Church News
Thursday, November 08, 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.

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. Alive 2007 is $75 per person and hotel accommodations are available for an additional fee. For a free leader's information packet, call 1-877-896-3802 or view the information online at

The Mission of Hope
The Mission needs people with grant writing or program development experience for 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. 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.

Women dinner and auction
Mount Olivet United Methodist Women of Seaford, present their annual Roast Beef Dinner on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. This homemade dinner will be served family style in the fellowship hall of Mt. Olivet UMC (downtown Seaford.) Take-out will be available. A silent auction will be held to raise money for our Missions. Adult cost is $8.50 each. Student cost is $4.50 each and children five and under eat free. Tickets will be available at the door.

'Inward Beauty'
Join us for a special evening set aside just for women, on Sunday evening Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at Greenwood United Methodist Church, corner of N. Church and Market streets, Greenwood. Worship music led by: Kim Willey of "Abundant Joy." Guest speaker: Kathy James, nurse practitioner and pastor's wife. Refreshments served afterwards. Call Terri Rogers if you have any questions at 628-1747.

Ministries third anniversary
On Dec. 7-9, All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will be celebrating its third anniversary. This Year's Theme is "Praise is the way, we say thanks." Guest preachers are Pastor Helena Bailey of Kingdom Life Family Ministries of Millsboro; Apostle Richard Scott of Grow in Grace Worship Center of Delmar, Md.; Rev. Annette P. Wilson of Cathedral of Love AUMP of Salisbury, Md. Friday and Saturday services begin at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 5 p.m. Should you have any questions feel free to contact the church at 875-7772; or email awolministry@ Pastor Randy and Elect Lady Lorrie Jones, Host Pastors.

Woodland UMC Homecoming
The Woodland United Methodist Church will hold its annual Homecoming service on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Levin Van Sant and the Watsons from Balsam Grove, N.C. will provide special music. A covered dish dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no morning worship service.

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. This program is open to all persons who wish to turn over their hurts, habits, and hang-ups to God such that they may be healed. For more information, call Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini 841-1720.

Thanksgiving dinner
A free, community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by Seaford United Methodist Ministries will be Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2 p.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford. Turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes will be provided, and the community is invited to bring their "first fruits" by donating side dishes, breads and desserts in disposable dishes. Donated food can be delivered to St. John's Church during the Thanksgiving Eve service or on Thanksgiving Day from 10 am until 1:30 p.m. Volunteers are also invited to help cook, set-up, serve, and clean up from 1-4 p.m on Wednesday, November 21 and 9 a.m until 3 pm Thanksgiving Day. Call Sharon Byrns, 629-2741, or Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, for more information or to volunteer.

Messiah tickets now on sale
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Julien Benichou will present Handel's Messiah on Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Eagles Nest Fellowship Church, off Rt. 1 in Milton. This is the first time the choral group has collaborated with the Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra of Towson, Md. and this year will only be giving one performance. Tickets, which are $25 for the general audience and $15 for students, are being sold at Puzzles in Lewes and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth or by calling 645-2013.

Pastoral Aide Service
The pastoral aide committee of All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will have a service on Nov. 25, at 5 p.m. The Guest Preacher will be Rev. Rosie L. Edwards of Tabernacle of Prayer of Salisbury, Md. Should you have any questions feel free to contact the church at 875-7772. "A ministry where Everybody is Somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord of All"

OLL Christmas Bazaar
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 532 Stein Highway, Seaford, will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the church hall, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be attic treasures, books, Christmas Crafts, furniture, jewelry, raffle tickets (drawn at 1 p.m.), a bake table, silent auction, toys, winter clothing, etc. Food will be available all day. Santa arrives at 10 a.m.

'Operation Christmas Child'
The parishioners at St. Luke's Episcopal Church are once again participating in Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse. Shoe boxes will be filled with a variety of small gifts, school supplies and toys to be distributed to needy children in the U.S. and countries throughout the world. Information on how to participate in this worthwhile project can be obtained at the St. Luke's Church office at 629-7979.

