Church News
Thursday, August 07, 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

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.

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.

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.

Second Sunday Service Aug. 10 Second Sunday Service of Prayer and Meditation - Sunday, Aug. 10, 4 p.m. at the Seaford Presbyterian Church, Bridgeville Highway, 1 block north of Stein Highway. This is a time of prayer for anyone and everyone. No need to be a church member. Bring whatever and whomever is on your heart and we will pray together. Questions call 629-9077.