Bethel plans homecoming
Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethel, will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Bob Rogers, former pastor. Entertainment will be by Jeff and Jeanine Scott, Bridgeville.
The United Methodist Women of the church will serve a beef and dumpling dinner following the service. For details call 875-2713.
Shopping to help build church
Christ the Cornerstone Community Church has opened a Christmas shop for holiday buying. All proceeds will go to the church building fund. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The shop is located at 28714 Seaford Road, on the corner of Seaford and Bethel Roads. For details, call 875-8150 or 875-5415.
Church supper set for Nov. 3
The United Methodist Women will hold a buffet supper with oysters Saturday, Nov. 3, at Cokesbury Community Center, near Reliance. Doors open at 5 p.m.and dinner starts at 6 p.m.; price is $8. No carry outs will be available.
Macedonia anniversary Nov. 3
Macedonia AME Church senior choir will celebrate the church anniversary Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. Choirs, singing groups, liturgical dance groups and individuals are invited to participate.
Portsville to hold bazaar
The annual fall bazaar sponsored by the Portsville Church United Methodist Women will be Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church hall. Lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m., featuring vegetable soup, oyster fritters, chicken salad and hot dogs sandwiches, and homemade pie. There will be a baked-goods table, a country store, a white elephant table and a new and used apparel shop.
A drawing for two handcrafted Christmas stockings with holders will be held at 2 p.m. The church is 3 miles west of Laurel on Portsville Road and Dogwood Lane.
Lunch to benefit Sunday school
There will be a Sunday school benefit luncheon at Cokesbury Community Hall, near Reliance, Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster sandwiches, homemade chicken salad, vegetable beef soup, and hot dogs will be available. There will be a baked-goods table. Carry-outs will be sold.
Church plans organ, piano recital
Ralph Holland and the students of Ruth Layne will present a piano/organ recital at Asbury United Methodist Church, Weiner and Liberty avenues, Harrington, Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. The students, Katie Kindig and Bo Kyung Kim, will perform at the piano; Holland will perform at the Allen electronic organ. He and Layne will perform a duet at the piano and organ.
Holland has given recitals in Maryland, Delaware and Minnesota, where he lived until 1990. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, he has presented several programs at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Seaford, where he serves as church musician. The concert will include works by Beethoven, Chopin, Franck, Langlais, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn and Austin Lovelace.
The church is on Weiner Avenue in Harrington, about three blocks north of the U.S. Post Office and next to the railroad .
King’s Ambassadors to perform
St. George’s Untied Methodist Church, St. George Road, between Laurel and Delmar, will host a southern gospel concert with the King’s Ambassadors, Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. This concert is one of the Sunday-night services for the Laurel-Mt. Pleasant Charge.
Help with spirituality
The evangelism committee of Mt. Olivet Church is offering a Spiritual Gifts Discovery Series beginning Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. Helen Lucia Moore will be the teacher. This workshop is designed to help people develop their spiritual gifts.
The church is at 315 High St., Seaford. Call the church office, 629-4458 to register for this six-week course.
Melson U.M.C. plans bazaar
Melson United Methodist Church, east of Delmar, will hold a bazaar Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast food (sausage, scrapple), vegetable soup, oyster fritters, chicken salad, hamburgers and hot dogs, baked and canned goods, as well as craft items will be for sale. For more information, call 846-2431.
Bethel Church plans luncheon
Saturday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bethel Church will host a soup, sandwich and dessert luncheon at its community house, on Oak Grove Road. (From Seaford go west on Delaware 20 to the fourth road,Oak Grove Road. Turn right. The church is straight ahead.) For details, call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.
Mt. Pleasant to celebrate history
The Delaware Public Archives will dedicate a historical marker commemorating Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church near Laurel Sunday, Nov. 11. This year’s homecoming service will mark the 220th anniversary of the completion of the first church on the site. A dinner will begin at 2 p.m., to be followed by the unveiling of the marker at 4 p.m. An anniversary service will follow. Bishop Peter D. Weaver of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church will speak.
Originally known as Moore’s Chapel, Mt. Pleasant was one of the first Methodist churches on the peninsula. Its origin can be traced to the organization of a local “society” of Methodists in 1778. In October 1779, Methodist pioneer Francis Asbury initiated the subscription of funds to build a church for the group. Construction began soon thereafter, and the chapel was completed in 1781. The present church was constructed in 1863. Mount Pleasant is approximately 2 miles west of Laurel. For details, call 875-3091.