Church News
Thursday, November 11, 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.

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.

Clarence Street memorial service There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Clarence Street Church of God. It will be a celebration of life for those who have gone before us. The service starts at 5 p.m. with Bishop Carlton Cannon officiating. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Pastor Cannon at 448-0852, Beatrice Jenkins at 858-8265, Roberta Posley at 448-0755 or Esther Roberts at 228-7036.

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.

Magi Choral Festival tickets on sale Tickets for the 2010 Magi Choral Festival are available at several locations. The Magi Choral Festival features the 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. Ticketproceeds 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.

Operation Christmas Child This is the fifth year that St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford will be participating in filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which is a project of Samaritan's Purse. All boxes are designated for either a boy or a girl within a certain age group. They should be brought to the church by Sunday, Nov. 14. 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.

Christmas yard sale Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold a Christmas Yard Sale on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 11 a.m.

Parish Mission Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Seaford is sponsoring a "Parish Mission" at the end of November. The Parish Mission begins Sunday, Nov. 28, at 6:30 p.m. and continues each of the next four evenings at 6:30 p.m., concluding on Thursday evening. For details call the church office at 629-3591.

Evening worship and Bible study A study, "Revelation and The End Times: Unraveling God's Message of Hope," will be offered on Sunday evenings beginning Oct. 31 at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Each session is from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and will be held in the Colonial Room. Nov. 14: The Other World: Heaven and Hell Nov. 21: Raising the Dead Nov. 28: The Afterlife: The Rapture, the Millennium, and the New Heaven and the New Earth The book, which accompanies the study, is available in the church office. Sign-up is not required and attendees are invited to come to individual sessions as their schedule allows.

Family and Friends Day Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, will observe Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m.The theme is, "Letting Go of the Past and Embracing the Future," from Phillipians 3:13. A fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. Guest preacher isPastor C. Guy Robinson of Jones Tabernacle Baptist Church, Baltimore.PastorRobinson received formal music training at Morgan State University. As a composer, his music has been recorded by numerous gospel music artists.

He is also the lead organizer of Authentic Revelation Ministries. The public is invited to join in this celebration offamily and friends. Therewill be a free will offering. For more information, call 337-8198 or 542-5752.

Advent and Christmas worship Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold the following Advent and Christmas worship opportunities. All events are free and the public is cordially invited. Come and bring a friend. Nov. 28 - Blue Christmas Gathering, 2 p.m. Dec. 5 - Capital Ringers Concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 12 - "Star Journey" - a dramatic children and youth Christmas program Dec. 19 - Choir Cantata, 7 p.m. Dec. 24 - Silent Holy Communion, 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve worship, 7 p.m. For more information, call 337-7409.

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.

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. Elder Cornell Johnson, of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries, is pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.

Bible Study St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford is conducting a Bible Study every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parish House.

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew The Brotherhood of St. Andrew of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford 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.

Music Dinner Gala Concert Christ the Cornerstone Community Church is having their Annual Music Dinner Gala Concert on Saturday, Nov. 13, featuring Jim and Patty Jennette. Tickets are $7.50 per person. Reserve your ticket in advance by calling 875-5415. Dinner includes roast beef and ham and will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Woodland Homecoming service The Woodland United Methodist Church annual Homecoming service is Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2:30 p.m.Guest speaker is the Rev. Barbara Wilson and Reunion gospel group will provide special music. A covered dish dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no morning worship service.

Fellowship seeks teen essays The Vine & Vessels Christian Writer's Fellowship is sponsoring a special "I Love to Write Day" contest for young writers. Under the topic of "My Dream is Bigger than my Environment," youth between the ages of 10 and 16 can submit an essay with the potential of winning money and other prizes. Submissions must be between 300 and 500 words in length. The entries will be judged on creativity, content, grammar, spelling and topic/subject conformity. Prizes will be awarded on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Vine and Vessels meeting at the Seaford District Library. Entrants must be in attendance in order to win. Mail essay entries to: Vine & Vessels, P.O. 1716, Seaford, DE 19973. For more information contact Betty Ricks-Jarman at 448-5939, or Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904.

Father Daughter Dance Mt. Olivet UMC Father Daughter Dance tickets are available.The dance will be held Friday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept. For tickets, which are $7.50 each, contact David and Becky Genshaw at 629-9014.

Christmas House fundraiser The Christmas House Fundraiser at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel, will reopen on Thursday, Nov. 11 and stay open through Saturday, Dec. 18. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are designer wreaths plus many new items for the season.