Church News
Thursday, November 19, 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.

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. Johns 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 Pattys 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).

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. Pauls 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. For more information or to RSVP, call STAR at 410-543-7039 or email

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

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 todays 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 preacher 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.

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 Centers 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.

Annual Roast Beef Dinner The United Methodist Women at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford are hosting their annual Roast Beef Dinner on Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for students, and children five years of age and younger are free. Guests are welcome to enjoy a family-style meal and participate in a silent auction. Take-out meals will also be available. Tickets may be purchased through the church office or at the door. For more information, contact Betty Wilbanks at 629-4458.

Chicken and Dumpling dinner The women of Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; children ages 6-12 are $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4 1/2 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Laurel Wesleyan kids program Youre invited to "It All Happened In The Country presented by the children at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

Church presents concert, meal The gospel group, "Reunion will perform at Christ United Methodist Church, Central Avenue, Laurel, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. The church also hosts a free weekly "Soup Social on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Sand Hill Church Homecoming The Friends of Sand Hill Church announce a 150th anniversary Homecoming service on Sunday, Nov. 22. A social gathering of fellowship will begin at 1:30 p.m., which will include refreshments, church tours of our newly restored church and cemetery tours. The worship service will begin at 2 p.m. This service will include former State Archive Director and Historian Russell McCabe who will speak on the history of Sand Hill Church and Methodism.Dr. Harriet Smith Windsor will deliver the spiritual message and lead the congregation in songs of praise and worship.The Rev. Michael McGee will officiate the service. For more information, contact Scott Wilkins at 228-0545.

Free soup and sandwiches New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.

The Kings Ambassadors Galestown United Methodist Church Annual Winter Hymn Sing, Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. presenting Father & Son and The Kings Ambassadors. Come and join us for an afternoon of song, praise and fellowship and you will walk away with an uplifted heart that will be full of joy. A buffet style meal will be held immediately following the service.

Missionary to speak On Sunday, Nov. 22, Judith Gregory from the Episcopal Diocesan staff will give a presentation to the St. Lukes congregation about her missionary trip to the Sudan. Join the service of Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. and stay for the presentation and coffee hour immediately following the service. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the Rector at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, which is located on Front Street in Seaford.

Free Clothes Closet Cannon Mennonite Church will be hosting its second annual Free Clothes Closet on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Church is located at 8011 Cannon Road, (Rt. 18 west), Bridgeville. For details, call 629-4487. Christ UMC Thanksgiving Dont eat aloneƉ let our family be your family at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., Laurel. Dinner at 4 p.m. Dinner includes: Roast Turkey, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, and Homemade Pie. Call 536-7407 for more information or to R.S.V.P.