Church News
Thursday, December 22, 2005
 
Bethel Christmas Eve
Bethel Charge Christmas Eve services are as follows: Early Service, 7 p.m., at Portsville United Methodist Church; Candlelight Service, 10 p.m., at Sailor's Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethel. For more information phone 875-2713 or 875-3628.

Lifeway Church services
The Lifeway Church of God, 7046 Seashore Highway, Bridgeville, will have Christmas services as follows: Christmas Eve – Casual candlelight / Communion service at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25 - Special Christmas service at 10:45 a.m.; no Sunday School or early service.
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 - Regular schedule. For mroe information call 337-3044.

New Year's Day film
Bob Jones University's motion picture "Sheffey" is scheduled for a showing in Seaford. This feature film will be shown on Sunday, Jan. 1, at 6 p.m., in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Seaford. "Sheffey," a screenplay written by Tim Rogers, is based on the book "The Saint of the Wilderness," by Jess Carr. "Sheffey" deals with the life of an itinerant preacher, Robert Sayers Sheffey. For much of the 1800s, Sheffey ministered to the mountain folk of the Virginias, Carolinas, and parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. Convinced that men needed to be shown the love of God, Sheffey rode the mountains and hollows to spread the light of the Gospel. Produced and directed by Katherine Stenholm, this film won the silver medallion award at the annual film competition conducted by the International Film and Television Festival of New York. For information call (302) 629-7161.

St. Paul's New Year's Eve
A special New Year's Eve Program will be held at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel. The program will begin at 9 p.m. and will feature the Sounds of Joy, the O'Day Family Singers, and the Don Murray Family. Plan on attending as we watch 2005 enter the history books and we welcome 2006 and all that God has in store for us. St. Paul's is located on Old Stage Road, just east of U.S. 13. For more information, call Pastor Don at 856-6107. Directions to the church by calling 875-7900 and press #2.

Messiah's Christmas Eve
Messiah's Vineyard Church invites all to their Christmas Eve Service, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. The church is located on Rt. 13 and Discountland Road in Laurel. For information call 875-4446. Pastors are Dr. Carl G. Vincent and Barry B. Dukes.

St. Luke's Episcopal
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford will celebrate The Christ Mass at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the Dressing of the Cr}che with musical interludes and candlelight Eucharist. The Christmas day Holy Eucharist will be at 9 a.m.

Presbyterian services
The Seaford Presbyterian Church will have a candlelight communion service on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 25, there will be a Christmas Service of lessons and carols at 10 a.m. On New Year's Day, regular worship will take place. No Sunday school is scheduled for either Christmas or New Year's Day. The church is located at 701 Bridgeville Road. All are invited to join in the services. For further information call 629-9077.

Union Church schedule
Union United Methodist Church, located at 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, will have a Christmas Eve Silent Communion from 6-6:45 p.m. followed by a candle light service at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day there will be one church service at 9 a.m, followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. For questions call the church office at 337-7409 between 8 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday.

Trinity Christmas services
Trinity United Methodist Church (near Trap Pond) will have a Christmas Eve Service on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. and will have Christmas Day Service on Sunday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Centenary services
Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold two services on Christmas Eve. The 7 p.m. service will be family-oriented with the presentation of the children's story "Why the Chimes Rang?" written by Raymond MacDonald Alden. The traditional candlelight service will be held at 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, a combined carol sing will be held at 11 a.m. Regularly scheduled worship services will resume on New Year's Day with a contemporary service at 8:45 a.m. and traditional worship at 11 a.m. All are invited to join in the services at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Mt. Calvary Watchnight
The Bridgeville Charge will be sponsoring a Watchnight Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. For more information call 337-3281. The Rev. Terrance Briggs is the pastor.

Mt. Calvary Revival
There will be a beginning of the year revival, "Walking in Abundance," Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Saturday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m. nightly at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. Preachers for the revival will be: Wednesday - the Rev. Randy Jones, All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries, Georgetown; Thursday - the Rev. Timothy A. Duffield Sr., New Zion and Union United Methodist churches, Laurel and Delmar; Friday - The Rev. Dawn Abbott, International House of Worship, Easton; Saturday - the Rev. Joyce Mizell, Grace & Mercy Ministries, Georgetown. For more information call 337-3281. Sponsored by the Bridgeville Circuit Charge. The Rev. Terrance Briggs is the pastor.

Restoration Sunday
Restoration Sunday will be Jan. 8, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville at the 11 a.m. service. The speaker will be the Rev. Justin L. Robins, Macedonia A.M.E. Church, Seaford. Speaker for the 4 p.m. service will be the Rev. George W. Fisher Sr., Friendship United Methodist Church, Millsboro. For more information call 337-3281. Sponsored by the Bridgeville Circuit Charge. The Rev. Terrance Briggs is the pastor.

Skyline Boys quartet
Seaford Church of the Nazarene will be having a southern gospel concert featuring the Skyline Boys Quartet on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge; a love offering will be taken to support the ministry of the group. The Seaford Church of the Nazarene is located at 520 S. Dual Highway in Seaford. For more information contact the Rev. Glen Clouser at 629-3929 or 381-6514.

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