Church News
Thursday, October 07, 2010
'Fresh Connection' services Centenary UMC, located at the corner of Market and Poplar Streets in Laurel, is starting a new service, "Fresh Connection."This service will be held the third Saturday of each month through May, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Blair Hall at 875-8106.

Weekly Bible Study A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon in the same location. Elder Cornell Johnson, of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries, is Pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.

Gethsemane seeks musicians, singers Gethsemane United Methodist Church on Woodland Ferry Road in Seaford seeks musicians and singers with a country gospel flair. The 10:30 a.m. service is adding a new, fresh twist to the praise music and needs violin, banjo, guitar and voices. If you can help, call 629-2862.

Chicken and dumpling dinner Centenary UMW will sponsor an all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the dining hall. Adults are $10; children 6-12 are $5; and children under 6 are free. Sweets are also available.

Concert at Sam Yoder's Oct. 16 The public is invited to a night of Gospel Music and praising God at Sam Yoder's Farm, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston, with Gaither Homecoming Artist and Dove Award winner Donnie Sumner, from Hendersonville, Tenn., International award-winning recording artist and two-time number one Gospel songwriter Jerry Jones, and the Hagans Family Southern Gospel group from Christiana, Pa. Food is available for purchase by Marylyn's Catering at 5 p.m. Concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, $15 for front row. Call Tammy at 302-398-4711 or Jeannie or Jerry Jones at 302-228-4813 or 302-363-3201.

200 Years of Christian Service Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Nov. 14. The service will begin at 2 p.m. There will be special music featuring the Jones Boys. The Rev. Randy Booth of Wisconsin will be our special speaker. Fellowship will follow at the community house following the service.

Free weekly soup social A free weekly soup social is held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office daily, 9 a.m. to noon, at 875-4233.

New service time The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, is changing their service on Sundays to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 875-7814. Cokesbury homecoming Cokesbury United Methodist Church, located near Reliance, is having their homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Linda Mariner. Jerry Jones will provide special music and dinner will follow.

Ladies Day On October 23, the ladies of the Laurel Church of Christ will host a Ladies' Day. The guest speaker for the day will be Becky Blackmon of Woodway, Texas. The theme of this upcoming day is JOY. The first session stresses the importance that God places on being happy and joyful, using Proverbs as a base. The second session focuses on how to be joyful Christian women, even in the middle of a crises. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration at 9:30. Lunch will be served. Ladies of the community are cordially invited. For further information or to RSVP, contact Marti Drucker at 875-7748.

St. Luke's Church news St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. "Luke's Letter" is published quarterly and will be available online at You can also join the email 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. Bible Study St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford is conducting a Bible Study every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 in the Parish House.

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew The Brotherhood of St. Andrew of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford is a ministry for the spread of Christ's Kingdom among men and boys in the Episcopal/Anglican Communion. St. Luke's chapter meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Parish House. They are also studying the booklet, The Story of Scripture. For more information, call St. Luke's church office at 629-7979.

Magi Choral Festival tickets on sale Tickets for the 2010 Magi Choral Festival are available at several locations. The Magi Choral Festival features the internationally-renowned National Christian Choir and the Magi Children's Choir. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury. Tickets are $15 and are available in Salisbury atThe Gospel Shop and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan. Ticket proceeds go directly to the Christian Shelter and Joseph House Center, two Christian crisis ministries serving the needy on the Lower Eastern Shore. For more information, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.

Recreational Night at Trinity UMC Trinity UMC near Trap Pond in Laurel will be having Recreational Night (Rec night) every Tuesday when school is in session.

These events will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8.All teens are invited and there will be games including basketball and board games. Drop by for some fun and fellowship.

Wheatley's UMC events A yard sale and luncheon to benefit the church will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7 a.m. Outside spaces for yard items are available for $5 and $10. Oyster sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, soup and baked goods will be for sale.The church is located at the intersection of Wheatley Church Road and Sharptown Road (MD 313) between Sharptown and Eldorado, Md. For more information, contact Beverly Wheatley at 410-883-3246.

Fall Festival at Shiloh Shiloh Community Church located on Shiloh Church Road, east of Laurel, will hold a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will feature free food and sodas, gospel music, games and activities for the kids and a silent auction. For more information and directions, contact Nancy at 339-3341.

Festival at Christ the Cornerstone A festival will be held at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, (located on the corner of Alternate 13 and Bethel Road), on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes oyster and scrapple sandwiches, chili, peas and dumplings soup, chicken salad sandwiches and baked goods. There will be face painting (9 a.m. to noon), fun and games for children. On display will be classic vehicles, tractors and motorcycles from 9 to 11 a.m. Yard sale space is available. For more information, call 875-5415.

Gospel extravaganza on Oct. 9 The Homecoming Choir of Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, will be in concert at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Citadel of Hope Church, Concord. Also featured will be a liturgical dance performed by India Thomas of East New Market, Md. and the Men's Choir of Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church. For details, contact Pastor Marguerite White at 536-1537.

Laurel Ministerial announcements The Laurel Ministerial Association will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, Nov. 11 and Dec. 11, at St. Phillips Church in Lauel. The association will also hold a Community Thanksgiving Service at Centenary UMC in Laurel on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m., to celebrate God's goodness. Everyone is asked to bring canned goods which will be distributed to local food pantries. The service will include singing from various churches and several of the pastors will be sharing. For more information, contact Pastor Tim Dukes of Central Worship Center at 875-7995, ext. 4.

Portsville UMC Homecoming Portsville United Methodist Church, Portsville, celebrates its 63rd Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. Come join the celebration of the church in song, praise and word. Hear music by the Bluegrass group "Delmarva Ramblers" and Les Bell on Saxophone.

Free food and clothing There will be a free soup kitchen and clothing giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Luke's Parish located at 202 North St. in Seaford. Homemade soup with sandwiches and hot dogs. For more information, call 628-1020.

Mt. Zion beef & dumpling dinner Mt. Zion Methodist Church will be hosting a beef and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. The church is located on Route 13A, between Seaford and Laurel. Carryouts will be available at 4:30 p.m.

Concord's 89th reunion Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord's 89th reunion takes place on Saturday, Oct 16, beginning at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be fellowship, a dedication, and a memorial service to honor those Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord who have passed away since last years' reunion. Rev. Diane E. Melson, will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with music by pianist and singer Everett Warrington. A chicken & dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at the community house. Adults $9; Children 4-12 $5; 3 & under free. Commemorative items such as Christmas ornaments, crocks, pen & ink prints (all depicting the church), and bricks will be for sale. For details call President Frances Givens at 629-2659 or Secretary Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687.

Mt. Calvary UMC events Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church located at 28 Church St., Bridgeville, announces the following events to celebrate the 5th Pastoral Anniversary of the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. Pastor Appreciation Banquet - The Pastor's Aide Committee and the Bridgeville chargewill be sponsoring a Pastor's Appreciation Banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Heritage Shores Clubhouse and Restaurant, Bridgeville. Guest preacher will be Pastor Quientrell Burrell Sr., pastor of First Baptist Church of Weldon, Weldon, N.C.Musical guests will be gospel jazz recording artist, Tony Smith and gospel vocalist Suzette Pritchett. Cost is $75 for adults and $25for ages 5 thru 12.To purchase tickets, contact Minister Brandon J. Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991. Pastor Appreciation Service - A service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Scott Sr., pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Temperanceville, Va. Dinner will be served prior to the service at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Minister Brandon J. Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991.