Church Events
Thursday, November 22, 2001
TO BE IN CONCERT. A gospel concert featuring the Cash Family of Felton will be Sunday, Nov. 25, 8:50 a.m., during morning worship service at the Portsville United Methodist Church, Dogwood Lane, just west of Bethel. For details, call 875-4672.

Church to host concerts
Trinity United Methodist Church of Laurel near Trap Pond will host “Hallelujah Opry” Saturday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. Back Porch Light, Everett and Sandy LeCates and Pat Parsons, will perform. For more information call Sandy LeCates at 875-7301 or e-mail

Lutherans welcome pastor
The Rev. Andrew Watkins will be installed as the new pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford, in a service Sunday, Nov. 25, at 4 p.m. The service will take place at the church, at the corner of Shipley and Spruce streets. Watkins will succeed the Rev. Donald Meyer, who retired in August after 35 years of full-time pastoral service, the last six and a half years at Christ Lutheran. Watkins comes to Christ Lutheran from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Crestview, Fla., where he has served as pastor since June 1998. While in Florida, Watkins also became junior counselor for the Gulf States District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and served as a member of the board of missions of the Southern District of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. He was also involved in a number of community activities in the Crestview area. During his time at Crestview, the church grew significantly in numbers and began a satellite mission church nearby. Watkins served in the U.S. Army as a topographic surveyor, stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va. He later received a bachelor’s degree in geology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk Va. While pursuing his master’s degree, Watkins felt the call to full-time pastoral ministry, leading to studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., from which he graduated in 1998. Watkins and his wife, Linda, will reside in Woodside Manor in Seaford.

Evangelist to be at Centenary
Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, will host evangelist Rick Bonfim Sunday through Tuesday, Nov. 25 through 27. Services are each evening at 7 and nursery is provided. The church is located at Market and Poplar streets. For details, call 875-3983 or 875-8106.

Helen Lucia Moore to speak
Jericho Fellowship International will welcome Helen Lucia Moore Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., at Mt. Olivet Church, Seaford. She will speak on “gifts.” For more information call Mim Roberts 629-5654.

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