Church News
Thursday, November 05, 2009
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.

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.

Kidstuf 103 at Alliance Church Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford is offering Kidstuf 103 on Wednesday evenings. Kidstuf is a program designed for children and parents to attend together.Each month features a differentBiblical virtue using music, drama, a storyteller and games.The virtuefor October was wisdom. A light supper is served at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m. Kidstuf is designed for kindergarten through 6th grade; however, parents are welcome to bring their preschoolers with them. Registration isfree. No drop-offs. For details call 629-5600 or visit

St. Luke's newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter on line and also, via e-mail.Our "Luke's Letter" is published approximately once a month and will be available on our website You can also join our e-mail list if you send a request to St. Luke's services are Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 p.m. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the Rector/Pastor.

Fall Bible study All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar, has resumed its fall bible study. All are welcome to share this informal fellowship, led by Father Custer Ruley. The study begins at 1 p.m. every Wednesday, at the church located at 10th and Grove streets.

Christ Lutheran Church dinner Christ Lutheran Church, 315 Shipley St., Seaford, will hold chicken 'n dumpling dinner on Nov. 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. We will be serving chicken and dumplings, stuffing, green beans, rolls, dessert and drinks. Entertainment will be by Tony Windsor. Children 3 years and under are free; 4-11 years are $5; and 12 years to adults are $10. For tickets call church office at 629-9755. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door only for prepaid will call pickup. Purchase cutoff date is Nov. 4.

St. Philip's Chinese Auction The Episcopal Churchwomen of St. Philip's, Laurel, invite one and all to attend the annual Chinese Auction, on Saturday, Nov. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. with auction beginning at 7 p.m. A wide variety of items including baked goods, china, general items, toys, everything but the kitchen sink. Special refreshments available including beverages, popcorn, homemade baked treats. Special door prizes donated by A&K Enterprises (Kim and Alan Littleton), Pampered Chef, Longaberger baskets, O'Neal Brothers. Special handcrafted items available. Co-chairmen, Geraldine Taylor and Barbara Barnes. Call 875-3644 for details.

Soup & sandwich luncheon A Soup/Sandwich Luncheon will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethel Church Community Building, west of Seaford on North Oak Grove Road. Several varieties of soup and desserts available. Eat in or carry out. For more information, call Lucy Slacum at 629-7117. Homecoming at Woodland UMC Woodland United Methodist Church will celebrate its annual Homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2:30 p.m. Guest will be Jim Hughes, a gifted speaker who will present a program entitled "Gethsemane" that includes music and drama. A covered dish dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Greet our new pastor Linda Eshelman and her husband Will. There will be no morning worship service.

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

Bethany Church bazaar Bethany Church will hold a Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items include Christmas ornaments, quilted baby blankets and pocketbooks, crocheted items, wreaths, jewelry, totes, relishes, preservesand much more.A silent auction will be held on a 1993 Longaberger Homecoming combo. Lunch includes chicken salad, burgers, hot dogs, soups and drinks.Soup and chicken salad will be sold by the pint and quart. White elephant table and baked goods table. Bethany Church is located on Lowes Crossing Road, eight miles east of Laurel, on Route 24. Senior Choir anniversary Macedonia AME Church in Seaford presents the Senior Choir Anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Event features Rosemary Martin and the Sussex Community Mass Choir in concert. For more information, call the church at 536-7129.

Community Thanksgiving service The Laurel Ministerial Association will hold a community Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel.This will be a combined service with guests from St. John's UMC in Seaford and a Bell Choir. Bring an item for the local food pantry if you are able.An offering will be taken to support the scholarship fund. For more information, contact the Rev. Julie Lewis at 875-4741.

Christmas Extravaganza Trinity United Methodist Church on Phillips Hill Road near Trap Pond in Laurel will host a Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Local vendors of all types will be there to help you complete your Christmas shopping.Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Youth Recreation Night Trinity UMC in Laurel holds a weekly Recreation Night for youth. All youth are invited to attend every Tuesday (when school is in session) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Basketball and other fun activities are available. A parent/guardian needs to give contact information the first night in attendance; come inside and introduce yourself.

Yuletide Celebration 2009 Mountaire Farms proudly presents Sandi Patty's Yuletide Celebration 2009 at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown, on Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. Accompanying "the voice" of Christian music will be members of the Mountaire Communion of Choirs, plus a special performance by The Reminders featuring John W. Thompson, Ed Shockley and Kevin Short. Advance tickets start at $44 and are available at or 800-514-ETIX (3849). As "the voice" of Christian music, Sandi Patty has been synonymous with the Christmas season as many of her arrangements have become signature melodies in churches and homes while celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Toys-4-Joy Booker Street Church of God is sponsoring a Toys-4-Joy drive to help needy families in diverse circumstances during the holiday season through Dec. 20. To donate money, new toys (valued at $5 or more) or new clothes, call Peggy at 856-3404, or the church at 856-9097.

3rd Annual Fair Trade Third Annual Distant Neighbors Fair Trade benefits emergency home repair project. First State Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. and the artisans who created the products, Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Affordable Christmas shopping with unique handmade gifts from around the world. Ethnic lunches and takeout $5. Raffle for 26" flat-screen HD LCD TV, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, E. Pine and Academy streets, Georgetown. Visit for details.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church visitor On Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., the Rev. Fentress Hickman of Union Baptist Church, Easton, Md., will be at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 108 First St., Bridgeville, with Pastor Woodrow Evans. For more information contact: Sister Paris Twyman, 410-754-9135 or the church, 1302-337-7593.

Laurel Baptist Church luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon on Nov. 21, noon to 2 p.m. (traditional Thanksgiving menu). The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, approximately 2 miles south of town. Call Shirley at 875-2314 for details.

Community Thanksgiving dinner There will be a community Thanksgiving dinner served at Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 4-6 p.m. for those who are alone or in need.