Mission of Hope Graduation
The Mission of Hope in Seaford invites you to the Graduation of Class 24 from the Mission's Discipleship Program on Friday, Nov. 9. A pot-luck dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Graduation Ceremony will follow at 7:30 p.m. Help us celebrate the beginning of a new season in the lives of our graduates. The dinner and ceremony will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 Pine St. at Poplar, Seaford. Contact Nancy or Paul at the Mission of Hope at 629-2559. Let us know how many people will be attending and what covered dish item you plan to bring.

Laurel Nazarene yard sale
Laurel Nazarene Church, 'Side by Side' will have a multi family yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 10 (rain or shine) from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. All proceeds go to Heifer International which raises money to buy animals for families in poverty around the world.

Laurel Baptist youth night
Youth Night a night of Music and Praise, Nov. 10, at Laurel Baptist Church, (West side of 13A, 2 miles south of town). Come enjoy an evening of fellowship, fun and refreshments, featuring our guests, youth band - "The Stand" from The "Tabernacle," Pittsville, Md., others participating are Joann Swift, Steve and Sophia Park, and our own church group, The K.I.C.K.K., and trio, Caitlen, Lauren and Dylan.

Junior Crusaders Coat Drive
The "Junior Crusaders" of Wesley United Methodist Church, Seaford, are having a coat drive on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m.-to 2 p.m. Anyone who needs a clean, gently used coat please come to our community house on Atlanta Road. There is no charge, we just want everyone to be warm this winter.

Christ UMC Christmas yard sale
A Christmas yard sale and pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., Laurel, from 7 to 11 a.m. Enjoy breakfast sponsored by the youth group. Tickets are $6 at the door.

Trinity Church Flea Market
Trinity United Methodist Church, Dublin Hill Indoor Flea Market will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m., on Dublin Hill Road, Bridgeville.

Gospel Concert
There will be a Southern and Country Gospel Concert at Sam Yoder's Farm, Houston on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. with Donnie Sumner of the Gaither's Homecoming Show; Jerry Jones, award-winning Gospel singer/songwriter; The Hagans, excellent Southern Gospel group from Christiana, Pa. and Willie T./Bruce Trent, award-winning Christian comedian and singer from Lubbock, Texas. For further information or tickets call Jerry Jones Ministries at 629-9689. Tickets can also be purchased at Tull's Shoppes at Dairy Lane, Seaford, or at the door. Tickets are $12 each.

St. Johnstown UMC Anniversary
St. Johnstown United Methodist Church of Greenwood will celebrate its 228th anniversary and homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 11. The church is located one mile east of Greenwood. The service will be at 2 p.m. The public is invited. The Rev. Karen M. Bongard will deliver the message while the present pastor, the Rev. James Bongard will officiate. Special music and refreshments have been arranged.

Living Life Revival
Living Life fellowship will host a revival at Grace and Mercy ministries, in Greenwood. Grace and Mercy ministries is located in the Beracah homes parking lot behind the administrative office in Greenwood. The Guest speaker will be Bishop Ron Scott Jr. He will be ministering Sunday Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Greenwood Elementary School, and at 6 p.m. he will be at Grace and Mercy ministries. Bishop Scott will also be ministering Monday and Tuesday night, Nov. 12 and 13, at Grace and Mercy ministries under the leadership of Pastor Joyce Mizzell at 7 p.m. nightly. Any questions the contact person is Pastor Tim Banks Phone number is 228-9480.

Thanksgiving dinner
There will be a community Thanksgiving dinner served at Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. for those who are alone or have a genuine need.

Bethel UMC Thanksgiving
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Bethel United Methodist Church located at 2381 Neal's School Road near Oak Grove. Serving the communities around Oak Grove and Atlanta. Traditional dinner with all the trimmings. Dinner will be served promptly at noon on Thanksgiving Day, with the kitchen closing at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 337-8836.

Pastor's Harvest Home events
Booker Street, Church of God, Bishop Marvin L. Morris. Word Alive Ministries, Harrington. Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. - Bishop Marion L. Hendricks, Pentecostal Church of God Millsboro.