Church News
Thursday, July 24, 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.

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.

The Lighthouse Rising gas prices, wars and rumors of wars, rising food prices, it's all so frightening. Come join Rebecca Jones as she presents "God's Deliverance and Provision," Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel. Find out how the Bible can show you how to live and face hardships today. Pastor Timothy Jones provides kid's church for grades K-6, and a nursery is available. Call 875-7814. 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.

Mount Pisgah AME Church benefit On Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m., Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, on Townsend Street, Laurel, will host a Fashion Extravaganza show to benefit the Usher Board. Clothing will be modeled by members of the church, as well as other members of the community. All money from a good-will offering will go to support the ushers of Mt. Pisgah. Tickets are $5 for ages 12 and under and $10 for adults. For more information contact Mrs. Jackie Chasse at 875-6526.

Bethel Charge VBS Bethel Charge will hold their Vacation Bible School Aug. 4 through Aug. 8. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church located on Seaford Laurel Highway from 9-11:30 a.m. The theme this year is God's Big Back Yard. Bethel charge consists of three churches which are Portsville, Mt. Zion and Sailor's Bethel. If interested and first time visitor, pre-register by calling 875-2713. We are blessed to have National storyteller Michael Forestieri as our guest. If you like, visit him at

Mary & Martha Tea Room There is a change for the Mary & Martha Tea Room for the month of August, only. Due to Dr. Michaele Russell having a scheduling conflict in August, the Tea Room will convene on the first Wednesday of August, the 6th, from 2-4 p.m., at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. A light lunch will be served, a freewill offering will be taken for the guest speaker, and a time of prayer and ministry will follow. The guest speaker will be Pastor Joyce Mizzelle of Grace-N-Mercy in Greenwood. For more information contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.

15th annual tent services Everlasting Hope Ministries is pleased to announce the schedule for this year's 15th annual tent services. The services will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 12, 13 and 14; Saturday, Aug. 16; and Sunday, Aug. 17. All services will be held under the big tent on the grounds of the Booker Street Church of God. Services begin 7 p.m. nightly. There will be two services on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The guest speaker each night will present a message to inspire and challenge attendants not only to resist drugs/alcohol but also to strive for excellence through a personal relationship with Christ. The speakers are as follows: Tuesday, Aug. 12 - Pastor Jesse Abbott from New Dimension Family Worship Center, Salisbury, Md.; Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Bishop Jamie Hazzard from Welcome Full Gospel Holiness Church, Slaughter Neck; Thursday, Aug. 14, Pastor Levin Bailey from Pilgrim's Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown; Saturday, Aug. 16, Evangelist Frank Gibbs from Calvary Pentecostal Church, Bishopville, Md.; and Sunday, Aug. 17, morning service (11:30 a.m.), Bishop Marvin Morris, Host Pastor, Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, and evening service (5 p.m.), Pastor Arlene Taylor, Chosen Generation Ministries, Grasonville, Md. For more information, contact Minister Anthony Neal at 302-854-6692 or call the Booker Street Church of God at 302-856-9097.

Community anti-drug rally Annual community anti-drug rally and march will be held Saturday, Aug. 16. The march will begin at 11 a.m. from the grounds of the Booker Street Church of God, located on Booker Street near the Richard Allen School. The purpose of the rally and march is to send a positive message to the entire community, especially to youth, that says yes to life and no to drugs. The march will return to the church grounds, where Fun Day activities will be held from noon until 4 p.m. There will be games, food, dunking booth, moon bounce, train rides, drill teams, creative dance teams and much more. For more information, contact Minister Anthony Neal at 302-854-6692 or call the Booker Street Church of God at 302-856-9097.

Gospel music & fellowship Gospel music and fellowship will be held at Millsboro VFW, on Rt. 113, Millsboro on July 26, from 6-9 p.m. Victory Junction hosted by Joe Dawson Music Ministries. There will be special guest singers and speaker will be Pastor Major Bailey. Free admission and refreshments. For more information call 302-934-6995.

Vacation Bible School Wesley Church invites the public to God's Big Backyard. Each evening begins at Backyard Bash with music, a skit, and fun, where kids will be introduced to a Bible story and Life Focus. Other activities include Backyard Bible Club, where kids will explore the Bible story in a variety of interactive ways. Activities connect to the Bible story, Bible memory, and the Life Focus of serving. Beginning on July 28 through Aug. 1, at Wesley United Methodist Church on Atlanta Road, at 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. for those attending Vacation Bible School. Call 629-3029, 628-1615, or 628-0720 to register your child.

Annual gospel dinner Mark your calendar and plan on joining CHEER at the annual gospel dinner. The event is on Friday, Aug. 8, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center located at 20520 Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Cost per person is $10. A buffet dinner will be served beginning at 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. The menu includes ham, chicken wings, tuna salad, chicken salad, potato salad, pasta salad, vegetable and fruit trays, dessert, tea & coffee. Entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. and groups appearing are Bruce Willey & Gospel Café Band, the Cape Henlopen Gospel Choir, the O'Day Singers, the Lamplighters, the Mt. Enoch Holy Church Voices of Praise, the Jerry Jones Ministry, and others. Contact local CHEER Centers for tickets or call Florence Mason for information or tickets at 302-856-5187.

No Name Band The No Name Band will be at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Laws Street, Bridgeville, on Friday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

SonWorld Adventure Park VBS Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, in downtown Seaford, welcomes all children to their Vacation Bible School on July 28 through Aug. 1. There will be a light, affordable dinner at 5 p.m. for children and their parents, and then get ready for an adventure from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cool crafts, yummy snacks, inspiring Bible stories, fun games and music that will help your child learn to choose Jesus! All children ages three through middle school are welcome. Call the church office at 629-4458 to register or come at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 28.

'Run the Race' Olympics Central Worship Center of Laurel welcomes you to join us for a Children's Ministry Weekend - "Run The Race" Olympics. Aug. 1 and 2, at 7 p.m. (registration starts at 6:15 p.m.) and Aug. 3, at 10:30 a.m. followed by an "Old Fashion Family Picnic." For more information call the church office at 875-7995.

Vacation Bible School Christ Evangelistic Church, located at 9802 Camp Road, Laurel, is holding its Power Lab Vacation Bible School, Aug. 11-15, 6-8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is requested. Call 875-2915 to register, or for any questions.