Church News
Thursday, November 13, 2008
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.

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.

'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.

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.

Gospel Concert The Delmar Wesleyan Church is having a Gospel Concert featuring the Kings Ambassadors on Saturday Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. The Church is located on 800 E. East St., Delmar, Md. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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. 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.

Christmas Yard Sale An indoor Christmas Yard Sale will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, on Saturday, Nov. 15, beginning at 7 a.m. Come and enjoy scrapple sandwiches for breakfast, and hot dogs and chilli for lunch, while scooping up bargains on Christmas items, decorations, and gifts. Call 875-4233 for more information.

Trinity Dublin Hill Trinity Dublin Hill is having its 164th anniversary of the church and the 141st anniversary of the building, homecoming on Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. The regular service will be at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, followed by a luncheon at noon. The homecoming service will be at 2 p.m., following the luncheon. This will be followed by a time of fellowship.

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 mass will be celebrated on Nov. 16. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Woodland UMC Homecoming The Wodland United Methodist Church will hold its annual homecoming service on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dave Bailey, founder and director of Ranch Hope in Alloway, N.J. Ranch Hope is a home and school for troubled youth. The Good News Quartet and the former pastor of Woodland, Bob Robinson, will provide special music. A covered dish dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no morning worship service. Zion Church Homecoming St. John AME Zion Church (Ross Point) will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3:30 p.m. Minister Anthony Lovett from Union Baptist Church, Easton, Md. will be the preacher. Dinner will be served prior to the afternoon service. For more information call 841-0203 or 245-2250; or visit our website for directions Host Pastor is the Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell.

Women's service Join us this Sunday evening, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church as we join together to focus on women - our caring and our faith. The evening includes praise music, a solo performance by Joanne Jones, and a message given by the Rev. Phyllis Walton from Avenue UMC. Light refreshments will be served following the service. If you have any questions, call 302-349-4222. All are welcome.

Upward basketball It's time to sign up for Upward basketball for boys and girls ages 6 and now up to age 13. Upward is more than a game. Every child is a winner. Registration forms are available at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Rt. 13A in Laurel or the Boys and Girls Club in Seaford and Laurel. Registration is $50, scholarships & Multi child discounts available. Sign up by Nov. 25. For more information contact the church at 875-5380.

Free clothing giveaway Cannon Mennonite Church will be hosting a free clothing giveaway of gently used clothing of all sizes, for the benefit of those in need. Event will take place Nov. 25, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Cannon Mennonite Church, located 8011 Cannon Road, Bridgeville. On Rt. 18, one mile east of Rt 13. For further information, call 629-4487.

Christmas dinner The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women and men to join them for their annual Christmas dinner/meeting at The Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville, on Monday evening, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety & Nine is a ministry, which was formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. Jerry and Jeannie Jones will be ministering in song and testimony for this special Christmas occasion. Jerry sings some contemporary music, popular gospel music, songs that he has written, as well as an occasional old hymn. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is Nov. 25. For details or more information call Joyce Thomas at 629-2248.