Church News
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Gethsamane concert
Willie Blake Davis, a local gospel rock singer is scheduled to be in concert on Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The award winning vocalist is presented by Ed Shockley and Gethsemane United Methodist Church to promote his original compositions from his new fall album including: "My Way Home" & "He Stands." Passionate, soulful, and full sounding would describe the vocal talent of Willie Blake Davis. Come to Gethsemane United Methodist Church, located five miles west of Seaford, Stein Highway & Woodland Ferry Road and share what proves to be a passionate vocal journey with Willie Blake Davis in concert.

Youth conference
Metro-Maryland Youth For Christ invites high school students and their youth leaders to head down to the ocean with 4,000 other teens for Youth For Christ's Impact 2008: Roadtrip Youth Conference, March 28-30, at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, Md. Impact 2008 is $80 per person and does not include hotel accommodations. For more information, call 877-896-3802, or visit

Easter Musical
The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church will present an Easter musical entitled "Known by the Scars: By His Stripes We are Healed" on March 23, at 11 a.m. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Highway (Rt. 20). For more information, contact the church at 629-5600. 'Make a Joyful Noise' The Second Generation Community Chorus (SGCC) of Federalsburg, Md., will be at Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, on Saturday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m., to make a Joyful Noise unto The Lord. Sponsored by Sister Peggy Trott. Call 856-9097 or 856-3404, for more information.

Indoor yard sale benefit
Bethel United Methodist Church is now accepting reservations for tables at an indoor yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Crafters and those who would like to sell items may rent tables for $20 per table. The yard sale is a benefit for the Johnson family of Harbeson, that lost their home to a fire. In addition to the parents, there are four children, a newborn, 3-year-old, 18-year-old and 19-year-old. The church is trying to help the family with expenses. Donations of items to be sold at the indoor yard sale may be dropped off at the church Friday, April 11. To make a tax-deductible donation, write a check to Bethel U.M. Church, and write "James Johnson/Jean Eley family" in the memo line to Bethel U.M. Church, Fourth and Market streets., Lewes, DE 19958. To reserve a table, call Tonya at 542-2386.

Gospel Cafe March events
Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold its Gospel Cafe every Saturday night at 6 p.m., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry. Live Christian Music, fellowship, refreshments. Guest singers for March are: March 22 - Ray-N-Trevor Marine, Kaila Cluscas (nine year old), Alexis Hudson, and Revived; March 29 - Lights of Home. Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983, after 8 a.m., or call Bruce and Nancy Willey, 875-5539.

'Gospel Explosion'
The generation of praise of All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will be sponsoring their second annual "Gospel Explosion" on March 29, at 6 p.m., held at the Citadel of Hope Deliverance Ministries (former Cathedral of Faith) in Concord. There will be many guest choirs, soloist, praise dancers and much more. For more information contact 875-7772 or email us The host Pastors are Randy and Lorrie Jones.

Centenary UMC Holy Week
Easter Sunday, March 23, at 11 a.m., Centenary United Methodist Church will present "Upper Room Reflections"- a combination of drama, music and power point, written and produced by our own members. Come join us as we celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord.

Community Easter services
Friday, March 21, 7 p.m., there will be a community Good Friday service held at Centenary United Methodist Church sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association. The theme will be "The Seven Last Words." Sunday, March 23, there will be a community Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m., held in Janosik Park sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association. The Rev. John Van Tine will officiate.

Living Easter
On March 23, the Easter Sunrise service will take place at the empty tomb of the Living Easter. Regular Easter Sunday services will be at the church at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Living Easter is located at 33104 Jolyns Way off Camp Arrowhead Road, a half-mile from Peddler's Village shopping center on Rt. 24. Follow the signs from Route 24. Conley's Church is located at 22150 Robinsonville Road, one-half mile from the Angola traffic light on Rt. 24. The Angola traffic light is five miles west of Rt. 1 and three and a half miles east of Long Neck Road. Please call the church at 945-1881 with any questions.

Lent continues
Saint Andrew's Eastern Orthodox Mission continues the Lenten observance this Sunday, March 23, with the special Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great at 9:30 a.m. Services are held at the Henlopen Grange, 1528 Savannah Road, Lewes. Due to a difference in church calendars, the Orthodox Easter will occur on April 27 this year. All services at St. Andrew's are in English and visitors are warmly welcomed. For additional information on services and sacraments, call 302-436-7189 or 302-645-5791.

