Church News
Thursday, November 12, 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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. Many of her arrangements have become signature melodies in churches and homes while celebrating the birth of Jesus. 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.

Candlelight memorial service Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the STAR (Special Treasures Are Remembered) Perinatal/Infant Bereavement program will hold its tenth annual candlelight memorial service on Tuesday, Dec. 8. This ceremony honors and remembers those babies lost due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death. The ceremony will be held at Saint Johns United Methodist Church in Fruitland, Md. at 7 p.m. The Rev. Paul Sherwood, pastor at Saint Johns, will officiate. A reception will follow in the church hall. Each family is invited to participate by lighting a candle in memory of their loved one. For those who choose not to participate, a single candle will be lit in honor of their child. For more information or to RSVP, call STAR at 410-543-7039 or email

Mary & Martha Tea Room Mary & Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m., at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood.Guest speaker will be Barbara Zane Walter of Berlin, Md. Walter works at Ocean City's Son Spot Christian Fellowship Center, produces the Maranatha Manna newspaper for WOLC Radio, and writes a monthly column, "Things Hoped For." She is married to Randy Walter, who shares her passion and work for Christian ministry. A free will offering will be taken for the speaker, light refreshments will be served, and women who attend are asked to bring their Bible and canned food or treats for dogs and cats. November is Pet Food Drive month for Take My Hand. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.

Toys-4-Joy Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, is sponsoring a "Toys-4-Joy" Drive to help needy families in extreme situations during the Holiday Season. Donations will be received now through Dec. 22. To make a donation of money, new toys (Valued at least $5) or new clothes, please call Peggy at 302-856-3404 or the Church at 856-9097.

7th Anointed Men of God Conference Booker Street Church of God 7th Anointed Men of God Conference, "Men Pressing Towards the High Calling of God," convening at the Princess Royale Hotel, Ocean City, Md. on Nov. 27-29. Registration is $25 per person. Contact the Rev. Charles Long for more information by calling (302) 856-9097 or 855-0959

No Name Band at Grace The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

A.M.E. Zion Church Trustee Day Liberating Power A.M. E. Zion Church , 7366 Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville will host Trustee Day, Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m. Elder Leon Wilson of Rehoboth Temple of Praise in Laurel, will be guest preacher. The Rev. R.J. Chandler is pastor. For more information contact: Brother Eddie Snead at 875-7438.

Christ Evangelistic Church Evangelist Kenny Large from Kentucky will be at Christ Evangelistic Church on Nov. 15 at 10:45 a.m. service and 7 p.m. service. The Church is located at 9802 Camp Road in Laurel. Evangelist Bob Rich will be here on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. service. Come hear dynamic preaching from both of these evangelists! Call for more information - Church phone 302-875-2915.

Clarence St. Youth Revival Clarence St. Church of God, "Winning Young Warriors for Christ," will hold a Youth Revival 2009 on Thursday and Friday, 7 p.m. and Saturday, at 6 p.m., Nov. 19 through Nov. 21. Come join us in worship and hear an inspirational word from God for today's youth with vocalist Evangelist Tiphani Mallory of the House of Prayer Church of the Fresh Harvest, Dover. The church is located at 744 Clarence St., Seaford, (white church behind Nutter Park). Phone: 302-629-9443.

Liberating Power Liberating Power A.M.E. Zion Church, Bridgeville, invites you to Family and Friends Day, on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. Our guest peacher for the afternoon will be the Rev. William Dent, Raymond L. Jones A.M.E. Zion Church, Washington, D.C. Come join with us, as we praise and worship the Lord for the great things He has done. The Rev. R.J. Chandler Sr., Pastor contact information call Virginia Snead, 875-7938.

Bethel Worship Center Bethel Worship Center will hold a bake sale, yard sale and coffee, scrapple and eggs, sausage and egg sandwiches, to benefit Bethel Worship Center's Building Fund, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7 a.m. to noon. This will be at the new location, south of Blades on US 13 South, at the old Quality Mechanical building beside the Ark.

'No Talent' Show The "No Talent" talent show that was postponed from October has been rescheduled at Laurel Baptist Church for Nov. 22, at 6 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.