Church Events
Thursday, November 8, 2001
Mt. Pleasant to mark 220 years

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Nov. 11. This event will mark the 220th anniversary of one of the oldest congregations on the Delmarva Peninsula. The public is welcome to attend. The homecoming will be celebrated beginning with a dinner at 2 p.m. in the dining hall, accompanied by informal singing. Russell McCabe of the Delaware State Archives, dressed as John Wesley, will lead the dedication of a historical marker outside the sanctuary at 4 p.m. An anniversary service will immediately follow the dedication and will be led by pastor Ron Schatz.
Bishop Peter D. Weaver, of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference, will be the guest speaker during the service. The Lights of Home, a local gospel-singing group, will perform as well as church members. Mt. Pleasant Church, originally called Moore’s Chapel, is in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Laurel. It is on Delaware 24, 5 miles west of Laurel and 4 miles east of the Mason-Dixon Line.
The construction of the original Moore’s Chapel was completed in 1781. It was the first Methodist church in Sussex County and one of the first on the peninsula. A new house of worship was built along side the original Moore’s Chapel in 1863 and the name was then changed to Mt. Pleasant. The guest speaker, Weaver, was elected in 1996 and assigned to the Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church that includes about 1,000 churches in the eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences. Ordained as a deacon in 1967 at the age of 22, he has been engaged in the service of the United Methodist Church ever since. He has been instrumental in working with youth, the homeless, the poor, and those stricken with AIDS.

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.

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.

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.

Warrington to sing
Everett Warrington will perform Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church of Laurel (near Trap Pond). For more information call Sandy LeCates, 875-7301 or e-mail her at

Pancake breakfast planned
A pancake breakfast will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 to 11 a.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, hosted by the high school Sunday school class. Cost for adults is $5 and for children, $3. Proceeds will go toward the cost of attending a youth rally in January. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The church is located at 510 S. Central Ave.

St. Stephen’s to serve spaghetti
A spaghetti dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 4:30 to 7 p.m., at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Delmar. Admission for adults cost $6 and for ages 6 to 12, $3. Children under 6 are admitted free. Carryouts will cost $6. For details, call 846-9501.

Mt. Calvary plans Men’s Day
Mt. Calvary Men’s Day will be Sunday, Nov. 11, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Dublin Hill, Bridgeville, with minister Ronnie Houston. A 3:30 p.m. service will be held with speaker the Rev. David Lee of Preston-Hurlock charge. For details, call Philip Davis, 337-8543. Honoring emergency workers Asbury United Methodist Church, Hardscrabble, will hold an appreciation service for firemen, ambulance personnel, EMT personnel and veterans Sunday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. Selected members of the above organizations will participate in the program. Mt. Aire gospel singing contest solo winner, Carey Taylor, will perform. All emergency workers and veterans are invited. Refreshments will be served. The church is on Georgetown and Laurel Highway, Route 9, near the Hardscrabble intersection.

Woodland plans homecoming
Woodland United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming 2001 Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. Jerry Denton will speak on, “The Ark of Grace.” Music will be provided by the Cash Family. A covered-dish diner will follow the service. Meat and beverage will be provided. For more information call pastor Bob Robinson at 875-9124.

Kenyan missionaries to speak
Glen Lindengren and nine fellow missionaries from Eldoret, Kenya, will speak at the next meeting of Jericho Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., at Mt. Olivet Church, High Street, Seaford. Pastor Ethel Williams will also speak. For more information, call 629-5654 or e-mail

Spiritual workshop under way
The evangelism committee at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, will offer a Spiritual Gifts Discovery Workshop Wednesday, Nov. 14, 28, and Dec. 5, 12, and 19. Helen Lucia Moore will be the teacher. This workshop will help people discover and develop their spiritual gifts. Call the church office (629-4458) to register. There is no charge for this 6-week course. It began Nov. 7.

Basket bingo set for Nov. 17
Our Lady of Lourdes youth group will hold a basket bingo featuring Longaberger baskets Saturday, Nov. 17. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Call 629-7999 or 629-3395 for details. All proceeds will help pay for the youth group’s trip to the NCYC in Indianapolis, Ind.

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