Church News
Thursday, December 4, 2003
‘Reason for the Season’
The Musical Drama, “The Reason for the Season,” will be performed by the drama team of the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy. The performances will be on Dec. 19, 20, and 21, at 7:30 p.m. The church is located on U.S. 13, two miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line. The drama team is being directed by Jack Thomas, who has brought with him much experience in the performance/production area. He directed a three-time national award-winning drama team from Emmanuel Ministries in Youngstown, Ohio. He is a national recording artist with the group, Southern Crossing, as heard on WOLC. He now travels and sings with the group, Jericho, from Charlotte, N.C. The host pastor of the church is Bishop Michael Phillips. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served following the performance. A bicycle will be given away each night by members and business people in the local community. Call 410-208-4533 or 875-3242.

‘Love Has Come’
On Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m., Bible School for Special People will be presenting a Christmas program entitled, “Love Has Come.” Bible School for Special People is a weekly Bible program geared for adults with developmental disabilities. The program will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on the corner of Shipley and Spruce St. For details about the class or the Christmas program, see or call 629-9755.

Advent Bible study
Trinity Untied Methodist Church, Dublin Hill, is having an Advent Bible study and prayer service on Dec. 10 and 17, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. From Bridgeville take 404 west, turn left onto Dublin Hill Road, follow Dublin Hill Road for about two miles and the church is on the right.

Christ’s Church revival
Christ’s Church Non-Denominational, Inc., Harbeson, will hold a Revival on Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 7, at 3 p.m.. Pastor is the Rev. Martha A. Tankard. Guest preacher will be Evangelist Lynn Horton of Salisbury. Call 945-8959.

Community Praise service
Christ Lutheran Church is offering a new praise service to the community of Seaford. The service is informal in order to help build a more personal relationship with Christ. The service is at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday and is followed by Sunday School for all ages. For more information you can contact us at 302-629-9755 or online at

Asbury hymn sing
Asbury United Methodist Church will host a hymn sing on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. Special music will be provided by the church’s pastor, Robert Gray, the Sounds of Joy, and the Rev. Sandra Steiner Ball, Dover District superintendent of the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Barry Ball will bring the message. Asbury United Methodist Church is located on Rt. 9 one mile. east of the Hardscrabble intersection, Rt. 9 and Rt. 20. A meal will follow the service in the church community building.
Puppets for Christ
The Shiloh Community Church, Laurel, will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Puppets for Christ on Saturday, Dec. 6, with a show at 7 p.m. and a light diner at 5 p.m. Phone 629-6146 for information.

Hymn Sing at Shiloh
Shiloh Community Church, Shiloh Church Road, Laurel will have a hymn sing on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m., with the Olde Time Gospel Singers and local talent. Phone 629-6146 for more information.

Drama Team presentation
The public is invited to attend a special presentation by the Bob Jones University Truth in Action drama team at First Baptist Church of Seaford on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. The program will feature an original drama, New Eyes. The drama team is touring the northeastern United States this fall. The members of the group are students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S. C. Bob Jones University is a fundamental Christian liberal arts university with an annual enrollment of approximately 5,000 students from every state in the Union and over 30 foreign countries.

Portsville UMC Breakfast
The Portsville United Methodist Church will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, Dec. 13, 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children over 5, under 5 each free. Food includes: pancakes, eggs, ham and scrapple.

Gospel Concert
A Gospel Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 7, at Galestown United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. The singers will include the Gospel Gents and Randy Marine. Refreshments will follow. For details call 410-883-2149.

Christmas Cantata
The public is invited to attend the First Baptist Church of Seaford choir and its drama players who will be presenting the Christmas cantata “The Gift of a Lifetime.” The cantata will be on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the church auditorium.The cantata features a Christmas story about how God used one man’s life to make an impact on the lives of many. Admission is free. First Baptist Church of Seaford is located at 543 N. Bradford St. For more information call 629-7161 or 629-7299.

Bishop Roland Miffling
On Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. Bishop Roland Miffling of Millsboro will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St. in Hurlock, Md. For information call 410-943-0900 or 410-754-9135. The public is invited.

Christmas dinner
The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to men and women to its annual Christmas dinner at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, on Monday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety & Nine is a ministry formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. There are no membership dues. Mike and Jane Maloney from Cambridge, Md., will be the featured guests. They will be leading in praise and worship. Mike was a three-term elected states attorney and served Dorchester County as prosecutor for 23 years. He currently practices law in Cambridge. Jane, originally from St. Michaels, Md., is a musician and teaches piano in their home. She has written and produced two albums of gospel songs. Reservations are necessary. Call Joyce Thomas at 629-2248.

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