Church News
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Alliance Church presents musical The Atlanta Road Alliance Church adult choir and children's ensemble, under the direction of Richard Trice, will present "Joy, Joy, Joy: the Season, the Story, the Savior" on Friday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. The musical captures the many expressions of Christmas joy and includes a number of dynamic new Christmas songs as well as some of our most beloved carols. There is no admission and a nursery will be provided for children up through age 3.Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit

Weekly Bible Study A weekly Bible study will be held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, Seaford, Rt. 13 South (next to Friendly's). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Elder Cornell Johnson is Pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672.

Free community luncheon A free communitywide luncheon (spaghetti, salad, garlic bread & dessert) will be held at Laurel Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 19, 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). Call Shirley at 875-2314 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 will be celebrated on Dec. 20. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For details call 302-674-5781.

Candlelight Service There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Laurel Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. 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.

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.

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.

Father Daughter Dance Mt. Olivet Father-Daughter Dance will be held Jan. 29, 2010. Tickets are available by contacting David and Becky Genshaw, 629-9014.

Book discussion planned A Doubter's Guide to the Bible by Terry Giles asks the skeptics' hard questions, exploring issues such as the Bible's origins, historical accuracy, violence, continuing evil in today's world and the degree to which the Bible has been used as propaganda. Come to a discussion of this book led by the Rev. Connie Hastings on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Lounge at St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford. Copiescan be ordered from Amazon or Call 629-9466 for more information.

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.

St. Stephen's UMC services St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, located at 101 E. State St., Delmar, invites you to join us for the following holiday festivities: Sunday, Dec. 20 - 11 a.m. worship service - Chancel Choir's Cantata; hearing impaired encouraged to attend Sunday, Dec. 20 - 5 p.m. - Children's Christmas Play in Camelot Hall with dinner. Thursday, Dec. 24 - 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. - Christmas Eve services St. Stephen's offers the following regular Sunday morning services - Praise service - 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages - 9:30 a.m.; Traditional service - 11 a.m.; and Christ Connections Youth Group (age 13 and up) - 6 p.m. in Camelot Hall.

Alliance Church Parent/Teen Parents, wish our teens would change? Teens, are you ready to rebel against low expectations? If you missed Rebelution, Do Hard Things tour, then this event is for you. On Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Atlanta Road Alliance Church will host a seminar for parents and their teens/tweens (age 10 and up). Join us for a refreshing and challenging event that will include fellowship, worship, teaching via DVD, and even free giveaways. Cost is $2 per person. To register and obtain more information, visit or call 629-5600. The Atlanta Road Aliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road. Men's Ministry Macedonia AME Men's Ministry presents Holiday Celebration Dec. 19, from 6 to 10 p.m., at St. Luke's Parish Hall, Seaford. It will feature artist Ernest Greene and Born Again. Dinner included with ticket at $20. Contact Bruce Ricketts at 448-1097; or John Francis 337-7657. The Rev. Dania Griffin, is Pastor.

'Songs of Christmas' Laurel Baptist Church will be celebrating God's Most Remarkable Gift with "Songs of Christmas," on Sunday evening, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. Come celebrate. 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.

Christmas Eve Service The Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service "Be It Unto Me" at Laurel Wesleyan Church will be at 6 p.m. Located mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13. For more information call 302-875-5380 or visit Union UMC Christmas Eve Service Everyone is invited to attend Christmas Eve Services at Union United Methodist Church, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, beginning with Silent Holy Communion at 6 p.m. A service of carols and lessons will begin at 7 p.m. This year a new Christmas Eve Service has been added to our schedule. A children's Christmas service will begin at 4 p.m. in the chapel. This service will include reading the Christmas story from the Bible, an original written and told by the Rev. Brown, and will last one hour. Following the services, fellowship and desserts will be shared in our fellowship hall. Come and bring a friend. If you have additional questions, call Church secretary at 302-337-7409.

Trinity UMC Christmas schedule Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel presents their annual Christmas Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight service with communion at 10 p.m. on Dec. 24. Everyone is welcome to attend.