken and dumpling dinner Saturday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $7, $3.50 for children 6 to 12 and free for children5 and under. Carry outs will not be available. The church is located next to the Woodland Ferry house, 4.5 miles west of Seaford on Woodland Church Road.

Women’s conference planned
The Chosen Vessels Women’s Ministry of River of Life Christian Center, Greenwood, will hold a women’s conference, “Free in 2003,” Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $15, which includes lunch. Workshops will focus on “learning to be debt free, pain free and stress free.” Pastor Tracey Bernard, from Impacting Your World Christian Center, Philadelphia, will speak. To register, call 349-9420, or visit the website Men are welcome. Nursery will not be provided. The church is located at 17 West Market St., Greenwood.

Revival set for Third and North
A Harvest Time street revival will take place on the corner of Third and North streets in Seaford on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 am. to 5 p.m. Free chicken will be served. For more information call 628-1908.

Gospel group to perform
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, will host a gospel music evening service at 6:30 on Sunday, Oct. 19. Bruce Willey and the Band of Brothers will perform. Refreshments will follow. For information call 875-5009.

Todd’s plans homecoming
Todd’s United Methodist Church, Delaware 16, Greenwood, will hold its homecoming service Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Robert Wallace will speak. Singers will be Everett and Catherine Isaacs, and Mary Beth Lewis. For more information call Jean O’Bier at 349-4694.

St. Luke’s to hold confirmation
The Rt. Rev. Wayne P. Wright will visit St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, Sunday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m., to bestow the Rite of Confirmation. Candidates for confirmation are, Nerissa Burns, Jennifer Fonda, Anna Yelverton and Calvin Yelverton. Herb Quick will reaffirm his baptismal vows. The congregation will celebrate the Feast Day of its patron, Saint Luke the Evangelist. A stewardship kickoff luncheon will take place immediately after the service.
Baptist church to hold revival
Delmar First Baptist Church, alternate US 13, Delmar, Md., will hold revival services Sunday, Oct. 19, through Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 nightly. Guest speaker will be evangelist Randy Parker. Nursery will be provided.

Pastor to be honored
The Bridgeville Charge United Methodist Churches will honor its pastor, the Rev. Purnell A. Moody, Oct. 24 through Oct. 26. On Friday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., a song fest will be held at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m., Reliance Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 2701 Woodland Ferry Road, Seaford, will host a banquet honoring Moody. Admission is $25, $10 for children 6 to 12 and free for children under 5. On Sunday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m., at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, the Rev. Ronald Newsuang from Coatesville, Pa., will speak. Tickets for banquet may be purchased by calling 629-8764, 349-9590 or (410) 754-6987. Deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 20.

Oktoberfest to be Oct. 26
Christ Lutheran Church, at the corner of Shipley and Spruce streets in Seaford, will host an Oktoberfest Sunday, Oct. 26. The festival is free to all and will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Features will include German food, children’s games, live music and comedy. For more information contact Charles Brown at 629-2447 or the church at 629-9755. More information is also available at

Weekend for married couples
“A Season to Fall in Love,” a marriage encounter weekend, will be hosted by Christ Evangelist Church, Laurel, on Nov. 7 and 8. Guest speaker will be pastor and author David St. John from Lenexa, Kan. The weekend will start Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, activities will go from from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations call the church office, 875-2915.

Concert to benefit shelter
A concert of Christian music will be Saturday, Oct. 25, 6 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 infromation, contact Mary Ann Torkelson, 629-5456.

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. The church has published a new cookbook, “Sharing Concord’s Best—Recipes from Concord’s Generations.” 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.

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