Church News
Thursday, December 25, 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.

A watchnight celebration Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville invites you to join the Bridgeville Charge as they say goodbye to 2008 and welcome to 2009 at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. They will be celebrating with prayer, praise, singing, preaching and worship. Refreshments will be served after the service. There will be a free will offering. The special guests will be the "Watson Four Gospel Singers" of Salisbury Md. The Watson Four Gospel Singers have appeared on the Bobby Jones Gospel Show, have performed with such artists as Aretha Franklin, the late James Cleveland, the Harmonizing Four, the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Williams Brothers, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Canton Spirituals and many others. They have also been recognized by Simply Gospel Music Newsletter and the Gospel Truth Magazine. For more information call 302-542-5752. The Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr, is the Pastor. 'Parents, Meet Your Teens' The Atlanta Road Alliance Church will host "Parents, Meet Your Teens," a seminar on Biblically guiding your teen by Paul Tripp, on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The format will be a live conference on DVD followed by a discussion time. Parents of teens and pre-teens are invited to attend. Paul Tripp is a pastor, author, and founder of Paul Tripp Ministries, a non-profit organization whose mission statement is "connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life." Cost of the seminar is $5 per person (free if you bring a friend) and includes bagel bar and coffee as well as lunch. Call Pastor Dave Krilov at 629-5600 to register. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 7. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Hwy (Rt. 20).

Bridgeville Ministries Concert Tate Music Group recording artist, Willie Blake Davis & 3 Steps Away will be performing live in concert on Dec. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgeville Family Ministries. The Fellowship, is located at 109 Market St., Bridgeville. The concert is free to all, so come and join us with an evening of "Rockin' it for the Rock." To experience a little taste of what this band sounds like, go to and check out the song "My Way Home."

St. Paul's UMC On New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel, Delaware, the Precious Memory Band will be in concert. The program will begin at 9 PM. St. Paul's is located just east of US 13, on Old Stage Road. Come join us as we watch 2008 become history and welcome in 2009. For more information, call 875-7900, or Pastor Don, at 302-856-6107.

Invista Pastoral Response On Jan. 11, at 4:30 p.m., a service of prayer for those who are soon to be affected by the job layoffs at the Seaford Invista site will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, located at 315 High St., in downtown Seaford. The service is part of the ecumenical response of clergy in the Bridgeville, Cannon and Seaford communities for those who will be losing jobs and their families. Pastor Carlton Cannon of Clarence Street Church of God, the Rev. Diane Melson of Concord United Methodist Church. The Rev. Luis Almandoz of Cannon United Methodist Church and Siempre Verde will offer messages of love, support and hope. Petitions for God's blessing of our communities, spiritual reliance and strength in times of transition, and a measure of prosperity even in the midst of economic adversity will be led by area clergy. A diverse offering of praise will be lifted by gifted vocalists, choirs and musicians to return to God thankfulness of provision and protection in times of trouble. The community is being asked to reach out to all those who are in economic distress and invite them to this service. Information will be made available at this time about continuing support and events planned. A gathering will be offered in late January providing job counseling, opportunities for job retraining from organizations such as Delaware Technical and Community College and other state agencies, and resources for families affected. For more information, call the Rev. Tom Gross 841-7059 or the Rev. Dale Brown 337-7409.