Church News
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Mt. Olive hosts gospel concert A gospel concert featuring Brother Kevin Brown, of Union Baptist Church, Easton, Md., will be held Sunday, July 19, at 4 p.m., at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville. Pastor is Woodrow Evans. The public is welcome. A free will offering will be taken. For more information call Sister Paris Twymon at 410-754-9135.

Hitchcock speaks in Laurel Joel Hitchcock will be at the Lighthouse Church on Kaye Road in Laurel on Sunday, July 19 at the 10 a.m. worship service. Joel emphasizes the power of signs and wonders in his meetings, in addition to his fundamentalist messages such as "The Blood of Jesus," "The Cross of Christ," "The Birth, Life, Miracles, Death, Resurrection and Second Coming of Jesus." Many have testified of their healing which are captured on video. Joel and his wife Heidi have ministered to many nations of the world. Seating is limited. For more information, visit

Gospel Music Festival On Saturday, July 18, at 5 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Old Stage Road in Laurel will host its 2nd Annual Gospel Music Festival. Homemade ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and more will be available for sale. Music will be provided by the Lights of Home, Reunion Quartet, the Baptist Boys, Sounds of Joy and the Don Murray Family. This is an outside event so bring your chairs and plan on enjoying the festival under the stars. All proceeds benefit the St. Paul's youth program.

Macedonia A.M.E. Church Summer schedule for Macedonia A.M.E. Church: 9 a.m. church school; 10 a.m. worship service. All denominations welcome. The Rev. Dania R. Griffin is Pastor. Church is located at 431 North St., Seaford. Call 629-3116 for more information.

Gospel Music Victory Junction, Where God and Music Meet, host is Joe Dawson, Music Ministry. "A Night of Gospel Music," from 6-9 p.m. on July 25. Guests will be Amy Holloway Stark, Jerry Jones, Bunky Eye. For more information call 302-934-6995.

Men's Day Celebration Booker Street Church of God will celebrate its Annual Men's Day on Sunday, July 19. Theme of the Day is "Godly Men Don't Quit!" Bishop Marvin Morris will preach at 11:30 a.m. and Bishop Levin Bailey of Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance will preach at 5 p.m. Call the Rev. Charles Long at 856-9097 or 855-0959 for more information.

Stephen Ministry Gethsemane United Methodist Church has commissioned their first seven Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministry is a Biblically based system through which members of our church are trained and organized to help provide Christian care-giving to members of our congregation and community. Stephen Ministers are members of Gethsemane UM Church who have completed 50 hours of training to provide high quality Christian care to folks going through a difficult time. Gethsemane UM Church is located 44 miles west of Seaford on Route 20. They have Sunday morning services at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Come and join in as you are - no halos required, jeans expected. For more information call 629-2862. Diana Williams and Janet English are the Stephen Leaders at Gethsemane UMC.

VBS fun at Christ UMC "Studio GO! Game Show" Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave. in Laurel. This year is a one-day VFW on Saturday, July 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, as well as music, games, prizes, Bible stories, crafts, excitement and fun. Call Marlene Dulis at 536-7407 to pre-register.

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 July 19. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Good News Tour in concert The Good News Tour will be in concert at Blades United Methodist Church (Market and Fourth streets) on Sunday, July 19, at 11 a.m. All are invited for this special message in song.

Bethel Charge VBS Bethel Charge will hold their Vacation Bible School Aug. 3 through Aug. 7. It will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church located on Seaford-Laurel highway from 9 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. The theme this year is Crocodile Dock. Bethel charge consist of three churches which are Portsville, Mt. Zion & Sailor's Bethel. If interested and first time visitor, pre-register by calling 875-2713.

Benefit Gospel Concert Benefit Gospel Concert for St. George's United Methodist Church, 34894 St. George's Road, Delmar, DE 19940. M.C. and performer, Joe Dawson "Music Ministries," also featuring "God's Country Crossroads," "Good News Tour Ministries," "Crossroad Christian Band" (Contemporary youth group), on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m. Admission is free - A love offering will be taken. Food and refreshments will be for sale. Bring a lawn chair. For more information call 875-2273 or 875-0449.

Vacation Bible School Seaford Church of the Nazarene will hold Vacation Bible School on July 20-25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To pre-register, call 302-628-2751.

Everlasting Hope Tent Services Everlasting Hope Ministries will hold its 16th Annual Tent Services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Aug. 11-13; Saturday, Aug. 15; and Sunday, Aug. 16. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly and Sunday services will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. These meetings seek to encourage individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by drugs and/or alcohol. This year, fathers are encouraged to attend. Speakers are as follows: Tuesday, Aug. 11 - Apostle Ivory Hopkins, Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown; Wednesday, Aug. 12 - Rev. Tony Neal and Minister Dolly Morris, Booker Street Church of God; Thursday, Aug. 13 - Bishop Jamie Hazzard, Welcome Full Gospel Holiness Church, Slaughter Neck; Saturday, Aug. 15 - Rev. Anthony Cannon, Dominion Church of Deliverance, Georgetown; and Sunday, Aug. 16 - morning service - Bishop Marvin L. Morris, host pastor, Booker Street Church of God; and evening service - Pastor Arlene Taylor, Chosen Generation Ministires, Grasonville, Md. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Rev. Anthony Neal at 302-854-6692 or call the Booker Street Church of God at 302-856-9097.

Community Anti-Drug Rally The 15th Annual Community Anti-Drug Rally and March will be held Saturday, Aug. 15. The march will begin at 11 a.m. from the grounds of the Booker Street Church of God, located on Booker Street near the Richard Allen School. Participants will carry signs and spread their anti-drug messages through the streets of Georgetown. The march will return to the church grounds, where Fun Day activities will be held from noon to 4 p.m. There will be games, food, a dunking booth, moon bounce, train rides, drill teams, creative dance teams and more. Everlasting Hope Ministries will provide free t-shirts. For more information, contact the Rev. Anthony Neal at 302-854-6692 or call the Booker Street Church of God at 302-856-9097.