Church News
Thursday, January 10, 2008
 
Take My Hand Ministry
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.

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.

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.

Rainbow colors Jan. 26
Macedonia AME Church, 4313 North St., Seaford, presents its fourth annual Rainbow Rally, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m., featuring talent representing Rainbow Colors. Come worship in this festive occasion. Refreshments will be served. Pastor is the Rev. Dania R. Griffin.

Centenary Church Gospel Cafe
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.
Jan. 12 - All 4 Him, Bill Primrose, Kaila Clucas.
Jan. 19 - Laura Mitchell, Wayne Dukes, Wayne Porter/C.Bud Scott.
Jan. 26 - Good News Tour, Dawn Hopkins, Don White. For more info, call Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

Relay for Life
West Sussex Relay for Life Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m., at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Rt. 20, west of Seaford. If you are not currently involved with Relay For Life, but would like information about becoming involved, come by to find out more.

Fund Raising Dinner
The Mission of Hope is sponsoring a Fund Raising Dinner and Entertainment program, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24. This event is being held at Sam Yoder's Community Building, which was just recently built. Directions to this building are printed on the back of the tickets, which will be sent to participants. The goal is to sell tickets for 39 round tables, seating eight persons per table at a reduced cost of $150 per table. Tickets will be selling for $20 each for adults and $5 each for age 12 and under. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with the entertainment beginning about the same time. Enjoy an evening of excellent food, prepared by Marilyn's Catering, fun, laughter, good singing and be home by 8:30 p.m. Make checks payable to Mission of Hope and mail in enclosed self-addressed envelope. Any contributions will be appreciated. RSVP as soon as possible, as these tickets will go quickly. For more information visit www.missionofhopeseaford.org or call 629-2559.

Men's Day Service
The men from Faith United Methodist Church, Rehoboth, Delaware are starting off the New Year with a Men's Day Service set for Sunday, Jan. 27, 4 p.m. Faith at Belltown (Rt. 9), Lewes-Georgetown Highway) Lewes. The theme for this year's Men's Day Service is "God Chasers: Ordinary Men with Godly Influences." The guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Michael Thomas Scott, Senior Pastor/Teacher. Michael Thomas Scott, a native of Dover, is the esteemed pastor of the Jerusalem Baptist Church located on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia and The Upper Room Church, Inc. in Milford. He received the Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va., and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies also from Virginia Union University. Pastor Scott also serves as Dean of the Imani Leadership Institute of the Shore, a biblically-based church leadership academy that offers a non-credit certificate for lay-leaders, bi-vocational pastors and para-professional church leaders seeking personal growth, enhancement, and spiritual enrichment for ministry. Pastor Scott ministry gifts include: pastor, teacher, and evangelist. His favorite scripture is found in Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me." In addition to the service, there will be community service awards presented to men who have served their church and community as well as beyond the call of duty. Other invited special guests include the Rev. Rene' Knight-Peguero, pastor of Iglesia Metodista Unida Betel Church located in Georgetown. The Rev. Knight will be speaking on Hispanic and African American Partnerships to strengthen our communities. Also, the Unity Male Choir from Sussex County will be here. This group of singing men is from Bethel, Burton Chapel and Dickerson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) churches; and Faith, Friendship, and Israel United Methodist Churches. A fellowship dinner will be served immediately following service. Although this is a special invitation to all men; everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend. This is a service you don't want to miss. For more information call the Rev. Thomas Johnson, Pastor of the Lewes Charge at 645-4833, 381-4075; or Diaz J. Bonville at 645-7544, 337-2874.

A Night of Worship
The Bible Center Complex will be hosting "A Night of Worship" on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Rt. 9 location. Time is 6 p.m. There will be music, dance and praise, including vendors at the service. For information on the event call Lisa Hinton at 628-3916, Valentine Cottan, 629-4977 or Lily Richards at 628-9125.