Church News
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Gospel Café Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold its Gospel Café every Saturday night at 6-9 p.m., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry Ñ live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. Saturday, Jan. 31 - Makenzie George, Ashley Yoder, and special guests. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Bruce and Nancy Willey at 875-6639 or 875-7339.

The Greenes The Southern Gospel Group, The Greenes, will be at Christ Evangelistic Church on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 9802 Camp Road, Laurel. A love offering will be taken. Call for more information, 875-2915.

Homemade soup sale Christ Lutheran Church homemade soup sale will include: chicken noodle, chilli with meat, and vegetable beef. Cost will be $8 a quart. To order call Sue at 628-1357, or Anna at 629-9751, or 629-9755, and leave message. Last date to order is Feb. 16. Pick up dates for soup are: Feb. 21 and 22 at the church. Drop your money off at the church between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, to the church secretary.

Beef & dumpling dinner Concord United Methodist Church will serve an all-you-can-eat beef & dumpling dinner on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 5-6:30 p.m. Dessert and beverage included. The cost is $10, children under age 6 are $5. Concord Church is located at 25322 Church Rd. (Route 20A, off Concord Road) east of Seaford. For additional information call 629-8114.

Gospel Band On Saturday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m., Inner Harbor from Middletown, Va., and Precious Memories Gospel Band from Milford, will be in concert. This concert will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 SE Front Street, Milford. This is a free concert for the public but a love offering will be collected.

Gospel concert A gospel concert is being held at St. George's United Methodist Church in Laurel on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Music will be presented by "Two Mile Road" southern gospel group of men from the Harrington area. Directions: Alt. 13 south Laurel towards Delmar. Turn right on St. George's Road and follow to church. For more information call 875-2273.

Book signing Joyce Marie Ingraham, one of the Eastern Shore's newest inspirational writers, will be having another Author Book Signing, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jack's Religious Gift Shop, 701 Snow Hill Road at Shiloh Street, Salisbury, MD 21804. Meet Joyce Marie Ingraham and purchase your own personal signed copy of "In his loving care."

Valentine's Day Gospel Concert A Valentine's Day Gospel Concert will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, from 6-9 p.m., sponsored by Atmosphere of Praise Choir of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. The concert will be held at Woodbridge Senior High School, 307 Laws St., Bridgeville and will feature international gospel singer Linda Lee Speight-Hopkins, formerly of Seaford and currently living in Paris, France. There will also be other local choirs, praise dancers and soloists. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 5-12, ages four and under are free. Deadline for purchase of tickets is Feb. 8. Tickets at the door will be $25 for adults, $12.50 for ages 5-12. For more information, call Pat at 302-337-8198 or Ginger at 302-542-5752.

St. Philip's Episcopal Church welcomes new Rector St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, recently welcomed a new Rector. The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus came to St. Philip's from Winston-Salem, N.C. In 1999 the Rev. Dr. Backus earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Virginia Theological Seminary and certification by the Network of Interim Ministers as an Intentional Interim Minister in 2007. He was ordained a Deacon in 1972 and Priest in 1973, and has served parishes in West Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina. He and his wife, Sue Ann, have been married 40 years, have three grown sons and one granddaughter. His parents, the Rev. Dr. Arthur Backus and Marilee Backus, live in Millsboro. Sunday Services with Holy Eucharist are held at 8:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. each week, with Bible Study with the Rev. Dr. Backus at 9:30 a.m. The church office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Philip's is located at 600 South Central Avenue in Laurel and extends a warm welcome to attend any of the services.

Macedonia AME gala Macedonia AME Church of 431 North St., Seaford, is sponsoring an "Evening of Elegance" Gala on Saturday, March 14, at the Seaford Fire Hall, from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be Gospel Jazz, and Liturgical Dance. Recording artists, Tony Smith & Band of Hewitt, N.J.; and Darryl Anderson of Bronx, N.Y., will be here. Cost is a donation of $35. For more information call Tanya Ricketts, 629-5144; Edwina Barnes, 249-4390; or Rose Poole 629-9322. The Rev. Dania Griffin is Pastor.