Church News
Thursday, May 28, 2009
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.

Delmar Church fund raiser Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North and Dorthy Road, (3 miles north of MD/DE state line) on Saturday, June 6, will hold a sandwich sale from 9 a.m. until?, featuring: oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream and baked goods. A yard sale and car wash will also take place. Call 875-7824 for information.

Old Christ Church opens As the weather turns warm and the breezes blow gently off Chipman's Pond, our minds turn once again to events at Laurel's historic treasure, Old Christ Church. The church will open for services on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, for Holy Eucharist and continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. with the exception of the Blessing of the Animals, at 4 p.m. This year, the SPCA will join in the Blessing of the Animals and all donations will benefit the SPCA. All services will be led by the Rev. Blanche Powell and Ken Athey. Music will be provided by Janet Jones. Two special events featuring the Southern Delaware Choral Society will be held this year. The first event is on Sunday, June 14 at 3 p.m. The second half of the concert will feature select works for two tenors. The second event is Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. when the church will be open for the Lessons and Caroles of Christmas. The church will open for tours during Laurel's 4th of July celebration at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours will be led by Vice President Kendal Jones. Any donations given to the Old Christ Church League are now tax deductible as the League was recently successful in becoming a 501C3 (nonprofit) organization.

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. For details contact Elder T.D. Drummond at 302-519-9761.

Bethel U.M.C. 'Thomas' Jim Hughes Ministries presents Disciple "Thomas" in drama on 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. 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.

Summer Hymn Sing Galestown United Methodist Church Annual Summer Hymn Sing, on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. presenting Charlie Paparella, Most of the Travels with Charlie on WBOC-TV16, and C. Bud Scott. The public is invited to an afternoon of song, praise and fellowship. A hot buffet style meal will be held immediately following the service.

Delaware Teen Challenge Delaware Teen Challenge Fundraising Banquet will be Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Sam Yoder's Community Building, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston. Tickets are $15 and includes dinner, beverages and program, Teen Challenge Choir and Testimonies. For tickets and table reservations of eight contact: Sue Bramble at 629-2559. Love offering to follow. Guest speaker: Pastor Tim Dilena, visiting pastor at Times Square Church. Pastor Tim has been the visiting pastor at David Wilkerson's Time Square Church for the last 12 years, where he ministers monthly. He has spoken for Promise Keepers, Major League Baseball and Football Teams, colleges and seminaries across denominational lines. He has written for magazines and periodicals and has his own Christian Perspective Column in a Detroit Entertainment Magazine. He is a contributor to the Thomas Nelson "Revival Bible."

The Cash Family The Cash Family will be "Singing The Gospel for Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" at Laurel Baptist Church on June 7 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13 A, approximately two miles south of town). Any questions call Shirley at 875-2314.

Yard-Bake-Craft Sale Todd' Chapel, Greenwood, will hold a Yard-Bake-Craft Sale on May 30 (rain or shine) beginning at 7 a.m. Hundreds of items, new and used: master bakers table, garden plants, clothing, hand-woven baskets, hand stitched totes and handbags, hand-crochet kitchen helpers, cemetery silks, brands (Longaberger & others), some furniture. Follow signs on Rt. 16 to Todd's Chapel or (if rain) Todd's Community Center.

Conley's Rummage Sale Conley's UMC, located at 22150 Robinsonville Rd. in Lewes, will have many of their treasures for sale to raise funds for a new church building on Saturday June 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting). The United Methodist Women will have lunch available for purchase, plus a bake sale. For more information, contact the church office at 945-1881.

Travis Lee Band in concert The Travis Lee Band will present a worship concert on Wednesday, June 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church. The concert, which is for youth and young adults, is free; CD's will be available for purchase and an offering will be taken. There will be time to hang out with the band and enjoy light refreshments after the concert. The Travis Lee Band, headquartered in Missouri, has opened for ZOE Girl and was a finalist in the Christian Artist Talent Search in 2005. The band recently toured Zambia and led worship throughout the U.S. and Canada with organizations such as Centrifuge Camps and World Changers. Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford. For more information, call the church at 629-5600.

Back to the 50's Sock Hop A Back to the 50's Sock Hop will be held on Saturday, June 6 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall in Seaford. The event includes dinner - hamburgers, hot dogs and make your own ice cream sundae - and live music by the Cave Men Band. Tickets are $10 per person. The event is sponsored by St. Molua Council #4075, Knights of Columbus.