Church News
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Mt. Olivet Preschool openings Mt. Olivet Preschool has added another three-year-old class to its program. There are limited openings in the three and four-year-old classes. Call Linda Stephenson at 629-2786 for details.

'God Thing' Our country should not be surprised at the recent downturn of the nation's economy, according to Pastor Timothy Jones of the Lighthouse Church of Laurel. According to Second Chronicles, God promises to heal a nation if we humble ourselves, pray and turn from what we as a nation have been doing. Pastor Jones is calling upon Delmarva's churches to participate in 40 days of prayer and supplication ending Nov. 23, to ask for God's Divine Intervention, God's wisdom and as a call for repentance. Pastor Jones is preparing to present a program designed to help people get out of debt, to help people achieve practical methods of living within one's means, and finally achieve financial freedom. The doors of The Lighthouse Church will be open during certain hours of the day and evening so that anyone can come and pray. For more information, call 875-7814, or visit the church at 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel.

Fall Fundraiser begins Christ the Cornerstone Community Church is starting its fall fundraiser. A selection of crafts, gifts, and decorations available until Dec. 15. To view these items, stop by the church, or call 875-8150 for time availability. Church is located at the corner of Seaford Road and Bethel Road, Laurel.

Eming's dinner Trinity United Methodist Church is sponsoring an Eming's dinner for Friday, Nov. 7, from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 and can be purchased from any member, or by calling Tina Wharton at 238-7147. There will be drinks available for purchase and a bake table for dessert. You can eat-in or carry-out. Proceeds will support our ministries and missions.

Christmas extravaganza Trinity United Methodist Church will have a Christmas shopping extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Rev. Lee Elliott building. Home-based vendors such as Pampered Chef, Avon, Longaberger Baskets, Home Interiors, Discovery Toys, Premier Design Jewelry and others will be there for one day of shopping. Orders taken from the catalogues will be there in time for Christmas. Lunch will be available for purchase and there will be free activities for children. Free give-a-ways too. Call 875-4741 for more information.

Annual friend raiser House of Hope is holding its 3rd Annual Friend Raiser. The night will include testimonies from House of Hope teens, entertainment by local talent, an update on what God is doing at HOH Delaware and great food and fellowship. The Master of Ceremonies will be Corey Franklin from WOLC. The dinner will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Dulany Hall on the Wesley College Campus in Dover. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by Friday, Nov. 7, or purchase a table of seven for $210. For more information, or to order tickets, call 337-9330.

Dinner gala with music Christ the Cornerstone Community Church presents a dinner gala featuring the special music of John and Linda Murphy and Laura Mitchell, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. Advance ticket sales only. Donation is $12. For information call 875-8150.

Nashville songwriters This singing/songwriting, husband/wife duo, Lewis & Lewis, from Nashville, Tenn., will bring their special recipe of Christian music to Sam Yoder's Barn on Hunting Quarter Road, Houston, on Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.; to Liberty Rock Church in Crisfield, Md. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.; to Faith Fellowship Church on Brunkhorst Road in Preston, Md. on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. and to the New Liberty Wesleyan Church on Bridgeville Road in Federalsburg at 7 p.m. Lewis & Lewis present a unique tapestry of music that's refreshing, entertaining, spiritually enriching and distinctively different. For more information call the Rev. Buddy Dunn at 410-822-7654; or Faith Fellowship Church at 410-673-7805.

Women's Conference Mt. Olive Baptist Church, located at 108 First St., Bridgeville will hold its 10th Annual Women's Conference which began Nov. 5 and runs through Nov. 8. The theme: Women Coming Together as One: 1 Corinthians 12:20. Time will be 6:45 p.m., nightly Women's Prayer, 7 p.m. Praise Team, Saturday Workshops. Thursday, Nov. 6 - Worship leader: Sis. Lillian Taylor; preacher: Apostle Corinthia Turner, House of Intercessory Prayer, Princess Anne, Md. Friday, Nov. 7 - Worship leader: Sis. Bernice Hicks; preacher, Pastor Ella Purnell, Victory Temple, Bridgeville. Saturday, Nov. 8 - Workshops (no fee) 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast; 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Devotion and Instruction in the Sanctuary. Sponsored by: Women in Ministry. Key Note Speaker - Evangelist Juliet Lindsey; Woodrow Evans, Pastor.

Portsville Church bazaar The women of Portsville United Methodist Church, located at Portsville Road and Dogwood Lane, three miles west of Laurel, will hold their annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oyster fritter sandwiches, chicken salad, homemade vegetable beef soup, homemade pies and baked goods.

Free community luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a Free Community-wide Luncheon (Turkey) on Saturday, Nov. 15, noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, west side of 13A, approximately two miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Indoor yard sale Christ United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, Nov. 15, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches to be sold. The church is located at 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel.

Gospel Café Gospel Café of Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel meets every Saturday night from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry. Live Christian Music - Fellowship - Refreshments. Guest singers:
Nov. 8 - All-4-Him, Milton Foskey, Debbie O'Neal, Josh Palmer and Ashley Yoder.
Nov. 15 - Ray & Trevor Marine, Bill Primrose, Frank Silva and Mary Ann Riggi.
Nov. 22 - Cassandra Abbott, Kaila Clucas, Don White and Dan Welch.
Nov. 29 - Good News Tour (Singing from their new CD) Sam Hearn, Frank Silva, Mary Ann Riggi and Amanda Jones.
For more information contact Bruce & Nancy Willey at 875-5539 or 875-7339.