Church News
Thursday, March 18, 2010
All Saints Episcopal Lenten programs A series of Wednesday evening Lenten programs will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar. A short evening prayer at 6:15 p.m. begins the night, with a soup dinner at 6:30 and a half hour program starting at 7 p.m. March 24 - The Cross and Salvation.

St. Philip's Lenten Studies St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 600 South Central Ave., Laurel, offers a Lenten study program and soup supper to be held in the Memorial Hall on Wednesdays during Lent. The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus, rector of St. Philip's, will conduct the special programs on March 24. On Thursday, April 1, a Lenten service will be held.

Liberating Power First Lady Day will be held on Sunday, March 21, at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Vera Worthy of Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church, Millsboro, will be our guest preacher. All First Ladies are invited. For more information, contact Sis. Veronica Oney at 629-7748.

Laurel Baptist offers free lunch The next free luncheon (6" sub, chips and dessert) at Laurel Baptist Church will be on March 20, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd (west side of 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town). Any question, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Ladies Conference Hickory Ridge Community Church will be hosting a Ladies Conference on April 9 and 10. "Live Your Legacy Before You Leave It, Three Women of the Bible Drama Presentations" by Anita Gutschick, will be held at the Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville. The Friday night session begins at 7 p.m. and the Saturday session is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be light refreshments on Friday night, with breakfast and lunch being served on Saturday. A registration fee of $15 per adult and $10 for young girls ages 8-13 (accompanied by an adult) covers the cost of the guest speaker and food. Registration deadline is March 27. For further information, call 349-4569 or 349-5139.

Galestown yard sale The Galestown U.M.C. Annual Yard Sale will be held at the Galestown Community Center, March 20, from 7 a.m. until ? There will be many tables of items for sale as well as a variety of food including oyster sandwiches and a bake table.

Spring hymn sing The annual Spring Hymn Sing will be held at Galestown U.M.C. on April 11 at 2 p.m. Special music will be provided by Sacred Sounds (southern gospel bluegrass). A buffet style dinner will be served immediately after the service at the community center.

Lenten fish dinners The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075 will once again be offering their Lenten fish dinners at Our Lady of Lourdes church hall, at the rear of the church, 535 East Stein Hwy., Seaford. The dinners will be held every Friday during Lent through March 26. Serving times will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $9; children $4. Proceeds benefit the St. Molua Council #4075 college scholarship fund and other church based activities.

Community Lenten Service The Bridgeville Charge will sponsor a Community Lenten Service at Williams Chapel Church in Bridgeville with an Ash Wednesday Service and ending Friday, April 2 with the Seven Last Words at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Seven churches from the surrounding Bridgeville area will participate. All services will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. March 24, - Victory Temple, Bridgeville, March 31 - Divine Destiny Church of God, Bridgeville, April 1 - Holy Thursday Foot Washing Service at Mt. Calvary UMC, Bridgeville, April 2 - "Seven Last Words From the Cross Service" at Mt. Calvary UMC on Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 542-5752.

Miami or Bust: Haiti Relief Effort The Laurel Nazarene Church would like to invite our community to join us in an effort to help the people of Haiti with their ongoing needs due to the recent earthquake. They will be loading a tractor-trailer full of supplies on March 20 to be driven to Miami, Fla., and shipped on to Haiti. You can obtain a list of items that are needed by calling the church office at 875-7873 or visiting the website at They are accepting gently used summer clothing as well.

Woodland UMC dinner Woodland United Methodist Church's chicken and dumpling dinner will be held Saturday, March 20 at 6 p.m. Cost is $10, children 6-12 yrs are $4, 5 yrs. and under are free. The church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Lenten services schedule TheGreater Seaford Ministerium announces the following schedule for the 2010 Lenten services. All services start at noon, are 25 minutes in length and are followed by a light luncheon at the host church. Wednesday, March10- Christ Lutheran Church, Wednesday, March 17- Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Wednesday, March 24- St. John's United Methodist Church

Seaford Mayor's Prayer Breakfast The Seaford Mayor's Prayer Breakfast honoring Mayor Ed Butler will be held at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 19, at the Seaford Fire Hall. The breakfast buffet begins at 6:45 a.m. Master of Ceremonies will be John Hollis. Guest speaker will be Pastor Jack Savage.

