Church News
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Multicultural services Siempre Verde, a multicultural, bilingual service is being led by Pastor Luis Almandoz on Sundays 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. This is a non-denominational study. For details call Gertrude R. Smith at 875-5300.

The Lighthouse Rebecca Jones presents "God's Deliverance and Provision," Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel. 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, Seaford, on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. For details call Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini, 841-1720.

Delaware Right to Life banquet Delaware Right to Life's annual banquet will be Thursday, Sept. 25, and will feature Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry. Terry has devoted his life to the pro-life cause. He has been arrested more than 40 times for his peaceful, pro-life activities. In 2003 he founded the Society for Truth and Justice and he conducted a program called Operation Witness. MostÊrecently Terry published the book, A Humble Plea, written primarily to Catholic bishops and clergy on how to end the abortion holocaust. The banquet will take place at the Christiana Hilton in Newark. Tickets are $50 per person. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m., followed by the keynote speaker. Contact or call 302-478-5469 for tickets.

United Faith Women's Conference United Faith Believers Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Road, Laurel, with Pastor Esther M. Henry will host its 2008 Women's Conference on Sept. 12-14. Guest speakers are:
  • Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. - Evangelist Ella Purnell of Victory Temple, Bridgeville.
  • Saturday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m- Co-Pastor Lynn Mifflin of Power & Love Ministries, Dagsboro.
  • Sunday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m.- Pastor Helena M. Bailey of Kingdom Life Family Ministries, Millsboro.
  • For details contact the church office at 875-4285.

    Mary and Martha Tea Room The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a women's ministry sponsored by Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 2 - 4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Avenue in Greenwood. Featured is a time of worship, ministry, and a light lunch. A freewill offering will be taken for the speaker, First Lady Tyvonnia Bull, from the Seaford area. For details contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

    New Zion UMC Homecoming New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel will celebrate its "Annual Homecoming" on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. morning worship with messenger the Rev. Timothy A. Duffield Sr.; 2 p.m. dinner; 3 p.m. memorial Service; 3:30 p.m. Guest Pastor, the Rev. Thomas Johnson of Rehoboth/Lewes circuit, along with choir and congregation. Host Pastor is Timothy A. Duffield Sr.

    Second Sunday Prayer Service Pray for our community, families, nation and world. Share what and who is on our hearts. Interdenominational. All are welcome Sunday, Sept 14, at 4 p.m. at the Seaford Presbyterian Church. The next service is October 13. Those who have prayer requests but cannot attend, may call 629-9077 with requests.

    Life's hard questions Come and join us as we explore some of the difficult questions of life and death, and how we live to the best of who we are and how we are made! "Living Fully, Dying Well" is an eight-week course for anyone, of any faith, who wants to explore how we live the best life we can, even in the faith of mortality. This course will be offered on Thursday afternoons, 1-2 p.m., and on Sunday mornings, 8:45 a.m. If you are busy on Sunday mornings, sign up for the Thursday afternoon. Call Seaford Presbyterian Church 629-9077, to register before Sept 15. $10 for materials.

    St. John's UMC House Tour The annual St. John's house tour will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost for a ticket is $10. Seven homes and St. John's Church will open their doors for the day. The ladies of the church will serve a chicken salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an additional fee. There will also be a boutique opened in Fellowship Hall with handmade items and goodies of all kinds.

    Fall Mum Sale St. Luke' Episcopal Church is once again sponsoring a Fall Mum Sale. Plants are $4.50 each and are in your choice of pink, bronze, red, burgundy or white and yellow daisy mums. Mums are to be picked up Saturday, Sept. 20, between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Jackson-Hewitt Office at the Nylon Capital Shopping Center. Mums can be ordered by contacting any St. Luke's member, the church office at 629-7979 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, or by calling Nancy Harper at 629-7272

    Wesley Fun-d Day Fourth annual Wesley Fun-d Day, Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Oyster fritter sandwiches, homemade ice cream, silent auction, dunking booth, pony rides, moon bounce, games and snow cones.

    Woodland UMC dinner The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is adults, $10; children 6-12 years old, $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

    Spirituality of Nanticoke Indians The Nanticoke Indians have lived on Delmarva for more than 400 years, originally along the waterways of the peninsula. Today, the area in which they live has changed significantly, but they are still connected to the land and strive to preserve their native traditions. The Nanticoke Tribe remains a vital part of the region. Seekers, Spiritual Treasures at St. Peter's Square, is pleased to present Odette Wright on Sept. 13, in St. Peter's Parish Hall, 211 Mulberry St., Lewes, from 10 a.m. until noon. Wright will discuss the history and spirituality of the Nanticoke Tribe. For more information on this topic and others, visit, or call 645-9916.