Church News
Thursday, December 06, 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.

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. Any questions contact the church at 875-7772; or email awolministry@ Pastor Randy and Elect Lady Lorrie Jones, Host Pastors.

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.

Messiah tickets now on sale
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, 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 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.

'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 project can be obtained at the St. Luke's Church office at 629-7979

Christmas musical
It's Gracey's two days only "Free Gift" Christmas musical presented by the children of Laurel Wesleyan Church. The greatest gift of all, salvation, is absolutely free and all we need to do is receive it. Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located north of Laurel on Alt. 13. For more information call 875-5380.

Christmas Play
On Dec. 23, at 5 p.m., Rock Church of Laurel, invites you to attend their Christmas play, "Messiah," and experience the promise, peace, grace and real forgiveness of Jesus, the Messiah. Refreshments will be served after the play. For more information call 875-0894.

Youth Pastor sought
Trinity United Methodist Church, Phillips Hill Road, Laurel, is seeking a part-time Youth Pastor. For further information, contact 302-238- 7432.

Christmas Cantata
The Chancel Choir of Union Methodist Church in Bridgeville will present their Christmas Cantata, "Season of Wonders" on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information call the church office at 337-7409.

Gospel Cafe
Centenary UM Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music hour each Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce & Nancy Willey are presenting Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. Each week Mary Ann Young sings your Gospel favorites. December guest singers are: Dec. 8: DJ & Lillie Wootten, Voices of Harmony, Everett Hart Dec. 15: Dan Welsh, Ray & Revor, Bruce Willey & Linda Premo Dec. 22: Country Christmas Concert - Free admission but need ticket to attend due to limited seating. Featuring Cassandra Abbott, Dawn Hopkins, Sierra Spicer, J. R. Mayle, and many more. Dec. 29: Lights of Home Everyone is invited. For more info, contact the church at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

No Name Band at Grace UMC
The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Celebration of Christmas music
Greenwood United Methodist Church presents: A Celebration of Christmas Music. Join us Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. for our celebration of Christmas music. Everett Snyder will be playing the saxophone as well as leading our Cantata. Immediately following we will be serving Christmas Dinner in the fellowship hall. Everyone welcome. We are located at the corners of Market and church streets in downtown Greenwood.

'Let There Be Light' musical
A Broadway musical "Let There Be Light" will be held at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 and Dorthy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE state line), on Dec. 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. A $50 'Toys R Us' gift card given away each night. For more information, call 875-7824 or 875-3242.

Christmas at Centenary
Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, invites you to join them for their special Christmas services. On Sunday, Dec. 9, our children/youth choir will present the musical "Bows of Holly." On Sunday, Dec. 16, The Chancel Choir will present the cantata "Jesus, Our Emmanuel" with PowerPoint presentation by Cheryl Jones. Both of these services will be at 11 a.m. There will be no 8:45 service either day. On Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, there will be only one service at 8:45 a.m. with the Praise Team and special music. Christmas Eve services will be at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. At both services, the Rev. John Van Tine will portray a Wiseman. The 10 p.m. service will be the traditional candlelight service with the chancel and bell choirs. Holy Communion will be offered after both services. Join us!

Christmas Musical
The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church will present "Repeat the Sounding Joy: The Never Ending Christmas Story," on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. The Christmas story is creatively told, moving from modern day though different eras back to Bethlehem using new and beloved seasonal songs and Christmas carols. The public is invited to attend this free event. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford, 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Highway. For more information, contact the church at 629-5600 or visit

Living Nativity
Greenwood United Methodist Church will be having a Living Nativity on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 5-8 p.m. Come and celebrate the wonder of Christmas with us as we honor the coming of our Savior. There will be a short narrative of the Christmas story and singing of Christmas carols at the top of every hour. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in the fellowship hall. Everyone welcome. We are located at the corners of Market and church streets in downtown Greenwood.

G. Richard Deal performs
G. Richard Deal, concert pianist and recording artist, will be presenting a sacred piano concert at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 16., at 7 p.m. Mr. Deal is from the Chicago, Ill., area and has presented more than 2,400 sacred and classical piano concerts in Europe, Asia, North and South America. He has presented numerous solo concerts in the United States. He has performed with symphony orchestras including an appearance at Chicago's historic Orchestra Hall. Mr. Deal is a graduate of the American Conservatory of Music, the Moody Bible Institute, and the Sherwood Conservatory of Music, all of Chicago. He was a faculty member of the Sacred Music Dept. of the Moody Bible Institute. Mr. Deal arranges his own sacred piano arrangements and has released six professional recordings. The most recent is entitled "Majestic Piano Praise," a collection of favorite hymns and praise music. The church is located at 543 N. Bradford St., in Seaford. Admission is free.