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.

LMA Good Friday Service The Laurel Ministerial Association will hold a community Good Friday Service at Christ UMC on Central Avenue in Laurel, on April 2, at 7 p.m. Ministers of different denominations and churches will participate. The LMA will also hold a Cross Walk through downtown Laurel starting at noon on Good Friday. The walk will begin at Centenary UMC on Main Street in Laurel and will take approximately one hour as we stop and pray for the town in different spots.

Take My Hand Ministry benefit A Silent Auction and Bake Sale will be held to benefit the outreach of Take My Hand Ministry from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, at Conley's UMC Community Building near Lewes. The UM men will serve a light luncheon. To make a donation, contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220. For directions, call the church office at 302-945-1881.

Total Praise in concert Total Praise, a contemporary Christian trio, will be in concert at Laurel Wesleyan Church, on Sunday, March 21, at 6 p.m. Admission is free and a love offering will be received.For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

Women's Day at Macedonia Macedonia AME Church in Seaford presents Women's Day on Sunday, March 14. Services will be held at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Don't miss this celebration of praise.

Sussex to Host Habitat Guatemala Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) will host a brown bag lunch to honor Shannon Baines of Habitat International's Global Village on Wednesday, March 24, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Georgetown. To attend the brown bag luncheon, call or e-mail Nancy Greene at 855-1153 ext. 205 or All are welcome.

Union UMC Choir events Union United Methodist Chancel Choir of Bridgeville presents, "Worthy! A Song for the Ages" Easter Cantata, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 28. Join us as we celebrate Christ's life, death and resurrection. No tickets are needed. A holy week pancake supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $6.50 for adults and $3 for children under 10. See any choir member for tickets or purchase at the door.

Gospel concert A gospel concert featuring Lights of Home, All 4 Him, Amy Holloway Stark, Jennifer Kimbell and Phil Davis will be held on Saturday, April 10, at Sam Yoder's Farm in Houston. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and food will be available for purchase. For more information and tickets, call 629-4535 or 228-2825. All proceeds benefit Joshua House Ministries.

Annual Episcopal Convention On March 12 and 13, St. Peters Episcopal Church in Lewes was the setting for the 225th Annual Episcopal Diocesan Convention. Attending from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford were Amy Larsen, Dawn Conaway, Herb Quick and Sarah Quick. Also in attendance were Dr. Joseph Coladonato and the Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato, rector of St. Luke's.

Easter activities at Trinity UMC Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel will hold many free activities for the Lenten/Easter season. All are welcome to every event. Tuesday, March 23: Family Movie Night, The Velveteen Rabbit, 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 26: Movie: The Passion of the Christ, 6:30 p.m. (discussion after) Thursday, April 1: Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 4: Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., Easter Cantata Service, 10 a.m.

Easter fun for kids St John's United Methodist Church in Seaford welcomes all ages 2 - grade 5 to their Annual Easter Party on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. - noon. Egg hunt, games, craft, lunch and tons of fun. Rain or shine event. Pre-register by calling the church office, 629-9466.

Easter Cantata The Christ Church of Federalsburg will be presenting an Easter Cantata at the 10:45 a.m. service at Galestown United Methodist Church in Galestown on Sunday, March 21.

Easter Fun Day Seaford Wesleyan Church, "The Ark," will host an Easter Fun Day from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Activities include an egg hunt, games, hay rides and story time. All are welcome to attend.

Laurel Wesleyan Special Services The Laurel Wesleyan Church invites you to experience Easter with them. On Grood Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. there will be a special music, drama and communion service focusing on remembering what Christ has done. On Easter Sunday, April 4, at 9 and 10:45 a.m., the service will also feature special music and drama. The church is locted at 30186 Seaford Road (Alt. 13). For more information, call 875-5380 or visit