Church News
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Davis in concert Willie Blake Davis will be performing songs from his Christian rock album, "Foundation Solid," at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford. For more information, contact Chris Rutherford at 888-361-9473 or

Christmas Extravaganza Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel needs vendors (crafts, home sales companies, etc.) for their Christmas Extravaganza, which will be held at the church on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $10 charge per table and we have limited availability. For more information or to reserve a table, call 875-4741.

Macedonia AME Church events Macedonia AME Church in Seaford will host the following events: Sunday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. - Men's Ministry, Guest Speaker Ronnie Houston; 3:30 p.m. - "Son's of Thunder," St. Paul AME, Pleasantville, N.J. and the "Nutone" Gospel Singers from Denton, Md. Sunday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m. "Nichols Family Singers"

The Gospel Café The Gospel Café at Laurel Baptist Church will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town). Praising God with music and song will be Kali Clucas, Shelby Gray, Molly Spicer, Don White and The Gospel Café Band. Refreshments are catered by the Georgia House Restaurant. Any questions, call Bruce or Nancy Willey at 875-5539.

'One Day Closer' "One Day Closer," group from Cambridge, Md., will be singing at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford, at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11. The public is invited to come and enjoy this wonderful evening of song, praising our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ. Admission is free with a love offering to be taken during the program.

Italian Spaghetti Night Gethsemane United Methodist Church Sunday Bible Class will be holding an Italian Spaghetti Night, featuring spaghetti with homemade meat-and-marinara sauce, garlic bread, beverage and desert. A special homemade desert table is also available. It will be held at Gethsemane U.M.C., Fellowship Hall, Reliance, Rt. 20, Stein Highway, on Oct. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations: $7 per adult; $4 ages 6-12; under age 6 free.

Free Community Luncheon Laurel Baptist will be hosting a free Community Luncheon (vegetable or chicken-noodle soup and tuna-fish sandwiches) On Saturday, Oct. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Church holds Fall Festival Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, located on Rt. 13 North and Dorothy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE State Line), will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. until ? Featuring: oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, baked goods, homemade ice cream and yard sale.

Friends of Concord The 88th reunion of the Sons, Daughters and Friends of Concord will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be a dedication and memorial service and Pastor Diane Melson will deliver a brief message in honor of the Sons, Daughters and Friends Reunion. The public is invited to the traditional chicken and dumpling dinner at 4 p.m. at the Community House. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 and age three and under, eat free. For more information call Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Frances Givens at 629-2659.

Evening of Gospel Music Jerry Jones Ministries will once again present their "Evening of Gospel Music" at Sam Yoder's Farm, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston, on Oct. 10. Dove Award winner and former Elvis Presley Aid, Donnie Sumner is returning by popular demand, along with Award-winning Singer-Songwriter, Jerry Jones, wonderful Southern Gospel Group from Christiana, Pa. The Hagans Family, and special guest MC, Jimmy Hoppa, WBOC-TV "This Morning" co-anchor. Food will be available for purchase at 6 p.m. (homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts) and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at People's II Restaurant, Rt. 13 South, Harrington, and D&D Deli, 12 West Sewel St., Felton. Also, for tickets or further information, call 302-228-4813, Jerry Jones Ministries.

Mary & Martha Tea Room On Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Mary & Martha Tea Room, a program sponsored by Take My Hand Ministry, will be held at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. Guest speaker is First Lady Tyvonia Bull of Faith, Hope and Love Church near Seaford. A freewill offering will be taken for the speaker and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Take My Hand Ministry at 302-349-4220.

Asbury UMC Homecoming Asbury United Methodist Church, located near Sussex Tech, celebrates Homecoming on Oct. 11 with two services. The Rev. John Hinkel, Jr. will speak during the 9:15 a.m. worship service. The 2 p.m. Homecoming Service will feature the Rev. Hinkel, Asbury's new pastor, bringing the message with Phil Davis, formerly of the Ambassadors, providing the special music. A meal will follow the 2 p.m. service. All are welcome.

Galestown UMC 154th Homecoming Galestown United Methodist Church will hold its 154th Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m., featuring Guest Speaker: the Rev. Paul Sherwood and Guest Southern Gospel Group, Revived. Come and join us for afternoon of song, praise and fellowship and you will walk away with an uplifted heart that will be full of joy. A buffet style hot meal will be held following the service.

Cokesbury UMC Homecoming Cokesbury United Methodist Church (near Reliance) will celebrate its Homecoming on Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. Speaker will be Pastor James Penuel III. Special music will be provided by Mrs. Shirley Willin.

Fall Revival & Women's Day Booker Street Church of God in Georgetown presents its Annual Fall Revival & Women's Day sponsored by the Women's Ministries. The Theme: Virtuous Women Striving for a Higher Purpose in God! Oct. 13-16 at 7 p.m., nightly. Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Pastor Brendell Smack, Agape Tabernacle, Inc., Seaford; Wednesday, Oct. 14 - Pastor Paula Greene, Abundant Grace Ministries, Bear; Thursday, Oct. 15 - Rev. Annette Wilson, Cathedral of Love Ministries, Salisbury, Md.; Friday, Oct. 16 - Overseer Linda Henry, Higher Ground Ministries, New Castle. Women's Day, Sunday, Oct. 25 - 11:30 a.m. Pastor Carla Wongus United Deliverance Bible Center, Laurel . 5 p.m. - The Rev. Dr. Darlene Bryant, Christ-like Ministries of Deliverance, Vineland, N.J. - Everyone is Welcome! Pastor is Bishop Marvin Morris. For more information call 856-3404 Sister Peggy; 684-0370 Sister Marlene; or 856-9097 Church.

Portsville UMC Homecoming Portsville United Methodist Church, Portsville, celebrates its 62nd Homecoming on Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. Come join the celebration of the church in song, praise and word. Hear music by the Bluegrass group: "Delmarva Ramblers" and Les Bell on Saxophone.

Young to speak at conference Wm. Paul Young, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of The Shack will be the featured adult seminar speaker Nov. 21-22, at the Ocean City, Md. Convention Center in conjunction with the ALIVE 2009: UP Conference. Young will share his story and what led to writing his best-selling novel in a three-part series scheduled for: Saturday, Nov. 21, 10:30 to 11:50 a.m. and 9 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 22, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. The adult seminar, open to the general public, is $50 per person. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by Nov. 1 at" or by calling 1-877-896-3802.