Church News
Thursday, October 20, 2005
St. Philips annual Acolytes
On Saturday, Oct. 8, ten Acolytes from St. Philip's Church, Laurel, and their Rector, Rita Nelson, attended the 26th annual Acolyte Festival at the Washington National Cathedral. Acolytes serve at the altar during services and process with crosses, torches, and banners at the beginning of worship services. At the cathedral service the acolytes processed with approximately 1600 acolytes from all over the country, including Hawaii. During the two-hour service the acolytes were commissioned and blessed by the Bishop of Washington, the Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane. After the service four workshop on various aspects of acolyte service were presented. Nine churches from Delaware were represented, one of the largest diocesan delegations.

A Ten Commandment supper
There will be a Ten Commandment supper at John Wesley United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 22, at St. Luke's Parish Hall, North and King streets, Seaford, at 5 p.m. The donation is $10 per adult and $5 per child. The sponsors are the worship committee and chancel choir. For more information contact Joyce Banks at 349-5816 or Joeanne White at 337-3163. The Rev. Peggy Briggs is pastor.

Seaford Presbyterian 40th
The Seaford Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. Friends and families of the church, past and present are invited. Call the church at 629-9077 or email There will be a celebration, worship and lunch. An RSVP is requested; leave a message.

Bennett will teach at seminar
Rita Bennett, along with her late husband Dennis, who wrote the million-copy best seller, "The Holy Spirit and You," will be teaching a condensed version of the book at an all-day seminar on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel, beginning at 8 a.m. Registration must be made in advance. Men and women are welcome to attend. For more information call 629-3674 or 629-2248. The deadline is Nov. 5. The seminar is sponsored by The Ninety & Nine.

Messiah's Vineyard services
Messiah's Vineyard Church, Rt. 13 and Discountland Road, Laurel, will be presenting "A Communion Drama." Communion message and Communion will be served on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 9:30 a.m. Senior minister is Dr. Carl G. Vincent. Phone 875-4646.

Mt. Olivet dinner, auction
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, High Street, Seaford, will hold its annual roast beef dinner and silent auction on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner will be served family style and take-outs will be available. Tickets will be sold at the door. Adults are $8.50; students, $4.50; five and under are free.

Christian Diet Health Ministry
The Delmar Christian Center will be hosting The Maker's Diet Health Ministry Team who will be presenting "The Maker's Diet Lecture" based on the national best selling book by Jordon S. Rubin, "The Maker's Diet," on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The Delmar Christian Center is located at 107 East Sate St., in Delmar. For more information call Jim Brown, 875-3357 or

Nazarene yard sale
On Saturday, Oct. 22, Seaford Church of the Nazarene annual yard sale, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring a wide variety of household items, clothing, baby items and much more. There will be scrapple and egg sandwiches for sale and a baked goods table. Call 629-3929 for more information.

'Just Inspired' at Alliance
The Southern Gospel quartet "Just Inspired" will be in concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. The men of Just Inspired have developed a ministry of hope and encouragement via Southern Gospel four-part harmonies. Just Inspired has been in the ministry since 1993 and have developed a style all their own. The concert is free; an offering will be taken. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road in Seaford. For more information, contact the church at (302) 629-7693 or visit

Zion Church Youth Day
Youth Day will take place at St. John AME Zion Church (Ross Point) on Sunday, Oct. 23. The morning preacher will be Demarius Hardy from New Beginnings Covenant Ministry in Berlin, Md. Dinner will be served prior to the afternoon service at 3:30 p.m. which will be a Fashion Show entitled "From Rags to Riches."

Epworth 'Dinner & a Movie'
Epworth Fellowship Church invites the community for "A Dinner and A Movie," on Wedneday, Oct. 26. Dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The feature event, which starts at 6:30 p.m., is "Left Behind Ñ World at War, Worldwide Premiere." All are welcome to this free event. The Left Behind films are based on and continue the story of the best-selling books, "Left Behind and Tribulation Force" and follow the lives and struggles of those left behind on Earth after the rapture of the church as foretold in the Bible. This feature stars Lou Gossett Jr. and Kirk Cameron. Only in churches Ñ not in theaters. For more information, call Maurica Kinnikin at Epworth Fellowship Church at 875-7995.

Laurel Baptist Harvest Party
Laurel Baptist Church will have a Harvest Party on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., with games, treats, a hayride and other activities. Children and adults are encouraged to come in non-violent costumes. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard in Laurel. For further information, call the Rev. Steve Booth at 875-7998.