Church News
Thursday, December 31, 2009
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.

New Year's Eve service New Year's Eve at St. Paul's United Methodist Church will be the time and place to say goodbye to 2009 and welcome 2010. Lots of music and refreshments and a good time for all. Music will be provided by the O'Day Family, Sounds of Joy and Joe Dawson. Join us as we sing and pray the New Year in. St. Paul's is located just east of U.S. 13, on Old Stage Road, Laurel. For more information, call 875-7900.

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. Copies can 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.

Alliance Church Parent/Teen 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.

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.

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 different Biblical 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 is free. No drop-offs. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit

Jones Boys Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Laurel Fire Hall. Tickets are $10 with a cash bar. Benefits Hope House I & II.

Goodwill ready for more donations Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County will have additional personnel on hand at the end of December at all of its attended donation centers and retail stores to handle the traditional year-end increase in donations of cash, clothes, cars, computers, non-perishable food items and household goods. Taxpayers who itemize their deductions are often urged to consider year-end charitable donations to possibly reduce their taxable income and lower their tax bills. "Traditionally, December is a very busy month for donations," said Ted Van Name, president and CEO of Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County. "Folks who want to help Goodwill by donating their cash or property want to be sure to get their donations and the receipt acknowledged by the end of the calendar year. We also provide each donor with a valuation guide that helps them determine the fair-market value of their contribution to Goodwill." Goodwill's donation centers are open 7 days a week and will be open until 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve to handle last-minute contributions. A donation hotline has also been created to answer questions about locations and hours. The number is 302-252-3210.