St Luke's Easter service
The Celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord, Easter Day, March 23, will be held at 9 a.m. This Eucharist is resplendent with flowers, special musical selections, and alleluias.

Easter weekend revival
Services will be held at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy on Rt. 13 and Dorthy Road, March 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and March 23 at 11 a.m. with Lawrence & Linda Jackson from Lizella, Georgia. The Jacksons have served in various ministries throughout Washington, Tennessee, Wyoming & Georgia. Lawrence has served as senior pastor, served in the military for the past 22 years and is currently serving as superintendent of operations for the church's Youth & Retreat Center for the state of Georgia. His wife, Linda, is an evangelist & missionary who has traveled to Europe, Jamaica, Peru, Brazil and Paraguay, where she helped in starting an orphanage.

'Heavenly Sons of Joy'
A special concert celebrating the 14th anniversary of the "Heavenly Sons of Joy" will feature various groups. The concert will be held on March 22 at 5 p.m., at the Refuge Temple Church of God in the Rev. Hattie Stanley Dream Center, 800 Robbins St., Cambridge, Md. For more information call 410-228-0677, or 410-228-7094.

Rock Church Easter service
Come join us for "An Easter Blessing." Special singing and praise on Easter Sunday, at Rock Church, Laurel Highway, Laurel, at 10:30 a.m. Words from the cross There will be a Good Friday service presenting the Seven Last Words from the Cross sponsored by the Bridgeville Charge on Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. The service will be held at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. Seven dynamic preachers will be preaching on the Seven Last Words that Jesus spoke from the Cross. Preachers scheduled to preach are: the Rev. John G. Moore and the Rev. Rivers McCreary of Calvary Baptist Church, Dover; the Rev. Accola Horsey of Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Harrington; Pastor Debbie Short of Tri-Life Christian Center, Easton, Md., the Rev. Rudolph White of Centennial United Methodist Church, Smyrna. If you don't want to miss a blessing, you need to be there. For more info, call 629-9799. The Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. is the Host Pastor.

Easter sunrise service
There will be an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, March 23, at 6:30 a.m. sponsored by the Bridgeville Charge. Service will be held at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. Breakfast will be served immediately after the service - followed by an Easter Egg Hunt. For more information, call 629-9799. The Rev. Baron N. Hopkins is the Host Pastor.

Wheatley's UMC service
There will be an Easter Sunrise Service with the Rev. Dan Walker at Wheatley's United Methodist Church. The service will be held on Sunday, March 23, at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served following the service by the Galestown Ruritan Club. The church is located on Wheatley Church Road at the intersection with Sharptown Road (MD313) between Sharptown and Eldorado, Md. For more information, call Beverly Wheatley at 410-883-3246.

Divine Mercy celebration
Join us in celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday on March 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The church will be open from 2-4 p.m. with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the praying of the Divine Mercy chaplet at 3 p.m.

Cash Family in concert
"The Cash Family," a Southern Gospel group, will be in concert at Blades United Methodist Church (Market and Fourth streets) on Sunday, April 6, at 11 a.m. This family group has been traveling and singing the East Coast for several decades, touching the hearts and lives of all ages. Leadership Conference United Deliverance Bible Center, 532 West 7th St., Laurel. Host Pastors Apostle Keith D. Wongus and Pastor Carla C. Wongus. Speakers for April 3 is Elder Laurence T. Bell at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 4 will be Bishop Arthur Jones at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 5 will be Bishop Ron Scott at the Route 9 Complex with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. Call 875-4921 or 875-5225 for more information.

Pastor's Appreciation Week
Booker Street Church of God will hold "2008 Pastor's Appreciation Week" from Tuesday, April 8 through Sunday, April 13. On Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.: Evangelist Frank Gibbs, Calvary Pentecostal Church, Bishopville, Md. Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m.: Pastor Helena Bailey, New Life Family Ministry, Millsboro. Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m.: Bishop Roland Mifflin, Power & Love Outreach Ministry, Dagsboro. Friday, April 11, 2008, at 7 p.m.: the Rev. Calvin Abbott, Lighthouse Church of God, East New Market, Md. Sunday, April 13, 5 p.m. Bishop Zannie McNeil, Capitol Church of God, District Heights, Md. Host Pastor: Bishop Marvin Morris, Booker Street Church of God, P.O. Box 131, Georgetown, DE 19947. For more information, call 302-856-9097.