Church News
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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 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. 28: The Afterlife: The Rapture, the Millennium, and the New Heaven and the New Earth.

Advent and Christmas worship Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold the following Advent and Christmas worship opportunities. 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.

Christmas House fundraiser The Christmas House Fundraiser at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel, will be 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.

Christian Book Exchange A Christian Book Exchange will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford. The exchange works by persons bringing distinctively Christian books for which they will be given a voucher. For each book brought, another book may be purchased for $1. If a person does not have books to exchange, they may purchase books for $2 each. At 12:30 p.m. all books may be purchased for $5 a bag.

'All I Want For Christmas' In the musical "All I want For Christmas," two sisters want everything they see for Christmas and their new "toy" friends from the Toy Department come alive and help them discover the magic of giving at Christmas. Join us for the musical at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Nursery will be provided. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

Sounds of Joy concert St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel, will present the Sounds of Joy in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28.

The church is located just east of U.S. 13 on Old Stage Road. Don Murray and friends will begin at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 875-7900. 2010 Observance event The 2010 Observance sponsored by Kent/Sussex Counseling Services will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel. Human rights are often misunderstood for those whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS. Join us as we remember those who have lost the fight to the disease. For details, contact Haley Truitt at 387-5495 or Star Fuentes at 735-7790.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner The Annual Sussex County Free Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by the Church of God and Saints of Christ of Seaford with assistance from fellow churches, merchants and friends, is fast approaching. The annual youth volunteer night is Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are also needed on Thursday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you like to drive, volunteers are needed to deliver meals throughout Sussex County. If you have any questions or know someone in need of a meal, call Mrs. Grice at 628-9342 or the Church of God and Saints of Christ at 628-0893. Monetary donations and item donations are also being accepted.

Galestown Hymn Sing There will be a hymn sing at Galestown United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. The guest singers are Sound of Joy and Jerry Jones. There will be a buffet dinner at the community house after the service. For more information, call 302-448-6557.

Cat's Meow sale benefits Food Shelf Christ Lutheran Church, located at 315 North Shipley Street, Seaford, is conducting a fundraiser to benefit their Food Shelf. They are selling Cat's Meow Replicas of their church building. The cost of the replicas is $20 ea. Anyone who would like to order one can contact the church office at 629-9755. The replicas will be available for pick-up during the week of Dec. 5. Payment is not due until the replicas are picked up. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be providing matching funds for the proceeds raised.

Couple completes course Bill and Sarah Paramelee were the first members of Seaford Church of Christ to finish the Biblical Studies correspondence course with excellence which took them most of a year to complete. They were awarded a certificate and medal for this accomplishment.