Church News
Thursday, October 18, 2007
 
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.

Homecoming Service
Chaplain's Chapel, Deer Forest Road near Bridgeville, will hold its Homecoming Service on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. Former Pastor Mike Hurley will be the speaker. Special music will be by Mike and Ann Hurley, Pastor James Bongard, and Matt Esham. Dinner will follow.

Gospel Café
Centenary UM Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting Christian music each Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce & Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. October 20 - Joe Dawson, Mike Truitt October 27 - Revived, Amanda Jones, Frank Silva

'The Judgment House'
"The Judgment House", Oct. 25, 26, 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel, 875-2915. A simulation of the Judgment Seat of Christ – a Christian alternative to the Haunted House. Donations are greatly appreciated. May not be suitable for young children. TED to help cover the cost of materials.

Harvest Bible Fun Day
Harvest Bible Fun Day will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 17249 Phillips Hill Road in Laurel on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fun and fellowship activities for all ages. The day will include Bible lessons, music, games, crafts, lunch and a hayride. Everyone is invited. To register, please call the Church at 302-875-7715.

Galestown Homecoming
Galestown United Methodist Church is having their 152nd homecoming Sunday October 21 at 2:00 P.M. The guest speaker will be Rev. Don Murray, and the guest singer is Don Murray Family Band. There will be a hot buffet style dinner to follow immediately at the Community Center. There will not be a morning service.

No Name Band
The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, DE on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Washington at 302-337-7198.

Chaplain's Chapel
Joel Osteen Bus Trip to Baltimore. Friday, Oct.26, leaving at 4 p.m. Cost is $25, call 349-4874.

Organists Recital
The Southern Delaware and Northern Delaware Chapters of the American Guild of Organists will present a members' recital Saturday, October 20, 7p.m. at The People Church, 46 South Bradford St, Dover. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Bishop Wright at St. Luke's
On Sunday, Oct. 21, the Rt. Rev. Wayne P. Wright, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, will make his annual visitation to St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Bishop Wright will be the celebrant and will preach at the 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist service. Several new members will be welcomed into the congregation and there will be a gathering with parishioners at a reception immediately following the service.

United Church of the Nazarene
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 24-27, the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. will be sponsoring a four-night Revival, 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor is Ebenezer Williamson. Guest preacher will be Bishop Robert E. Farrow, and congregation of Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 1607 East Oliver St., Baltimore, Md. The public is welcome. For information contact: the church at 1-410-94-0900 or Sister Paris Twymon, at 1-410-754-9135.

Church Fall Revival
Fall Revival 2007 - "A Provisional God in an Unprovisional World" - Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, Delaware. Services begin Wednesday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. nightly. Messengers will be Pastor Pat Jones of Heaven Bound Ministries, Seaford; the Rev. Linda Powell of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Ellendale; and Pastor M. Luther Hill of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church of Salisbury, Md. Sponsored by the Maggie J. Roberts Women's Missionary Society. Chairpersons: Timah Rickettsand, and pastor, the Rev. Idola W. Batson. For more information, please call 302-628-3088, 302-265-6183.

Multi-family yard sale
Laurel Nazarene Church, 'Side by Side' will have a multi-family yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to noon. All proceeds go to Heifer International which raises money to buy animals for families in poverty around the world.

Delmar Church 'Trunks of Treats'
Attention parents É a safe place for your kids. Bring your children to Delmar Church of God of Prophecy's "Trunks of Treats," on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Dress in costume. There will be free snacks, games and fun. Cars will be lined up in the church parking lot - their trunks filled with safe treats. The church is located on Rt. 13 and Dorthy Road, (3 miles north of the MD/DE state line - between Delmar and Laurel)

Latin Mass
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 Oct. 21. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Church Walk-a-thon
On Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church is sponsoring the third annual church walk-a-thon. Eighty percent of the net proceeds will go to the church and twenty percent to the American Heart Association. Last year, following this event, the church donated $1300 to charity and this year they hope to double that amount. In order to reduce our expenses, the church is seeking donations of t-shirts, bottled water, hot dogs, hot dog buns, soft drinks, ice chips, etc., for the participants. In return, your business will be listed as a sponsor on the t-shirts. The walk will begin and end at the church. Only four miles around the great city of Seaford. Please contact Ethel Fountain at 628-3289 for more information.

Middle school conference
More than 3,500 middle school students and youth leaders from Maryland and adjoining states will experience a life-changing weekend at the ALIVE 2007:Transform 12/2 youth conference Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Ocean City, Md. Convention Center. National recording artists Big Daddy Weave, Group 1 Crew, Run Kid Run, local band Unsearchable Riches, Illusionist Jared Hall, sand painter Mark Demel and national youth speakers Monty Hipp, Fred Lynch, Cynthia Tobias and Darrell Scott will offer insight on issues faced by middle school students. "Many of the problems that were formerly high school problems are now prominent in every middle school across the country," said Youth for Christ Executive Director Bob Arnold. "This conference, possibly the largest middle school conference in the country, will provide tools for these students to deal with the issues that they face daily." Alive 2007 is $75 per person and hotel accommodations are available at for an additional fee. Register by Oct. 29 for $65. For a free leader's information packet, call 1-877-896-3802 or view the information online at www.mmyfc.org.

Students meet author
Students at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, will have an opportunity to meet local author Candy Abbott on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 7:30 p.m. Abbott, whose novel Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp was showcased at a book launching at Delmarva Christian High School on October 6, will be featured at a book signing in the Campus Bookstore from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Jason Technology Center on the 25th. The public is welcome–especially parents, grandparents and teachers. Before and after the bookstore signing (1:00 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.), Abbott will be available at the Delaware Learning Resource Center located in the Child Development Center to discuss the book's educational applications. A faith-based story of a 12-year-old's coming of age and discovery of his spiritual calling, Gavin Goodfellow has been adopted into the curriculum of two Christian schools. Abbott and friends have also developed an Interactive Journal to help young readers define the lessons learned through Gavin's adventures. This student workbook is available for download atwww.GavinGoodfellow.com. Melanie Theofiles, Language Arts instructor at Epworth Christian School, is compiling a chapter-by-chapter Language Guide so busy teachers can use Gavin Goodfellow with middle grade students (recommended for 8th grade); the guide is expected to be finished early in 2008. Patti Payne, director of the Learning Resource Center at Owens, says, "With all the resources we distribute to the public, I've never seen anything like this. The book itself is an enjoyable read, and the curriculum pieces add a whole new dimension. It is a unique approach with a lot of potential for parents and teachers to get their kids thinking at a deeper level." "We're looking forward to the book signing," says Janette Ghabour, manager of the Delaware Tech Owens Campus bookstore. "Candy is an exceptional writer and an inspiration to students and staff alike. It will be good to have her back on campus again." Abbott retired from the Owens Campus five years ago to pursue writing, speaking, and publishing full-time. She served as Executive Secretary to the Campus Director for 28 years and is looking forward to reuniting with her former co-workers. Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp is her second book. Her inspirational stories have been published in numerous anthologies. For more information on Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp, visit www.GavinGoodfellow.com or call 856-6649.

The Mission of Hope
Your grant writing experience can help the Mission of Hope, and earn compensation for yourself. The Mission needs people with grant writing or program development experience with a not-for-profit organization. Call Mission Administrator Paul Alexander for details. The Mission also accepts vehicle donations that can return a tax deduction and the good feeling that comes from helping those in need. The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness in order to return these men to a productive life in the community. Please contact the Mission at 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, vehicle donations, and especially your prayers.