Church News
Thursday, May 22, 2008
St. John's multicultural services Siempre Verde, a multicultural, bilingual service is being led by Pastor Luis Almandoz on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. John's United Methodist Church at Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Praise music, powerful preaching and a small meal unite this fellowship of persons of both Hispanic and Anglo origins. Alberto Mendez leads worship on the keyboard.

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 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.

Ladies' bible study There is a ladies' bible study, held every Tuesday starting at 10 a.m., at Laurel Baptist Church, Bi-State Boulevard in Laurel.This bible study is a non-denominational study, only God's Word is studied, making us to be more like Christ. Should you have any questions regarding the study, feel free to call Gertrude R. Smith at 875-5300.

Revivalist Bishop Ron Scott Revivalist Bishop Ron Scott of Kingdom Coalition Ministries, Baltimore, Md., a renowned evangelist, teacher and preacher of the word of God will be at Miracle Revival Center, 800 N. Sussex Ave., Seaford, on May 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m.; and May 24 at 4 p.m. For more information contact Pastor Isaac and Laverne Ross at 629-5376 or Sister Youmens at 349-5360. Come and be blessed.

'Men & Women of Distinction' "Men & Women of Distinction" honorees banquet will be held on Saturday, May 24, at Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, age 12 and under $15. Sponsored by John Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Peggy M. Briggs, Pastor. For tickets contact Sandra Johnson at 629-6046.

Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Homecoming "Yesterday and Today's Youth Choir" in concert at Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, on Saturday, May 24, at 6 p.m. The choir will be under the direction of Anthony "TJ" Johnson. "Annual Homecoming" worship service on Sunday May 25, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Thomasina M. Portis of Renaissance Christian Tabernacle, Washington, D.C., an anointed, gifted, and Holy Ghost filled woman of God, will be the messenger. Music will be rendered by the Homecoming Choir. Dinner will be served immediately after service.

Blessing of the bikes The 1st annual Gethsemane Blessing of the Bikes will be held at the Gethsemane Church, in Reliance, four miles west of Seaford, on Sunday, June 1. This is a gathering to start the riding season with blessings for a safe year, and to promote a sense of community and fellowship among riders. The blessing service will start at 10:30 a.m. A block party with live music and free food will begin afterwards at noon and last until 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Drew Christian will officiate. There will be a flag football game between the youth and adults, and many other fun activities for kids of all ages. For more information, call the office at 629-2862, or the event coordinators, Dominic Lee at 841-8636, or Ben Burrows at 410-330-7899.

Ninety & Nine dinner meeting The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their quarterly dinner meeting at The Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville, on Monday evening, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. The special speaker for the evening is Nicole Theis who has worked as a consultant in the areas of Organization Development and Leadership in Delaware, as well as all over the country. The Colors of Harmony, a registered Sweet Adeline Quartet will be performing. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is May 28. For more information call: Joyce Thomas at 629-2248, Michele Thompson at 877-0797, or Arvalene Moore at 875-4387.

Annual Lay Day Macedonia A.M.E. celebrates annualLay Day, on Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Shirley Caldwell, with choir/congregation from St. James A.M.E., Laurel. On Sunday, May 25, at 4 p.m., Guest Speaker the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr. Choir/congregation; the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr. of Calvary U.M. Church, Bridgeville. Donations both evenings $10. Pastor Dania Griffin is host. Old Christ Church schedule May 25 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer
June 1 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
June 8, 15, 22, 29 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer
July 6 - 9:30 a.m., combined service - patriotic service with Holy Eucharist followed by a community picnic
July 13, 20, 27 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer
Aug. 3 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer
Sept. 7 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
Sept. 14, 21, 28 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer
Oct. 7 - 10 a.m., combined service - blessing of the animals, morning prayer

Victory Tabernacle Church yard sale A yard and bake sale will be held on Saturday, May 31, starting at 7 a.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church of God, Laurel, Rt. 13A, 28161 Seaford Road. Information call 877-0443 or 629-6751. Pulled pork platters, hot dogs, and drinks will be available. Rain date will be June 7.

'Worship before the Throne' An evening filled with music, dance, praise and worship will be held, at the Bible Center Complex on Rt. 9 beginning at 6 p.m., on June 7. Join us and enjoy creative dance, anointed singing, and flag and mime ministry. There will be no admission charge, but we are asking for a free will offering. This is a special night of worship that you don't want to miss. For more information, contact: Lisa Hinton at 302-262-0797; Lillie Richards, 628-9125;or Val Cottman, 629-4977.

Fifth annual 'Balling for God' The Outreach Team of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting its 5th annual "Balling for God" Basketball Tournament and HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This event is Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Webb Avenue in Laurel. The Sussex County AIDS Counsel will be on hand giving out pamphlets and information about this rapidly growing disease and to provide free testing. The age brackets for the tournament are 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. There is also a foul shooting contest. There is entertainment for the younger children. Vendors are invited. For more information contact Sherita Belle at 302-877-0987 or Amy Handy at 302-875-4263.

Grace Baptist Church host 'Revived' "Revived," a new, local Southern Gospel group will be singing at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, at 6:30 p.m., Sunday May 25. The public is invited to share in this wonderful evening of music. A love offering will be taken for the group during the service. The group consists of Norman Oates singing Lead, Terry Messick singing Tenor, Ron Messick singing Baritone, and Roger Shiles singing Bass.

Free Health Fair at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Free community health fair at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 532 Stein Highway, Seaford, on Sunday, June 1, noon to 3 p.m. Free testing: asthma camp info, blood pressure, bone density screening, lung function. Breast cancer support, colonoscopy video, CPR info session, eye screening, fitness, nutrition, wellness, and much, much more. Alternative medicine: aromatherapy, chiropractic, homeopathy, massage, quantum biofeedback. All tests are free and available to all. Join us in the parish hall for information, free testing, refreshments, and instruction.

Sussex County to host Prayer Breakfast Sussex County will host the 31st annual Prayer Breakfast on Monday, June 16, with Pastor Rick Betts as the featured speaker. This year's Prayer Breakfast will be held at the CHEER Center on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., with the message to begin at 7:45 a.m. The event is hosted by the Sussex County Council. Ticket sales and community sponsorships from individuals, organizations and businesses fund this annual event. Pastor Betts' message will focus on the importance of family, friends and faith in his life while growing up in Sussex County. Tickets are still available for the Prayer Breakfast. Tickets are $12 per person, and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information, call 855-7743.