Church News
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Prayer Breakfast Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd annual Sussex County Prayer Breakfast, to be held Friday, May 15, with Debra Puglisi Sharp as this year's guest speaker. The victim of a violent crime now turned motivational speaker, the Delaware resident will talk about summoning the courage to survive a traumatic event. Joining Ms. Puglisi Sharp as this year's musical entertainment will be the award-winning Gold Heart bluegrass band. Tickets are $12 per person, and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. For tickets or more information, call 855-7743.

Leader training On May 16, Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will be hosting Life Group Leader Training conducted by Crown Financial Ministries. Once trained, Life Group Leaders are able to lead Bible studies based on "Your Money Counts" curriculum developed by Crown. Potential participants will have to register at, and pay for leader materials. The cost is $88. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Register by April 30, at For more information contact Tom Carey at 229-8133.

Joint Trustee Day Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Joint Trustee Day on Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. Guest preacher is the Rev. Randolph Fitchett from Coppins AME and Ross AME Churches on the Preston Circuit Charge, Ridgely, Md. A fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Jones at 302-337-7335 or George L. Batson at 410-754-6987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Booker Street Church of God 100 Men & Women in an African Attire Service, featuring the Dynamic Duo of Evangelist Frank Gibbs and Evangelist Felisa Hazzard, will be at the Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, on Sunday, May 24 at 5 p.m. A free will offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Sister Long at 855-0959; or Sister Allen at 684-4542. Bishop Marvin Morris is pastor.

Macedonia AME Church On Saturday, May 23 at 6 p.m., there will be a Lay Worship Service Revival Night with Pastor Shirley Caldwell from St. John AME Zion United Methodist of Laurel. A free will offering will be taken. On Sunday, May 24 at 4 p.m., there will be a Lay Worship Service Annual Lay Day with the Rev. Frances Benson from John Wesley Deliverance Center, Dover. For more information, contact Ronell Brown at 302-625-5098.

Annual Gospel Explosion All Walks of Life hosts its annual Gospel Explosion on Saturday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at the Citadel of Hope on Concord Road in Seaford. If your group or choir would like to sing, contact Elder Drummond at 302-519-9761 or call the church at 875-7772. Church luncheon/festival The third annual Strawberry Festival, sponsored by St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, will be held Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chicken salad platter luncheon with assorted homemade muffins, cornbread. Assorted strawberry desserts, or strawberries by the quart or gallon. Carry-outs available.

Free community luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (chicken & dumplings) on Saturday, May 16, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 S. Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town.) Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

St. Luke's holds Bible study Janet Hubbard of St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be coordinating a Bible study of the book of Esther. The group will meet in St. Luke's Parish House. Additional information can be obtained by calling Janet at 628-0417.

Benefit Concert A concert will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar St., Seaford, on Saturday, May 16, to benefit the Nanticoke Senior Center. Performing will be Amanda Jones, Joe Dawson, Laura Mitchell and Jerry Jones. No admission charge. A love offering will be taken. All proceeds will go to the Senior Center. For more information, call 228-4813.

The Wacaster Family Nashville recording artists, The Wacaster Family, will be at Blades United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 17, at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy their music and hear God's word.

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 May 17. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Gospel Explosion All Walks Of Life, 30599 N. Sussex Highway, Laurel, where apostle Randy and prophetess Lorrie Jones are pastors, will hold its annual Gospel Explosion on May 30, at 6 p.m., convening at Citadel of Hope in Seaford. All are welcome. For more information contact Elder T.D. Drummond at 302-519-9761.

Bethel U.M.C. 'Thomas' Jim Hughes Ministries presents Disciple "Thomas" in drama Sunday, May 31, at 10 a.m., at Bethel United Methodist Church, west of Seaford at North and Oak Grove roads. Jim Hughes writes, sings and portrays powerful gospel messages and has been associated in this type of ministry since 1971. The public is invited to this special service. For additional information call Lucy Slacum 629-7117.

Christ Lutheran benefit sale Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will hold its annual Yard Sale event on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Scrapple sandwiches and bake sale goods will be available. Space available, $10 each. Call 629-9755, for more information.

Gospel Concert St. George's United Methodist Church in Laurel will present Southern Gospel Music and old favorites by "God's Country Crossroads" group on Sunday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Directions: Alt 13 south Laurel, towards Delmar. Turn right on St. George's Road and follow to church on right. For more information, call 875-2273.

Ice cream sale Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on alternate Route 13 between Laurel and Seaford, will host an ice cream sale on Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple and banana. Pre-orders may be placed at 875-3055 or 629-7110.

Concert at St. Paul's UMC On Sunday, May 17, at 7 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel will host Jimmy Passwaters in concert. Jim is an accomplished musician and singer whose ministry is always inspirational and uplifting. St. Paul's is located just east of Route 13 on Old Stage Road. Don Murray and Friends will begin at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 875-7900.

Lighthouse Church "Vincent", a contemporary psalmist/recording artist, will be at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, this Sunday, May 17 starting at 10 a.m. A light snack reception will follow. For more information, visit

John Wesley UMC John Wesley U.M. Church, 3rd and Chandler Streets in Seaford will be holding their annual Women's Day, May 17. Evangelist Ethel Williams from Refuge Temple in Seaford will be our messenger at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Woodland UMC The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner on Sat., May 16 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. Cost is $10, children 6-12 are $4, 5 and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For details call 629-5404 or 629-4662