Church News
Thursday, September 18, 2008
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. Visit prolifedela-ware@ or call 302-478-5469 for tickets.

United Faith Men's Day United Faith Believers Ministries, 10771 N. Plaza Road, Laurel, Annual Men's Day Celebration Sunday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. Guest preacher will be Evangelist Frank Gibbs of Calvary Pentcostal Church of Bishopville,MD. For more information you can contact the church office at 875-4285 or email Pastor is Esther M. Henry.

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.

Fall Fest 2008 The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, will be holding Fall Fest 2008 on Saturday, Sept. 27, from noon to 3 p.m. There will be appearances by The State Police car, "Sgt. Dan," The Blades Fire Company, as well as Bear Hugs for Kids. There will also be bouncy rides, pony rides, hay rides, games, prizes, hot dogs, chips and soda. Christine O'Donnell, Republican candidate for US Senate, will also make an appearance. Everything is free. For more information call The Lighthouse Church at 875-7814.

1-2-3: Parenting A no-nonsense discipline program helps parents manage children without arguing, yelling, or spanking. The 1-2-3 program tells you how to get children to stop doing what you don't want them to do (whining, fighting, throwing tantrums) and start doing what you want (homework, cleaning their rooms, going to bed on time). Parents will learn how to handle misbehavior in public and at home, and how to recognize and deal with specific kinds of manipulation that frustrated children use to make parents give in. The five-week, one-hour class beginning September 24 will be held on Wednesday evenings at St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford, starting at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Constance Hastings, a National Certified Counselor and United Methodist deacon, will lead the class. Call St. John's Church to register, 629-9466.

Latin Mass A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The next mass will be celebrated on September 21. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Church Trustee Day Liberating Power, A.M.E. Zion Church, Bridgeville, Trustee day will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell of St. John's A.M.E. Zion will be guest preacher. All trustees and well wishers are invited. The Rev. R.J. Chandler is pastor. For more information contact Sister Felicia Matthews, 875-1290.

Luncheon and yard sale Wheatley's Community Hall will be the location of a luncheon and yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 11 a.m. The hall is located at the intersection of Wheatley Church Road and Sharptown Road near Galestown, Md. Oyster sandwiches, baked goods, hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade soup will be sold. Vendor spaces are available outside. For additional information contact Beverly Wheatley at 410-883-3246 or Deborah Patey at 410-860-2475.

Centenary Church dinner Centenary UMC Women will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat Chicken and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4 - 7 p.m. in the dining hall. Adults $10 and children ages 6-12 years, $5; no cost for children under 6 years of age. Sweets are also available. Centenary United Methodist Church is located at the corners of Market and Poplar streets in Laurel.

Conley's UMC Gospel Sing On Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m., Conley's United Methodist Church will hold its third annual Gospel Sing. It will be an afternoon of praise and worship music, rejoicing and relaxing in the setting of the 19th century Conley's Chapel. The event is organized by Pat Short and John Dickson of Conley's Membership Committee. For details contact Pat Short at 226-4221 or call the church office at 945-1881. The office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Conley's Chapel and Fellowship Hall is located at 22150 Robinsonville Road, Lewes.

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.

Christ UMC cookbook A new cookbook entitled "Everyday Blessings" is presented by The Priscilla Circle of Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel. A collection of 200 local recipes plus helpful hints, the book sells for $8.50 and is available by calling the church office at 875-4233.

Christmas bazaar Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, Christmas bazaar, Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.