Church News
Thursday, July 31, 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.

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 Tea Room will convene on the first Wednesday of August 6, 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 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 at 11:30 a.m., Bishop Marvin Morris, Host Pastor, Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, and evening service at 5 p.m., Pastor Arlene Taylor, Chosen Generation Ministries, Grasonville, Md. For more information, contact Minister Anthony Neal at 854-6692 or call the Booker Street Church of God at 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 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 854-6692 or call the Booker Street Church of God at 856-9097. 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 p.m. 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 856-5187.

'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 Fashioned 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.

Mission of Hope welcomes Banks The Rev. Tim Banks has agreed to return as administrator of the Mission of Hope in Seaford. Rev. Banks has served the Mission in the past and is familiar with the Mission's residents, programs and facilities. Mission of Hope Board President, Ed Banning, announced the appointment. Banning also announced that previous administrator Chaplain Michael Headley had decided to pursue other service in the Body of Christ. The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness in order to return these men to a productive life in the community. Contact the Mission at 629-2559, or you can e-mail the Mission at, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973. As always, the Mission appreciates all financial help and vehicle donations received, and especially your prayers.

Delmar Church of God VBS Water Works! Park. Vacation Bible School is open for the season. Join the fun at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13, N. and Dorthy Road on Aug. 4, 5, and 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Tina Phillips for more information at 875-7824 or 875-3242

Christ Lutheran Church VBS Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will be holding Vacation Bible School for the mentally challenged youth and adults on Aug. 8-15, from 6 to 8 p.m., through music, stories and craft activities. We will focus on the theme of sharing. A light meal is provided. For further information call Leona, 629-2770 or Donna, 629-4183.