Church News
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Students for Christ
Kristy Stephenson, a Seaford resident and member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, will be participating on a year-long mission trip to Berlin, Germany starting in late August. Students for Christ, the organization sponsoring her trip, is an international Christian university ministry with the mission of reconciling students to Christ such as to impact and transform the university, the marketplace and the world. To make this trip possible, $1,200 a month for a total of $13,000 is needed. If you feel led to support Kristy in this mission God has given to her, you can contact her at 302-249-0253 or email at

Mission of Hope
While you are thinking of your vacation, please keep in mind that the Mission of Hope in Seaford is still going full speed ahead in its effort to return homeless men to a productive role in the community. The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness and gives "a hand up, not a handout". The Mission is looking for a volunteer with "program development" or fund-raising experience. If you have such a background, or know a possible candidate, please contact the Mission at 302-629-2559, or you can e-mail the Mission at SeafordMission@Verizon.Net, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973. As always, the Mission appreciates all financial help received, and especially your prayers. Take My Hand Ministry Meeting The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. A light lunch is served, and a guest speaker teaches and ministers. This is a women's ministry.

Memorial Garden dedicated
The memorial garden at St. Luke's Episcopal Church was dedicated. Memorials include a bench, a statue of St. Francis Assissi, and memorial stepping stones. The public is invited to view the garden which is located on the north side of the church on Front Street in Seaford.

Christ Lutheran Church to expand
Christ Lutheran Church held it's groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 12 to begin construction on a $550,000 multi-purpose addition. This will add over 5,000-square-feet to the building and will almost double the size of the church. This expansion is expected to be completed by the fall of 2008. Present proposals for the use of the new facility include; day care, adult care, computer lab for neighborhood residents, and ESL classes. We are seeking input from the community to determine how to best use the additional space on a daily basis. We intend to use this facility as a mission outpost to reach our community.

Latin Mass Aug 19
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on Aug. 19. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Union UMC hosts No Name Band
The No Name Band will be at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Laws Street, Bridgeville, on Friday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Water Works Bible Camp
Seaford Church of Christ invites you to a one-day Bible Camp, on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12 years old. Adult class from 9:30-11 a.m. Highlights of the day will be Bible classes, snacks and lunch provided, crafts and activities, lots of singing and fun for all. The church is located at 20989 Sussex Highway (Rt. 13 N at Camp Road), Seaford. Pre-registration is required. Call 629-6206 and leave message.

Day of Champions
You're invited to a Day of Champions at Laurel Wesleyan Church Sunday, Sept. 9. The rally begins at 10 a.m. with motivational speaker and basketball entertainer Dan Wetzel. After the rally, enjoy free lunch, music, carnival games, sporting contests, and more. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13. For more information call the office at 875-5380.

Messiah rehearsals
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, will begin rehearsals for Handel's Messiah. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7-9 p.m., at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church on North Bedford Street in Georgetown. Singers are advised to arrive early to be issued music and to sign in. Auditions are not required but a minimal ability to read music is desirable. The Dec. 8 performance is a joint presentation of the Choral Society and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Julien Benichou, and will feature four guest soloists. For further information, call Clem Edgar at 539-9656 or log on to . The Southern Delaware Choral Society is supported in part by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Sussex County Council, the Freeman Foundation and the City of Lewes.

Take My Hand Ministry Luau
Join the Board of Directors of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc. for a night of good food, fun, and fellowship while benefiting the ministry. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Haven Lake in Milford. The menu includes a roast pig, steamed clams, and a crab feast with complimentary sides. There will be a live band, The Movies, as well as live and silent auctions, door prizes, and a hula contest. Some very special items will be on the auction block for this event. Tickets are now on sale for $40 per person and $75 per couple. Contact person for tickets is: Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 302-349-4220. You may also send checks or money orders for tickets to: Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., PO Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. Each ticket comes with a map.